Senior Center plans second holiday trip to New York City

ELKINS – Christmas in New York City always evokes images of picture postcard scenes such as the famous Christmas tree and skating rink in Rockefeller Center or the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. Interest in Christmas in the Big Apple was so high that the Randolph County Senior Center has planned two trips to NYC in December.

When the Senior Center made the first announcement for this trip, every seat on the bus was spoken for within just a few days. Because the waiting list for seats was ever-growing, Activities Director Penny Canfield began working to accommodate additional travelers. When it was learned that a second bus was not available for the initial dates, a second complete trip was arranged. This trip, set for Dec. 7-10, will include everything planned for the first trip.

Included on the list are special holiday touring opportunities, including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the holiday lights at Grand Central Terminal and the holiday window decorations along 5th Avenue including such retail landmarks as Macy’s Bloomindale’s and Saks 5th Avenue.

Travelers will also visit the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan where they will view the Memorial pools set inside the original footprints of the Twin Towers.

Plenty of free time for shopping in New York City is also on the schedule. The four-day, three-night package will include three nights’ hotel accommodations, three breakfasts at the hotel, two dinners including one in a New Your City restaurant, and guided New York City touring. The price for the trip is $524 per person, double occupancy.

Canfield said the trip is open to anyone interested, and is not limited to members of the Senior Center. Anyone wanting more information can call her at the Randolph County Senior Center, 304-636-4747.