A dolphin, turtle, and sea faun lanterns glow against a black backdrop at the Bronx Zoo's unique holiday decorations display
Julie Larsen Maher © Bronx Zoo

Twinkling lights, giant pine garland wreaths, and sparkling angels are all pretty standard holiday fare, but what about lobster traps, origami, and hot dog stands? Believe it or not, all three of those things can be found in the unique holiday decorations on this list. From parking garages to the tunnels of the subway, we found the most offbeat holiday decor to include in this list. Look out for these unique holiday decorations on your next stroll through the city:

1. Lobster Trap Christmas Tree

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Red Hook Lobster Pound in Brooklyn puts a nautical twist on their annual Christmas tree display. It’s made out of lobster traps! Stacks of traps are assembled into a Christmas tree shape and decorated with lights and a garland of pine and red buoys.

The first lobster trap tree was created in 2017. Since then, the restaurant has hosted an annual tree lighting with complimentary drinks and snacks, and lots of cheer every year.