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Dec. 12-14 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
See a Holiday Light Show, Adopt a Pet, and Build a Gingerbread House

Dec. 12-14
Drive a mile-long trail illuminated by the 11th annual Holiday Light Show to benefit the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County.

Hop in the car to admire the twinkling lights decorating a mile-long stretch of the picturesque woodlands of Camp Edey in Bayport, Long Island. The 11th annual Holiday Light Show will be illuminated through Dec. 21 and all proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. For more seasonal outdoor adventures, drop by the Holiday Exhibit at Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, stroll through Gingerbread Boulevard at Madison Square Park in Manhattan, and celebrate at Holidays on the Hill in Katonah. Don't forget a hat and gloves!

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Saturday, Dec. 13
Just Kidding at Symphony Space presents
Push Physical Theatre

Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Manhattan
Push Physical Theatre mixes the very best of awe-inspiring acrobatics and theatrical storytelling for an amazing thrill-ride of a performance!

Sunday, Dec. 14
The Nutcracker Open House
Evolution Enrichment Center, Manhattan
The Brighton Ballet Theater performs excerpts of The Nutcracker at this special performance, perfect for younger children. Families also have the opportunity to tour the school.

Thursday, Dec. 18
Pajama Party
Monster Mini Golf, Nanuet
Wear PJs to this cozy winter party, and bring an extra pair, or a book, to donate to The Pajama Program. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided!

Friday, Dec. 19
The Nutcracker
John Cranford Adams Playhouse,
Hofstra University, Hempstead

A cast of 80 children, pre-professional, and professional dancers put on the largest production of The Nutcracker on Long Island with added music, scenes, and dances to bring this holiday classic to life.

Saturday, Dec. 20
Winter Ball 2014
Leonard's Palazzo, Great Neck
Enjoy fabulous gourmet food and an interactive holiday performance with Santa, his granddaughter, and your favorite storybook characters; plus face painting, disco music, a tree lighting, and prizes.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, Dec. 12

• Hear pop star performances at Z100 & Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge in Manhattan

• Add a four-legged friend to your family during Best Friends Animal Society's Super Adoption event in Brooklyn. Also on Saturday and Sunday.

• Learn about the history of fashion at The Secret of Dresses in Queens

• Young chefs will learn to make tasty treats during Kids in the Kitchen on Long Island

• Listen to a special Elf on the Shelf Storytime followed by crafts and games in Rockland

• Enjoy a play, a carriage-ride, and a holiday dance at Lantern Light Tours in Mystic, CT. Various dates through Dec. 27.

Saturday, Dec. 13

• Attend a tree lighting party at Holiday on the Hudson in Manhattan

• Satisfy your sweet tooth at Travelin' Treats in Brooklyn. Also on Sunday.

• Build an edible masterpiece during a Gingerbread House Workshop in Queens

• Celebrate the holidays with your favorite first grader at Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells on Long Island

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Saturday, Dec. 13 (cont'd)

• Admire local artists and get creative at Inbeon Con on Long Island

• Stay warm this winter—Make Mittens in Westchester

• Go out or stay in while kids get crafty at Parents Night Out Art Party in Rockland

Ride a Vintage Train to Visit Santa Claus in Danbury, CT. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 21.

Sunday, Dec. 14

• Join a holiday-themed Historic Walking Tour as part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer in Manhattan

• Shop, eat, drink, and craft at the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar in Brooklyn

• Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa at a Winter Holiday Festival Workshop in Queens

• Embark on a Winter Wildlife Safari on Long Island

• Get your groove on while supporting a good cause during ZUMBAthon Holiday Charity Event in Westchester

• Join Angelina Ballerina for food and fun at the First Annual Nutcracker Breakfast in Fairfield, CT
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It's getting cold out there! Check out our best ideas for winter activities.

Winter vacation is almost here! What plans do you have for your children while they're out of school? Check out all the awesome school vacation camps offered in the NY metro area for fun daytime activities. Winter break is also a great time to start tackling our to-do list of the best winter activities in your area. If it's just too cold to brave the outdoors, cozy up by the fire with these boredom busters to keep the winter blues at bay!

Jen Rudin Casting Offering
Kids Improv and Audition
Coaching Sessions
Win 4 Tickets to Eglevsky Ballet's
The Nutcracker on Long Island
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