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Friday, November 22

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 12, 2020

Seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden are lit up by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall  accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art, and a variety of holiday vendors.

$23-25/adults, $15-17/ages 3-12, $18-20/seniors & students
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Saturday, November 23

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2020

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd Bronx

Embark on an illuminated safari with animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful designs throughout the spacious Bronx Zoo and take in the musical light show. Also enjoy costumed carolers, ice sculpting demonstrations , train rides ($3), hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows and photo ops with favorite characters.

$29.95/ages 13 & over, $28.95/ages 65 & over, $22.95/ages 3-12, free/ ages 2 & under
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Tuesday, November 26

GingerBread Lane

November 26 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 10, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 12, 2020

New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens+ Google Map

Marvel at the largest gingerbread village in the world. Lots of fun details to discover including cable cars and subway stations, all made from only edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. Make your own gingerbread houses or trains during weekend GingerBread Lane Workshops ($15, reserve in advance). A great excuse to visit the entertaining, interactive science exhibits at the museum.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, December 1

Ziggy

December 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Lounge on rainbow colored inventive seating options on vibrantly colored painted rebar and 27,000 feet of iridescent cord in Flatiron's annual holiday installation.

FREE
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Macy’s Herald Square Window

December 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2020 @ 11:00 pm
Macy’s Herald Square
151 West 34th Street Midtown+ Google Map

Six enchanted windows take spectators through a journey with Santa Girl and her adventure on the spirit of the holidays. High-tech interactive elements include an interactive Santa-themed kaleidoscope window and a giant puppy with a nose you can scratch. Also look for Holiday Barbie in a red and white gown with silvery sparkle and visit the Barbie Beauty Pop-Up inside (plus the iconic Macy’s Santaland iIf you've got time to wait in line).

FREE
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Tuesday, December 3

Industry City Art

December 3 @ 7:00 am - December 31 @ 9:00 am
Industry City
220 36th Street Brooklyn

The always-fun design and art throughout Industry City's  indoor-outdoor complex  goes holiday with strings of pretty white lights, a giant illuminated snowflake, a geometric Xmas tree, a Moroccan holiday yurt, a fire pit with a log cabin meets ski lodge feel, festive elevators and more. Photo by @riverside_bunnies.

FREE
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Wednesday, December 4

Luminaries

December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Brookfield Place
220 Vesey Street Lower Manhattan+ Google Map

Dance on giant stairs underneath a canopy of 650 ever changing rainbow hanging lantern in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Cool choreographed light shows occur every two hours. Also skate on a small ice skating rink featuring pushable sit-down sleighs for small pre-skaters, take a photo with Santa in his sleigh, look for disco ball adorned trees and feast on lots of food options including French market Le District.

FREE
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Thursday, December 5

An Out-of-this-World Holiday

December 5 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 8:30 pm
Bloomingdale’s
59th Street & Lexington Ave+ Google Map

Bloomingdale's goes intergalactic for the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, with stunning outer-space themed windows featuring astronauts and space ships. The theme continues throughout the store - go inside a giant intergalactic snow globe, enter  a rainbow smart light installation, race against the clock to collect gifts, in 3, 2, 1 Gift Off, an immersive VR experience and get  grown-up drink at  Bailey’s Treat Shop for mom and dad. Plus visit Santa without the crowds of other department stores.

FREE
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Frozen 2 Windows, Experience & Light Show

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 24, 2019

Saks’s center six windows feature action packed scenes from Frozen 2 with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and the cool ice horse. On the ninth floor, enter a Frozen 2 Enchanted Forest Experience at Saks for magic snowflakes and princess photo-ops. $5 timed tickets are sold out but went we went by last weekend they were taking walk-ins. An extravagant light show on the facade repeats every ten minutes from 5 to 11 pm daily.    

FREE
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Friday, December 6

Wreath Interpretations

December 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Central Park Arsenal
830 Fifth Avenue (at 64th Street) Upper East Side+ Google Map

Employing an array of unconventional materials like Jordan almonds, piano keys, foam ears, and plastic bottles, nearly 40 participating fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.

FREE
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Union Square Play Holiday Pop-up

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Explore 5,000 square feet of shopping, services, and fun for children, parents, and caregivers at a pop-up overlooking Union Square. Book special events with New York’s kids activity providers and favorite brands plus visit Santa. Donut's and coffee avaialble from Du's Donuts. Stroller and ADA entrance on West 18th Street.

FREE
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Luminocity Festival

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Randall’s Island
20 Randall’s Island Park Upper East Side+ Google Map

Walk through 12 acres of spectacular light art displays based on the tradition of Chinese Lanterns. Three theme parks include an ice Winter Fantasy, a globe-spanning, time-traveling Wild Adventure and candy wonderland Sweet Dream. * Everyone, even tickets holders, has to wait in a slow, outdoor security line before entering the attraction. Bundle up and bring snacks for a wait that can he over an hour. Go right at opening if you can. * Wear comfortable shoes that work in…

$38, $30/seniors & students, $19/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 & under
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Shine On at Hudson Yards

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hudson Yards
10th & 12th Avenues from West 30th to West 34th Streets+ Google Map

Go under five suspended large-scale stars comprised of 12,000 individually controllable LED lights, creating a visual spectacle synchronized to a classical soundtrack evoking the holiday season. Artist Christopher Schardt was inspired by the similarly named constellation, itself representative of the enchanting stringed instrument of Greek mythology Warm up in the Wells Fargo’s Lodge with a 360-degree photo booth, hot chocolate sampling, holiday selfie cookies, charging stations, and more.

FREE
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Hello Panda Lantern Festival

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 26, 2020

Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue Queens+ Google Map

This worldwide winter festival celebrates the holiday season with giant lantern displays, cultural arts and handicrafts, entertainment, food, modern art exhibits, interactive games, a holiday market, and live stage performances. Displays of light and color, handcrafted by world-class artisans. honor the traditional Chinese art of lantern-making. Over 120 lantern sets under 6 giant tents\s. Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point Station. Paid parking lots.  

$25/adults, $22/ages 3-12, free/ages 0-3, $90/family of 4 
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Saturday, December 7

It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street Midtown+ Google Map

Enjoy continuous screenings of beloved classic holiday TV programs including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends: “The One With the Holiday Armadillo.” Also special family activities like arts and crafts, dreidel games, and free hot cocoa. Play holiday-themed video games and VR and pose in a whimsical Candy Cane Forest. Take a photo with Santa ($10) on weekends and Dec 18-22.

Free, 10/Santa photos
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Tuesday, December 10

Legoland Holiday Bricktacular

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 29, 2019

Enjoy seasonal build activities and holiday theming throughout the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Take a MINILAND scavenger hunt featuring New York as a Winter Wonderland, meet Master Model Builder Willis & help him create snowmen, snowflakes, & other holiday themed builds, stop by the the Creative Workshop for holiday mosaic builds and more. Buy tickets online to save $8.

$19.95
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Winter Garden at The Standard East Village

December 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - April 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Hunker down in heated alpine yurts with spiked hot chocolate, gooey fondue and freshly baked cookies -- all made for sharing, plus plushy faux fur coat to wrap up in while you indulge. Also shop for wreaths and trimmings from The Manscapers and add sparkle to gifts in Yoseka Stationary's wrapping room

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Wednesday, December 11

Bergdorf Goodman Windows: Bergdorf Goodtimes

December 11, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue Midtown+ Google Map

Each of Bergdorf's colorful windows capture a different and unexpected scene of revelry from a holiday fête, created with a range of mediums including neon, Italian mosaic tile, needlecraft, soft sculpture, custom painted finishes, and embellished surfaces. Look for a psychedelic pinball machine, a magical menagerie of animals playing cards, a retro sleep over, a glittering game of chess and more, all with fabulous fashion.

FREE
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Thursday, December 12

Chanel No 5 in the Snow

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 15, 2019

The Standard High Line
848 Washington Street Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

Cozy up at magical winter dreamscape filled with twinkling lights, holiday greenery, and a street-side ice rink (free) - emblazoned with a whimsical snowflake. An enchanting setting inspired by the CHANEL seasonal 2019 campaign for N°5 L'EAU. Mail notes to Santa or take a photo with his sleigh while enjoying hot cocoa and seasonal treats.

FREE
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Holiday Under The Stars

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2020

The Shops at Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle Midtown+ Google Map

14-foot stars hanging from the 150-foot tall ceiling light up in an array of colors in time to holiday tunes by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Peek into the festively decorated Williams-Sonoma for free samples of holiday candy and hot apple cider. See cast members of Broadway shows perform on Mondays 5-6 pm.

FREE
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Sunday, December 15

Winter Glow by Jeff Leatham

December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Intersect by Lexus
412 West 14th Street+ Google Map

Enter an enchanting seasonal landscape by world-renowned floral artist Jeff Leatham. The immersive installation combines the calm of freshly fallen snow and dream like forest creatures with bold, architectural sculptures.

FREE
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Sunday, December 22

The Largest Menorah in Brooklyn Lighting & Concert

December 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Grand Army Plaza
Fifth Avenue at 59th Street Midtown+ Google Map

Enjoy a live concert, starting at 4:00 pm, before the 6:30 pm Menorah lighting. The lightings continue every night of Chanukah with live music and hot latkes for all. Special gifts are distributed to every child. Lifted 35 feet in the air using a special boom lift, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

FREE
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Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting

December 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Grand Army Plaza
Fifth Avenue at 59th Street Midtown+ Google Map

The festival of lights goes large with the nightly lighting of an electronic candle on this 32-foot tall, 4,000-pound gilded steel Menorah. The first night party usually includes music, chocolate for the kids, and menorahs to take home and light yourself.

FREE
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