Gracie Mansion is one of the city's most classically well-appointed abodes. The official residence of New York's Mayor, the Yorkville home dates back to 1799, and boasts some pretty impressive bones. So, as one would imagine, some cheap string lights and a sidewalk Christmas tree just aren't going to cut it come December.
Looking to add some holiday flair to his historical halls, Mayor Bill de Blasio enlisted Rafanelli Events to bring on the merry. And bring it, they did.
Working with this year's design theme of "togetherness," Rafanelli Events brilliantly played upon the significance of ribbons – a universal symbol of awareness and a material used to tie things together. Transforming an otherwise common décor piece into a beautiful tribute to the way in which New York breaks down borders, unifies families, communities, cultures and more.
Click through for an inside look at the colorful Christmas scene. We trust you'll be tossing your ornaments for ribbons in no time!