NYC – 2016 Christmas – Xmas Events in New York City

 New York City Christmas / Holiday Events

Stay tuned for Xmas Season’s right around the corner!

Soon a good number of the items on this page found beneath/below this calendar will be updated with 2016 Info! In the meantime, you can have a look at all the events listed here within this calendar with many updates and additions on the way!

Oct 14 – Dec 23 all-day
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes @ Radio City Music Hall | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes Tickets Available from November 11 – December 23, 2016 Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY) Purchase Tickets Right Here… The holidays are better when celebrated together, and
Oct 29 2016 – Jan 2 2017 all-day
2016 Holiday / Christmas Shops at Bryant Park @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Holiday / Christmas Shops at Bryant Park 2016 October 29, 2016 – January 2, 2017 In Midtown Manhattan’s Bryant Park 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Aside from the occasional event, performance and joy of experience
12:00 am
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields Vivaldi in Venice Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm with Baroque in the Fields, an orchestra of period instruments Dixit Dominus, RV595, Introduzione et Gloria, RV288 In
“The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever”: Campy Holiday Fun @ Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center
Nov 10 – Nov 20 all-day
"The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever": Campy Holiday Fun @ Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
“The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever” The Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center (New York, NY) November 10 – 20, 2016 Purchase Your Tickets Here… Who says the holidays have to be serious — or
2016 Grand Central Terminal Holiday / Christmas Fair @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Grand Central Terminal Creates Intimate Shopping Experience For 2016 Holiday Fair November 14 – December 24, 2016 New York’s Finest Indoor Holiday Shopping Market Returns Nov. 14 for Six Weeks New York, NY — Oct.
Christmas Carol Cocktails @ The Producers Club
Nov 17 – Dec 30 all-day
Christmas Carol Cocktails @ The Producers Club | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Christmas Carol Cocktails “The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails”: Drinks Served at Scrooge Sequel November 17 – December 30 Various Scattered Dates The Producers’ Club (New York, NY) Purchase Your Tickets Here… A trio of cocktails
Nov 17 – Dec 24 all-day
Union Square Holiday Market for the year 2016 @ Union Square Park | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
2016 Union Square Holiday Market November 17 – December 24, 2016 Closed on Thanksgiving Day As of this writing the details of hours that the market will be open aren’t in; but last year the
“Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas” @ Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Nov 19 – Dec 31 all-day
"Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas" @ Theater at Blessed Sacrament | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
“Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas” Musical Based on the Children’s Books November 19 – December 31, 2016 Theater at Blessed Sacrament (New York, NY) $20 – $24.50 Purchase Your Tickets Here… Celebrate the holidays by tossing
"Go Sing It On The Mountain": A Christmas Cantata @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
DCINY Presents “Go Sing It On The Mountain”: A Christmas Cantata Monday, November 28 Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (New York City, NY) $10 – $50 Purchase Tickets Here… DCINY kicks off the Christmas
2016 Columbus Circle Holiday / Christmas Market @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Columbus Circle Holiday / Christmas Market 2016 November 29 – December 24, 2016 Within the Columbus Circle area on the southwest corner of Central Park and 59th Street Last year’s hours were: Monday through Saturday: 10:00
Nov 30 all-day
Gospel Singer Sandi Patty Brings "Christmas Blessing" @ Mayo Performing Arts Center | Morristown | New Jersey | United States
12:00 am
Gospel Singer Sandi Patty Brings “Christmas Blessing” Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, NJ) Wednesday November 30, 2016 / 7:30 pm $22 Purchase Your Tickets Here… Known simply as “The Voice,” Christian contemporary superstar Sandi Patty
“Dashing Through the Divas” @ Laurie Beechman Theatre
Dec 1 all-day
"Dashing Through the Divas" @ Laurie Beechman Theatre | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Courtney Act (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) Gets Festive by “Dashing Through the Divas” Laurie Beechman Theatre (New York City, NY) Thursday December 1, 2016 / 7:00pm | $11 Purchase Your Tickets Here… Aussie drag sensation Courtney
The New York Holiday Markets and Lights Tour
12:00 am
The New York Holiday Markets and Lights Tour December 1 – 23, 2016 $17.50 Play Santa’s Elf on the New York Holiday Markets and Lights Tour The Shops at Columbus Circle (New York, NY) Purchase
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play December 3, 10, 11, 2016 The Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center (New York, NY) $10 Purchase Tickets Here… Travel back in time to the golden age
Dec 3 all-day
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker @ Kings Theatre | New York | United States
12:00 am
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Kings Theatre – Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) Saturday, December 3, 2016 / 3:00pm $29 – $59 Purchase Your Tickets Here… The most famous holiday ballet has its roots in Russia, premiering
Mariah Carey's Annual "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Concert @ The Beacon Theatre | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Mariah Carey’s Annual “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Concert The Beacon Theatre (New York City, NY) $60.50 – $156 Purchase Your Tickets Here… Monday December 5, 2016 / 8:00 pm Wednesday December 7,
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play December 3, 10, 11, 2016 The Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center (New York, NY) $10 Purchase Tickets Here… Travel back in time to the golden age
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play December 3, 10, 11, 2016 The Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center (New York, NY) $10 Purchase Tickets Here… Travel back in time to the golden age
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day
"The First Noel": Harlem-Set Holiday Musical @ Apollo Theater | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
“The First Noel”: Harlem-Set Holiday Musical December 13 – 15, 2016 Apollo Theater (New York City, NY) $21.50 – $40 Purchase Your Tickets Here… Classical Theatre of Harlem has a gift for audiences this holiday,
Dec 15 – Dec 30 all-day
Michael Feinstein: A Holiday To Remember @ Feinstein's/54 Below | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Michael Feinstein: A Holiday To Remember Christmas Tribute to Judy Garland December 15 – 30, 2016 Feinstein’s/54 Below (New York, NY) Purchase Your Tickets Here… Michael Feinstein has built a career as the premier interpreter
“The Ghost of Christmas Trash” @ Laurie Beechman Theatre
Dec 17 all-day
"The Ghost of Christmas Trash" @ Laurie Beechman Theatre | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Jackie Beat’s Back With “The Ghost of Christmas Trash” Saturday December 17, 2016 / 6:00 pm Laurie Beechman Theatre (New York City, NY) $11 Purchase Your Tickets Here… For 19 tinsel-filled years, drag legend and
Dec 19 – Dec 24 all-day
Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas @ Feinstein's/54 Below | New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas Broadway Superstar Norm Lewis Sings Holiday Favorites in Intimate Cabaret Setting December 19 – 24, 2016 Feinstein’s/54 Below (New York, NY) $65 – $194 Purchase Your Tickets Here…
New York City Pub Crawl - New Year's Eve
12:00 am
New York City Pub Crawl – New Year’s Eve Get Your Drink on With Saturday, December 31, 2016 / 5:00 pm $10 Various New York City Locations – (New York City, NY) Purchase

Quick Event Updates:

  • St. James’ Christmas Boutique
    Sunday, December 6
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    St. James’ Church
    685 Madison Avenue @ 71st Street
    ‘All Proceeds Go To Charities Throughout NYC’
    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
    Taking place in the Chapel at St. Bart’s Church in Midtown
    $25 general admission; $15 students/seniors

Other Ongoing items:

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High Line

Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Taking place at Leandra’s Garden at the Back Park behind 431 West 17th Street, Fulton Houses

Join them for their annual merry holiday concert featuring a variety of local neighborhood performers, as well as a big holiday parranda finale with Aurora Flores and Zon del Barrio. This year, they are bringing the holiday revelry to one of their favorite neighborhood sites, Leandra’s Garden, just a couple of blocks away from the High Line.


Annual Santa Parade

Date to come


Holiday Themed Events at the Grace Building Plaza

To come



Park Avenue Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 6 at 6:30 pm
Brick Presbyterian Church
Park Avenue and 91st Street



St. Bart’s Music

PHONE: 212.378.0222

    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
    Taking place in the Chapel at St. Bart’s Church in Midtown
    $25 general admission; $15 students/seniors



MAS NYC Holiday Themed Tours

  • Still to come…



Riverside Park

  • Holiday on the Hudson:
    Annual Tree Lighting
    Wednesday, December 12, 2015
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    West Harlem Piers Park
    Join them for our holiday tree lighting party. Celebrate the season with the local community, enjoy live music to sing and dance with, make holiday decorations and more.

Visit this page to learn more…


Flushing Town Hall

  • Workshop: Winter Holiday Festival
    Sunday, December 6
    1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas & Kwanzaa with an art-making workshop and storytelling. Storyteller Robin Bady will share her favorite stories of miracles, menorahs and dreidels; with Aurelia Fernandez we’ll create beautiful Christmas poinsettias which will be donated to local senior centers in Queens & storyteller Tammy Hall will share tales from African traditions that are typically told during the Kwanzaa season.



Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan

  • Lighting Of The World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah
    Saturday’s lighting starts at 8:30 pm, when the Sabbath ends.
    Grand Army Plaza
    Fifth Avenue and 59th Street
    December 6 – December 13, 2015
    Read more right here…


Washington Square Park



Oratorio Society of Queens

  • Oratorio Society of Queens Sings “Messiah” at Holiday Concert
    Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 pm
    Maestro David Close Leads Chorus & Orchestra in Concert of Holiday FavoritesThe Oratorio Society of Queens performs portions of Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs on Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 pm in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), Bayside, New York.



Bronx Concert Singers



Trinity Church & St. Paul’s Chapel

Go Here for all Tickets at Trinity Wall Street



Prospect Park

  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks!
    Thursday, December 31
    Awaiting confirmation of this event’s details.
    Kick off the New Year’s with this belove Brooklyn tradition. The celebration will get started with live entertainment and hot refreshments at Grand Army Plaza. The best locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, inside the Park on the West Drive and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street. New Year’s fireworks and festivities are sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
  • Brooklyn’s New Year’s Eve 5K Run
    Awaiting confirmation of any such run for this year.
    What better way to celebrate the New Year then with a 5K in Prospect Park!



Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

& other events at Rockefeller Center Plaza at 49th Street.

  • Christmas Tree Lighting & Ice Show
    Wednesday, December 2
    Where else on earth will thousands and thousands gather for the lighting a single tree? NYC that’s where! Join in this fantastic event which is televised nationwide and perhaps even across the seas. Entertainment, Singing, and yes, our Mayor too! The tallest tree so far was the 100-foot Norway Spruce from Killingworth, Conn. in 1948.
    Hosting this year’s celebration Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales.
    Word has it that some of the celebrities scheduled to appear will be Cyndi Lauper, Seth MacFarlane featuring Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood amongst others.



Christmas at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

(Previously known as the World Financial Center)
Official Site


  • The Nutcracker at the Winter Garden
    Friday, December 4th – 7:00 pm
    Saturday, December 5th – 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm



At the NY Botanical Garden in the Bronx

  • Holiday Film Screenings
    November 21, 2015 – January 18, 2016
    Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
    In the Ross Hall
    “”Cap off your Holiday Train Show visit with a trip to the movies. Enjoy some of the most cherished holiday film classics as they were meant to be seen—on the big screen. And it’s included in the price of your Garden admission!””
    Included with All-Garden Pass admission
  • Holiday Tree Lighting
    November 22
    4:00 – 5:15 pm
    Part of the Holiday Train Show
    In the Leon Levy Visitor Center
    Kick off the holiday season! View the lighting of a stunning conifer display by special guests, and join in an old-fashioned sing-along with the Westchester Chordsmen featuring carols from many traditions. Included with All-Garden Pass admission
  • Holiday Train Show
    November 21, 2015 – January 18, 2015
    This cherished tradition delights people of all ages. Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps, break for lunch and hot chocolate, and shop for everyone on your list.


    • Adults: $20
    • Seniors (65+): $18
    • Students (with valid ID): $18
    • Children (2–12): $10
    • Children under 2: Free
    • Members: Free

    Weekends, Monday Holidays, Nov 27, & Dec 14-Jan 1

    • Adults: $30
    • Seniors (65+): $28
    • Students (with valid ID): $28
    • Children (2–12): $18
    • Children under 2: Free
    • Members: Free
  • All aboard for Bar Car Nights! One of New York City’s most exciting holiday outings just got bigger and better!
    November 21;
    December 4, 5, 18, 19;
    January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16;
    7–10 p.m.

Visit also the NY Botanical Garden Page on New Yorkled as well as of course the official website.



Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Taking place on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

There’ll be musical performances as well as edible treats.

It all begins at 3:00 pm and culminates with the tree lighting to take place at 5:30 pm



NYSE Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Details yet to come regarding this year’s listing of performances and participants.

FEATURING: an all-star lineup of entertainers including: Grammy award-winning jazz group, The Manhattan Transfer; rock bands Honor Society, Twisted Sister, Collective Soul and Stryper; the cast of the Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages;” The Muppets; teen choir, The Monsignor Donovan Choir; singer/songwriter and daughter of Billy Joel and Christy Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel; country music artist, David Nail; Grammy award-winning violinist, Joshua Bell; One Tree Hill actress and singer/songwriter, Kate Vogele, and Meet the Browns actress and gospel singer Tamela Mann.

This year’s NYSE Christmas tree is a 65’ high, 34’ wide Norway Spruce which hails from Ramapo, New York. Situated in front of the NYSE façade, the tree will be decorated with 10,000 multi-colored lights, 250 multi-colored balls with the NYSE Euronext logo and a 6’ star on top, all supported on a 8’ x 10’ base fashioned as a gift box.

The tree in front of the NY Stock Exchange as well as the fabulous American flag will be lit.

Learn more at the official page.



16th Annual Winter’s Eve At Lincoln Square

Monday, November 30, 2015
From 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Rain, Snow or Shine!
At Lincoln Center / Square

Visit New Yorkled’s related page…

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District will host the Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, a giant neighborhood celebration featuring free entertainment, family fun, kids’activities, food tastings, and shopping around this vibrant neighborhood. The festivities will follow Lincoln Center’s traditional holiday tree lighting



‘the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Concerts/Celebrations at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine – 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St…..Christmas Celebrations and more at the largest cathedral in the world.

  • 20th Annual Crafts at the Cathedral
    December 4-6, 2015
    Synod House, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY 10025
    Corner of Amsterdam Ave and W 110th St
    Entrance is on Amsterdam Ave. north of 110th St
    Friday, December 4: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
    Saturday, December 5: 10:00 – 6:00 pm
    Sunday, December 6: 11:00 – 5:00 pm
    $6 / day, $7 / weekend
  • Early Music New York: New World Christmas
    December 5, 6, 20, 25
    Cathedral Ensemble-in-Residence Early Music New York returns this December with another wonderful series of holiday concerts. Old World harmony is peppered with provocative Iberian rhythms composed in the New World and performed by EM/NY‘s superb vocal ensemble accompanied by a plethora of plucked strings. Religious vocal creations for Spain’s and Mexico’s ornate cathedrals are interspersed with instrumental and vocal chanzonetas, villancicos, coloquios and ensaladas, with guitar tablatures of indigenous dances by Santiago de Murcia.
  • Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
    The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents Grammy®-Winner
    Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration:
    Four Performances from December 17 – 19
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue
    at 112th Street
    New York, NY 10025
    Thursday, December 17 @ 8:00 pm
    Friday, December 18 @ 8:00 pm
    Saturday, December 19 @ 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols
    Thursday, December 24, 2015
    4:00 – 6:00 pm
    The Cathedral Choristers are joined by the Trebles of the of the Cathedral Choir to sing the music of Rutter, Britten, and Gregg Smith in this family-friendly service, featuring readings, carols and larger-than-life puppets to tell the Christmas story. Congregational carols for all to sing. No passes are needed for this service.
  • Christmas Eve Festal Eucharist
    Thursday, December 24, 10:30 pm
    – Friday, December 25, 2015, 1:00 am
    Prelude music begins at 10 pm with carols sung by the Cathedral Choristers under the direction of Cathedral Choral Associate Malcolm J. Merriweather. The Bishop of New York celebrates the Eucharist and preaches. The combined Cathedral Choirs perform as classic holiday songs as well. Paul Winter joins as special guest.
    Adagio and Rondo, K. 617 – Mozart
    Coronation Mass, K. 317 – Mozart
    God is with us – Tavener
    Cantique de Noël – Adam
    While passes are not required, a limited number of reserved seating passes are available. Pass information will be available soon.
  • New Year’s Eve Concert For Peace
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. The music, the candles, and the spirit of peace send audiences out into the chill January night with renewed hope for the world we share.



Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lighting

Dates and Details to come

Please note that there really hasn’t been any special holiday celebrations there for a number of years now.



At Grand Central Terminal

  • Annual Holiday Market
    Taking place within Vanderbilt Hall that’s got entrances from the 42nd Street side of Grand Central Terminal as well as from the Main Concourse
    Monday through Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pmThursday, Dec. 24, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Closed Thanksgiving DayGrand Central’s annual, and most anticipated Holiday Fair returns to magnificent Vanderbilt Hall, bringing the very best of the season for the most discriminating of gift-givers. New Yorkers swear by the Holiday Fair, declaring it an indispensable resource for unique, hard-to-find, quality gifts from tens of artists, artisans and specialty retailers. Grand Central makes it a mission to gather the most unusual, beautiful and exotic goods that you will not find elsewhere. No matter how long the list, fabulous finds awaits every shopper in the Fair’s wide-ranging assortment of jewelry, accessories, toys, clothing, home accessories and furnishings.
  • The Grand Central Centennial Holiday Light Show presented by Toshiba
    No Details as yet regarding this year’s Holiday Light Show
    The Holiday Light Show makes its return to Grand Central Terminal for its centennial year.  The show will take place in the famous windows of the Terminal on the west side above Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse NYC and Cipiani Dolci. This new light show will light up the Terminal’s Main Concourse this holiday season. For more information, please visit

Also visit the Grand Central Terminal Page on New Yorkled.



South Street Seaport’s Christmas Tree, Chorus and Strolling Santa

No Details as yet regarding the annual carolers, strolling Santa or many other usual items which take place down there. Yet mind you, the Seaport’s notorious for not being on time with expected events and such. Time will tell and we’ll let you folks know what’s in store IF/When the info is available.

  • The Chorus Tree at South Street Seaport featuring various performers
    No Word as yet regarding this for this year.
  • Ice Rink at the Seaport
    Details yet to come

Click to visit the South Street Seaport Pages on this site
and get a glimpse of St. Nick and the Chorus from the 2001 Season.



Wyckoff House Museum



At Central Park

For specific program information of the following, including registration requirements and time of events, please call 212-860-1370.

  • 19th Annual Dana Holiday Lighting
    December 3, 2015, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    At the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th Street Between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
    Celebrate the season at our 19th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park.  Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.  The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.
    Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza, but stroller parking will be provided.This event, organized by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, is made possible by their founding sponsor:
  • Social Hour: Kwaanza Celebration

    Details Yet to Come…

    Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park on 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)
    Thursday, December 20, 2012, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (rain or shine)
  • NYRR Midnight Run Presented by Emerald Nuts 4M
    Thursday, December 31, 2015
    Start at 72nd Street Transverse near Cherry HillKick off the New Year at the Midnight Run Presented by Emerald Nuts! Join the fun and celebrate with dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) and a costume parade and contest (starting at 11:00 p.m.) at the Central Park Bandshell, just south of the 72nd Street Transverse. The 4-mile unscored run will begin on the stroke of midnight, and will include a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night. Get psyched to run in the new year with NYRR!



At Chelsea Piers

Annual Holiday on the Hudson

Details Yet to Come

Sky Rink East Rink
FREE but ticketed skating show featuring special guests The Skyliners (#1 junior synchro team in the world), the Central Park Synchro Team, and the Gotham City Synchro. Group performers include the Tiny Tot Stars and Junior Prep Competitors.
This event is open to all ages. Tickets are limited to 2 per person and are available at the Sky Rink Front Desk beginning November 26, 2011.



Christmas At Little Italy – in Lower Manhattan by Chinatown

There’ll be parades and more. But perhaps one of the best attractions there, apart from all the many italian restaurants, are the decorations. You’ll find plenty of lights and yuletide decor throughout. Since it’s close to Chinatown then you’ll make out just right by visiting one of these neighborhoods at the price of two for one: FREE That is!!! Since hey, it doesn’t cost a thing to stroll down the street, right? So why not join us this year?

  • Christmas in Little Italy, a 3-weekend holiday celebration in “America’s authentic Italian neighborhood”

    Dates and Details to come…
    It promises to be one of the Big Apple’s most popular holiday attractions. For yet another year the celebration, produced by the Little Italy Merchants Association, will be held on Mulberry Street between Broome and Canal Streets, and on Hester Street between Mulberry and Mott Streets.

Get more details regarding this festive holiday affair at this official site.



At Macy’s Department Store

  • Macy’s Santa Land at Macy’s Department Store
    November 27 – December 24, 2015
    Open until Christmas Eve
    Located on the 8th Floor
    Opens roughly 1 hour after store opens
    Closes 1-2 hours before store closes
    151 West 34th Street
    Ever have those one in a blue moon odd remembrances from childhood? Well, I was the one who was kicking, screaming and having a mini heart attack before Mom finally snatched me from Santa’s Lap. Hehehe, boy, he must’ve enjoyed my company, aye? heheheh. — As a side note, don’t miss ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ which must get played on the television at least a half dozen times around this time of year


Times Square New Years Eve

Visit the New Years Eve Page on this site as more items are added while we approach this special time of year. Often it seems that events listed for this New Year’s Eve Celebration everywhere in NYC are always the last ones to be put out there. So hang in there with patience and we’ll all get to see what’s coming our way!


British Memorial Garden’s Victorian Celebration

British Memorial Garden Trust, Inc. To Hold Free“Victorian Celebration”
Featuring Caroling And Tree Lighting In Hanover Square

Details as yet to come


Yuletide events at the Staten Island Historical Society

From Candlelight tours, to events for kids and families, to even crafts, cooking, songs, games and so much more…there’s lot’s to be experienced during this special time of year, Christmas time that is at the Staten Island Historical Society.

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island

  • Candlelight Tours at Historic Richmond Town
    Saturday, December 12, 2015
    5:00 – 8:30 pm
    Adults: $22
    SIHS Members: $17 (please call for member reservation)
    Children 12 and under: $12A Candlelight Tour is a magical excursion.  Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps.  On this wonderful tour you can  journey through three-hundred years of tradition and discover how America’s most festive season came to be.The town is illuminated by candles, oil lamps and the warmth of a flickering hearth, and enlivened by holiday sweets. You travel from house to house as you visit the people from days of old.  You are welcomed by these humble early Americans and get a taste of life gone by.  Your tour ends with a festive Wassail Bowl Reception in the Courthouse.



Queens County Farm Yuletide Events

  • Wreathmaking Workshop
    Saturday & Sunday,
    December 5 & 6, 2015
    3 sessions: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
    Make your own gorgeous evergreen wreath at this popular workshop! All materials provided, you only need to bring a garden shear.
    CLASS FEE: $25.00 non-Members; $20.00 Members (per wreath)
    Register Here…
  • Christmas Tree Sales
    December 1 – 24, 2015
    Popular varieties and sizes of trees and evergreen wreaths will be for sale for the holidays! Proceeds benefit the Farm Museum.
  • Holiday Open House
    Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
    December 26, 27 & 28, 2015
    12 – 4 pm
    Enjoy tours of the decorated Adriance Farmhouse at our annual Holiday Open House. Kids will enjoy craft activities and all visitors are invited to warm up with a cup of freshly mulled cider!
    This event is FREE (no gate admission)

Visit their official site


Department Store Christmas Window Decorations in NYC

  • Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows Unveiling Ceremony
    424 Fifth Avenue (between 38th – 39th Streets)
  • Macy’s Herald Square
    151 West 34th Street
  • Sak’s Fifth Avenue Windows Unveiling
    611 5th Avenue (between 49th – 50th Streets)
  • Bloomingdale’s Holiday Windows Unveiling
    59th Street & Lexington Avenue
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Barney’s
  • Henri Bendel



Holiday Volunteering

Are you a member of New York Cares? If not and you’re interested in learning more about this successful national non-profit then why not visit their site and learn about volunteering opportunities in the New York City Area as well as possible Holiday Volunteering Needs. Also get details on other drives benefiting the needy this season as well as a list of just some of the many non-profit organizations located within NYC.



Bryant Park Holiday Events

  • Winter Village Tree Lighting
    Tree Lighting Skate-tacular at Bryant Park
    Tuesday, December 1, 6:00 pm
    At The Rink:The Lights Before Christmas
    An original storyStarring:Nancy Kerrigan
    Brian Boitano
    Johnny Weir
    Davis & White
    The HaydenettesNarrated by Danny Aiello
    Followed by public skating to live music curated by
    Jazz at Lincoln Center



Times Square Tree Lighting

No information as of yet regarding any possible tree lighting at Times Square this year



Riverside Church Holiday Events

Riverside Church: 490 Riverside Drive (between 120th & 122nd Streets)

  • The Riverside Church School Christmas Pageant
    Sunday, December 13, 2015
    10:45 am – 12:30 pm
    Directed by Matthew HommezThe Riverside Church once again offers an impressive production for its annual Christmas Pageant, presented by Riverside’s Rising Voices and Cherub Choir during worship on the second Sunday of Advent. Each year, the children, parents, and directors spend many months rehearsing the music, dancing, and acting for the pageant. Our talented youth will delight you with their artistic retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus.
  • Candlelight Carol Festival
    Sunday, December 20, 2015
    3:30 – 5:30 pm
    and at
    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Taking place in the Nave
    Purchase Tickets TodayThis longstanding Candlelight Carol Festival at The Riverside Church has become an essential part of Christmas in New York City. This service of music and light combines carillon, organ, harp, and all of the choirs of The Riverside Church and culminates in a ritual sharing of candlelight illuminating the Nave.




Brooklyn Youth Chorus

  • Holiday Harmonies
    Sunday, December 13, 2015
    Sing in the holiday season with Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s 500 glorious voices, performing an eclectic program of holiday favorites, choral classics and contemporary music gems. The music of this “gifted young ensemble” (The New York Times) will not only warm your heart but have you dancing in your seats.

Official Site for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and for info about purchasing tickets



Christmas at the Cloisters

Christmas at the Cloisters, located in upper Manhattan within Fort Tryon Park usually feature a number of performances.

  • Details yet to come


To learn more you can call 212-923-3700.



Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas Tree

  • MetLiveArts’ A Charlie Brown Christmas
    For fifty years, A Charlie Brown Christmas, with its gentle reminder of the true spirit of the season, has been delighting audiences young and old. In this screening of the timeless classic, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts family once again bring tidings of great joy, this time accompanied live by the delightful Rob Schwimmer Trio. The performance also includes a festive holiday sing-along.
    Children under four are not admitted. Bring the Kids tickets are not available for these performances.
    More performances:
    December 19, 1:30 p.m.
    December 20, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
    Tickets to this event include Museum admission.
  • American Boychoir
    Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
    The matchless American Boychoir presents a cheerful program of holiday hymns and Christmas carols: a heavenly evocation of Christmases past, present, and future in a not-to-be-missed December event.
  • The Waverly Consort
    Various Dates through December, 2015
    Every holiday season, the Waverly Consort’s thirteen-member ensemble, under the direction of Michael Jaffee, performs The Christmas Story on tour.





George Balanchine’s Nutcracker by the NYC Ballet

November 28, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Join in and enjoy this annual performance by New York City Ballet featuring of course the toy soldiers, the many beautiful ballet dancers, those mice plus Marie, her little brother Fritz and more. The show itself is approximately 2 hours in length.

If you’re interested in ordering tickets then head on over to this official page to learn more.



Van Cortlandt Park (House Museum) Christmas Items

Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway at West 246th Street, Bronx
Contact Number: (718) 543-3344

  • Christmas in the Colonies at the Van Cortlandt House
    Every Sunday and Saturday
    from December 5, 2015 – January 10, 2016
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    This event repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday between 12/5/2015 and 1/10/2016.
    Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.
    Free with regular museum admission.
    Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 seniors (60+) , $3.00 Students (i.d. required), children 12 and under FREE
  • Santa Claus’ Pajama Story Time
    Saturday, December 5, 2015
    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Hear the traditional story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas followed by a visit from Santa Claus! Bring kids in pajamas, and bring a camera to take photos!
    Reservations are required. Please call (718) 543-3344 after November 15.
    Meet at Van Cortlandt House Museum, the oldest building in the Bronx.
    Enter the park on foot at Broadway and 246th Street.



Saint Luke’s

The Church of St Luke in the Fields

    French Baroque Christmas
    Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8 PM (lecture at 7 pm)
  • St. Luke’s Christmas Fair
    Saturday, December 5, 2015
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Please join them to celebrate “The Festival of St. Nicholas” at St. Luke’s School!




Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

421 East 61st Street between First & York Avenues
New York, NY 10065

  • Holiday Candlelight Tours
    December 4 & 5 at 6:15pm & 7:30pm nightly
    Step into the holiday season of 1830, take a tour by the warm glow of candlelight, enjoy historic caroling, and sample traditional confections and beverages. On Friday, meet “Flora,” the kitchen help, and hear about her 1830s holiday preparations. On Saturday, listen to the PACC Recorder Consort perform holiday and period music.  Reservations recommended.
    $20 Adults, $10 Members, $5 Children under 12
  • Lunchtime Lecture: Christmas in 1830
    Join them on the second Friday of the month for a brief thirty-minute lecture beginning at 12:30pm. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea provided. Museum tour included after the lecture. Free with admission.
  • Cooking with Flora: Holiday Plum Pudding Workshop
    Tuesday, December 15, 6:30pm – 8pm
    Join Flora Miller, head cook of the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1830, to prepare a plum pudding from a historic recipe.  Learn period cooking techniques and the history of puddings and holiday preparations in early 19th-century America.  All supplies included.  Reservations required.
    $25 Adults, $20 Members & Students