5. Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas Tree. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue Fifth Ave at 82nd Street. This Christmas tree display includes a magnificent 20 foot tall spruce tree, an 18th century collection of angels, and a Nativity scene at its base. Located in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.
4. Met Holiday Tree at Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 132 W 65th Street. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is famous is for their Christmas tree but cannot display one this year, 2009, due to construction. However there is still a Christmas tree in Lincoln Center. The Metropolitan Opera, who hosted their second annual tree lighting on December 8th, has a 25 ft tall spruce tree decorated with ornaments made from set pieces and props from their past performances.
3. Park Avenue Trees – Park Avenue Holiday Lighting. Park Avenue from 97th Street to 48th Street. Cherry and hawthorn trees are covered in lights along Park Avenue for over 2 miles. These illuminated trees celebrate the holidays and are in remembrance of those US military men and women who gave their life in battle.
2. Museum Of Natural History Origami Holiday Tree. Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street. The Origami Holiday Tree is decorated with over 500 origami animals and has been a tradition at the Museum of Natural History for over 30 years. Don’t forget to see the 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs as well.
1. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Rockefeller Center, 47th Street to 51st Street, between 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. The most well known Christmas tree in the world is located at 30 Rock and includes 5 miles of lights. If you want to see only one Christmas tree display in New York City this December, come to Rockefeller Center.