I have always loved time of year. The city is extra bright with colorful displays in the windows.
The sidewalks are "dressed in holiday style."
Even the fountains are extra jolly....
"With mistletoe and holly..."
".... and other things ending in 'olly."
(with thanks to Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather" for that line)
My husband and I always make it to the Rockefeller Center Tree, which is about a 20 minute walk from our apartment.
Another favorite place is Lincoln Center, which is always so beautiful and magical.
May your holidays be very merry and may your New Year be especially bright!