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The best pictures of Christmas in New York

Lovers of snow, ice-skating and glitter, get ready to swoon over these festive pictures of Christmas in New York

Photograph: Filip Wolak
By Sophie Harris |
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Feeling Scroogey? These stunning pictures of Christmas in New York will put a merry grin on your face. There are many things New Yorkers do better than everyone else, from guzzling coffee to jaywalking. And if there's one time of year that exemplifies this, it's the holidays. Gotham's yuletide amazingness is widely spread—and it's no wonder why. (Just look at all the Christmas lights gleaming in all the neighborhoods!) At its best, NYC is a magical, rosy-cheeked wonderland, from its ice-skating rinks and Christmas window displays to its astonishingly deep slush puddles (let's be real). So go ahead and warm your spirits with these photos of our favorite places at Christmas.

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Best pictures of Christmas in New York

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Photograph: Courtesy Angelito Jusay

Photograph: Courtesy Angelito Jusay

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Colin Miller

Photograph: Courtesy Colin Miller

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Saks Holiday Nutcracker Sweet
Photograph: Courtesy Zach Hilty

Photograph: Courtesy Zach Hilty

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Saks Fifth Avenue unveils: Land of 1000 Delights, 2016 Holiday Windows and Light Show
Zach Hilty/BFA.com

Photograph: Courtesy Zach Hilty/BFA.com

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Photograph: Courtesy GENE SCHIAVONE

Photograph: Courtesy GENE SCHIAVONE

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AMNH Origami Tree
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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Ice skating at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Macy's Herald Square Christmas Window Unveiling
Photograph: Courtesy Macy's/Andrew Kelly

Photograph: Courtesy Macy's/Andrew Kelly

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Photograph: Courtesy Rockefeller Center

Photograph: Courtesy Rockefeller Center

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Macy's Herald Square Christmas Window Unveiling
Photograph: Courtesy Macy's/Andrew Kelly

Photograph: Courtesy Macy's/Andrew Kelly

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Brooklyn Borough Hall holiday tree
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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Dyker Heights Lights
Photograph: Teddy Wolff

Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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Dyker Heights Lights
Photograph: Teddy Wolff

Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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Dyker Heights Lights
Photograph: Teddy Wolff

Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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Gingerbread House at James A. Farley Post Office Building
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science
Photograph: Tessa Hartley

Photograph: Tessa Hartley

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Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Photograph: Kelsey Dubinsky

Photograph: Kelsey Dubinsky

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Madison Square Park Christmas tree
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Holiday Train Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photograph: Filip Wolak

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New York Public Library Christmas tree
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Photograph: Jessica Lin

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New York Public Library holiday lions
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Photograph: Jessica Lin

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American Museum of Natural History's Holiday Origami Tree
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
Photograph: Courtesy Avi Gerver

Photograph: Courtesy Avi Gerver

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Tiffany's Holiday Windows
Photograph: Courtesy Ricky Zehavi

Photograph: Courtesy Ricky Zehavi

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Holiday Under the Stars at Time Warner Center
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Photograph: Courtesy Rolf's Restaurant

Photograph: Courtesy Rolf's Restaurant

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Union Square holiday market
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Photograph: Courtesy Picasa

Photograph: Courtesy Picasa

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