The Christmas season in New York City begins with the big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Santa stopping in front of the Macy’s department store is the kick off to the Christmas season in the Big Apple. There are many things to do and see in New York City during the Christmas season like ice skating in Central Park and viewing window displays along 5th Avenue. I spent a week in New York City a few years ago and I would love to go back at Christmas and enjoy some of these famous New York Christmas traditions. If you have plans to visit New York in the future here is a list of books to read that will help you get prepared for your next visit.
NEW YORK CITY
By Regis St. Louis
A comprehensive travel guide to New York City, with maps and information on hotels, restaurants, shopping, and other interesting sites.
NEW YORK: THE NOVEL
By Edward Rutherfurd
The intertwining fates of characters rich and poor, black and white, native born and immigrant, brings to life the momentous events that shaped New York city and America. This book tells the history of NYC from 1664 to 2009 through generations of families and their participation in real historical events.
WRITINGS FROM THE NEW YORKER
By E.B. White
Here are over 100 wise, witty, short pieces and essays by E.B.White written for the New Yorker over a span of forty-nine years. White loves New York and he happily conjures his version in all its imperfection in this collection as he comments about not only NYC but also the world with humor, compassion, and honesty.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S AND THREE STORIES
By Truman Capote
It’s New York in the 1940’s where a woman named Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany’s. The fabulous city is captured through the point of view of a young society girl who spends her early mornings at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue.
NEW YORK CITY HISTORY FOR KIDS: FROM NEW AMSTERDAM TO THE BIG APPLE
By Richard Panchyk
A 400-year history of New York City’s culture, politics, and geography. A time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and web resources for further study as well as 21 hands-on activities to better understand the Big Apple.