Here are 11 fun things to do with kids in Queens this December, including free holiday events, a new movie-themed exhibit, ad more in Astoria, Bayside, Douglaston, Floral Park, Flushing, Jamaica, and Kew Gardens.
Several versions of this timeless ballet will be performed across NYC this holiday season. Get the details on our top 11 performance picks here.
The Art of Rise of the Guardians
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria
Through March 3
Find out how the DreamWorks team created Jack Frost and the other colorful stars of the new film Rise of the Guardians in an exhibit running through March 3 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
First Night and Tree Lighting
Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island
Cross the border into Long Island to visit with Santa Claus and enjoy live holiday music and a tree lighting ceremony for all ages.
Flushing Historic Holiday Houses Tour
Flushing Town Hall, Flushing
Celebrate the holidays with a seasonal tour of Flushing’s historic sites. Free for children ages 12 and younger.
Carols ’n’ Cookies ’n’ Cocoa ’n’ Cheer
The Center at Maple Grove, Kew Gardens
The renowned choral group Voices That Blend will perform old-time favorites and there will be a video presentation of Jacob’s Gift, which documents how Christmas caroling began in 1911 here in Queens. Treats, too! FREE!
Vienna Boys Choir Presents Christmas in Vienna
Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, Flushing
The angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir usher in the holiday season when they present Christmas in Vienna. This choir is the modern-day descendant of the boys’ choirs from the Viennese Court, dating back to the late Middle Ages. The group’s extraordinary talent is known worldwide, and its repertoire includes old-style medieval melodies, contemporary music, and of course, holiday classics you’re sure to recognize.
Hands-On History: Decorate the Manor
King Manor Museum, Jamaica
Learn how Rufus King celebrated the holidays while you help deck the manor museum for the season. FREE!
Make Your Own Gingerbread House
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
Little chefs can show off their creativity when they design, build, and decorate their own architectural masterpiece to take home during a Make Your Own Gingerbread House workshop.
Flushing Town Hall, Flushing
Learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and celebrate the roots of African music, song, and dance at a Kwanzaa Celebration featuring the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble.
Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Holiday Concert
Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Bayside
Enjoy excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, traditional holiday carols, and Hanukkah favorites at the Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Holiday Concert, featuring the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens under the direction of Maestro David Close.
Holiday Open House
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park
Post-Christmas fun includes tours of the decorated farmhouse, craft activities for kids, and mulled cider. FREE!
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