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Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Plan your family's best weekend yet in Queens!


Enjoy these fun things to do this weekend with your kids in Queens. Start planning your weekend now with our robust list of the top things to do in Queens.


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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Circo Vazquez

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Dec. 12, Mondays-Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
WHERE: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Circus Vazquez has unforgettable performances with amazing acts from all over the world!  WANT TO GO? $25-$60. 877-829-7839.
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NYC Winter Lantern Festival: Illuminate The Farm

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Jan. 9, Thursdays-Sundays 11/25-12/23 and Daily 12/16-1/02, 4:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See a dazzling display of festive holiday lights and handmade lanterns in the shape of flowers, tractors, your favorite farm animals, and many many more. WANT TO GO? $24.99; $29.99 12/23-1/02; $16.99 ages 3-12.
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Photos with Santa

WHEN: Dec. 2 - 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 718-326-3300.
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Winter Family Outing: Winter Trees

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-3pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Kids learn about the various parts of trees and their functions, and use parts of trees to make a craft to take home! Ages 4 to 12-year-olds with an adult. WANT TO GO? $22 per child and adult. 718-886-3800.
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The Dragon King by Tanglewood Marionettes

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 11, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. WANT TO GO? In person: $12; $8 children and members; Online: $5; $3 children and members. 718-463-7700.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Baby + Me Yoga

WHEN: Oct. 1 - Dec. 17, Fridays, 10:45-11:30am
WHERE: Sacred Space Astoria, 2905 21st Ave, Astoria, NY
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: Sing or listen to nursery rhymes, bond with Baby (ages 6 weeks-12 months), and practice yoga while building a community. WANT TO GO? $25. 646-397-5695.
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Toddler Yoga

WHEN: Oct. 1 - Dec. 17, Fridays, 9:30-10:15am
WHERE: Sacred Space Astoria, 29-05 21st Ave, Astoria, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Sing and dance while shaping bodies into animals & elements we see in nature. Strong walkers to 3 years old.  WANT TO GO? $22. 646-397-5695.
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Toddler Yoga Dance

WHEN: Oct. 2 - Dec. 18, Saturdays, 9-9:45am
WHERE: Sacred Space Astoria, 2905 21st Ave, Astoria, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: This high energy blend of yoga and dance give children the opportunity to explore balance, direction, rhythm and music. WANT TO GO? $25. 646-397-5695.
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Family Yoga

WHEN: Oct. 3 - Dec. 19, Sundays, 1:15-2:15pm
WHERE: Sacred Space Astoria, 2905 21st Ave, Astoria, NY
AGES: 5-8, Adult
WHAT: Family Yoga is a fun class for a child (6+) and their grown up to explore and learn yoga together.  WANT TO GO? $25 per adult + $10 for 1 child; $5 per additional child. 646-397-5695.
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Photos with Santa

WHEN: Nov. 12 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd, Located on Level 3, near Champs, Elmhurst, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland.  WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 718-690-3222.
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Tree Celebration FREE

WHEN: Nov. 29 - Dec. 27, 10am-8pm, daily
WHERE: The Shops at Skyview, 40-24 College Point Blvd, , Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Admire the decorated trees and vote for your favorite!  WANT TO GO? 718-460-2000.
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Holiday Cheer FREE

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 18, Fridays and Saturdays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Shops at Skyview, 40-24 College Point Blvd, , Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy DIY crafts and other festive fun!  WANT TO GO? 718-460-2000.
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Selfies with Santa FREE

WHEN: Dec. 4 - 18, Saturdays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Shops at Skyview Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Level 4 outside of Forever 21 Red , Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Sleigh the Holiday season with Selfies with Santa! Capture everlasting memories with the man himself. WANT TO GO? 718-460-2000.
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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

WHEN: Dec. 5 - 11, Sunday, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm; Saturday, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece. This workshop takes place outdoors. Please dress for the weather. All materials and garden admission included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). Does not include parking. Registration is required. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. 

WANT TO GO? $35; $30 members. 718-886-3800.
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Miracle on 26th Avenue!

WHEN: Dec. 5 - 19, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm; Saturday, December 11, 3-7pm
WHERE: The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 212-09 26th Ave., Bayside, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Come and meet the Original “NEW YORK SANTA” at The Bay Terrace Shopping Center! Unwrapped toys and monetary donations will bring holiday happiness to the children at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Toys for Tots & many others.

WANT TO GO? Please bring a toy or monetary donation. 718-631-0997.
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Puppet show & Puppet Making

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 10, 4-5pm
WHERE: Playlab Kids, 135-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: A holiday puppet show followed by puppet making.  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $45. 718-353-3536.
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Kwanzaa Celebration 2021: The Legacy Continues!

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 11, 7pm
WHERE: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) in partnership with Queensborough Community College Dance Program (QCC Dance), Rhythm N Dance, Ebony Oasis and the Kofago Dance Ensemble presents Kwanzaa Celebration 2021: The Legacy Continues! The performance features choreography by performing artists who are all brought together to celebrate Kwanzaa through dance and culture.

“Kwanzaa Celebration 2021: The Legacy Continues,” will be their fourth annual event, which tells the unifying and creative interpretation of Kwanzaa - an African American and Pan-African holiday, celebrating family, community, and culture. Celebrated from December 26 through January 1, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa, from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili, a Pan-African language most widely spoken language of the African continent.

WANT TO GO? $10-$30. 718-658-7400.
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Queens Holiday Market Fundraiser

WHEN: Dec. 11 - 18, Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Connected Chef, 49-05 5th Street , Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Double your shopping impact by supporting local makers & the Lifeline Grocery initiative bringing free and sliding scale groceries to families across Queens. There will be local vendors with wares from food, artists, jewelry, clothing and more. 

WANT TO GO? $25 family ticket; $15 individual ticket.
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Wreathmaking Workshop

WHEN: Dec. 11 - 12, 10–12pm and 1–3pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Make your own evergreen wreath. The museum will provide the materials; just bring-your-own garden shears. Ticket price includes evergreen boughs, one wire wreath frame, floral wire and one red bow. WANT TO GO? $35. 718-347-3276.
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Christmas Grand Market: A Caribbean Christmas Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 12, 4:30-8pm
WHERE: Merrick Academy-Queens Public Charter School, 136-25 218th St., Laurelton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Braata Productions presents the annual Christmas Grand Market: A Caribbean Christmas experience. This year's event returns to an in-person format after going virtual last year due to the pandemic. The Christmas Grand Market keeps alive the old, rural Jamaican Christmas tradition by showcasing authentic folk forms of fine and culinary arts, dancing, and music. WANT TO GO? $20-30. 917-668-2209.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

Whether you're looking for fun things to do with your kids right here in Queens or you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination, there’s lots to do this weekend with your family in the World's Borough, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Queens—you're sure to find something to do that keeps the whole family happy and having fun! Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in Queens with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Astoria, Floral Park, Flushing Meadows, Corona, Jamaica, Bayside, Woodside, Corona Park, Flushing, Long Island City, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, and the Rockaways, and check out our calendar for hundreds of things to do each month! You can also find things to do around the area in our ManhattanBrooklynWestchesterRockland, and Long Island roundups.

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