Embrace the kitsch
Every year, New York stores compete for the most dazzling window displays and the city receives a tinsel and sparkles make-over. Remember, the whole holiday season leads up to one moment – the drop of a giant glitter ball on New Year’s Eve! Look out for gingerbread villages, holiday train shows, mechanical Santas and much more. To see how the real New Yorkers deck their halls for Christmas, head to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, where the residents take their household Christmas decorations to the extreme.