South Street Seaport Museum Celebrates the Holidays
Featuring the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Activities and extended hours!
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
5:00 – 8:00 pm
South Street Seaport area, just west of the East River in Lower Manhattan
Get into the festive spirit at the South Street Seaport Museum! The Seaport Museum will be opening the introductory galleries for special extended hours from 5–8pm during the Seaport neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting event on Tuesday, November 28, 2023!
Witness the annual tree lighting on the cobblestone streets from 6-7pm, and pop into the Museum’s introduction galleries at 12 Fulton Street for some seasonal delight. Families and visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in the creative fun by crafting your own baggywrinkle, charming maritime-inspired decorations perfect for the holidays, using vibrant yarn. Baggywrinkle, traditionally made from unraveled ropes, is a ships’ tool used to safeguard sails from damage.
Live performances and additional family activities will take place on Fulton Street during the evening to mark the official start of the holidays.
Hester Street Fair at Pier 17
The following comes courtesy of their latest newsletter:
“”They’re taking over a new cozy storefront at 18 Fulton St. and will have vendors inside and out.””
“”Some specials they’re offering include complimentary gift wrapping and a chance to get your holiday portrait professionally done. As for shopping? Purchase your gifts again this year from small and local businesses. Not only does it mean that you’re supporting independent creators, but you also have great taste and prefer unique gifts over mass-produced and ordinary ones.””