For me, there’s nothing like New York any month of the year, but Christmastime in NYC is especially magical. Despite leaving before the snowy blizzard added some extra seasonal fluff to the landscape I managed to make a point of seeing as many of the Christmas decorations as I could. It’s certainly a different year but there was still a fair amount of the regular holiday fun to be had, even with barriers set up for crowd control. Below are some of my favorite trees and lights, from Bryant Park to Grand Central and trees from the Financial District all the way up to Rockefeller. Whether seen during an overcast 50 degree day or on a rainy night after work, all the bright lights and glowing holiday trees helped get me in the mood before coming home for some genuine cold and snow.