17 Photos That will Make You Want to Visit NYC Over the Holidays

It's been a minute since I've visited the concrete jungle. A looong minute. I haven't stepped foot in the Big Apple since I was living in DC after college. I would take the Amtrak a few hours north for a lively weekend in New York City, usually leaving fat, broke and exhausted...but damn it was worth every penny and every calorie, every dance session and every late night.

I'd certainly never visited NYC over the holidays, and I decided that 2016 was my year. I was in Chicago for work, so I thought I'd pop over to see what all the fuss was about. I was anticipating a city that looked like Christmas had thrown up on all its inhabitants, landmarks and bustling city streets. In reality, it was freezing cold, crowded as hell and WHOA is it hard to get a taxi in a city where over 8 million people reside...but damn it was worth everything.

Over to you! Ever been to NYC during the holidays? What are you favorite spots?