‘Twas the day before Christmas and a grand NYC-style tree you were looking to see.
Rockefeller Center was too busy, you said, too busy for me.
But with city so big, with more than a mere fig
You head out to see, yet another wondrous tree!

Bypassing our lame attempt at a Christmas poem, this is our roundup of seven “alternative” Christmas trees to visit in New York City, if you want to avoid the zoo at Rockefeller Center. Also check out our list of 5 quirky things you probably didn’t know about the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.

1. Floating Christmas Tree in Central Park’s Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer Christmas Tree-Floating-Central Park NYCImage by gigi_nyc