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Photograph: Filip Wolak

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

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

Photograph: Courtesy Angelito Jusay

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Photograph: Courtesy Angelito Jusay

Colin Miller

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Photograph: Courtesy Colin Miller

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Saks Holiday Nutcracker Sweet
Saks Holiday Nutcracker Sweet
Photograph: Courtesy Zach Hilty

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Photograph: Courtesy Zach Hilty

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

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Photograph: Courtesy Zach Hilty/BFA.com

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Photograph: Courtesy GENE SCHIAVONE

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Photograph: Courtesy GENE SCHIAVONE

AMNH Origami Tree
AMNH Origami Tree
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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

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Photograph: Jessica Lin

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

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Photograph: Courtesy Macy's/Andrew Kelly

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Photograph: Courtesy Rockefeller Center

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Photograph: Courtesy Rockefeller Center

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

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Photograph: Courtesy Macy's/Andrew Kelly

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Brooklyn Borough Hall holiday tree
Brooklyn Borough Hall holiday tree
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Dyker Heights Lights
Dyker Heights Lights
Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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Dyker Heights Lights
Dyker Heights Lights
Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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Photograph: Teddy Wolff

Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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Photograph: Teddy Wolff

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

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Photograph: Jessica Lin

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

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Photograph: Tessa Hartley

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Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Photograph: Kelsey Dubinsky

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Photograph: Kelsey Dubinsky

Madison Square Park Christmas tree
Madison Square Park Christmas tree
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Photograph: Filip Wolak

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

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Photograph: Filip Wolak

New York Public Library Christmas tree
New York Public Library Christmas tree
Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Photograph: Jessica Lin

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New York Public Library holiday lions
New York Public Library holiday lions
Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Photograph: Jessica Lin

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

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Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
Photograph: Courtesy Avi Gerver

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Photograph: Courtesy Avi Gerver

Tiffany's Holiday Windows
Tiffany's Holiday Windows
Photograph: Courtesy Ricky Zehavi

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Photograph: Courtesy Ricky Zehavi

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

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Photograph: Jessica Lin

Photograph: Courtesy Rolf's Restaurant

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Photograph: Courtesy Rolf's Restaurant

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Union Square holiday market
Union Square holiday market
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photograph: Courtesy Picasa

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Photograph: Courtesy Picasa

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