The West Village celebrates Christmas like no other neighborhood in the city. Every red brick townhouse is adorned with a pine wreath and their staircases wrapped with evergreen garlands, pines and pepper berries. I love to walk around the cobblestone streets and dream about the happenings inside the town homes – mothers and daughters making gingerbread cookies, couples sharing glasses of spiced cider and readers bundled up by a crackling fire.
Although snow is absent in the city, the West Village continues to celebrate the season with intense fervor.
I started walking along the Highline Park and ducked into the Chelsea Market for a delicious cup of hot chocolate. I love the Christmas lights adorning the archways.
My stroll took me to the Union Square holiday market where I enjoyed a few cups of glüwein and some delicious homemade pretzels – truffle-cheddar and garlic-parsley!
The market was such a treat – a celebration of both the holiday season and small businesses. Vendors sold alpaca hats, handmade jewelry, olive wood trays, Nutella filled crepes and more!