Take a Virtual Reality Tour of New York City During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

PHOTO:Santa Claus in Macys Santaland is seen on Dec. 4, 2015 in New York.ABC News
Santa Claus in Macy's Santaland is seen on Dec. 4, 2015 in New York.

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It’s that time of the year again. Decorations everywhere, people shopping and making travel arrangements. Remember the old days when your dad used his Olympus camera to capture the visit to Santa? And then years later he brings out Sony’s first DV camcorder to film the Christmas dinner? Now, what would he think of using Jaunt’s 16 lens camera to capture a virtual reality (VR) experience of the holidays?

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Forget the days of seeing 2D video or an Instagram feed of your friend’s trip to the Rockefeller Center Tree. Grab a cardboard VR viewer or a Samsung Gear VR headset to teleport yourself to NYC during the most wonderful time of the year. Stand in the middle of an ice rink in Bryant Park or be face-to-face with Santa Claus. Visit the elaborately decorated homes in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, right in the comfort of your home.

Download the Jaunt app on your iPhone or Android device to experience "New York City Holiday Cheer."

INSIDE NORTH KOREA VR ABC News’ Bob Woodruff takes you on a rare trip inside North Korea as the country marks the 70th anniversary of its Worker's Party with a giant military parade.

HOW TO WATCH

  • 1. Download Jaunt's VR App
  • 2. Put on headphones
  • 3. Clear the space around you
  • 4. Open app to experience NYC Holiday Cheer
  • 5. Place phone in Google Cardboard or similar VR viewing device and transport yourself
  • Don't have a cardboard? Pinch the screen and move your device around to view in full 360.

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