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The coolest NYC Christmas trees to visit this year

Looks like Rockefeller Center has some competition thanks to these popular attractions

Written by
Danielle Valente

The holidays might be a little lopsided this year, but we can all agree that we deserve some good cheer. Fortunately, NYC Christmas trees deliver those holly jolly vibes in spades. 

From the traditional attractions (we're lookin' at you, Rockefeller Center) to the more unique setups (wait until you see what's happening at Queens County Farm), these beauties will definitely give you a sentimental feeling. 

Grab the kiddos, visit one of these Instagrammable Christmas displays and strike a pose! For ways to stay socially distanced but enjoy the season, check out our lineup on our December events calendar, where you'll find awesome drive-thru light shows for families near NYC.

Now, without further ado: Here the best Christmas trees, NYC! 

Rockefeller Center 

The, shall we say, humble beginnings of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree caused quite a buzz on the internet. For a moment, its stoaway owl stole the spotlight from the tree itself. But now that the beloved attraction is lit and looking presentable—and less like a metaphor for 2020—we assure you it's a beaut!

Visits to the tree are different this year, though. If you're looking to take a gander at the Norway Spruce, read up on all the rules and regulations before making a trip.

Queens County Farm Museum 

After the wild success of "The Fall Escape," Queens County Farm and the Floral Escape are at it again to provide visitors with a botanical winter wonderland.

While visiting "The Winter Escape," families will be able to wander their way through the Gingerbread Village, stop by the Candy Cane Rose Garden or snap and snap a pic with with Santa—and this show stopper of a tree. Advanced tickets are required. 

The Met

The Met is keeping busy.

Not only is its beloved tree on display—in a new locale, we might add—but two dozen of its galleries just reopened

Seaport District

From now until early January, visitors can catch this gorgeous tree in the Seaport District—a classic if you ask us!

The Harlem Meer

Home to the famous Pumpkin Flotilla, the Harlem Meer's yuletide display is not one you want to miss.

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New York Lotte Palace

This timeless tree is so elegant it deserves the greeting card treatment.

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