The things we photographers will do for a shot. I knew I would get to Rockefeller Center too late to get anywhere near the tree during the lighting ceremony, but in spite of having an appointment at 6:30 in Queens, I made up my mind I had to be there for the lighting. I was half a block away and couldn’t see the tree, but I could hear the performances over the loudspeakers, and I added my voice to the thousands who did the countdown to the lighting. Then, as the crowd thinned out, I made my way to the plaza and got my first glimpse of the tree. I hadn’t been there in a few years, so being there was special to me.
Now I feel as though the Christmas season has officially begun!