Winter’s Eve 2010

by angie.

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.

5 comments on ‘Winter’s Eve 2010’

  1. Elder Graf says:

    I don’t know if I’m allowed to comment on these but it made me happy to see a picture of a missionary:) If I was in New York, I’d definitely set up a booth at a fair like that:) I’ve done that twice here!

  2. sharla graf says:

    Photography stunning and I just had to be the one to comment right after our favorite missionary! Oh my goodness, it is so exciting to see Elder Graf’s comment. We need to take him to NYC next Thanksgiving for all of this magic!

  3. Alyssa Markham says:

    So fabulous! You make New York seem so glamorous and high class!

  4. lisa says:

    Wow! I LOVED this post so much! It’s so festive and magical!!! It was such a fun surprise with each picture… And then, a fun surprise to see Elder Graf’s comment there! YAY ! I loved the missionary picture too!

  5. Amanda V. says:

    I love the way you tell a story with your photos. I felt like I was there! I found the lady with the two pooches in her pouch to be especially amusing. Also love the missionaries :)

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