Christmas Time in the City

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mackintosh REALTORS 82894
In the past few weeks, I have visited a number of cities that are all decked out for the holidays. The holiday season would not be complete without a trip to see the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.  

At the beginning of December, the Christkindmarkt takes over the old Bethlehem Steel Mill in Bethlehem, Pa. to celebrate the spirit of the holidays. While there I discovered this town is one of six featured on the Hallmark Channel's Christmas Cams.

My hometown of Frederick, Maryland for the past few years has allowed local businesses to raise funds for local charities by placing boats on Carroll Creek that will be "Sailing Through the Winter Solstice" 
Another place to take in the holiday lights is on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington DC to see the National Christmas Tree which has been an ongoing tradition since 1923.
It is that wonderful time of year to explore the different holiday traditions in the cities from coast to coast and around the world.Emoji  

Comments (14)

Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Buzz Mackintosh, what a nice treat, thank you for sharing these fantastic pictures with us. For me, NYC is THE PLACE to be around Christmas.

Dec 27, 2022 11:47 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Buzz Mackintosh,  it sure is a beautiful time of the year.  Everything is glowing at such a festive time. 

Dec 27, 2022 12:12 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful photos Buzz! I can imagine how pretty a sight they all were.  Happy New Year!!

Dec 27, 2022 05:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Buzz- I loved all of your photos!!!! Thank you for sharing this and extending our holiday season with these. 

Dec 27, 2022 06:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are all very lovely Christmas scenes, Buzz.  I especially like the scenes with the boats on the waterways.

Dec 27, 2022 09:00 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Buzz, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Dec 27, 2022 09:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Buzz - lights can enhance communities big as well as not-so-big.  That's especially true during Christmastime.   Thank you for sharing the photos.  And Merry Christmas belatedly.  

Dec 28, 2022 03:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have experienced the Christmas Tree in NYC in prior years - what a fun time to be in NY! As for your other photos, I would love to see those boats lit up. My neighbor has his sailboat all decked out with Christmas lights right now - and it's sitting in his driveway. It looked really pretty the other evening when it was snowy!

Enjoy your day and thank you for the photos!

Dec 28, 2022 05:15 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, I love all the well-lit displays!  Thank you for sharing these with us.  I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas!

Dec 28, 2022 07:04 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I do love the traditions of Christmas. I hope we do not lose those with the oncoming politically correct society.

Dec 28, 2022 07:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Buzz Mackintosh - if it wasn't for you and ActiveRain, I never would have seen any of these gorgeous photographs! Christmas Trees are always beautiful, but the boats are breathtaking! I could almost imagine what it is like to see the boats sail on by during the Christmas holiday. The feeling I get just by looking at your photographs gives me tremendous peace and a smile from ear-to-ear. 

Thanks to you, I never would have known about any of these wonderful Christmas Trees and boats (except for the tree in DC but I never saw it in person). 

Dec 30, 2022 05:19 AM
Sean Gilliam
LoKation Real Estate - Longmont, CO
Real Estate on the Front Range

Great looking photos.  Fun to see the festive decorations in various cities.

Dec 30, 2022 06:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I've never been to NYC to see the tree at Rockefeller Center but, that is on my very long bucket list! I've been there before but, just not during the holidays, Buzz.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your gorgeous shots and like you, I love this time of the year and hate to see it ending in a couple of days!

Here's to the happiest of New Years!

Dec 30, 2022 10:02 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Buzz, great photos, and fun to see all the creativity that goes into Xmas decor.

Jan 02, 2023 10:24 AM