NYC – 2023 Christmas – Xmas Events in New York City

2023 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
Both of which, we assure you, have NOT been updated yet either but will be in the near future.


Below this quick Calendar (shown for the sake of convenience) is the other, usual, listing of these events. Featuring other items which may not appear within the calendar listing itself.

2023 Largest Menorah Lightings

Celebrating Chanukah with the ceremonial lighting

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah at Central Park

December 7 – 14
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm each evening

Grand Army Plaza, at the southern eastern corner of Central Park, Manhattan

Largest Menorah at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza by Prospect Park

December 7 – 14
Varying times

Grand Army Plaza by Prospect Park, Brooklyn


The Cathedral of St. John The Divine Celebrates the Season With Joy of Christmas: Peace on Earth

Saturday, December 9, 2023
7:00 pm

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)


2023 Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

Saturday, December 2, 2023
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Rain date: Sunday, December 3

125th Street and Marginal Street at the West Harlem Piers right off the Hudson River



97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 23, 2023
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Plus, Balloon Inflation Viewing
Wednesday, November 22

Time of that most awesome of parade of all! The Turkey Day parade featuring so many floats, performers, clowns and more! Boy! We Can’t Wait!


Holiday Markets in NYC List:

Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn Navy Yards

Bryant Park Winter Village

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Grand Bazaar NYC: Holiday Bazaar

Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair

Queens Farm Holiday Market

Union Square Park Holiday Market



St. Lukes School’s Christmas Fair

Saturday, December 2, 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

487 Hudson Street, NYC


Glass sculpture by Trefny Dix & Bengt Hokanson

25th Annual Crafts at The Cathedral Returns to the World’s Largest Cathedral for the Holiday Shopping Season

December 1 – 3, 2023

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)

Juried fine craft show features exquisite handmade gifts of jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, and more


Holidays At the NY Botanical Garden

Holiday Train Show®

November 17, 2023 – January 15, 2024
10:00 am – 6:00 pm



November 17, 24, & 25;
December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26–30, 2023;
January 6 & 13, 2024
5:00 – 10:00 pm


Bar Car Nights (Adults Only Evenings)

December 7 & 14, 2023; January 5, 2024
7:00 – 10:00 pm


Christmas with the Bach Family

Thursday, December 7, 2023  
at 7:30 pm
6:30 pm – lecture by Dr. David Schulenberg 

Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
(1 block South of Christopher Street)




Santa Land at Macy’s Department Store

Santa Land at Macy’s Herald Square
By Reservation Only

November 24 – December 24, 2023

8th floor at Macy’s Department Store
151 W. 34th Street



2023 Inaugural Frost Fest at Luna Park in Brooklyn

Fridays through Saturdays from:
November 18 – January 7
Including December 27 & 28

Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY




2023 Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights

November 17 – January 7, 2024

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY

Ticket prices run from the mid $20s for kids to the low $40s for adults.
Advanced ticketing only.



2023 Holiday Fair at Grand Central Terminal

November 13 – December 24, 2023

Vanderbilt Hall within Grand Central Terminal, Closest to the 42nd Street Entrance


2008 Xmas Celebration / Tree Lighting at the Seaport

South Street Seaport Museum Celebrates the Holidays

Featuring the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Activities and extended hours!

Plus Hester Street Fair on Pier 17

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
5:00 – 8:00 pm



37th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue

Saturday, December 2, 2023
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Street



Joyous Christmas Concert at St. Bart’s

Monday, December 11, 2023
7:30 pm

325 Park Avenue, between 50th – 51st street

Ticket Prices range from $20 on up



St. Bart’s Church Concert to Usher in the New Year of 2024

Sunday, December 31, 2023
11:00 – 11:55 pm

St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue

Suggested Donation: $20



2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting & Other Events

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Beginning at 8:00 pm and televised live on NBC (local TV channel 4)

Hosted by Kelly Clarkson



49th Annual Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center 2023

Carols Under the Tree Celebration

Sunday, December 10, 2023
3:30 to 4:15 pm

Free and open to the public
Rockefeller Plaza Between 49th & 50th Streets and 5th & 6th Avenues
This happens to be one of our fave holiday season events. What better spot is there for this kind of holiday concern that right underneath the most famous Christmas Tree in the World?



100th Annual Wall Street Christmas Tree Lighting 2023

Thursday, November 30
3:00 – 6:00 pm

NY Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street



Lincoln Square’s Magical Lights

December 5 – 21, 2023

Special Event on the first day, December 5 beginning at 4:30 pm

Dante Park, Broadway & West 64th Street



Washington Square 2023 Holiday Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting:
Wednesday, December 6
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Holiday Caroling:
Sunday, December 24
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Washington Square Park


NYC Holiday Windows

Macy’s Department Store

By Herald Square, 6th Avenue betw. 34th & 35th Street / 34th Between 6th & 7th Avenue



Lexington Avenue betw. 59th & 60th Street


Saks Fifth Avenue Light Show and Windows

Likely to be during the week beginning with November 20

5th Avenue betw. 49th & 50th Street


Bergdof Goodman

5th Avenue betw. 57th & 58th Street


Cartier Holiday Display

Corner of 52nd and Fifth Avenue



An artistic representation of what’s in store

2023 Holiday Nostalgia Rides :: Courtesy of the NY Transit Museum

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023

Hop aboard a vintage 1930s train in December for the Holiday Season



Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Lightscape Returns for a Dazzling Winter Spectacle

November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn




George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Lincoln Center

November 24 – December 31, 2023

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza

On Christmas Eve, Clara Stahlbaum receives a magical nutcracker from her eccentric godfather. As Clara sleeps, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and whisks her away to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they battle the Mouse King and break the curse that binds the prince. Clara awakens in her living room, unsure whether the adventure was real, but forever changed by the courage she displayed.



Gingerbread NYC: The Great Borough Bake-Off

Now on View through January 15, 2024

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave, New York
On Fifth Avenue between 103rd and 104th Street




Illuminate the Farm Lantern Festival at the Queens County Farm

November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Queens County Farm
73-73 Little Neck Parkway, Queens



5th Avenue Park Slope Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 25, 2023
4:30 – 5:30 pm

4th Street Plaza at 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Free and Open to All
Featuring festivities for the family along with Santa himself


Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Featuring the wonderful Rockettes, Santa and a host of other performers.
Various Days in November and nearly every day in December to the first couple days in January 2024.

At Radio City Music Hall


CONTROL NO CONTROL – Photo Credit: Iregular

At the Flatiron District:

2023 Holidays in the Flatiron District + Tree Lighting + Winter Glow + Winter Art Installation

November 30 – December 21, 2023

Flatiron District around Madison Square Park just above 23rd Street


That which lies below are from the past year(s) and listed as a form of reference so’s you’ll have an idea as to what’s in store for the coming season.



Wyckoff House Museum’s
Sinterklaas -Nicholas Day Celebration

Saturday, December 3
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn



Joyous Christmas Concert at St. Bart’s New York

Friday, December 9, 2022
7:30 pm

325 Park Ave, New York

Celebrate the holidays this year with a seasonal selection of beloved traditional carols and festive new arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas favorites performed by the St. Bartholomew’s choir in St. Bart’s majestic 900-seat sanctuary, an architectural and acoustic marvel.

Tickets Available for Purchase



Miracle on 73rd Street Sing-A-Long

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

6:00 pm – Santa Arrives at 6:30 pm

RMH-NY l 405 East 73rd Street



Holiday Party in Downtown Brooklyn

Saturday, December 3
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Plaza at 300 Ashland Place, Lafayette + Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn

Join in for some Christmas Caroling and Holiday Cheer!

MMDG Music Director, Colin Fowler will be leading folks through the singing. Also, expect a performance by the MMDG Student Company.



Winter Wonder Weekend at Queens Botanical Garden

December 3 – 4, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden 
43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY

Free with $5 Suggested Donation

Live Music Performances, Tree Lighting, Menorah Display, Holiday Crafts, Storytime, Selfies with Santa along with Holiday Shopping and much more!



Astoria Park Tree Lighting and Holiday Fest

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Starting at 3:00 pm

Astoria Park Great Lawn, 19th Street & 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens, NYC

Featuring a musical performance, some activities for the kids, Christmas Caroling and more!
Oh yeah! ‘and of course the wonderful tree lighting itself!



Holiday Season at Hudson Yards

For the First Time Ever at Hudson Yards, Visitors can Meet Santa and Take a FREE Photo 

The 3rd Annual “Shine Bright Only at Hudson Yards Presented by Wells Fargo” will Once Again Illuminate the Entire Neighborhood with Millions of Lights

“Santa’s Secret” Naughty Immersive Holiday Experience will Return for its 2nd Season after Last Year’s Sold-Out Run 



Oratorio Society of Queens’ 2022 Holiday Concert

Maestro David Close Leads Chorus & Orchestra

Selections from “Messiah” and other Holiday Favorites

Sunday, December 18, 2022
4:00 pm

St. Kevin R.C. Church, 42-21 194th Street, Flushing, New York




Queens Theatre Christmas Performances

December 4, 10, 11, 2022
January 22, 2023

14 United Nations Ave South
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY


6th Annual Tavern on the Green Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Tavern on the Green, West 67th Street within Central park just by the entrance off of Central Park West

Featuring music, caroling and of course the wonderful tree lighting.



Fort Hamilton Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Market

Friday, December 9, 2022
4:00 – 8:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public (Registration requested)



2022 Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History

Beginning on Monday, November 21, 2022

Located on the Grand Gallery (1st Floor) of the Museum
200 Central Park West

Free with admission


Holiday House Designer Showhouse

November 10 – December 11, 2022

Encompassing two penthouse apartments this year in the 30 Story Luxury Tower, The Kent.

Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
(Closed on Mondays and November 24th & 25th)

The Kent, 200 E 95th Street 

“”Holiday House is officially returning to NYC with a Designer Showhouse this fall where approximately 20 high-end interior designers will each decorate their own chic space within two fabulous penthouse apartments in a luxury high-rise tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to be viewed by the public in an effort to raise funds for breast cancer research.””



Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 30, 2022
7:00 – 10:00 pm

Rockefeller Center Plaza
50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

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.



2022 Bryant Park Tree Lighting Show

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Begins at 6:00 pm

Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan
This year’s event will feature fireworks as well as ice skating performers.



Broadway Sings Mariah Carey Christmas Classics Holiday Spectacular

Monday, December 5
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Sony Hall, 235 W 46th Street


Winter Holiday Skating Celebration and Tree Lighting at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park

December 11, 2021
Beginning at 4:00 pm

The Rink at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park
Riverside Drive and 145th Street in Harlem


PaleyLand Holiday Extravaganza:

December 4, 2021, to January 6, 2022 

The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street



Holidays at South Street Seaport

Chanukah at the Seaport

Sunday, November 28

At the South Street Seaport on and by Pier 17

2021 South Street Seaport Tree Lighting Celebration

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Taking place on the cobble stoned streets by the Seaport’s Pier 17 along Fulton Street.


St. James’ Church

865 Madison Avenue

Christmas Pageant
December 12 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm

Caroling on the Church Steps
December 14 from 5:30 – 6:00 pm



The Parish of Calvary – St. George’s

Candlelight: A Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Sunday December 5
4:00 – 5:30 pm

The Parish of Calvary-St. George’s is delighted to present “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols.” This annual celebration holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of New Yorkers.

Get into the holiday spirit in the candlelit sanctuary of historic St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Square (7 Rutherford Pl., New York, NY 10003).

Join in singing your favorite carols, hear powerful readings that reveal the true meaning of Christmas, and listen to glorious music led by our choir and orchestra, under the direction of Kamel Boutros, music director of Calvary-St. George’s.


St. Bart’s (Bartholomew) Church

325 Park Avenue

Midtown Carol Sing-Along

Free to all

Tuesday, December 7 at 5:45 pm
Midtown Carol Sing-Along on St. Bart’s front steps

A Joyous Christmas Concert

Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm

Ticket purchases required

St. Bartholomew’s Choir performing traditional carols as well as festive new arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas favorites, all accompanied by their famed pipe organ.

Candlelight Carols

Sunday, December 19 at 5:00 pm

“Join in singing the most beautiful music of the season, with the combined choirs and organ, in the candle-lit sanctuary. Eucharist in the chapel follows the service for those who wish.”



2021 Holiday Public Art Presentation At Rockefeller Center® Revealed and on Display

November 22 – January 9, 2022



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 2, 2021, 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

Friday, December 31, 2021
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. Normally there are fireworks as well.


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)



Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Pulitzer Fountain Holiday Lighting

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 pm

764 Central Park South across from The Plaza Hotel


Holiday Harmonies

Saturday, December 18, 2021
7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
856 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY



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
Details to come

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)

25 Select nights, November 24, 2021–January 22, 2022

This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of our landmark landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful experience.

“Bar Car Nights”: Adults-Only Viewing of “Holiday Train Show”
Details to come
(Select days within this range)

Winter Wonderland Ball 2021 Black Tie Event
December 10, 2021



Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas Events

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Met
Details to come

The Ballad of the Brown King: Christmas with the Dessoff Choirs
December 19, 2021
3:00 pm

Eastern European Silver Menorah
Details to come

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.

Details to come

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
Details to come


Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration
Details to come

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
Details to come
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.


Bronx Concert Singers Holiday Concert

Bronx Concert Singers’ 40th Annual Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Antonio Vivaldi
Gloria in D Major, RV 589
St. Helena’s RC Church
1315 Olmstead Avenue in Parckchester, Bronx, NY 10462


Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland in Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Saturday, December 11, 2021
12:00 – 2:00 pm

3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx
NYC Parks Recreation Center membership required to participate



Twelve Days of Christmas’ Winter Wonderland

December 11, 2021
at 8:30 pm

A virtual and in person celebration
Learn more at the Eventbrite listing here…as well as at their official site.





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)



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


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



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”


‘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.

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…


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
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.


Madison Square Park 2019 Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting

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


Queens County Farm Yuletide Events

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


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