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2019 New York City Christmas / Holiday Events

Xmas Season’s Here!

Also visit our Street Fairs / Festivals Page for Holiday Items which may not be listed below

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



At Macy’s Department Store

Macy’s Santa Land at Macy’s Department Store
Santaland at Macy’s Herald Square’s Department Store
November 29 – December 24, 2019
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
Macy’s Herald Square Window Unveiling
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm



Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas Events

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Met
November 4, 2019 – January 7, 2020
The Origami Holiday Tree—an Annual Tradition for More Than 40 Years.
November 25, 2019 — January 12, 2020
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.
Handel+Haydn Society: Christmas with the Strads at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, December 20, 7:00 pm
The Handel+Haydn Society returns to The Met for a special holiday concert featuring festive music by Vivaldi, Charpentier, Biber, Telemann, and others. For this very special occasion, The Met will bring out its famous Stradivarius, “The Gould” Violin, to let it sing once again in the hands of the virtuoso Baroque violinist Aisslinn Nosky of The Handel+Haydn Society.
Tickets go for $75 per Adult, $1 per Child

At The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

One of the largest silver Hanukkah lamps known, this magnificent late nineteenth-century silver Menorah was made in Lviv, Ukraine, and is on loan from The Moldovan Family Collection. On view through the end of December.
Experience an evening of gallery conversations, art making, and holiday cheer as part of the Museum’s MetFridays series on Fridays in December from 5 to 9 pm
For the Miracles: A Holiday Celebration
One season, two miracles, exalted by the angelic voices of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Sunday, December 9, 3 pm
Handel and Lang
The Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street returns to The Met with a stunning double bill. Saturday, December 15, 7 pm
Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration
Celebrate the Celtic roots of an Appalachian Christmas. Singers, dancers, and instrumentalists perform pieces that range from the mystical Gregorian chant of old Scotland to folk carols and hymns. Sunday, December 16, 2 pm
ASEFA: Delacroix’s Moroccan Nights: Judeo-Islamic Soundscapes from City to Village
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. Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22, 5–8 pm



At St Luke in the Fields

The Western Wind Vocal Sextet introduces three new members, celebrates Christmas and Chanukah with
“Home For The Holidays – from Darkness to Light”
Church of St. Luke in the Fields (West Village)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm
A French Baroque Christmas: Music of Marc-Antoine Charpent
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Church of St. Luke in the Fields,
487 Hudson St, New York
St. Luke’s Christmas Fair
St. Lukes School Christmas Fair 2019
December 7, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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

Details Yet to Come for this Season..Stay tuned

The following is from last year:
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

The Nutcracker The Salzburg Marionette Theatre (Austria)
Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm
$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens
Flushing Town Hall 2019 Holiday Market
Sunday, December 8
1:00 – 5:00 pm
FREE (No RSVP Required)


Queens Historical Society

Holly Tour 2019
Sunday, December 8
1:00 – 5:00 pm
$25 at door/$20 in Advance/Free for CHILDREN (under 12- limited to 2 children per family)



George Balanchine’s Nutcracker by the NYC Ballet

Through the first week of January 2020
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 13, 2019 – Saturday, December 14, 2019
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.
Winter’s Eve 2019 – Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 pm
Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Crown Heights
856 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY


Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

Sunday, December 2 – 8
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Grand Army Plaza (in ), Brooklyn
1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 22 – live concert begins at 4:00 pm
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 23 – 6:00 pm
3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 24 – 6:00 pm
4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25 – 6:00 pm
5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 26 – 6:00 pm
6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 27 – 3:30 pm
7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 28 – 7:00 pm
8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 29 – 5:30 pm



Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

421 East 61st Street between First & York Avenues
New York, NY 10065
2019 Holiday Candlelight Tours at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
December 6 – 7, 2019
6:15 and 7:30 pm
Lunchtime Lecture: Holiday Season in 1830 NYC
December 13 at 12:30 pm


At Central Park

For specific program information of the following, including registration requirements and time of events, please call 212-860-1370.
23rd Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting
December 5, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Taking place Rain, Snow, or Shine
Taking place at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Found at the northern most end of Central Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
NYRR Midnight Run 4M
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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 2019 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 2020.
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)


West Harlem Piers

Holiday on the Hudson Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 7, 2019
4:30 – 6:30 pm
125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers


Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

& other events at Rockefeller Center Plaza at 49th Street.
Christmas Tree Lighting & Ice Show
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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.
Anchored and hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, Al Roker
Expected to appear and perform are Chicago, Brett Eldredge, Derek & Julianne Hough, John Legend, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, NE-YO, Gwen Stefani, Straight No Chaser, Skylar Astin & Alex Newell.
Annual Christmas Tuba Concert at the Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink
Sunday, December 15 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’ Annual Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 15, 2019 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
Monday, December 9 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
Tuesday, 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 8 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

Santa at Brookfield Place
Create lasting photo memories with Santa at BFPL! Photo packages start at $29.
Walk ins for photos with Santa are welcome, or reserve your spot in advance at their site.
Santa’s Schedule:
November 29 – December 24
Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
December 24: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm*
*Closed Mondays except 12/23
Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer around 3-4pm each day. Check on-site each day for exact timing.
New York Theatre Ballet:
Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker at the Winter Garden
December 6 – 9, 2019
Within the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan



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 8, 2019
4:00 – 5:15 pm
Not clear as to whether this is a paid / ticketed event.
New York Botanical Garden’s “Holiday Train Show”
Through January 26, 2020
Is Better Than Ever: See Mini NYC Landmarks & More
at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)
Purchase Your Tickets Here…
“Bar Car Nights”: Adults-Only Viewing of “Holiday Train Show”
Through the middle of January 12, 2020
(Select days within this range)
Holiday Train Show® Family Benefit
Friday, December 6, 2019
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Holiday Train Show® and Garden Terrace Room
Winter Wonderland Ball 2019 Black Tie Event
Friday, December 13, 2019
8:00 pm – 12:30 am


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 and Sing-Along
Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00 – 6:45 pm
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.””
Santa’s Corner in Bryant Park
Saturday, December 14 – 22, 2019
1:00 pm
Other items are on the way…


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

South Street Seaport District Tree Lighting
Monday, December 2, 2019
Every 2 or so years the celebration down by the Seaport seems to transform itself and it’ll appear as if it’s a bit unpredictable. Long gone are the days of the Singing Carol Tree and we’re not too sure about the strolling Santa. Regardless, there’s sure to be crowds at this year’s event just as in past years.
Winter Land: Ice Rink at the Seaport
Pier 17
Seaport District Menorah Lighting 

No details as yet

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

Saks Fifth Avenue 2019 Holiday Window Unveiling
Taking place November 25, 2019
No time provided as of this writing…
But last year’s event was scheduled for 7:00 pm
Includes a Live Performance by Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2”


NYSE Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

96th Annual NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 5, 2019
2:30 – 6:00 pm
11 Wall Street
Performances expected by Dionne Warwick, cast of Phantom of the Opera, cast of Dear Evan Hansen, Sheléa, Rhonda Vincent, Livvia, West Point Cadet Gospel Choir, cast of School of Rock, TRHibe, Leman Manhattan Preparatory School.
Plus much more…


‘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.
Annual Crafts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine 2019
December 6 – 8, 2019
Friday, December 6:
Noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 7:
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 8:
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Paul Winter’s 40th annual Winter Solstice Celebration, 2019
Thursday, December 19th, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 20th, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21st, 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
Fantasias and Carols: A Cathedral Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm
New Year’s Eve Concert For Peace
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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
Maestro David Close Leads Chorus & Orchestra in Concert of Holiday Favorites
Sunday, December 22, 2019
4:00 pm
St. Kevin R.C. Church
42-21 194th Street
Flushing, New York


At Grand Central Terminal

2019 Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair
November 18, 2019 – December 24, 2019
Monday through Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, December. 24: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day
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 2018 Annual Holiday Train Show

Dates not in yet for this year’s Train Show

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 http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/
Also visit the Grand Central Terminal Page on New Yorkled.


19th Annual Winter’s Eve At Lincoln Square

20th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
Monday, December 2, 2019
from 5:30 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 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
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
View a listing of all the following and more at this page.
Also visit the official site for additional events and details.
St. Nicholas Party for Young Adults
Friday, December 6, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 8, 2019
5:00 pm
Midtown Carol Sing Along
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
5:45 pm
A Joyous Christmas Concert featuring St. Bartholomew’s Choir
Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:30 pm
Adoration of The Magi Concert
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
7:30 pm
Christmas Pageant and Festival Eucharist
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – CHRISTMAS EVE
Christmas Day Choral Eucharist
Wednesday, December 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY
11:00 am
A Concert to Usher in the New Year
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – New Years Eve
11:00 pm


Madison Square Park 2019 Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 5, 2019
3:30 – 5:30 pm


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!
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

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.

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