Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 16:38

The Big Apple turned festive today with the arrival of Santa Claus at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The holiday atmosphere is now in full bloom. Next up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights turned on November 30.

The City is most beautiful during this time of year, with the twinkling lights along Fifth Avenue, those decorated store windows and the world famous Rockettes.

Last but not least, a global media celebration on New Year's Eve in the crossroads knows as Times Square, NYC.