2019 Holiday Bucket List

November 27, 2019

2019 NYC Holiday Bucket List I wit & whimsy

It’s the most wonderful time of year! To know me is to know that I absolutely love the holiday season. But this year I have a shortened holiday season in New York due to my Australia trip. Regardless, you better believe I plan to pack in as much festive fun in the city as humanly possible in the 17 days I’ll be in the city before I head home for the holidays. Sharing today everything I hope to see, do and indulge in this holiday season!

2019 NYC Holiday Bucket List I wit & whimsy

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2019 NYC Holiday Bucket List I wit & whimsy

2019 NYC Holiday Bucket List I wit & whimsy

2019 NYC Holiday Bucket List I wit & whimsy

2019 NYC Holiday Bucket List I wit & whimsy

2019 NYC Holiday Bucket List I wit & whimsy

2019 Holiday Bucket List:

  • Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center. I’ve actually never done this!
  • Visit the French Christmas Markets coming to NYC! I went to the Strasbourg one while studying abroad and I cannot wait to see how they bring these to Manhattan.
  • Go see the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. I’ve never made the trek but this year’s train show is inspired by Central Park so I must go!
  • Visit the cozy Eataly rooftop bar. It is transformed into a winter greenhouse this time of year.
  • Have a festive drink at Miracle on Ninth Street or Sleyenda. (More festive bars here.)
  • Have a celebratory drink at Bemelmans Bar.
  • Do a tour of Christmas trees. The Rockefeller Center and Palace Hotel ones are the real showstoppers but there are other great ones, too!
  • Get dressed up! A lot! This season I am embracing as many opportunities to get dressed up in sequins and velvet and plaid and bows. I’ll have a full holiday outfit guide coming at you very soon, too! But can we talk about how fun this sequin dress is? So extra but I haven’t worn sequins in forever and this dress reminded me just how much fun it is!
  • Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market and have a mulled wine.
  • Grand Central Holiday Market: I usually inadvertently swing through the holiday market at Union Square sometimes picking up an ornament or a sweet treat but I’ve never made it to the market at Grand Central to see their offerings. I plan to make it happen this year! I really love finding special gifts at markets like this and supporting small businesses when possible.
  • Visit the Ralph’s Coffee cart at Rockefeller Center.
  • Try a new cozy restaurant I’ve never been to.
  • See the American Museum of Natural History’s annual Origami Holiday Tree. I’ve never seen it!
  • See The Nutcracker again! Tickets already purchased – cannot wait!
  • Launch another successful Kindness Campaign (It’ll be live next week!) See last year’s here.
  • Take time off. I hope to work a little less once I head home for the holidays. I always say I will and then I inevitably end up churning out content.

What’s on your bucket list this holiday season?!

Sequin Dress (via Rent the Runway Unlimited – Use code MDONO100 at sign up through 12/3 to get 50% off a 30-Day Trial aka $79 for your first month; love this similar dress) // Pumps (more affordable version here) // Ba&sh Paris Coat (c/o; sized down to XS) // Everlane Cashmere Beanie (last seen here)

p.s. loads of holiday inspiration and more holiday outfit ideas.

[Carter Fish Photography]

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  1. Christina says:

    You look great in pink! I would do every single item on this list with you…love this time of year!

  2. Kate Scott says:

    HOLY HOTTIE in that sequin dress!

    I had no idea a French Christmas Market was coming to NYC, definitely adding to my list!

  3. Libby says:

    Your list is holiday perfect! I will definitely be adding the French Christmas Market to my NY holiday bucket list!! I cannot believe that the holidays are basically here, and Christmas is SO close! It looks like you are having a great time in Australia, Meghan! Can’t wait to see everything from the trip 🙂 Happy almost thanksgiving!

    xx Libby

  4. Lauren says:

    Love that dress on you! I’m looking forward to the Kindness Campaign this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Lauren says:

    Meghan!! I JUST placed an order to rent that dress for my company’s holiday party!! What did you think of it?

    p.s. I have LOVED following your Australian adventures on instagram!

  6. Cynthia says:

    The cutest pictures of you!

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