Try to take a trip to New York City every year some time over the holidays. Usually see the tree at Rockefeller Center, check out the displays in the windows of the 5th Avenue department stores, and take a carriage ride in Central Park – real touristy stuff. Particularly like taking the kids to the Christmas Show at Radio City. During this trip, there was a fire scare at the beginning of the Radio City show, so everyone had to evacuate the building. We were seated up front and were evacuated to the same area as the performers. The kids got a chance to talk to a Rockette and saw Santa while we waited for the “all clear.” Was wild seeing the camels and other Nativity animals evacuated to the streets. Took the reference shot for this painting later that evening.