To take part in a New York City Christmas tradition unlike any other, go to the Medieval Sculpture Hall at The Met. You'll see a tree dotted with cherubs and angels and surrounded by a detailed Neapolitan nativity scene composed of more than two hundred 18th-century figures. Complemented by seasonal music and tree-lighting ceremonies, it's a true holiday delight.
"Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche" (1964), by Hines Howard. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.