The tree and creche go up every year around the holidays at the Met in New York. One never tires of it. If we ever built our own house in the city I would try to have an atrium or area with 15 foot ceilings at least, as I would like to have a 14-15 foot live pine tree and the most spectacular ornaments every holiday season.
This part of the museum doesn’t get the droves of traffic that the more popular exhibits get during the holiday periods, but if you are ever in New York, this is a place to spend a few minutes thinking about the real spirit of the season. Beautiful, peaceful and hopeful.