It’s mad in Midtown Manhattan right now! The shopping is insane in the days leading up to Christmas. But truthfully, there’s also a great spirit here, buzzing in the city. And it’s fantastic that there are so many super cool eateries in the area that really seem to be getting into the spirit too. So it really feels like Christmas – and the season of fun and festivity – lasts for a long time even before December 25.
If you happen to need to go to the Post Office, check out the James A. Farley branch as you’ll really see something special. Apparently over 600 million packages are being sent out at the peak of the Christmas rush and it’s truly miraculous to see what goes on there. Indeed, a staff-member at the main postal branch in Manhattan said around 250 boxes were mailed out in less than two hours!
Part of the Operation Santa program, this is a super cool, feel-good program. It’s a way of everyone giving and getting. A bunch of volunteers come in and read the letters to Santa, and then – on his behalf of course – go out and buy the presents for the kids. What a wonderful spirit. Midtown Manhattan is definitely getting into things in a big way over this holiday season.