Let’s pick up where we left off. After a full day of New York City Christmasing the day before, we took today a bit slower. After Hudson got off to school, Emily, the girls and I headed first thing to Columbus Circle to see the giant colored stars in the shopping mall there. They were magnificent and I loved that hardly anyone was there so the girls could ooh and ahh and run around without fear of getting lost.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Then we headed across the round-about to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. I fell in love with outdoor Christmas Markets in Germany, so visiting this festive area brought back so many memories for me!
And these girls cracked me up. They were so adorable with each other and just loved all the girl cousin time!
One of the best parts of the market is the fun food. We got a Raclette sandwich with Raclette cheese, gherkins, and prosciutto on a baguette. So yummy! We ate a lot of Raclette in Switzerland so this took my right back.
We also tried the Chicken in the cone, sweet potato fries, and a double order of Churros con Chocolate. Because we hadn’t had enough the night before. 🙂
We found a nice rock in Central Park to eat our lunch.
And then we headed to go pick Hudson up from school. We found this colorful wall in the Columbus Circle subway station.
City Sidewalks Dressed in Holiday Style
Every corner and street is so festive in NYC! I loved all the fresh tree stands and wreaths and garland everywhere.
The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
Seeing this show was a dream come true. Seriously. And it was even more spectacular than I imagined. Maybe it was due to the pregnancy hormones, but I cried the minute we walked in. The music, the lights, everything was magical and spiritual and inspiring. They ended the show with the live nativity and as tears streamed down my face, I felt so grateful to be there, with Evelyn and thinking about Christ and what His birth means to me.
We loved getting all dolled up for our fancy night on the town! Emily and I found these dressed for the girls independently, we must be sisters! They looked darling all matching.
^Em was the best and tour guide. I’m so glad we got to go!!
Saks Fifth Avenue
We walked out of the show to pouring rain, but we took a quick detour to see the Saks Fifth Avenue light display and windows and the Rockefeller Tree at night.
We caught a taxi to Serendipity for Frozen Hot Chocolate. After 6 times in NYC, I’ve never been to Serendipity, so it was must!
But to keep it real, we made quite a scene. Evelyn dropped her glass on the table, which shattered all over the floor. And Char also spilled her giant sundae on her dress. We just laughed and they cried. It was a funny moment.
But all’s well that ends well.
Poor Hazel woke up sick, so Em stayed back with the girls at their apartment when I went out to stock up on a few holiday and party goods from Flying Tiger, one of my favorite stores.
I had a sweet moment at Shake Shack which I’ll have to share in another post. We hung out the rest of the day together, finished with some Indian take-out and then left the Big Apple to go home and see our boys.
We had such a fun trip and I’m so grateful we got to go and make these fun memories together.