Ready to take your relationship status to the next level? Great news, because you could not pick a better time in the year for this special occasion that is considered a big game changer in a couple’s love life. The thing is, you do not feel like staying at your tiny apartment and doing the typical romantic-dinner proposal; you desire to make it happen away from home in a super-festive environment that will make this proposal spectacular. Do not worry, we got your back. Following are the most popular destinations for a Christmas engagement in the little corner of the world where the Hudson River meets the endless Atlantic Ocean – The Big Apple.
SNOWFLAKE SPECTACULAR AT SAKS 5th AVENUE
Every year, Saks Fifth Avenue is transformed into an oasis of Christmas magic that everyone is excited to be a part of, from oldest to youngest. This season, the famous holiday window display is themed with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in honor of the 80th anniversary of this ever-classic animated film. The special-edition “décor enhancement” is given by the fabulous gowns designed by Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, Alberta Ferretti and Marchesa.
Let's not forget the red velvet ropes, the life-sized creatures and the countless lines of excited customers in front of the Saks Fifth Avenue department store moving their bodies in the rhythm of the Christmas songs playing in the background. Without a shadow of a doubt, Snowflake Spectacular at Saks 5th Avenue is quite promising this year and you just have to be there to set on fire an unforgettable Christmas engagement.
LOTTE NEW YORK PALACE HOTEL ON MADISON AVENUE
One of the most remarkable plazas in NYC during the Christmas holiday season is definitely the plaza of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Located at 455 Madison Avenue, this beautiful place is only a few steps away from the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which are also a must-see while having a tour around this area.
This luxurious 5-start hotel usually leaves the gates open for visitors to take pictures and of course, for couples who want to take advantage of the phenomenal décor and have their Christmas engagement right there. The magic of this place is that when being there at night, you can see the hotel dazzling like the blazing sun, thus being the perfect setting for an exhilarating proposal. Catholics and Gossip Girl fans would love getting engaged there, that is for sure.
JANE’S CAROUSEL IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Jane’s Carousel is one of the spots that makes the area between Manhattan Bridges and Brooklyn entertaining and unique. For children, it is like a box of sweetest Chupa Chups lollipops and for adults, it is like a jewelry box full of colored gems that sparkle with incredible charm and vivacity. In addition to joy and happiness, Jane’s Carousel hides a great historical value too, rooting from the fact that it has been existing ever since 1922. You can spend hours there, but you will feel like it has been only a few minutes, because time simply flies when being at Jane’s Carousel.
Couples who are always looking for fun should not look for a better place to tie the knot than this one. Circus lovers and of course, “Jane”- named girls belong to this category too. In case you want more privacy for this special moment, you can have a romantic walk in the park nearby, wrapped in cashmere with a cup of hot chocolate in hands. Sounds like the sweetest Christmas engagement ever, right?
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
Created in 1871, the 9.75-acre Washington Square Park is an amazing place for multiple purposes; a gathering spot, a parade ground, an outdoor stage for buskers, a playground for pets and children, a “combat zone” for chess enthusiasts. Simply said, it is the place for everyone and everything, so you should freely consider it a Christmas engagement option if it already sounds like the perfect place to be for this occasion.
With the flair of stateliness offered by The Washington Square Arch, you have all the essential features to feel in the focus of attention. Obviously, this applies to couples who do not have a problem to publicly show their love and affection towards each other. Spicing up the moment with the sounds of the Washington Square Park orchestra will work just like the icing on the cake in experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas proposal.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ON 5th AVENUE
For those who have not known yet, “The Met” is officially the largest art museum on the territory of the United States. It was founded in 1870 and it is popular not only for the permanent exhibitions, but also for the big traveling shows it hosts throughout the entire year. By keeping a real treasury of genuine, precious collections, any of the museum’s rooms are inspiring enough for a memorable Christmas proposal that won’t be lacking in elegance and artistry.
The Metropolitan Museum will be organizing many extraordinary exhibitions in the upcoming period, such as “Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche”, “The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery”, “Leonardo to Matisse”, etc. You do not have to be a graphic designer or an art history major to pick this wonderful place for your Christmas engagement. It is enough to appreciate art and everything that has been created with a story to tell. Real New Yorkers know best what “The Met” truly means for the city’s history and reputation, so if you are one of them, you will have no doubts in making it a signature place in your love story.
AT THE TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
Hopeless romantics cannot imagine a more iconic spot for a mesmerizing Christmas engagement in the entire New York City than the 102th floor of the Empire State Building. If you are one of them, you will completely agree with this statement. Inspired by the scenes of "Sleepless in Seattle" and "An Affair to Remember", you can already start planning how you will pop the question and put the ring on it.
Choosing this place ultimately requires hiring a professional photographer who will capture the moment, the one we are more than certain will rank in your “Top 5” list of best moments in life. Christmas-y New York looks beyond magical atop the Empire State Building , so if you have to opportunity to be there on this December 25th, there is just one thing left to tell you – BE THERE & ENJOY!
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