Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas Tree

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Looking for something holiday-themed to do in New York City? One of the city’s wonderful Christmas traditions is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is decorated with a beautiful Neapolitan nativity scene that dates back to the eighteenth century. The figurines in the nativity scene – including the accompanying townspeople, shepherds, kings, animals, and angels – number more than 200.

The tree can be viewed from all sides, and by doing so one can see so many beautiful details. Here are several photographs that show some of those details, but the tree is even better when viewed in person.

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The Christmas Tree is set up in the Museum’s Medieval Sculpture Hall, making a visit to see the tree a great opportunity to also view some of the pieces in the Museum’s medieval religious art collection. The Christmas Tree exhibition is included your regular admission ticket.