NYC – 2018 Christmas – Xmas Events in New York City

2018 New York City Christmas / Holiday Events

Xmas Season’s Here!

Visit as well the NYC New Year’s Events Page + Times Square NYE Schedule

Quick Event Updates:

Please keep in mind how some of the following are free and some aren’t.
Also, there’s yet another calendar further (or farther?) down on the page.
More additions on the way!





2018 NYC Christmas / Xmas / Holiday
Decoration Photo Gallery


2018 NYC Department Store
Holiday Window Displays


Holiday Markets & Other Ongoing Items:



Additional Items which may not be listed above…Also, further down on the page is even more Xmas Fun!



Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas Events

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Met
November 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019


The Origami Holiday Tree—an Annual Tradition for More Than 40 Years.
November 19, 2018—January 13, 2019

Visit the American Museum of Natural History this holiday season to see one of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree—an annual tradition for more than 40 years.


For the Miracles: A Holiday Celebration
Sunday, December 9, 3:00 pm

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Each of the eight short movements in Samuel Adler’s The Flames of Freedom represents one of the eight lights of Hanukkah. The work was written for three-part, treble-voice choir to provide a counterpoint to Britten’s Christmas cantata, A Ceremony of Carols. In this family-friendly concert, the two joyous works are juxtaposed.
Tickets start at $65.


Handel and Lang
Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, conductor
The Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street returns to The Met with a stunning double bill.Dixit Dominus (The Lord Said), Handel’s powerful setting of Psalm 110, is paired with David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion, a “tender and mysterious” (The New York Times) contemporary choral work based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Tickets start at $65.


Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration
Sunday, December 16, 2:00 pm

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apollo’s Fire
Jeanette Sorrell, conductor
Hailed as “one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles” (The Independent, London), Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists led by the award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. In this new program celebrating the Celtic roots of an Appalachian Christmas, the beloved troupe is joined by additional singers, dancers, and instrumen­talists to perform pieces that range from the mystical Gregorian chant of old Scotland to folk carols and hymns.
Tickets start at $65.


ASEFA: Delacroix’s Moroccan Nights: Judeo-Islamic Soundscapes from City to Village
Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Great Hall Balcony Bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas, vocals, oud, nay, lotar
Laura Lassy Townsend, vocals
Jeremy Brown, violin
John Murchison, qanun, bass, guimbri
Jeremy Smith, percussion
Daniel Kurfirst, percussion
Samuel Torjman Thomas, Ph.D, brings Delacroix’s paintings to life in a two-night journey of Moroccan musical cultures. The first night highlights sounds of city life; the second night highlights sounds of village life. Featuring vocals, oud, violin, qanun, nay, lotar, guimbri, and percussion. Presented in conjunction with the exhi­bition Delacroix, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through January 6, 2019.



The Church of St Luke in the Fields

A Baroque Christmas in Rome
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields with Baroque in the Fields, an orchestra of period instruments
Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street
Admission: $25 and $35


A Cantori Holiday at St. Luke in the Fields

Saturday, December 15 @ 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 16 @ 3:00 pm

Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City

Adult/Senior tickets: $15
Student tickets: $5


St. Luke’s Christmas Fair

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Fun and festive activities for all ages, including:
Holiday Boutique featuring Local Artisans

487 Hudson Street
Between Barrow & Christopher Streets
(adjacent to the Church of St. Luke in the Fields)


Van Cortlandt Park (House Museum) Christmas Items

Broadway at West 246th Street, Bronx
Contact Number: (718) 543-3344

History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House
December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Celebrate Saint Nicholas at Van Courtlandt House
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Flushing Town Hall

James Kreger 2018 Holiday Album Release Party
at Flushing Town Hall
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 pm
FREE (with online RSVP)


Flushing Town Hall Holiday Market
Sunday, December 9, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
FREE (No RSVP Required)


George Balanchine’s Nutcracker by the NYC Ballet

November 30, 2018 – December 30, 2018

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.


Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Brooklyn Youth Chorus :: Holiday Harmonies & Holiday Spectacular
Friday, December 14, 2018 – Saturday, December 15, 2018

Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
This is a paid/ticketed event.
Sing in the holiday season with Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s 600 glorious voices, performing an eclectic program of holiday favorites, choral classics and contemporary music gems in a gorgeous church setting.


Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

Sunday, December 2 – 8
4:30 – 6:00 pm

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 2 – live concert begins at 4:30 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 3 – 6:00 pm
3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 4 – 6:00 pm
4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 5 – 6:00 pm
5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 6 – 6:00 pm
6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 7 – 3:30 pm
7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 8 – 7:00 pm
8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 9 – 5:30 pm
Grand Army Plaza (in ), Brooklyn


Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

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

A Victorian Christmas at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Featuring two sessions. One for the entire family and the other for adults.


Holiday Candlelight Tours at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
December 7 & 8
6:15 & 7:30 pm
Participate in the holiday season the way New Yorkers did in years gone by.


At Central Park

Details yet to come!

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

Central Park 21st Annual Holiday Lighting by the Harlem Meer
Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:30 – 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 the 20th 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.


NYRR Midnight Run Presented by Emerald Nuts 4M
Monday, December 31, 2018
Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2016 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2019.



Social Hour: Kwaanza Celebration

Hasn’t been celebrate for some years now. Details to come if it recurs anew.

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)




Riverside Park

Holiday on the Hudson Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 8, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 pm
125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers

Visit this page to learn more…


Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

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

Christmas Tree Lighting & Ice Show
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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 and Al Roker.
Word has it that some of the celebrities scheduled to appear will be Brett Eldridge, Jennifer Nettles, Gwen Stefani, The Tenors, Pentatonix, a number of other performers and of course the Rockettes.


Annual Christmas Tuba Concert at the Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink
Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 pm
Well over a few hundred tuba players to perform all our favorite Christmas tunes and other seasonal music at the Rockefeller Rink


Bronx Concert Singers

Bronx Concert Singers’ 35th Annual Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
1891 McGraw Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
General Admission is $20


Washington Square Park

The Tree Lighting at Washington Square Park
Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm
In the past, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and children and grown-ups alike would sing holiday songs.


Holiday Caroling at Washington Square Park
Monday, December 24 at 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 at 5 pm is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with carols at the Washington Square Arch.


MAS NYC Holiday Themed Tours

The Municipal Art Society has a number of holiday themed tours coming up. By the time you read this some if not all of them will be sold out already. So be sure to act quickly should you be interested in any of these listings. You can of course head over to their official listings page for additional details on purchasing of tickets and such.

Official Page at MAS NYC


Park Avenue Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 2 at 6:30 pm
Brick Presbyterian Church
Park Avenue and 91st Street


Christmas at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

(Previously known as the World Financial Center) Official Site

Luminaries at Brookfield Place 2018
November 28, 2018 – January 4, 2019

Luminaries is a mesmerizing holiday light installation created by the LAB at Rockwell Group for Brookfield Place. Visitors are immersed in the suspended canopy of glowing lanterns that change in color and intensity within the Winter Garden.


Stars United at The Rink at Brookfield Place
Sunday, December 2, 2018

The 4th Annual Holiday season show, Stars United, is back at The Rink at Brookfield Place. With skating and dance music icons, Stars United seamlessly fuses Olympic ice dancing with electronic dance music stars and iconic vogue dancers, all directed by celebrity image-maker Karl Giant.


New York Theatre Ballet: Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker
at the Winter Garden
November 30; December 1-2

Performed by the New York Theatre Ballet, Keith Michael’s innovative choreography is set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score in this holiday masterpiece that will delight all who visit Brookfield Place.


Santa at Brookfield Place
November 23 – December 24, 2018

230 Vesey St., Level 2
The month-long event offers a paid photo opportunity with BFPL’s very own Santa, including a children’s craft area. A personalized phone call from Santa is included with every photo package purchase.


Sensory-Friendly Santa with Autism Speaks at Brookfield Place
Sunday, December 9, 2018

8:30 am – 10:00 am
250 Vesey St.
Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event.


Santa Paws! At Brookfield Place
November 25 & December 2

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Bring your four-legged family members to Brookfield Place for their special dog-friendly Santa photo sessions! Check with their site to learn about the costs of photos.



At the NY Botanical Garden in the Bronx

Please keep in mind how most if not all of the below items at the NYBG are likely ticketed/paid events.

Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony
December 2, 2018

4:00 – 5:15 pm
Not clear as to whether this is a paid / ticketed event.


New York Botanical Garden’s “Holiday Train Show”
November 20, 2018 – January 21, 2019

Is Better Than Ever: See Mini NYC Landmarks & More
at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…


Winter Wonderland Tree Tour
Saturdays, November 17, 2018 – January 21, 2019
12:30 pm


HOLIDAY A CAPPELLA at NY Botanical Garden
November 16–18;
Saturdays & Sundays, November 24–December 23, 2018;
Daily, December 24–January 1, 2019
1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal music, both familiar and new, plus contemporary alternative music sung by top a cappella groups from all over the Tri-State area.


Sundays, November 18, 2018 – January 20, 2019
2:30 pm


EVERGREEN EXPRESS at NY Botanical Garden
November 17, 2018–January 21, 2019

Guided Activities:
Weekdays; 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays; 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden gets into the holiday spirit with train-inspired fun!


“Bar Car Nights”: Adults-Only Viewing of “Holiday Train Show”

November 23, 2018 – January 12, 2019
(Select days within this range)


Bryant Park Holiday Events

Visit the official Bryant Park page here
as well as the related posting at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Bryant Park Tree Lighting Skate-tacular
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm
“”Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns on Tuesday, December 4 with host Alan Cumming and performances by Olympic skaters Johnny Weir, Kaetlyn Osmond, Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford, and Jeremy Abbott.An annual New York City Christmas tradition, Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is led by a celebrity narrator who reads an original Christmas tale. As the story unfolds, the characters are brought to life by world-class skaters performing on the ice, under the stars in the Midtown cityscape. Excitement builds until the finale: the Tree is lit, surrounded by fireworks.

Following the ceremony, all visitors are welcome to skate to live music on the city’s only free admission ice skating rink. Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is presented by Bank of America.””

Learn more at this official page here…


Other items are on the way…



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

Stay tuned for details on this year’s events, the strolling Santa and 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.

South Street Seaport District Holiday Block Party & Tree Lighting
Monday, December 3, 2018

Join them Monday, December 3rd to kick off the season New York style at the Seaport District Holiday Block Party. Starting at 5:00 pm, guests will enjoy a variety of musical performances, free hot chocolate, and the countdown to illuminate the Seaport Christmas Tree.


Ice Rink at the Seaport
Details yet to come


Seaport District Menorah Lighting 

Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Make your way down to Front Street on Tuesday, December 4th at 6pm for a blessing and lighting of the Menorah. Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer will grace the stage as your family enjoys food and crafts on this sacred night.


Deck the Stalls Holiday Market at the Seaport

Sundays, December 2, 9, 16 and 23
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seaport District on Water Street between Fulton & Beekman Streets


Also on the way, supposedly, is a Holiday Market as well. Hold Tight!

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.


Sak’s Fifth Avenue Windows Unveiling

Monday, November 19 at 7:00 pm

611 5th Avenue (between 49th – 50th Streets)

Visit their site for a live-stream of this event. 


NYSE Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

95th Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 29, 2018
2:30 – 6:00 pm

Free and Open to all
11 Wall Street, New York, NY
Emceed by AJ Calloway, of Extra TV
Featuring performances by Ray J; Anastasia, the Musical; Jake Miller; Radio City Rockettes; Sophie Simmons; Raleigh Keegan; Rhonda Vincent; Heavenly Jerkins; Lehman Manhattan Prep School Choir.


‘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.

22nd Annual Crafts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
November 29 – December 2, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Preview with live music)
Friday, November 30, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 2, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Cathedral Christmas Concert
at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm


The Paul Winter Consort’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
December 20, 21, & 22, 2018
Cathedral Of St. John The Divine, NYC
The 10-piece Paul Winter Consort will be joined by powerhouse gospel singer Theresa Thomason, the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, and special guests.


New Year’s Eve Concert For Peace
Monday, December 31, 2018

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event. Led by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, this year’s concert includes William Boyce’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat. Soloist Sidney Outlaw joins the choir for Robert Convery’s powerful setting of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I have a dream…


Oratorio Society of Queens

Oratorio Society of Queens Sings “Messiah” at Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 pm

Oratorio Society of Queens Sings “Messiah” at Holiday Concert Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm Maestro David Close Leads Chorus & Orchestra in Concert of Holiday Favorites The Oratorio Society of Queens performs selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah…


At Grand Central Terminal

2018 Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair
November 12, 2018 – December 24, 2018

Monday through Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, December. 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.


Grand Central 17th Annual Holiday Train Show
November 15, 2018 – February 24, 2019

NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex And Store
Shuttle Passage
Monday – Friday // 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday // 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


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.


19th Annual Winter’s Eve At Lincoln Square

Monday, November 26, 2018
from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Rain, Snow or Shine!

New York’s Largest Holiday Festival Returns with FREE Family Fun, Countless Crowd-Pleasing Performances, Dozens of Delicious Food Tastings, and the Upper West Side’s Only Tree Lighting Ceremony.


Wyckoff House Museum

Sinterklass – Saint Nicholas Day at the Wyckoff House Museum
Saturday, December 1, 2018

1:00 – 4:00 pm
$3.00 – $5.00

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum 5816 Clarendon Rd,
Brooklyn, NY 11203


St. Bart’s Music

St. Bartholomew’s Church
325 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
PHONE: 212.378.0222

A Joyous Christmas Concert 2017 :: St Bart’s in Midtown Manhattan
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm


Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm


Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:00 pm


Also view this other related posting here…


Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 6
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Last year’s event featured the following:
Updates for this year’s celebration are on the way.

“”Gather around the Mad. Sq. Holiday Tree as they present free seasonal activities including festive performances from The Sweetback Sisters, the New York Life Singers, and Audra Rox, a seed packet activity with Gardener Steph, and much more! Tasty Holiday treats to be provided by wagamamaEataly, and Hill Country Chicken. Hot soup will be provided by Almond.””

Illumination of the Tree of Light will take place at 4:55pm.


Queens County Farm Yuletide Events

Wreathmaking Workshop at Queens County Farm
December 1-2 & 8-9, 2018
Saturdays & Sundays
2 sessions:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm$25 / Non-member (price per wreath)
$20 / Member (price per wreath)
Register today! Click here to sign up.


Christmas Tree & Wreaths for Sale at Queens County Farm
Details yet to come regarding this.


Queens County Farm Holiday Open House
Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
December 26, 27 & 28, 2018
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Warm up by the fireplaces of the decorated Adriance Farmhouse at this celebrated annual event. Take a tour of this historic landmark building and enjoy seasonal kids’ crafts and hot mulled cider throughout the afternoon!
This event is FREE (no gate admission)


Visit their official site



Riverside Church Holiday Events

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

Handel’s Messiah at Riverside Church
December 2, 2018
3:30 – 5:15 pm
Tix need to be purchased


The Annual Riverside Church Candlelight Carol Festival
Sunday, December 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm
$25 – $35


Christmas Eve: Service of Lessons and Carols
Details yet to come as to whether this will be taking place this year.
Within the Nave


New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service
Details yet to come


At Macy’s Department Store

Macy’s Santa Land at Macy’s Department Store
Santaland at Macy’s Herald Square’s Department Store

Third week of November? through December 24, 2017
8th Floor of Macy’s Herald Square
151 W. 34th Street, New York

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

The following is yet to be updated for 2018



Holiday / Xmas 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

  • Pancake Breakfast With Santa
    Saturday, November 25, 2017
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    At Historic Richmond Town
    Presented by Volunteers of the Women’s Auxiliary of Historic Richmond Town
    Richmond Road and Court Place (Park in Historic Richmond Town Court House Parking Lot)
    Reservations Only
    $15.00 per person. Children under 3, FREE
  • Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting
    Sunday, December 3, 2017
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Taking place Rain or Shine
    $5 a Person • 6 years old and younger – FREE!
    Traditional Tree Lighting at 5 PM is FREE!
  • Candlelight Tours at Historic Richmond Town
    Saturday, December 9 & 16, 2017
    5:00 – 8:30 pm
    Adults: $24
    SIHS Members: $18 (please call for member reservation)
    Children 12 and under: $12


With Other Items on the way as well

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



Trinity Church & St. Paul’s Chapel

  • There are plenty of other holiday-related items going on at Trinity and St. Paul’s.
    They’ll to be shared on this page and other individual pages soon.


Prospect Park

  • Winter on a Flatbush Farm
    Sunday, November 26
    1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park
  • Family Christmas Bird Count at Prospect Park
    Saturday, December 16
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Winter Holidays at Prospect Park
    Tuesday, December 26 – 29
    12:00 – 4:00 pm
    Join Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming to ring in the new year.
  • New Years Eve in Prospect Park
    Sunday, December 31 , 11:00 pm
    Monday, January 1, 1:00 am
    Grand Army Plaza
    Join Prospect Park Alliance for this annual fireworks celebration! Help us kick off the new year with fireworks, live music and more.
  • 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!


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.

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

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.

Times Square Tree Lighting

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


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.



Department Store Christmas Window Decorations in NYC

  • Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows Unveiling Ceremony
    424 Fifth Avenue (between 38th – 39th Streets)
    Thursday, November 9
  • Macy’s Herald Square Unveiling
    151 West 34th Street
  • Sak’s Fifth Avenue Windows Unveiling
    611 5th Avenue (between 49th – 50th Streets)
    Monday, November 20
  • Bloomingdale’s Holiday Windows Unveiling
    59th Street & Lexington Avenue
    Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 pm
  • Bergdorf Goodman
    754 5th Ave
    November 14
  • Barney’s
    660 Madison Avenue
  • Henri Bendel
    712 5th Ave




High Line

Holiday Concert

Date Yet to come

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

Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Details yet to come for 2017

Menorah Lighting Times 5777/ 2016

1st Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 25 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 26 at 6:00 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 27 at 6:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 28 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Thurday, December 29, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 30 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 pm

  • Details yet to come regarding the Menorah at Central Park’s Grand Army Plaza

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.