This weekend was super exciting and very touristy, but I absolutely love it! Reminds me as to why I love NYC so much– there’s always something to do.
First thing we had to do was ride those vintage train/buses which gave passengers the opportunity to ride back into the past. Dating back to the early part of last century, the Nostalgia Train is made up of subway cars in service along the lettered lines between the early1930s to the mid-1970s. Equipped with ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs, the R/1 through R/9 cars served the IND and later some BMT lines. Customers will have the opportunity to hop on board as it operates along the Sixth Avenue Line.
The holiday “Nostalgia Train” only operating on Sundays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., started on November 30, December 7, 14, 21, and the last date which will be this weekend the 28th. It was super cool and surreal, so if you’re going into the city– Times Square, Bryant Park or Rockefeller (important stops) then wait for this train!
Of course, us being vloggers on Youtube We captured it all on video–
So many people dressed up in era
The old-school with the new-school
Of course we had to make a quick stop at Rockefeller center.
Next, we had to go check out Santa’s Corner in Bryant Park– a free event for families or anyone. We joined Santa and his helpers for a parade through Winter Village (Bryant Park) caroling . Then once the parade around the park was over we were all able to take a photo with Santa at Santa’s Corner.
1:00-1:45pm: Santa parade with Christmas carolers
1:45-4:00pm: Free photos at Santa’s Corner
This event repeats every day between 12/19/2014 and 12/24/2014.
For more info on great NYC events check out- Mommy Poppins Family
Last stop was visiting a home with the greatest Christmas lights in Queens–the The Gurino Family: 185-07 80th Drive, Jamaica Estates, Queens — we had gone the day before and saw that yesterday they were having a big event throwing a big holiday bash for the neighborhood which included food, music and family-friendly activities. The home was very interactive– organized, Holiday music playing on a loop, and we were allowed to get in front of the home and touch and take pictures with whichever display we wanted. We also had a great view of the window displays.
Lights are on from 4pm to midnight until “Little Christmas,” January 6. For more information on more houses in Queens and Brooklyn check out AM New York