As the days get darker, New York gets bright with sparkly indoor and outdoor light shows, plus trains, holiday windows, and new installations.

Santa is vaxxed and coming to town! Photo-ops vary, from ball pits to ice rinks to Black Santa to 80s holograms.

Shop for unique gifts from local artisans at festive markets, both indoors and out, with lots of options for sweet and savory treats.

Favorite holiday tradition are back in person, from starter shows for the littlest audience members to witty takes on classic tales. Vax requirements and safety measures vary by show.

Stay safe at festive outdoor options - Look for Christmas trees, take a spin on ice rinks, shop at open-air markets or escape Manhattan for stunning light shows

Dine among the over-the-top decor, in igloos and yurts and surrounded all snow-flecked or pink trees for memorable holiday meals.

See festive holiday trees throughout NYC, from the iconic Rockefeller Center giant to the the Natural History Museum's unique origami tree.

Take a spin on scenic rinks, with penguin/snowmen helpers for the littlest skaters available at select spots.

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While midtown is the mot famous (and crowded), find holiday fun the Battery to the Bronx and beyond.

Dash to the suburbs and country for Santas, drive-though light displays, markets and more.

See our calendar for holiday happenings, from pop-up caroling to cookie decorating and more.

Truly celebrate the season and cultivate caring with these easy, rewarding service projects for all ages.