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Friday, November 26

Holiday Bricktacular

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
12:00 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Explore an indoor winter wonderland filled with all kinds of LEGO® holiday-themed creations made up of thousands of LEGO bricks. * Create holiday builds like a LEGO present, gingerbread house, snowman, candy cane and more. * Journey through Candy Cane Lane in MINILAND to spot all of the hidden LEGO candy canes placed throughout MINILAND…

Suggested Ages:
$24.99+, free/ages 2 & under
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Saturday, November 27

Present Camp

Camp
10:00 am–7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 24, 2021

Go behind a secret bookcase entrance to a winter family play zone packed with presents galore & fun. Test ride scooters, spin the Holiday Fun Wheel, mix up some merry beats, set some time for snow slime, present hunt with Scout the Bear, and more. Find more fun shopping at nearby Union Square Holiday…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Chashama at The Oculus Holiday Market

One World Trade Center
10:00 am–8:00 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 January 3, 2022

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Explore a curated mix of giftable and handcrafted items at a bespoke themed marketplace for digitally native vertical brands and curated first-to-retail brands presented by NYC-based art non-profit Chashama and The Market at The Oculus. Innovative artisans include Loaf & Butters’ homemade baked goods based in Greenpoint; Art to Ware, a curated fashion pop-up presented…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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The PAW Patrol Experience

Hudson Yards
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2021

Live out PAW Patrol rescue team dreams through themed environments, games, and activities celebrating this beloved group of adventurous canines. Communicate with an intercom system at Adventure Bay’s iconic Lookout Tower, grab hold of a fire hose and douse a colorful projection of out-of-control fireworks alongside Marshall at City Hall, sail down an indoor zipline…

Suggested Ages: All
$30, free/ages 1 & under
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A Sherlock Carol

New World Stages
2:00 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 2, 2022

Two beloved classic tales come together in a holiday-themed mystery. Reunite with beloved the characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in a story of intrigue and suspense, with a helping of holiday cheer. When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of…

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$39-$129
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Santa Fun Cruise

Event Cruises NYC
2:30 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Visit and take photos with Santa and his elves, decorate a gingerbread house, sing carols, enjoy live storytelling and nosh on a cookie, brownie, hot chocolate with marshmallow and other treats while watching stunning NYC views. Complimentary glass of sparkling wine for adults. Includes open-air outdoor with panoramic views and heated indoor seating. See the…

Suggested Ages: All
$49-$79
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Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo
3:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 9, 2022

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. * More than 260 lanterns representing almost 70 animal and plant species spread out throughout the park each showcase a different wildlife region from gorillas in Africa to sea turtles…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$39.95/ages 13 & over, $34.95/ages 65 & over, $24.95/ages 3-12
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NYC Winter Lantern Festival

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
4:30 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 9, 2022

Wander thought 8 illuminated acres at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 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. Also a live DJ, projection mapping, food vendors, and more. For $5,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25/adults, $17/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 & under
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Luminocity Festival

Whitney Pond Park
4:30 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 9, 2022

Wander through 10 acres of outdoor spectacular light art displays based on the tradition of Chinese Lanterns.

* New displays include fantastical ancient civilizations, lush illuminated jungles, can & dog influencers and 30-foot high towers.

* Learn about the history and culture behind lantern-making traditions and get a behind the scenes look at the light...

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$38, $27/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 & under
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Illuminate The Farm

Queens County Farm Museum
4:30 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 9, 2022

Enter an illuminated world of color on a historic farm. Walk through a dazzling display of festive holiday lights and handmade lanterns in the shape of flowers, tractors, favorite farm animals, and more. For $5m pick a wish lantern from our field of lights to decorate at an art table and then take home as…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25-$30/adults, $17/ages 3-12
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NYBG Glow

New York Botanical Garden
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 22, 2022

One event on December 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Explore a glowing world of color and light featuring the Haupt Conservatory as the centerpiece—its iconic exterior a glittering canvas.

* Washes of brilliant colors, thousands of dazzling lights installations fill the Reflecting Pool and enliven surrounding gardens and collections.

* Also enjoy artistic ice sculptures, music, roving dancers, plus more...

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$49/adults, $34/ages 2-12
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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo decorated with over 50 winter and animal characters in sparkling lights. Meet & greet with Santa in an outdoor gazebo. Personal photos are allowed with options to purchase professional photos on site. No appointments necessary. On Saturdays, watch a block of ice transform into…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 9, 2022

Celebrate the beauty of nature in winter on an enchanting trail animated by over one million dazzling lights. Encounter monumental lighted sculptures, colorful effects on Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s trees, architecture, and water features, and site-specific music and sound. Discover dazzling international showstoppers like the Winter Cathedral tunnel, Fire Garden, and Sea of Light, as well…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$34/adults, $18/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 & under
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North Pole Express

Rockefeller Center
5:00 pm–6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Aboard a polar express train on wheels (an open-topped double decker tourist bus) and drive by NYC's stunning Christmas decorations. Sing along with Christmas carols and hear engaging stories from Elf while sipping hot chocolate. Those on Santa's Nice List will get a sleigh bell as a present and tell him your wishes in person.…

Suggested Ages: All
$55-$89
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Drive-Thru Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

Kensico Dam Plaza
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until January 2, 2022

Opens Nov 26 Drive 1.2 miles though a rainbow tunnel and dazzling light displays at already stunning Kensico Dam Plaza and see your favorite holiday characters (including sometimes Elmo or Batman - no confirmation if he smells). Listen to holiday music on your car radio, wave to Santa and enjoy other surprises. New attractions this…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$35/car
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Sunday, November 28

Macy’s Breakfast with Santa

Macy’s Herald Square
8:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2021

One event on December 20, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on December 21, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on December 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on December 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 24, 2021 at 8:00 am

Enjoy a festive breakfast feast with Empire State Building views at Stella 34 Trattoria, Macy's 6th floor restaurant. Then meet Macy's Santa Claus and take a keepsake photo with him and his elves. Includes a family-style Italian breakfast feast, takeaway treats, holiday activities and a mimosa or bellini for adults Seatings at 8 am, 9…

Suggested Ages: All
$60+/ages 11+, $40+/ages 3-10, free/ages 2 & under
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Jewish Children’s Museum Chanukah Family Fest

Jewish Children’s Museum
10:00 am–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2021

Join the Jewish Children’s Museum for a multi-day Chanukah family experience. Learn how olive oil was made in the temple era, decorate some doughnuts and more. Explore the museum’s unique exhibits, and help create a Chanukah mural on a Menorah. Advanced reservation required.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 11
$15
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Lasdon Park Holidays On The Hill

Lasdon Park Arboretum & Memorial
10:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Stroll through over 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor whimsical holiday exhibits at this spacious garden complex. * In the Conservatory, watch trains chug along on nine multi-level tracks, over bridges, under tunnels, through quaint holiday scenes and colorful seasonal plants. * Meet Santa in his Holiday Cottage from 10 am - 11:45 am…

Suggested Ages:
$20/adults, $10/ages 2-18
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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall
11:00 am–12:30 pm
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Multiple shows daily 10:30 am to 8 pm

This truly spectacular show is back! A fun treat for all ages, even toddlers, with fabulous dancing by the talented Rockettes, dazzling costumes, special effects, camels, sheep and Santa Clause (many, many Santa Clauses in one of our favorite numbers). Includes a 10-minute Nutcracker section danced by giant bears that little kids love. * The…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$41-$599, free/ages 1 & under
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Magic Hour Pink Winter Lodge

MOXY NYC Times Square
11:30 am–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Have a pink Christmas with an instagrammable brunch at indoor/outdoor Magic Hour on Moxy Times Square hotel’s 18th floor. Feast on fancy pancakes, ‘Pink Bling’ donut rings and cotton candy-topped s’mores stacks amid pink logs, frosted pink blooms, diamond-encrusted, a flower arch with pink antler chandeliers and  seats fashioned after ski-lifts. Online reservations recommended. Kids…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$4-$22
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The Steadfast Tin Soldier with Nutcracker Sweets

Puppetworks
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 5, 2021

One event on December 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm

See classic Christmas tales - The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen' and Tchaikovsky's 'Land of Sweets' dances- adapted for hand-painted marionettes Masks required. Call or email in advance for reservations. Also at 2:30 pm.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
$10-$11
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Chanukah on the High Line: Living Lights

High Line 14th Street Passage
12:00 pm–6:00 pm

New York Hebrew invites all to celebrate the brightness within in a pop-up interactive installation. Standing 10 feet tall, 18 feet wide, the Living Lights menorah awaits “quietly in the dark” to unleash its light when ignited by the warmth of human touch. Participants are invited to step up onto the stage and touch-activate one…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Armonk Frosty Day

Village of Armonk
12:30 pm–4:30 pm

Celebrate the season with a special parade honoring Frosty the Snowman, plus enjoy train rides, magicians, clowns, ornament decorating, music & dance performances, free cookies & hot cocoa and more festive activities. Parade starts at 4pm, followed by a lighting ceremony with singing.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Lincoln Center
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 2, 2022

After a year without mischievous mice and prancing sweets at Lincoln Center, the lavish New York City Ballet Nutcracker that started it all in 1954 makes its grand return. Celebrate the season with the exquisite costumes and magnificent sets of this beloved production, and allow Tschaikovsky’s iconic score to transport you to a land of…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$89-$280
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Chanukah at the Seaport

Seaport District
3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Cheerful sculptures by Scott Gerber, artist and founder of Tube Dude have been moved to the edge of the East River, framing dramatic views. Climb inside a giant Heart, Peace Sign and Smiley Face.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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The Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

Grand Army Plaza
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 3, 2021

One event on December 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm

See a 35-foot menorah being lit each night of Chanukah with live music, hot latkes and gifts for children. A 4 pm concert on the first night will be followed by a 5 pm menorah lighting. After that, the lightings will be at 6 pm Monday-Thursday, 3:30 Friday, 7 pm Saturday and 5 pm Sunday.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Lobby Lights

JCC Manhattan
5:00 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 5, 2021

One event on December 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Each night of Chanukah, gather in the JCC Lobby (with a virtual, live-streamed option) for Chanukah candle-lighting, led by JCC staff. Kindle the lights of the season and enjoy live music from around the world.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, November 29

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Central Park
11:00 am–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 24, 2021

Shop for holiday gifts among booths featuring adorable puppets, gingerbread houses, handcrafted home accessories, handmade jewelry, and more at this charming market near the southwest entrance of Central Park. Don't miss the nutella-stuffed churros, Japanese tacos, chocolate and savory truffles, and other delicious snacks. Warm up in nearby Shops at…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Menorah Lighting

Cross County Shopping
6:00 pm–6:30 pm
 Light a menorah with the Chabad of Yonkers plus enjoy live music, cultural dancing and delicious treats. The menorah will be located near H&M and Forever 21.

Also stop by the pop-up skating rink.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Tuesday, November 30

Outdoor Chanukah Extravaganza

New York Hebrew Flatiron
5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Celebrate Chanukah in front of New York Hebrew's Flatiron location with a grand menorah lighting, Chanukah crafts, dreidels, chocolate gelt and jelly donuts. Honor heroic firefighters as they they make gelt rain from ladder trucks.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Wednesday, December 1

Wednesdays with Wells Fargo

Hudson Yards
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 22, 2021

Celebrate the season with performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center as the Dizzy’s Club pop-up at Hudson Yards. Also check out the dazzling Shine On decor.

 

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, December 2

Roaming Carolers @ The Oculus

Westfield World Trade Center
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

One event on December 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Look for roaming carolers (The Songful Artists) performing on the festively-decorated Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony. Also shop local artists at Chashama at The Oculus Holiday Market.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Chanukah Celebration at The Chelsea Green

Chelsea Green Park
5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Join New York Hebrew for a grand Menorah lighting at the Chelsea Green Park. Enjoy Chanukah crafts, dreidels, chocolate gelt and donuts.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Friday, December 3

Chanukah Shabbat in the Lot @ JCC Harlem

JCC Harlem
5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Join a safe, in-person Chanukah celebration in the JCC Harlem lot. Light candles, dance to live music by MusicTalks, and enjoy unlimited fresh sufganiyot (donuts) by the Glazed and Confused Donut Truck. Space is limited and will sell out, so reserve soon. Dress warmly and get ready to celebrate together. JCC Harlem and Repair the…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$36/adult, $12/ages 2 & up, free/under 2
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Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid

Axis Theatre
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021

One event on December 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

See Axis Company's winter show for children, adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. An interactive play with music features Axis' signature blend of advanced technology and live performance. Though the poignant tale was created for kids, the Axis production—which teases out some of the many plausible subtexts and includes timely pop…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
$20/adults, $10/students & seniors, $5/kids
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Saturday, December 4

Skate with Santa at The Rink

Rockefeller Center
9:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

One event on December 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 20, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

This urban rink is one of the smallest and most expensive in the city, but the iconic location is pure magic. Mostly outdoors, but admission is through the indoor skate house.

Admission varies by day and time as much as $30, so go early in the day, week and season if you can.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$42/ages 6+ $8-$17/ages 5 & under, $15/skate rental
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Holiday Adventures from The Shed

14th Street Y
9:45 am–10:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:45 am on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Talented Chickenshed teaching artists lead preschoolers and their families through a holiday-themed immersive and inclusive performance with puppetry, music, movement, storytelling and a bit of American Sign Language. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test required for ages 12+  

Suggested Ages: Babies to 7
$5
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Skate With Santa & Holiday Crafts

Brookfield Place
10:00 am–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Sign up for a skating session with Santa and enjoy two solo performances by the jolly man in red at an ice rink overlooking New York Harbor.  One hour sessions start at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45 or 2 pm and Santa performs at 12:40 pm and 1:55 pm. Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$17, $5/skate rental
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Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Supertall Holiday Cards

The Skyscraper Museum
10:30 am–12:00 pm

Make skyscraper-shaped holiday cards for family and friends In this event, we will Explore the world’s supertall skyscrapers in exhibit, Supertal, then make skyscraper-shaped holiday cards drawing inspiration from the buildings’ designs. Availble indoors in-person or via zoom. Online rsvp required.

Suggested Ages: All
$5
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BIPOC Holiday Marketplace

The New Essex Market
11:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 5, 2021

One event on December 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

Discover some amazing makers and artists from the BIPOC community at a special indoor two-day holiday marketplace. Shop 15+ BIPOC artisans and makers, plus enjoy live dj music, photo booth, raffle and more.

Takes place on the mezzanine level of a spacious market with tons of delicious food options including creative pancake emporium Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE
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