By: Alex Orlando
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – New York City is known to be one of the most amazing cities in the world, especially during Christmas time.
New York City is famous for its attractions, its shopping centers and entertainment during the holidays. People come from all over the world just to shop in this city because of its wide variety of stores, and for clothes shoppers, all the designer brands.
A huge part of shopping in New York City is seeing all of the decorations the city has to offer. Macy’s department store has elaborate window displays and decorations that attract large crowds of excited and eager shoppers. Yelitza Rivera, a student at Camden County College and a New York City shopper, said, “New York City is not only a great place to shop because of the vast selection, but it’s also a great place to see all the entertainment that makes the shopping experience that much more enjoyable.”
People love coming the New York for the shopping, but it’s also what’s going on around them that makes that experience one of a kind. During this time of year, New York has theatrical Christmas shows at discount prices. This allows people to enjoy themselves as they shop and enhances their experience. The most popular shows are at Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes perform and Nativity scenes are staged. The tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center is a legendary event in New York.
New York City during Christmastime is also known for being a romantic place to be. People go there to shop for the people they love and they often bring their loved ones to share these moments. For couples going shopping, carriage rides are available to make their way around New York City to go anywhere they would like. David and Kate Meditz, a married couple who shop in New York frequently, said, “New York City is a great place to have fun, go shopping and be with your loved ones during a great time of year.”