"Leaving New York never easy" Stipe sang, "I wanna wake up in a city that never sleeps" Sinatra sang, I can now relate. New York at Christmas is so magical...wear comfy footwear...eat their pizza! just some of the tips from those we knew who'd been to the big apple...all spot on when experienced New York City for the first time in December. This city lived up to all the hype and more, from the very moment we took a yellow cab from JFK into Manhattan and for the 4 days we walked into this movie set of a city with Santa Claus as the producer and director. The Americans know how to put on a show. We stayed at The Langham on Fifth Avenue, an amazing hotel, perfect base to explore with views of The Empire State Building from our room. I could go on and on about where we went, what we saw (including Donald Trump!) what we ate, etc but I'll simply let my photos tell the story of our xmas fairytale in New York.