12/01/19 6:00am

The famous tree at Rockefeller Center will be lit for the season this Wednesday, Dec. 4. (Credit: Ashoka Jegroo/Wikimedia)

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New York City, often referred to as a concrete jungle, gets a little child-like innocence come holiday season.

The Macy’s in Herald Square greets visitors with a reminder to “Believe” in white lights after they exit Penn Station. The old “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” tale plays out in the window display below. Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales also put on fantastical displays that captivate kids from one to 92.

At the center of it all is the tree in Rockefeller Center: The nation’s largest and most famous holiday tree, it draws visitors from around the globe and serves as a backdrop for selfies, ice skating and proposals.  (more…)