8. Secret Holiday Tree for Pets

The annual secret Christmas Tree dedicated to beloved pets, will go up later this month somewhere deep in the Ramble of Central Park. It’s a very grassroots tradition and the ornaments to the lost pets go up gradually over the course of the month. You usually won’t find another person at the tree when you visit, which makes it an ideal place for reflection.

Of course, you can also check out the latest Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree which will be lit on Wednesday December 4th.