Much like the NFL has taken over Thanksgiving and the NBA Christmas, the NHL has New Year's and the Winter Classic might be the best of them all. It's a showcase game in every sense: it's visually gorgeous and an entertaining game. This year, Toronto won in a shootout after three regulation periods and one five-minute overtime netted a 2-2 tie.

Here are some of the sights, all photos are credited to Getty and AP Images.