This was supposed to be posted earlier today, but I had such a hard time choosing the pictures to post! Before Christmas Ben took me into New York City for a date night! Now we only live 20 minutes from the heart of New York City in Mount Vernon but any New Yorker would be adamant to tell you that we do not in fact live in NYC. (If you live anywhere else in the country you would probably say we live in NYC 🙂 )
So on our date we started out by going to Central Park and going ice skating! Yes girls, this is that dream date you have dreamed about! And I of course brought my camera to document it all!
As we approached the ice rink you could hear the Christmas music being played over the loud speakers and the faint laughs as people ice skated. Central Park was beautiful and the whole night I felt like I was standing in one of those little porcelain Christmas villages that are put up during the holidays.
After we had gone ice skating for awhile (and saw one couple get engaged) we continued our date through the city stopping to looking at Christmas lights. Ben almost lost me a couple of times because I would just stop to take pictures whether it was on the sidewalk or in the middle of the street…”The yellow ones don’t stop!” Can you name that movie?!? Ben calls me a creeper but look how pretty these shots are!
We went down to Columbus circle to see more lights. There was a little Christmas village with shops that would have been cute if they weren’t closed. But I did see my first NYC rat…eek! (This is not considered part of the dream date!)
We made our way down Fifth Avenue to look in all the stores’ windows and they did a wonderful job with the outside of the buildings too!
Loved Saks Fifth Avenue’s windows! I felt like such a little kid standing in front if the windows!
And then for our last stop we of course had to go to Rockefeller Plaza to see the tree! It was so pretty and crowded! And we went on a Wednesday night to try and miss the huge crowds but I think it’s just always filled with people around Christmas.
While we were at the ice skating rink we saw another couple get engaged! Apparently it’s the thing to do, I should of brought my business cards!
So I researched it and there were 30,000 LED lights on the tree this year! I wonder what they do with lights afterwards?
Didn’t Benny plan the perfect date night? I will definitely never forget it! If you’re thinking of going to see the tree or NYC around Christmas next year I would highly suggest trying to go during the week rather than the weekend. Especially if you want to go ice skating. It was busy while we were ice skating but we still had room to move. Also the ice rink in Central Park is slightly bigger than the one in Rockefeller Plaza.
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