The City Awaits The Savior



Elaborate storefronts, spectacular light displays, scenic carriage rides through Central Park; Christmas brings out the best in the city that never sleeps. This short video follows the growing joy as NYC prepares for the season with Jason Silver’s moving rendition of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” as the backdrop. With all this preparation and elaborate decor, what exactly is the city waiting for?

Locations include Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights, the Brooklyn Promenade, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Columbus Circle and Rockefeller Center. The manger in the final sequence is sponsored yearly by the Catholic League ( and located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan.

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” performed by Jason Silver and licensed under Creative Commons. Find more of Jason’s music at

After shooting in icy rain, wind, and waiting in the freezing cold for the time-lapse video, Katie is pretty sure she left her toes somewhere on the sidewalk. If found, please contact her at

You may freely download, use, copy, transmit and distribute this video as long as you attribute it to Thing in a Pot Productions, and do not alter, transform, or build upon this work. © 2014 by Thing in a Pot Productions and made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 License.


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