8. Track Down the Most Creative Christmas Trees

Origami Christmas tree at the American Museum of Natural History that goes up every year of the holidays in NYC
Photo by M. Shanley/©AMNH

Around the holidays in NYC, crowds flock to the iconic trees like the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and Bryant Park, but spread throughout the city there are other creative Christmas trees to admire. At the American Museum of Natural History, you’ll find a 13-foot Christmas tree covered in origami bugs and other specimens. At a restaurant in Brooklyn, there is a tree made of lobster traps!

There are so many trees to discover scattered throughout the city that are each unique in their own way. Discover 11 alternatives to the Rockefeller Center Chritsmas tree here!