I loved Winter’s Eve last year. It came at the perfect time; we had just returned from Thanksgiving break in Utah and I was feeling a little homesick. Winter’s Eve was my first introduction to Christmas in the city, and it was just what I needed to welcome me back to New York and get in the holiday spirit. I absolutely loved it. This year I was really excited for Winter’s Eve. It’s such a magical event, bringing New Yorkers and their families out to the streets to enjoy food, music, twinkle lights and holiday spirit. The streets are bustling with people and the energy of the city is compounded by holiday cheer. I just love it.
This year didn’t disappoint! There were great street performers and pretty lights, we found some yummy food, and even ran into some friends along the way. I especially loved seeing the missionaries in front of the temple, giving out free hot cocoa and pass-along cards. They remind me of my brother in Toronto, doing the same thing in another East Coast city. Klane and I were so excited to see Elder Duran, one of our favorite missionaries who was transferred out of our area a while ago. It was so great to see him! Overall, the night was a huge success and we had a great time. Nights like this make me love New York even more.