Children's Books

Christmastime in New York City

A tribute to the magic of Manhattan during the holiday season from a beloved cover illustrator for The New Yorker. Back in print for the first time in more than twenty years, Christmastime in New York City takes readers on a tour of the Big Apple all decked out for the holiday season. Roxie Munro’s endearing, retro style presents panoramic drawings of various sights in New York City during the Christmas season, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, store windows filled with toys and holiday decorations, the big tree in Rockefeller Center, and the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. In this perfect gift volume, which was named to the New York Times Best Children’s Books List in 1987, readers are invited on a tour of the city during the most wonderful time of the year. This is a charming visual journey through the magical time of Christmas in New York City and a great picture book for people of all ages.

About The Author

Roxie Munro is a fine artist and an award-winning author-illustrator of more than thirty-five books for children, including her acclaimed Inside-Outside series. Fourteen of her paintings have been published as covers of The New Yorker magazine.

  • Publish Date: September 09, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction - Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 32
  • US Price: $14.95
  • CDN Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2740-6


"Far more resplendent trees grace the elegant pages of Roxie Munro’s Christmastime in New York City, a collection of wintry urban tableaux first published in 1994. Ideal for families that visit Manhattan near Christmas (and for those who don’t but wish they could), the delicately colored, fine-line drawings yield delectable glimpses of, among other scenes, skaters on the rink at Rockefeller Plaza, performers in Radio City Music Hall and the soaring arches of St. Thomas Church." –Wall Street Journal

“Christmas in New York, whimsically illustrated. Roxie Munro…With a delicate hand, she draws incredibly detailed, magnetic scenes of cityscapes, deserts, and amusement parks filled with people, animals, and more. Christmastime in New York City, back in print for the first time in more than two decades, invites readers of all ages to delight in the Big Apple's iconic buildings and vistas — all dressed up for the holidays. From skaters sweeping across Rockefeller Center's ice rink to people pressing their faces against department store windows, Munro's illustrations express the color and excitement that can surprise even the city that never sleeps.” –

Author Bookshelf: Roxie Munro