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Looking for kids activities and events near you in the New York area this weekend? NYMetroParents produces the largest family event calendar in the city for parents just like you who are looking for kids events today and this weekend. Use the filters below to sort for kids events near you, by age range, and more. If you’re looking for recommendations, our editors round up their picks for the best kids events in BrooklynManhattanQueensLong IslandWestchester and Rockland.

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IN PERSON Cross County Center Photos with Santa

  • Dec. 04, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-8pm (closed from 3-4pm); Sundays, 11am-7pm (closed from 2:30pm-3pm). Christmas Eve Santa will be available from 9am-5pm (closed from 1pm to 2pm)
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • $39.99 and up

This year Cross County Center is taking every precaution to create a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for families. Santa will be featured...

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ONLINE The Gift of Giving: A Little Women Experiene

  • Dec. 15, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , At your own pace
  • Hedgepig Ensemble
  • , Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Sliding Scale

If you are looking to build holiday cheer this year, look no further! As a joyful virtual alternative to their annual holiday production of Little ...

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ONLINE Holiday Celebration

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Irvington Theater
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • $12

Enjoy an evening of music, comedy, and storytelling to celebrate the season’s end.

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ONLINE Seashell Ornaments

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 suggested donation

From clams to sea snails, to hermit crabs, learn all about animals who spend their lives in shells! Decorate a special shell ornament to hang up at...

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ONLINE Irvington Theater's Holiday Celebration

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Irvington Town Hall Theater
  • 85 Main Street, Irvington
  • All Ages
  • $12

The city sidewalks may not be so busy this year, but there's no place like home for the holidays! Parker Reilly and the Electric Stories jam to...

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IN PERSON Drive In: A Christmas Story

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 7pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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ONLINE Kennedy Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 04, 2020, 4pm
  • Kennedy Plaza
  • Kennedy Plaza, Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Annual Kennedy Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Event will be held virtually this year. Tune in to watch with the whole family!

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IN PERSON Annual Christmas Tree Sale and Christmas Market - ALL OUTDOORS

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 8am-12pm
  • Huguenot Memorial Church
  • 901 Pelhamdale Ave., Pelham
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This year's Huguenot Memorial Church's Annual Charitable Christmas Tree Sale will be entirely outside and trees will be spread out by heigh...

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ONLINE Our Virtual Holiday Show: Traditions

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 7pm
  • Our Fabulous Variety Show
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • Donation Based

Our Fabulous Variety Show (OFVS) presents their fourth and final Our Virtual Holiday Show: Traditions via Zoom! OFVS will present a holiday themed ...

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ONLINE Holiday Music, with French Horn & Harp

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 1pm
  • St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Alyssa Reit (on Harp) and Peter Reit (French Horn) perform an hour of Holiday music. This is a distance presentation, through a shared platform. Re...

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ONLINE Story Time: Tad Hills presents Mistletoe: A Christmas Story

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. , Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Bestselling author-illustrator Tad Hills is bringing the holiday cheer to Greenlight with his heartwarming new picture book, Mistletoe, about a swe...

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IN PERSON December at the Garden: WINTER TREES TOUR

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh cut pine, fir, and other evergreens! This workshop will be held outdoors on QBG’s covered ...

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ONLINE Rockland County Online Holiday Shopping Expo

  • Dec. 05, 2020 - Nov. 09, 2020 , Saturday at 12pm-Monday at 7pm
  • The Rockland Business Women's Network
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • Free admission; prices vary for goods

The Rockland County Online Holiday Shopping Expo will offer every business in Rockland County the opportunity to showcase their products and servic...

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IN PERSON Drive In: The Santa ClausE

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 7pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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IN PERSON SINTERKLAAS – SAINT NICHOLAS DAY

  • Dec. 05, 2020, 2-4:30pm
  • Wyckoff House Museum
  • 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the Wyckoff House Museum for their 19th Annual Sinterklaas- St. Nicholas Day Celebration and enjoy craft activities, tree lighting, ...

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IN PERSON Santa Brunch

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 10am, 12pm and 2pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $54.95 (Members: $49.95); $26.95 (Members: $23.95) children 3-12; $5 children 2 and younger

Celebrate the season at the Long Island Aquarium's annual Santa Brunch! Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch in the beautiful Sea Star Ballroom...

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IN PERSON KiDS NEED MoRE DRiVE-iN MoViE NiGHT: DOUBLE FEATURE- The Year Without A Santa Claus Rudolph and The Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 6pm
  • Costello's Ace Hardware & Garden Center of Copiague
  • 705 Montauk Highway, Copiague
  • All Ages
  • Any donation

Enjoy Drive-in Movie fun! All proceeds benefit kids with life-threatening illness. Raffle tickets availabe to win a Webber Grill donated by AC...

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ONLINE Petra and Wolfie

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 11am and 2pm
  • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
  • 58 Seventh Ave., Park Slope
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music  online for two screenings only of their whimsical family concert, Petra & Wolf...

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ONLINE Virtual Glenview Holiday Tour: A Gilded Age Christmas

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get a glimpse into how Gilded Age families celebrated the holiday season, like the Trevors, the first residents of Glenview. Laura Vookles, Chair o...

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ONLINE Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 5:30pm
  • Ward Melville Heritage Organization
  • 97P Main St., Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Ward Melville Heritage Organization for a Virtual Tree Lighting on the Village Green on the Stony Brook Village Facebook – LIVE:&nbs...

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IN PERSON Drive In: Miracle of 34th Street

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 5pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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IN PERSON Photos with Santa + Toy Drive

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Old Stone House
  • 336 3rd St., Park Slope
  • All Ages
  • $10

Get in the holiday spirit by taking a photo with Santa in socially distanced 2D. Guests will line up along the 4th Street side of Old Stone Ho...

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ONLINE 2020 Holiday Historic House Tour

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Queens Historical Society
  • 143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $5

2020 marks the 375th anniversary of Flushing! At the time of its founding by the Dutch, it was known as Vlissingen, however, it received its modern...

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ONLINE Build a Menorah Workshop with Lowe's

  • Dec. 06, 2020, 2pm
  • Chabad Of The Beaches
  • 60 W Beech St. , Long Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 per kit

Pick up Menorah Tool Kits and Chanukah Treats, then  Build it Together at home on Zoom. Lowe’s Apron for first 15 sign ups. Advanced reg...

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IN PERSON Christmas Tree Lighting and Lighting of the Menorah Ceremony

  • Dec. 08, 2020, 4:30-6pm
  • Inc. Village of Hempstead
  • , Village of Hempstead
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Please join Mayor Don Ryan and Rabbi Abe (Beth Israel) to celebrate the holidays! RSVP for more information. 

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IN PERSON CELEBRATE CHANUKAH WITH CAR MENORAH PARADE FOLLOWED BY ANNUAL GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING

  • Dec. 10, 2020, 5pm
  • THE Chai Center and Chabad of Mid-Suffolk
  • 318 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Cars line up at 5:00PM at Chabad of Mid-Suffolk (318 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack, NY), and leave at 6:00PM to go to The Chai Center (501 Van...

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IN PERSON Chabad Of Port Washington Presents: Drive In Menorah Lighting & Concert

  • Dec. 10, 2020, 5pm
  • North Hempstead Town Park, Bar Beach
  • 175 W Shore Road, Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car

Join Chabad of Port Washington for their Drive In Menorah Lighting & Concert on the first night of Chanukah! Hear live music, see a light ...

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ONLINE CHANUKAH: FIRST NIGHT, LAST NIGHT FAMILY EXPERIENCE

  • Dec. 10, 2020, 5pm
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • , Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the families of the JCC for a celebration of Chanukah on the first and last night of candle-lighting. Together we will kindle the lights of th...

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IN PERSON Drive In: Home Alone

  • Dec. 11, 2020, 7pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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IN PERSON Drive In: Jack Frost

  • Dec. 11, 2020, 9:30pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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ONLINE Joy Around the World: The Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt for Kids

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 5pm
  • Watson Adventures
  • , New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19 per person

Wishing you could find a way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family? Join Watson Adventures on a virtual sleigh ride across the internet...

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IN PERSON Youth Ornament Making Workshop

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 1:30-3pm or 3:30-5pm
  • Clay Art Center
  • 40 Beech Street, Port Chester
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Plan a great afternoon with friends or family in this fun and messy clay class making ornaments! The professional ceramic artists will guide you th...

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ONLINE Holiday Story Time with the Greenlight staff!

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. , Fort Greene
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Bestselling author-illustrator Tad Hills is bringing the holiday cheer to Greenlight with his heartwarming new picture book, Mistletoe, about a swe...

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IN PERSON The Nutcracker

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 2pm
  • Alice Austen House
  • 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • $25

In partnership with Spotlight Repertory Theatre, the Alice Austen House Museum will present a rendition of The Nutcracker, a play, on...

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ONLINE Virtual Holiday Spectacular: Broadway Comes to Glenview!

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 4pm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • Pay as you wish

Get a glimpse into how Gilded Age families celebrated the holiday season, like the Trevors, the first residents of Glenview. Laura Vookles, Chair o...

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ONLINE Hanukkah Lollapalooza( VIRTUAL)

  • Dec. 12, 2020, 5-6:45pm
  • Beth Shalom v’ Emeth Reform Temple( B’ShERT)
  • 83 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join B'ShERT virtually for the 3rd night of Hanukkah to celebrate with an all ages evening of fun. Advanced registration required. 

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IN PERSON Holiday Pop-Up Shop

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 12-5pm
  • On the Beat Pop-Ups
  • 2486 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This Holiday Pop-up Shop will have a various selection of local businesses from the NYC area. Complimentary champagne will be available f...

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IN PERSON The Amazing Holiday Scavenger Hunt

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 2-3:30pm (1:30pm registration)
  • Time Warner Center
  • 10 Coumbus Circle, New York
  • All Ages
  • $25 per person

POGO Events presents The Amazing Holiday Scavenger Hunt. A series of clues leads you around Central Park and Columbus Circle performing physical an...

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ONLINE Virtual Family Concert - Holiday Party!

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 12pm and 5pm
  • Laurie Berkner
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20; $80 Meet & Greet Add-On Package

Sing, dance, and play interactive games through your device with Laurie Berkner and special guest Susie Lampert as they perform your favorite songs...

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IN PERSON Drive In Chanukah Experience

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 5pm
  • At the Dobbs Ferry commuter lot
  • 100 Palisades St., Dobbs Ferry
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Looking for a fun,interactive and Covid safe family experience this Chanukah? For the first time ever.. a drive in Chanukah multi media experience ...

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ONLINE Young Families Chanukah

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 9:30am
  • Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Chanukah isn’t only about candles and chocolate gelt. It’s about heroes who save the day – and being proud to be Jewish! Join Con...

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IN PERSON CHANUKAH DRIVE-IN

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 5-5:45pm
  • Chabad of Rivertowns
  • 303 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
  • All Ages
  • $36 suggested donation per car

Looking for a fun, interactive and Covid safe family experience this Chanukah? For the first time ever.. a drive in Chanukah multi media experience...

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IN PERSON Drive In: Irving Berlin's White Christmas

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 5pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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IN PERSON Menorah Car Parade

  • Dec. 13, 2020, 10:30am, set up; 11am, parade begins
  • Chabad Of Port Washington
  • 80 Road, Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; free for Chabad Hebrew School Families

Join Chabad of Port Washington for their Drive In Menorah Lighting & Concert on the first night of Chanukah! Hear live music, see a light ...

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ONLINE Young Families and Explorers Chanukah Candle-Lighting

  • Dec. 14, 2020, 4pm
  • Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Chanukah isn’t only about candles and chocolate gelt. It’s about heroes who save the day – and being proud to be Jewish! Join Con...

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ONLINE Virtual Storytime: A Pussycat's Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown

  • Dec. 16, 2020, 11:30am
  • Hudson River Museum
  • 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy the holiday season and its appeal to all the senses through the eyes of a cat, with the book A Pussycat’s Christmas, writ...

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ONLINE Christmas Ornaments

  • Dec. 16, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Virtually design a holiday ornament. Pick up supplies via the library's curbside service (Registration required).

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ONLINE That Motown Band Holiday Show Livestream

  • Dec. 17, 2020, 8pm
  • Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
  • $15

LIVESTREAMED FROM THE FAMOUS WHBPAC MAINSTAGE Relive the magic of Motown this holiday season when That Motown Band performs their famous soul, blue...

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ONLINE Toys, Toys, Toys!

  • Dec. 18, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 suggested donation

From clams to sea snails, to hermit crabs, learn all about animals who spend their lives in shells! Decorate a special shell ornament to hang up at...

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IN PERSON Drive In: Elf

  • Dec. 18, 2020, 7pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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IN PERSON A SLIGHTLY WICKED HOLIDAY SHOW

  • Dec. 19, 2020, 4pm
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
  • All Ages
  • $56

Celebrate the holiday season with some of Broadway’s best at The Ridgefield Playhouse in a brand new holiday show that’s perfect for th...

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ONLINE Angela Thomas

  • Dec. 19, 2020 - Nov. 19, 2020 , 11:30am-6:30pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
  • 1 Center Street, Newark
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate culture, community and creative expression at NJPAC's annual Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace! This year's virtual festival runs ...

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IN PERSON Drive In: The Grinch

  • Dec. 19, 2020, 7pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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ONLINE Kwanzaa 2020 - Global Edition

  • Dec. 20, 2020, 6pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kwanzaa is a celebration held across the US and in other nations of the African Diaspora. It is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, culminating in a f...

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IN PERSON Light Up the Harbor

  • Dec. 20, 2020, 2pm
  • Sag Harbor Historical Society
  • 174 Main St., Sag Harbor
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join SHHS outside the Annie Cooper Boyd House to hear The Dickens Carolers perform and for the presentation of the Holiday Home Decorating awards. ...

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IN PERSON Drive In: It's a Wonderful Life

  • Dec. 20, 2020, 5pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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ONLINE 'NAVIDAD: A MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS'

  • Dec. 25, 2020, 7pm
  • Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
  • ,
  • All Ages

“Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” celebrates the holiday traditions experienced by a young person of Mexican immigrant parents gr...

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IN PERSON Drive In: Prep & Landing

  • Dec. 26, 2020, 7pm
  • The Gateway
  • 215 South Country Road, Bellport
  • All Ages
  • $40 per car

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, h...

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IN PERSON Good Riddance Day

  • Dec. 28, 2020, 12pm
  • Times Square
  • Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Each year, millions of viewers watch the Times Square Ball Drop from NYC and around the globe, and this year, for the first time ever, the event wi...

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IN PERSON Fishes & Wishes New Year’s Eve Dinner

  • Dec. 31, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $99 (Members: $89); $60 (Members: $55) children 3-12; $5 children 2 and younger

Celebrate the season at the Long Island Aquarium's annual Santa Brunch! Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch in the beautiful Sea Star Ballroom...

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IN PERSON St. Nicholas Day in a Box

  • Dec. 05, 2020 - Dec. 06, 2020 , 45 minute programs at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm each day
  • Historical Society of Rockland County
  • 20 Zukor Road, New City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per box (one box per child)

The Historical Society of Rockland County is striving to keep this holiday tradition alive with their 59th annual Saint Nicholas Day program. They&...

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IN PERSON December at the Garden: WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

  • Dec. 05, 2020 - Dec. 06, 2020 , 11am-1pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $35; $30 members

Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh cut pine, fir, and other evergreens! This workshop will be held outdoors on QBG’s covered ...

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IN PERSON November Program Schedule: Wreath Making

  • Dec. 19, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 1:30pm
  • Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
  • 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home. Decorate it with flora collected from right here at the west end, and learn about what grows here and...

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ONLINE New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop

  • Dec. 31, 2020 - Jan. 01, 2021 , 6pm
  • Times Square
  • Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Each year, millions of viewers watch the Times Square Ball Drop from NYC and around the globe, and this year, for the first time ever, the event wi...

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IN PERSON Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Dec. 03, 2020 - Dec. 05, 2020 , Thursday performance, 4pm; Tree lightings, 5pm
  • Empire Outlets
  • 55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Empire Outlets has transformed into a winter wonderland, with a festive socially-distant lighting ceremony for the 40-foot holiday tree marking the...

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ONLINE SANTA’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA (Virtual)

  • Dec. 11, 2020 - Dec. 13, 2020 , Friday, 6:30pm; Saturday, 10am; Sunday, 10am
  • White Plains Performing Arts Center
  • 11 City Place , White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $20

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of their friends from all over the world for this exciting Holiday Show! SANTA'S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA is a speci...

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IN PERSON Chanukah Family Fest

  • Dec. 13, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Sunday-Tuesday, 10am-1:30pm and 2-5pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-5pm
  • Jewish Children's Museum
  • 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $15

It’s Chanukah! It’s time for festive celebrations and family fun. Join the Jewish Children’s Museum for the ultimate Chanuka...

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ONLINE A CHRISTMAS CAROL

  • Dec. 18, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Friday, 8pm; Saturday 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, 5pm; Tuesday, 8pm; Wednesday, 3pm and 8pm; Thursday, 5pm
  • Merchant's House Museum
  • 29 E. 4th St., East Village
  • All Ages
  • A donation of $30 per viewer is suggested for those who can afford to give.

This December, one like no other, Summoners Ensemble Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE returns for its 8th holiday...

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ONLINE Holiday Light Show

  • Dec. 19, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , 8pm, nightly
  • Empire State Building
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

World-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman will choreograph the Empire State Building's annual holiday light show, which will premiere on S...

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IN PERSON Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting

  • Dec. 10, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , 12/10, 5pm; 12/11, 3:30pm; 12/12, 7pm; 12/13, 5:30pm, 12/14-12/17, 6pm
  • Grand Army Plaza
  • Prospect Park West and Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kick off the first night of Chanukah with a Concert at 5pm and then stay for the lighting of Brooklyn's largest Menorah! Every night ...

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IN PERSON Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting

  • Dec. 10, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , 12/10, 5pm; 12/11, 3:30pm; 12/12, 7pm; 12/13, 5:30pm, 12/14-12/17, 6pm
  • Grand Army Plaza
  • Prospect Park West and Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kick off the first night of Chanukah with a Concert at 5pm and then stay for the lighting of Brooklyn's largest Menorah! Every night ...

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IN PERSON Menorah Lighting

  • Dec. 10, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursday, 6pm; Friday, 3:30pm; Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday-Thursday, 6pm
  • Andrew J. Parise Park
  • 257 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Chabad of the Five Towns, which serves the communities of Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, I...

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IN PERSON and ONLINE Outdoor Menorah Lighting

  • Dec. 10, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 , Thursday, 5:30pm; Friday, 3:30pm; Saturday, 6:30pm; Sunday-Thursday, 5:30pm
  • Chabad Of The Beaches
  • 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Pick up Menorah Tool Kits and Chanukah Treats, then  Build it Together at home on Zoom. Lowe’s Apron for first 15 sign ups. Advanced reg...

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IN PERSON Silent Nights

  • Dec. 04, 2020 - Dec. 12, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 3-7pm
  • Boscobel House
  • 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 Senior; $6 Child (ages 5-18); Free to healthcare workers, members, and children under age 5

Silent Nights at Boscobel will offer guests the opportunity to peacefully stroll along outdoor walkways of twinkling lights through a landscape of ...

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IN PERSON CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE

  • Dec. 05, 2020 - Dec. 13, 2020 , Weekends, 1-6pm
  • Museum Village
  • 1010 Route 17M, Monroe
  • All Ages
  • $5; free for ages 3 and younger

Join Museum Village for their very special expanded walk-through Christmas in the Village event, now with evening hours! Explore the festive and fu...

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IN PERSON Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol

  • Dec. 12, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 1-3:30pm
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • 895 Shore Road, Bronx
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $40

Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol recreates the famous performance tour by Charles Dickens in 1867 with his classic tale bringing the travails of...

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IN PERSON Let There Be Light!

  • Dec. 12, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Saturdays, 5-9pm; Sundays, 5-8pm; Friday, 6-9pm
  • GARNER Arts Center
  • 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville
  • All Ages
  • $25-$35

GARNER Art Center's LET THERE BE LIGHT! is a drive-through art and light show. This COVID-safe, family-friendly, holiday season-themed attracti...

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IN PERSON Adventureland Ginger Bells

  • Dec. 05, 2020 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:30am-1pm and 2pm-4:30pm
  • Adventureland
  • 2245 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale
  • All Ages
  • $49.99

Ginger Bells is a family fun holiday event. Safety is their #1 priority so social distancing and mask wearing will be required. Your Ginger Bells t...

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ONLINE Virtual Performance of New York Theatre Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Dec. 09, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Premieres on Wednesdays, 12pm
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Experience the magic of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, virtually! Watch as dancers from the New York Theatre Ballet perform vi...

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IN PERSON GREEN MEADOWS HOLIDAY WONDERLAND 2020

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Dec. 06, 2020 , Weekends, 11am-5pm
  • Aviator Sports and Events Center
  • Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park
  • All Ages
  • $12

Join Green Meadows at their HOLIDAY WONDERLAND! They have Decked the Farm with thousands of beautiful flowers that transform it into an e...

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IN PERSON The Art Box at Ridge Hill

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 13, 2020 , Fridays, 12-7pm; Saturdays, 12-8pm; Sundays, 1-6pm
  • Ridge Hill
  • 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Ridge Hill has partnered with Outside the Lines Consulting, led by art historian and museum professional Carol S. Ward, to create The Art ...

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IN PERSON Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar

  • Dec. 05, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Just in time for holiday gift giving, this popular and well-attended sale of regional artists and artisans and their wares has returned! Items for ...

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IN PERSON Victorian Christmas at Moran Studio

  • Nov. 29, 2020 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Sunday, November 29 from 11am-2pm; Fridays and Saturdays, December 4-19, 11am-5pm
  • Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio
  • 229 Main Street, East Hampton
  • All Ages
  • $5

Join the East Hampton Historical Society for a very special holiday exhibition at the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio (circa 1884). Upon enter...

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IN PERSON Photos with Santa

  • Dec. 04, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Green Acres Mall
  • 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream
  • All Ages
  • Meeting Santa is free, photo packages available

Santa wouldn't miss this visit for anything! Santa will be at Green Acres mall and will be located at the Kay Jeweler's hallway. ...

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CANCELED IN PERSON 'Broadway at the Drive-in'

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm
  • Radial Park at Halletts Point
  • 27-50 1st Street, Astoria
  • All Ages
  • $65 per vehicle (up to 5 passengers) or picnic table (up to 4 people)

Head to Astoria to experience the Christmas Show, featuring new and classic Christmas flicks, live performances, a holiday-themed installation, gam...

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IN PERSON Holiday Tours

  • Dec. 05, 2020 - Dec. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm
  • John Jay Homestead
  • 400 Jay Street, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • $50

Celebrate the holiday season at John Jay Homestead with a selfguided tour of the first floor of John Jay's historic Bedford House focused on th...

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IN PERSON Bright Lights at The Vanderbilt

  • Nov. 28, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Fridays-Sundays, 5-9pm
  • Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
  • 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
  • All Ages
  • Adults: $25; $20 members; Children: $15; $10 members

Join the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium for a socially-distant, outdoor holiday festival! Every weekend they will be featuring holiday ligh...

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IN PERSON The Makers Show at Citypoint

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Fridays-Sundays, 11am-8pm
  • Citypoint
  • 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A holiday market in downtown Brooklyn. Shop local, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA. 

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ONLINE Virtual Greenwich Holiday Stroll, 24 Days of Holiday Shopping & Dining

  • Dec. 01, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , All Day
  • Greenwich Shops and Restaurants
  • VIRTUAL, Greenwich
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Tradition Continues! Greenwich Holiday Stroll Reimagined! Treasured Holiday Event Goes Virtual December 1 - 24, 2020 The Stroll Must Go On! 202...

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IN PERSON Photos with Santa

  • Dec. 01, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 12-8pm and Sundays, 11am-7pm; December 7, closed; December 24, 9am-5pm
  • The Shops at Atlas Park
  • 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Santa wouldn't miss this visit for anything! Rest assured, Santa and his elves have made every effort to provide a memorable - and contact...

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ONLINE Santa Claus is Coming to Zoom

  • Nov. 28, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Schedule your call
  • POGO Events
  • , Ridgewood
  • All Ages
  • $25 per person

The holidays LOOK a little different this year but the magic of the season can still be shared when Santa Claus comes to Zoom! Schedule an 8 minute...

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IN PERSON Holiday Lights

  • Nov. 30, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Anytime
  • The Belmont Business Improvement District
  • Arthur Avenue,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Walk the Bronx’s “Little Italy” and take in the bright lights strung along Arthur Avenue, as well as the area’s holiday win...

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IN PERSON Guided Holiday Tours

  • Dec. 08, 2020 - Jan. 02, 2021 , Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-1pm
  • Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
  • 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • $5; $3 seniors & students; free for children 12 and younger

Learn about the Manor Hall and the Dutch traditions that the Philipse family observed during the holidays in the 1700's. Discover the origins o...

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IN PERSON Wonderland at Roseville

  • Nov. 30, 2020 - Dec. 26, 2020 , Sundays-Thursdays, 5-9pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-10pm
  • Wonderland at Roseville
  • 226 Roseville Terrace, Fairfield
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Due to covid, Wonderland at Roseville hsa changed their display to a front yard DRIVE BY DISPLAY only. They will broadcast their music to...

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IN PERSON Santa IS Coming to Town

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
  • Palisades Center
  • 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Tis' the season at Palisades Center, Southern New York's Top Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment Destination! There will be plenty of fun a...

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IN PERSON Reindeer Roundup at Brookfield Place

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 10am–8pm; Sundays, 12–6pm
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This interactive family-friendly experience asks participants to explore Brookfield Place and hunt for Santa’s lost reindeers. Visitors will ...

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IN PERSON Santa Visits and Photos

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; Christmas Eve 9am-5pm
  • Ridge Hill
  • 27 Market Street, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Santa is coming to town, with safety in mind! Pre-purchase your photo package and schedule your contactless visit with Santa. The health and s...

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ONLINE 2020 Virtual Brookhaven Town Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Dec. 04, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , December 4, 6pm premiere; streaming thereafter
  • Holtsville Ecology Site
  • 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The virtual Christmas Tree Lighting- complete with entertainment, along with Santa's traditional arrival via helicopter- will be available for ...

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IN PERSON Holiday Winter Wonderland

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Weekends, 10am-5pm
  • White Post Farms
  • 250 Old Country Road, Melville
  • All Ages
  • $19.95

Visit Santa at the annual Holiday Winter Wonderland. This year White Post Farms has created two safe outdoor environments in which you can tak...

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IN PERSON Smith Point Light Show

  • Dec. 01, 2020 - Dec. 30, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Smith Point County Park
  • 1 William Floyd Pkwy., Shirley
  • All Ages
  • $25 per car; $22 in advance

You're invited to the 17th annual holiday light show. Drive along the 1.5 mile trail at Smith Point County Park Campgrounds filled with dazzlin...

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ONLINE ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH-THE MUSICAL

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Anytime
  • Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • See website for details

Bringing a sprinkle of holiday magic to 2020, Broadway & Beyond Theatricals will represent ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH - THE MUSI...

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IN PERSON A Frosty Fest

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Fridays-Sundays, 6-8pm; closed December 25
  • Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
  • 778 Broadway Route 9W, Ulster Park
  • All Ages
  • $22.57; $19.33 children younger than 12

The creative team at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses; the #1 Haunted attraction in America, located in Ulster County, NY, now present...

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ONLINE Sea Glass Ornament Making Virtual Workshop

  • Dec. 01, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $10 for craft kit (2/$16) to be picked up at museum, virtual lesson is free

Explore the fascinating history of glass and learn how to identify shards of seaglass by color type. Create a beautiful, beachy ornament to hang up...

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IN PERSON Sing for Hope

  • Dec. 01, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

One baby grand and seven upright pianos painted by artists inspired by Hudson Yards will be displayed throughout The Shops. The pianos will be play...

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IN PERSON Holiday on the Hill

  • Dec. 04, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Lasdon Park & Arboretum
  • 2610 Route 35, KATONAH
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 seniors; $10 children

The magic returns to Lasdon Park during Holiday on the Hill. More than 300 feet of track running four g-scale tracks throughout the Conservatory se...

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IN PERSON Worldwide Light Celebration Car Parade

  • Nov. 21, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , 5:30-7:30pm, nightly
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children
  • 303 West Ave., Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stepping Stones Museum for Children wants to bring joy to the community this holiday season with a FREE presentation of this year’s Worldwide...

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IN PERSON The Explorium Express: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Winter Wonderland

  • Dec. 02, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , 40min time slots from 9am-5:30pm, see website for dates
  • Long Island Explorium
  • 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $45 per ticketed time slot for up to 6 people

Looking to blow off some S.T.E.A.M. for the holidays?! Visit the Explorium and enter a world of wonder. They have created a new experience during t...

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IN PERSON Santa Brunch Cruise in NYC

  • Dec. 01, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , 12pm on sailing dates
  • Event Cruises NYC
  • 299 South Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • From $69

Ho ho ho! Santa is finally here with his Elves and invites you and your kids to join him for a nice brunch on the water! With lots of fun activitie...

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IN PERSON Lights. Camera. Santa!

  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; Closed Monday - Thursday, November 23 - 26; Monday, November 30 and Monday, December 7
  • Roosevelt Field
  • 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available

Santa is coming to Roosevelt Field! Make your Santa photo reservation today! For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced exp...

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IN PERSON Holiday Bazaar at Ethel's Club

  • Nov. 14, 2020 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Weekends, 1-6pm
  • Ethel's Club
  • 315 Messerole St., East Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Support local artisans at a socially-distanced (masks on!) market in our clubhouse. All safety guidelines will be followed with vendor tables separ...

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IN PERSON Photos with Santa at South Court

  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am–7pm; December 24, 9am-5pm
  • Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Join Glitter & Glam for their Fall Paint Party! The program will include a Mini Mani, Glittery Make Up, Dancing & Sing-a-long, an...

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IN PERSON Huntington Holiday Spectacular

  • Nov. 28, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , Anytime
  • Town of Huntington
  • Wall Street, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Guests can visit Wall Street all day long to view the newly created Winter Wonderland featuring “The Tree of Hope” with lights and musi...

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IN PERSON Grand Central Holiday Fair

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Dec. 24, 2020 , Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm (Closed Thanksgiving; Dec. 24: 10am–6pm)
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 89 E. 42nd St, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Free admission; prices vary for goods

Explore one of the most beautiful architectural settings in the world featuring talented artisans. The 2020 Holiday Fair has been redesigned t...

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IN PERSON Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive Thru

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , 11/27-12/20, Tuesdays-Sundays, 6-9:45pm; 12/21-01/03, 6-9:45pm, nightly (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
  • Kensico Dam Plaza
  • 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
  • All Ages
  • $25 per car in advance. (+additional cost for van/limo).

The New Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza, presented by Westchester Medical Center Health Network takes pla...

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IN PERSON Holiday Light Spectacular at the Orange County Fairgrounds

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , Thursdays-Sundays until December 17th, 5-10pm; 5-10pm, daily through January 3rd
  • Orange County Fairgrounds
  • 239 Wisner Ave, Middletown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $25-$30

The Holiday Light Spectacular at the Orange County Fairgrounds is the socially-distant answer for Holiday fun! Wind your way through the spectacula...

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IN PERSON Shine Bright

  • Nov. 22, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • Hudson Yards
  • 20 Hudson Yards, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Embrace a new tradition this holiday season. Experience one of a kind set pieces and over a million lights illuminating all of Hudson Yards along w...

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IN PERSON Winter Wonderland Walk

  • Nov. 28, 2020 - Jan. 06, 2021 , 9am-4pm, daily
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 children 3-11 and seniors over 62 free for children younger than 3

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will transform into a Winter Wonderland offering guests yet another opportunity to enjoy the beauty of natur...

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IN PERSON Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 06, 2021 , Thursdays and Fridays, 12-7pm; Saturdays–Mondays, 10am-5pm; Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • Residents of NY, NJ and CT, pay as you wish; $25 for adults; $17 for seniors; $12 for students; Free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12.

The Met continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a magnificently lit, twenty-foot blue spruce that l...

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IN PERSON NEW CHRISTMAS TREE

  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Jan. 01, 2021 , Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
  • Cross County Center
  • 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come see the NEW 44 foot tall Christmas tree for a real NY holiday experience! The Christmas Tree has a walk through feature - that's right, yo...

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IN PERSON Luminaries

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , 10am–8pm, daily
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This interactive family-friendly experience asks participants to explore Brookfield Place and hunt for Santa’s lost reindeers. Visitors will ...

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IN PERSON NYBG GLOW

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 09, 2021 , November 27 & 28; December 5, 12, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30; January 1, 2, & 9, 5–10pm; Gates close at 9pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $30; $18 ages 2-12; Members: $20; $10 ages 2-12

This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden in an all-new outdoor experience illuminating NYBG’s lan...

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IN PERSON The Winter Escape by The Floral Escape

  • Nov. 28, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021 , Thursdays and Fridays, 11am–4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • $24; $15 ages 10 and younger; free for ages 0-1

Winter is upon us and The Floral Escape is ready to spread some holiday cheer! The Winter Escape is all your holiday and wi...

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ONLINE DePas Online Craft Fair

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • DePas Craft Fair
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Support small businesses without leaving your house at this year's virtual craft fair. 

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IN PERSON Luminocity Festival

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Randall's Island Park
  • 20 Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island
  • All Ages
  • $55 Light the Light GA+; $29 General Admission ages 18 and over; $25 seniors ages 65 and older and students; $17 ages 3-12

A spectacular light show which debuted for the first time last year on Randall’s Island, LuminoCity will feature several acres of new light a...

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IN PERSON Harlem Holiday Lights

  • Nov. 16, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Anytime
  • HARLEM HOLIDAY LIGHTS
  • 125th Street, Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Each holiday season, Harlem’s 125th Street is illuminated with more than 10,000 festive LED lights across nine blocks, from Broadway to Fifth...

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IN PERSON ORIGAMI HOLIDAY TREE

  • Nov. 25, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $23; $18 seniors and students with ID; $13 children 3-12; pay as you wish for NY, NJ, and CT residents

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Tree will welcome visitors to the Museum throughout the holiday season. The the...

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ONLINE Made at the Yard

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , Anytime
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • ,
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Support small businesses without leaving your house at this year's virtual holiday market. 

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ONLINE Adventure Players Live! Interactive Online Performances for Children

  • Nov. 06, 2020 - Dec. 25, 2020 , Fridays, 4pm
  • Adventure Players
  • 12 Fulton St., New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per family

Adventure Players Live! continues interactive online performances via Zoom, inviting children ages five to nine to join them in The Great Grea...

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IN PERSON Magic Of Lights: Drive-Through Holiday Lights Experience

  • Nov. 13, 2020 - Jan. 02, 2021 , Sundays-Thursdays, 5-10pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-11pm
  • PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy., Holmdel
  • All Ages
  • $30; $25 in advance for standard vehicle

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the lat...

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IN PERSON North Pole Express in NYC

  • Nov. 14, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • TopView
  • 6th Ave btwn 47th & 48th St., New York
  • All Ages
  • $49 and up

The one and only North Pole Express that departs right in the center of NYC - Midtown Manhattan! The North Pole Express is everything you need for ...

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IN PERSON Animated Christmas Story

  • Nov. 14, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021 , 8am-6pm, daily
  • Hicks Nurseries
  • 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The all-new story, “The Bake Shops Grand Opening,” will be open daily November 14th through January 3rd. The walk-thru features six ani...

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IN PERSON Pinkmas

  • Nov. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021 , Thursdays, 10am-5pm; Fridays-Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
  • Museum of Ice Cream NYC
  • 558 Broadway, New York
  • All Ages
  • $39; free for children 2 and younger

Join the MOIC in celebrating Pinkmas, a special winter-scape where guests can gather, connect, and feel the magic of the season. Explore a wonderla...

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IN PERSON Holiday Lights

  • Nov. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Bronx Zoo
  • 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $34.95; $31.95 seniors 65 and older; $22.95 children ages 3-12

During this festive celebration, visitors can enjoy five animal lantern safaris, as well as holiday-themed music, ice-carving demonstrations, costu...

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ONLINE 2020 Crafts at the Cathedral

  • Nov. 17, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021 , Anytime
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • 1047 Amsterdam Ave. , Morningside Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy pages of the Virtual Crafts at the Cathedral which will be live throughout the holiday shopping season and support these wonderful artists.

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IN PERSON Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

  • Nov. 27, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2021 , Fridays, 10-11 for members and age 65+ and immunocompromised; Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturdays–Sundays, 11am-5pm
  • New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $22; $17 Seniors/Educators/Active Military; $13 students; $6 ages 5-13; free for college students with ID and children 4 and younger; pay as you wish on Fridays from 6-8pm

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the reno...

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