Top 7 places to Instagram the holidays in New York City

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City is one of the best places in the world to see holiday sites and decor of all types.

And with so many potential sites, we combed through the thousands of photos tagged with #abc7ny and picked our top seven locations.

So whip out that MetroCard, camera and holiday spirit, and get ready to snap away, Instagrammers.

1. Rockefeller Center: Home to the infamous 85-foot tall Christmas tree and the New York's iconic ice skating rink, how could you possibly not 'gram this? If you can handle the swarms of tourists, Rockefeller Center makes for endless beauty shots, day or night. Cue your Christmas tree emoji.

2. Flatiron's Nova by SOFTlab: Flatiron Public Plaza held its second-annual holiday design competition and the winning sculpture is lighting up our #abc7ny feed in rainbows! This year's sculpture is made out of mirrors and reflects the city's surrounding beauty. Pro-tip: 'Gram it at night to catch the holiday light reflections!

3. Santa's Corner: Located in Queens at the intersection of 166th Street and 23rd Avenue, this Christmas display is truly unbelievable. The outside of the house sparkles and screams take my picture! Just don't volunteer to help pay that energy bill.

(Photo courtesy Jasonjonathan1811)

4. Bryant Park: Our favorite midtown park gets a complete transformation during the holiday season. The tree, the ice rink and pop-up shops will take the Grinch out of any New Yorker. Just make sure you get a cup of Max Brenner hot chocolate! You won't regret it!

5. Radio City Ornaments & Lights: We get it. There are giant, red balls in front of Radio City. Actually, we love all of the compositions our followers keep sharing of these 6th avenue giant ornaments and larger-than-life string of lights. These two displays are some of this year's most fashionable holiday Instagram's. The only question is, how will you compose your shot?

6. Columbus Circle: Cross off some of your shopping list and take some great 'grams in one stop! Head over to Holiday Under the Stars at the Shops at Columbus Circle and witness the 12 14-foot light shifting stars dangling above!

7. Saks Fifth Avenue: Take a stroll down Fifth Avenue to see our final top New York holiday Instagram spot. We've been getting so many gorgeous shots of the towering light icicles, crystal palace spires and snowy magnolia arches...all 225,000 lights! While you're in the neighborhood, check out our honorable mention Bergdorf Goodman's holiday display and see if you can count the seven million Swarovski crystals.

Have a favorite we didn't mention? Share it with us at #abc7ny!