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Old 12-09-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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I just came back from New York City and was impressed by all the wonderful Christmas decorations everywhere in the city, despite having large Jewish population. Surprisingly too, I never seen a single menorah anywhere.

What other cities offer as great Christmas feeling like NYC?
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I just came back from New York City and was impressed by all the wonderful Christmas decorations everywhere in the city, despite having large Jewish population. Surprisingly too, I never seen a single menorah anywhere.

What other cities offer as great Christmas feeling like NYC?
No city comes close to the Christmas experience in New York. But Chicago probably a distant second place. Good to see you had a nice time in NYC, it's truly a unique place
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Was just in NY myself - pretty amazing. IMO, no other city can touch it.

That said, two under the radar cities put on a pretty spectacular show:

San Antonio . . .


All sizes | San Antonio Riverwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/canitakeyourpicture/5972104428/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | San Antonio Riverwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimzores/439340291/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

. . . and Kansas City:


All sizes | plaza christmas 09 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davedehetre/4328945897/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | plaza lights | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/catastrophy/2116456775/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/catastrophy/2117238846/sizes/z/in/photostream/ (broken link)
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:07 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I just came back from New York City and was impressed by all the wonderful Christmas decorations everywhere in the city, despite having large Jewish population. Surprisingly too, I never seen a single menorah anywhere.

What other cities offer as great Christmas feeling like NYC?
That's because Chanukah doesn't start until December 20th this year. There are some around--saw the one in my company's headquarters entrance today, right under the Christmas wreath, but of course it isn't lit yet.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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as the question is worded, i would say that their are other cities that have wonderful christmas displays, decorations, tree lightings, lesson and carols, in the english manner (memphis boy choir and chamber choir, st john's episcopal, a replica of bruton parish church williamsburg), presentations of messiah, the nutcracker, festival of trees, etc., but ain't nothing going to beat nyc and christmas for oohs and ahs around just about every corner. it is just the way things happen to fall, even if we get tired of hearing it, it is true, and we have to get behind our american city, because it represents us throughout the world.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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as the question is worded, i would say that their are other cities that have wonderful christmas displays, decorations, tree lightings, lesson and carols, in the english manner (memphis boy choir and chamber choir, st john's episcopal, a replica of bruton parish church williamsburg), presentations of messiah, the nutcracker, festival of trees, etc., but ain't nothing going to beat nyc and christmas for oohs and ahs around just about every corner. it is just the way things happen to fall, even if we get tired of hearing it, it is true, and we have to get behind our american city, because it represents us throughout the world.
That reminds me, Colonial Williamsburg is pretty cool at Christmas time. Torches lit in the streets, endless evergreen rope garland, hot cocoa and cider, fifes playing "Greensleaves," etc.
Holiday Programs | Colonial Williamsburg Holidays 2011 (don't let the photos fool you, though. the odds of having snow in Williamsburg in December are slim).

It's not the festive energy of Manhattan, but it's unique, fun and beautiful.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Was just in NY myself - pretty amazing. IMO, no other city can touch it.

That said, two under the radar cities put on a pretty spectacular show:

San Antonio . . .


All sizes | San Antonio Riverwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/canitakeyourpicture/5972104428/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | San Antonio Riverwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimzores/439340291/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

. . . and Kansas City:


All sizes | plaza christmas 09 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davedehetre/4328945897/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | plaza lights | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/catastrophy/2116456775/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | plaza lights and brush creek | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/catastrophy/2117238846/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)
Another smaller city thats good is Springfield, MA
Bright Nights
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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No city comes close to the Christmas experience in New York. But Chicago probably a distant second place. Good to see you had a nice time in NYC, it's truly a unique place
Distant second? That's funny, I would have said that about New York. Chicago is, hands-down, the best city for Christmas.

Christkindlmarkt, Zoo Lights in Lincoln Park, Skate on State at Millennium Park, the lights on the Magnificent Mile, and all the neighborhood lights and celebrations make this city incredible around Christmastime. If you have never been around the Old Water Tower at Christmas, you haven't experienced Christmas in the Great City of Chicago.

I'm sure NYC is great, but come on.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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Why would having a large Jewish population make Christmas less good in NYC? lol. It's not like that are the majority of New Yorkers. Most New Yorkers celebrate Christmas, including some Jews.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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St Augustine, Florida

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