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DECEMBER WEEKEND THINGS TO DO NYC

This section contains our Weekend Things To Do reports for the month of December 2021. Click into this link to see all November 2021 weekend reports.


Things To Do This Weekend in NYC - Second Last Weekend Before Xmas

Holiday & Christmas Tree Lightings, Holiday Markets, Skating, Light Shows & the Train Show

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Weather. The temperature highs will be around 50 on Friday and Sunday, soaring to near 70 on Saturday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 40's Friday and Saturday, falling to the high 30's on Sunday. Humidity will be between 60% and 80% on Friday and Saturday, dropping to between 40% and 50% on Sunday. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph Friday, rising to 15 - 20 mph Saturday, retreating to 5 - 10 mph on Sunday. There's a 50% chance of some small amount of rain before noon on Saturday and / or after 8 pm. Otherwise it's a precipitation-free weekend.

A still scene inside a holiday window late at night in NYC.

Below are some of the key events this weekend, but be advised that there are many ongoing events markets which you can find by either scrolling down or clicking into the holiday events or shopping links on the top tool bar.

 

Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend NYC

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - Doors open 6 pm - Show begins 7 pm

Description. The United Palace holiday concert. CoVid protocols in effect.

Admission. Tickets $29 - $109.

Location. At 4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Washington Heights. Holiday events and holiday concerts in Washington Heights in Manhattan NYC.

Contact. Website - www.unitedpalace.org / Tel - 212.568.6700.

 

Santacon runs from 10 am - 8 pm on Saturday, December 11th, mostly at Midtown Manhattan bars, but also some in the East Village. Santacon is a [generally Santa] costume party bar hopping event. It can be fun and you can meet people. But ... it is definitely a bit like New Years Eve and St. Pat's Day, when all of the amateur drinkers come out and you know what that means ... The website is www.santacon.nyc and it's $13 for a badge and list / map of particpating bars.

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2021 beginning at 2 pm & 7 pm on Saturday and at 12 noon and 5 pm on Sunday

Description. Choreographer / Dance Artist Frances Patrelle returns with his holiday classic ballet that enthralls the senses with aesthetic wonderment. Holiday dance events on the Upper East Side of Manhattan NYC.

Admission. Tickets range from $59 - $69.

Location. At the Kaye Theater on 68th Street on the Upper East Side.

Contact. www.dancespatrelle.org / www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse

 

Tompkins Square Tree Lighting Event - East Village NYC

Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 4 - 5 pm

Description. The 30th annual tree lighting celebrates park advocate Glenn Barnett who died of AIDS in 1992. HISTORICALLY - There's a holiday market at Lucky at 168 Avenue B from 12 noon - 5 pm BUT THIS YEAR - 2021 - IT'S UNCONFIRMED.

Location. In Tompkins Square on the Main Lawn. Tompkins Square is located in the East Village between Avenues A & B between 7th and 10th Street.

Contact. www.luckonb.com / www.nycparks.gov

 

Grand Bazaar Holiday Market on the UWS Manhattan NYC

Sundays, November 28 and December 5 & 11, 2021 from 10 am - 5 pm

Description. Holiday market with about 100 artisans, dealers and vendors. Some of the proceeds go to support a nearby school with 2,000 students.

Location. At 77th Street and Columbus Avenue on the UWS of Manhattan. This market is open year round on Sundays.

Contact. www.grandbazaarnyc.org

 

Brooklyn Things To Do This Weekend NYC

Onderdonk House St Nicholas Celebration in Ridgewood on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 from 12 noon - 4 pm. Photos with St Nicholas $5 and kids free. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated as a Dutch legend, which includes a historic exhibit, holiday singing, sweets, treats, ornaments and crafts. Donation $5 / Kids free. At the Vande Ende Onderdonk House at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. www.onderdonkhouse.org

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2021 from 12 noon - 5 pm. Winter Open House - free entry.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm. Evening Tour of the house.

Location. At the Vande Ende Onderdonk House at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood.

Contact. www.onderdonkhouse.org / www.ridgewoodhistorical.org

 

Saturdays & Sundays Weekends, November & December 2021 from 11 am - 6 pm

Description. This Williamsburg Brooklyn market showcases local artists and designers on weekends year round. On Small Business Saturday they're hosting a celebratory event for the 75 or so small vendors selling out of this space. Brooklyn holiday markets & shopping in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Location. There's the Artists & Fleas / Regeneration market at Williamsburg Market at 66 North 7th Street in Williamsburg.

Contact. www.artistsandfleas.com

 

Sundays in November 7 - December 19, 2021 from 10 am - 4 pm

Description. Currently this appears to be a one-day per week holiday market that ends as noted in the dates above.

HISTORICALLY - This Brooklyn Flea market pre-pandemic was open year round [but moved to different locations based on seasons - summer Dumbo & Williamsburg] with seventy-five vendors selling vintage, antiques, clothing, and other goods. They've been doing this since 2013? and two of their three pre-pandemic winters / locales were in Industry City [2017] and Atlantic Center [2018]. Brooklyn holiday markets & shopping in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Location. There's the Brooklyn Flea at 25 Kent Avenue in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Contact. www.brooklynflea.com

 

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden opens its Lightscape Show today, Friday November 19, 2021 and it runs through January 9, 2022. Tickets are $18 / $34.

Saturday & Sundays, December 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 2021 from 11 am - 6 pm - The FAD market includes 60 independent artists & designer jewelry, art, clothing and home decor. Two Locations. At St. Paul's Church at 190 Court Street in Cobble Hill and the Invisible Dog Art Center at 51 Bergen Street in Boerum Hill. These markets are intended to serve Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. www.fadmarket.co

 

Queens Things To Do This Weekend NYC

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 10, 11 & 12, 2021 from 5 to 9 pm Friday, 10 am to 7 pm Saturday and 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday. There's an opening reception the first evening.

Description. This Queens holiday market includes ceramics and sculptures for the home, as well as classes. Long Island City holiday markets & LIC holiday shopping in Queens.

Location. Brickhouse Ceramics is located at 10-34 44th Drive in Long Island City.

Contact. www.brickhouseny.com

 

Sunday, December 11, 2021 from 4 - 6 pm

Description. This holiday menorah, tree and Kwanzaa lighting event includes refreshments and holiday singing for everybody in the community. Santa, tamales, hot chocolate and cookies. Organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. Generally the lighting begins at dusk which falls between 4.30 and 5 pm.

Location. At the Jackson Heights Post Office on 37th Avenue between 78th & 79th Streets in Jackson Heights.

 

Kwanzaa Celebration in Jamaica Queens

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 7 - 9 pm

Description. King Manor is hosting a Chamber Music Concert featuring Longman Clementi & Co forte piano [circa 1800 London]. Admission $15 / $10.

Location. At King Manor Museum at 150-03 Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street in Jamaica.

Contact. www.kingmanor.org / Tel - 718.206.0545

 

Queens Holiday Markets Astoria - Queens Craft Brigade in Astoria

Sunday, November 28th & Saturdays, December 11 & 18, 2021 from 12 noon - 5 pm

Description. There will be about two dozen artists and craftspeople selling their unique wares including jewelry, art, crafts, fashion and food.

Location. At Katch Astoria at 31-19 Newtown Avenue in Astoria between 31st Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria near LIC. Holiday markets in Queens.

Contact. www.queenscraftbrigade.com

 

Voelker Orth Holiday House at the Museum

Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1.30 - 4 pm

Description. There's a holiday sing along, as well as house tours and cider and cookies. The cost is $5 or $12 per family.

Location. At the Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing.

Contact. rsvp online at www.vomuseum.org or call ahead 718.359.6227.

 

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 11 am - 1 pm

Description. Wreath making workshop. Materials included along with a talk about trees used. $35 / $30 for materials.

Location. At the Queens Botanical Gardens at at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing.

Contact. www.queensbotanical.org

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2021 from 12 noon - 5 pm. Winter Open House - free entry.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm. Evening Tour of the house.

Location. At the Vande Ende Onderdonk House at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood.

Contact. www.onderdonkhouse.org

 

The Nutcracker by the Joffrey Ballet School Holiday Events LIC

Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 3.30 - 5 pm

Location. The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is located at 31-10 Thomson Ave in LIC.

Description. The Joffrey Ballet School will perform a feast of dance and music in one of the most classic holiday dance pieces of all time. Tickets at www.lpac.nyc.

Contact. www.lpac.nyc

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm

Description. The Jackson Heights Orchestra will perform a concert of Mozart and other classical music. Tickets $20 / $10.

Location. At St. Mark's Church at 33-50 82nd Street in Jackson Heights in Queens.

Contact. www.jhbg.org

 

Bronx Things To Do This Weekend NYC

 

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Description. The Fordham BID is hosting its 15th annual holiday Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, gifts and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. They tell us the theme is,

"... Sparkling the Heart of Fordham ... [and that there will be] Music, live performances, raffles & prizes, special visit from Santa Claus & free presents for kids."

This Bronx Xmas tree lighting / holiday event is organized by the Fordham BID in the Bronx.

Location. In Bryan Park at East Kingsbridge and East Fordham - across from 301 Fordham Road - in the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.fordhambid.org / 718.562.2104

 

Bronx Holiday Concerts - St. Helenas Roman Catholic Church Parkchester

Saturday, December 11, 2021 beginning at 2.30 pm

Description. This will be the 40th annual concert - a holiday event favorite including Christmas carols sung by the Bronx Concert Singers Chorus.

Admission. Tickets cost $35 / $20 / $15 / $5.

Location. Located at 1315 Olmsted Avenue in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.bronxconcertsingers.org / 718.892.3232

 

The Bartow Pell Mansion

1) December 11, 2021 from 10 am - 12 noon - Selfies with Santa

2) December 11, 2021 from 3 - 4 pm - Bronx Arts Ensemble peforms the Holiday Classics

3) December 9 - 18, 2021 from 10 am - 12 noon - Candlelight Tree Tours

Description. Menorah lighting.

Admission. 1) Free but collecting food donations 2) Sold Out 3) $12 for the Candlelight Tours

Location. At the Bartow Pell Mansion in Pelham Park.

Contact. www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org

 

NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show in the Belmont Neighborhood of the Bronx on the Weekends November & December 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm. This 30 year old family-friendly Bronx holiday event includes a scenic train show of G-scale toy locomotives that run through 175 NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge - all made of natural materials. Tickets cost $15 / $28 / $30 and kids under age two are free. This Bronx holiday event is located at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Enid Haupt Conservatory in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. www.nybg.org

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights near the Belmont & Bedford Park Neighborhoods of the Bronx on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November & December 2021 - from 3 - 9 pm. The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights program continues beyond the New Year. The Bronx Zoo stays open until between 9 - 10 pm during the holiday lights program. Tickets run $25 for kids / $35 seniors / $40 adults and children under age two are free. The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx. www.bronxzoo.com

 

Staten Island Things To Do This Weekend NYC

 

St. George Theatre 18th Annual Christmas Shows - Downtown Staten Island

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 10, 11 & 12, 2021 beginning at 7 pm nightly, and also at 3 pm on Saturday & Sunday

Description. The 18th Annual Christmas Show is a fundraiser for the restoration of the theater. The show is an all-volunteer cast of 100 people performing song and dance routines centered around a grandmother telling a tale that weaves in local Staten Island with the rest of the world. Tickets are $50 / $30 / $20 / $10.

Location. The historic St. George Theatre at 35 Hyatt Street - only steps away from the ferry terminal in St. George.

Contact. www.stgeorgetheatre.com / Tel - 718.442.2900 xt 503

 

Historic Richmond Town Holiday Events on Staten Island

Saturdays & Sundays, December 11, 12 & 18, 19, 2021 - departing every 20 minutes from 4.30 - 7.50 pm

Description. Walk through Historic Richmond Town on a candlelit tour that lasts an hour.

Admission. $25 and rsvp.

Location. Meet at the 3rd County Courthouse on the main campus in Historic Richmond Town at 441 Clarke Avenue. Holiday events in Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island.

Contact. www.historicrichmondtown.org / Tel. 718.351.1611.

 

Biddle House Holiday Events on Staten Island

Weekends, December 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022 - from 1 pm - 4 pm

Description. Live Christmas trees with women's handcrafted ornaments celebrating Staten Island's maritime heritage and women's handiwork in the Staten Island community.

Location. At the Biddle House at 70 Satterlee Street in Conference House Park. Tottenville Historical Society located there and organizes events.

Contact. https://theconferencehouse.org/the-historic-houses-of-conference-house-park/the-h-h-biddle-house/

Tel 718.984.6046 / - m/th/f 10a - 3p / Linda Hauck President - info@tottenvillehistory.com

 

Holiday Market & Holiday Brunch in Rossville on Staten Island

Sundays, December 5, 12, 19, 2021 from 11 am - 2 pm

Description. There's a holiday brunch at the Historic Old Bermuda Inn. There are two seatings. It includes a buffet, but not alcohol, tax or gratuities. Holiday brunch in the Rossville neighborhood.

Price. $38 / $24

Location. The Historic Old Bermuda Inn is located at 301 Veterans Road West in the Rossville neighborhood on Staten Island

Contact. For rsvps call 718.948.7600 or www.theoldbermudainn.com.

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2021 from 1 pm - 6 pm -

Description. There's a holiday extravaganza / fair at NYC Arts Cypher. There will be vendors, music, raffles, toys, food, dance performances and games. Admission $5.

Location. at 12 Broad Street in the Clifton / Stapleton neighborhoods of Staten Island

Contact. www.nycartscypher.org / 718.981.8510

 

Holiday Market at Hub 17 in the Stapleton Artists' District

Sundays, November 28, December 5 & 12, 2021 from 11 - 4 pm

Description. There's a holiday market at Hub 17 at 73 Wave Street in the Stapleton neighborhood featuring local artists and vendors' works including glass works, prints, wearable art.

Location. At 73 Wave Street in the Stapleton Artist District of Staten Island.

Contact. www.downtownsi.nyc

 

Saturdays & Sundays, December 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2021 from 11 am - 4 pm - The 5th or 6th Annual Holiday Maker Market. There will be fifteen different vendors each day, and music and possibly a live streaming broadcast at Maker Park Radio. This year it's going to be held outdoors in Maker Park at Front and Thompson Streets in Clifton / Stapleton neighborhood on Staten Island.

www.makerspace.nyc/post/makerspace-nyc-holiday-market-2021-maker-park

 

Have a nice weekend.


Things To Do This Weekend in NYC - The Holiday Season in Full Swing

Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, Christmas Tree Lightings, Holiday Markets, Skating, Light Shows & the Train Show

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Weather. The temperature highs will be in the mid to high 40's all weekend, while the temperature lows will be in the mid 30's Friday and Saturday, rising the the low 40's on Sunday. Humidity will be 40% - 60% Friday, stabilizing at 60% on Saturday, and then ranging from 50% - 75% on Sunday. Winds will be 5 - 15 mph on Friday, falling to 5 - 10 mph for the rest of hte weekend. There's a small chance of some precipitation late Sunday night.

So weather-wise not a bad weekend. This is mostly done.

 

Things to do This Weekend Manhattan

Through Sunday, December 5, 2021. Every night of Hanukkah there's a candle lighting of one of the world's largest menorahs [32 feet tall and weighing 4,000 pounds]. The lightings begin nightly at 5.30 pm, except on Friday [3.30 pm] and Saturday [8 pm] to accommodate services on the Sabbath. Located at Grand Army Plaza at 5th Avenue & 59th Street in Midtown across from what used to be the Plaza Hotel [it is now mostly luxury facilities and residences]. www.chabad.org and www.nycparks.gov and www.centralpark.com

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 4 pm & 5.30 pm - There's a rooftop Hanukkah Menorah candle lighting and concert. Tickets $18 online. At 1395 Lexington Avenue between 91st & 92nd Avenues on the Upper East Side. www.92y.org

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 6.30 - 7 pm - This holiday event / Christmas tree lighting tradition began in 1945 to honor the World War II dead as a reminder of the importance of freedom and the sacrifices made to preserve it. The primary location for this event centers around Brick Presbyterian Church on Park Avenue at 91st Street, but generally the streets from 89th Street to 97th Street along Park Avenue are closed. www.brickchurch.org

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 10.30 am - 3 pm - The Jewish Museum is hosting an exhibit of menorahs from various countries and from various times. Free w/ museum admission. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street on the UES of Manhattan. www.thejm.org / 212.423.3200

 

Things to do This Weekend Brooklyn

thanksgiving day shops and restaurants in manhattan thanksgiving day restaurants gourmet shops manhattan nycFriday, December 3, 2021 from 4 to 8 pm Fort Hamilton Holiday Market & Tree lighting [usually at 5.30 pm] - Free admission to a holiday market and tree lighting event on the Fort Hamilton Base in Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. Special Requirements. Registration required for non DoD ID card holders. You must provide a valid picture ID card to enter the Fort Hamilton Garrison. A printed ticket confirmation is not necessary to enter, but is recommended. CoVid protocols remain in effect. Located at Sterling Drive, Building 404 in the Fort Hamilton neighborhood of Brooklyn. Entrance is located at 101st Street & Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Parking only available for Fort Hamilton tenants. www.hamilton.armymwr.com / Tel 718.630.4482

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6 - 7.30 pm there is a Sinterklaus tree lighting event with cocoa, cookies & music. At the Historic Hendrick's House at 1940 East 36th Street in the Marine Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Organized by the Friends of the Lott House at the NYC Parks historic site. www.lotthouse.org / www.nycgovparks.org / Tel - TBD

Onderdonk House St Nicholas Celebration in Ridgewood on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 from 12 noon - 4 pm. Photos with St Nicholas $5 and kids free. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated as a Dutch legend, which includes a historic exhibit, holiday singing, sweets, treats, ornaments and crafts. Donation $5 / Kids free. At the Vande Ende Onderdonk House at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. www.onderdonkhouse.org

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 2 - 4 pm - The Wyckoff Museum is hosting a St Nicholas event outdoors with a live horse, sing along and some holiday treats. They're located at 5816 Clarendon Road in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. www.wyckoffmuseum.org / Tel - 718.629.5400

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10 am - 5 pm - This Old Stone House Holiday Market will be held in Washington Park which is adjacent to the Old Stone House. The pop up bazaar will include fashion, bath, beauty, home decor and more. The market is being held outdoors around the Park. Holiday shopping & holiday markets in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope. But be advised that this BAZAAR will NOT BE A BOOK FAIR like they did in 2019 which was in its 7th year. In 2019 over a half dozen booksellers from around Brooklyn come to sell old, used and rare books. But this year it's the bazaar described above. The Old Stone House is located at 336 Third Street between 4th & 5th Avenues in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. www.theoldstonehouse.org

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden opens its Lightscape Show today, Friday November 19, 2021 and it runs through January 9, 2022. Tickets are $18 / $34.

Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5, 2021 from 11 am - 5 pm - This event is billed as, "The BUST Craftacular is a celebration of DIY culture, featuring handmade and vintage vendors from all over the nation. There will also be food, cocktails,prizes and DIY activities for all ages." Brooklyn holiday markets & shopping in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Renegade Craft Fair is located at the Brooklyn Expo Center at 79 Franklin Street at [and] 72 Noble Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. www.renegadecraft.com / www.brooklynexpocenter.com

Saturday & Sundays, December 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 2021 from 11 am - 6 pm - The market includes 60 independent artists & designer jewelry, art, clothing and home decor. Two Locations. At St. Paul's Church at 190 Court Street in Cobble Hill and the Invisible Dog Art Center at 51 Bergen Street in Boerum Hill. These markets are intended to serve Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. www.fadmarket.co

Through Sunday, December 5, 2021 beginning around 4 pm [unconfirmed] the Menorah Lighting at Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn [not to be confused with the same name / similar event in Manhattan - see above] where Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park West, Union Street and the Eastern Parkway converge in Brooklyn. Times coming shortly.

 

Things to do This Weekend Queens

holiday events astoria christmas tree lighting astoria tree lighting events queensAnnual Tree Lighting Ceremony Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 7 - 11.30 pm - This event features a tree lighting, hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music and an all around community gathering. Free hot dogs for kids 12 and under, while supplies last. This Queens holiday event is organized by the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria. At the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden at 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria in their historic beer garden. www.bohemianhall.com / Tel - 718.274.4925

Hunters Point Community Development Tree Lighting & Holiday Event LIC on Friday, December 3, 2021 beginning at 6 pm / tree lit at 6 pm - A holiday tree lighting on the Vernon Mall, with music, speeches and refreshment. At the Vernon Mall at 50-11 Vernon Blvd at 50th Avenue in LIC, the 12th Annual Theresa Mona Adams Holiday tree lighting. www.hunterspointcivic.org / FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/372530809525850/

Holiday Lights Event in Whitestone Queens on Friday, December 3, 2021 beginning 6.30 pm. This is the 7th annual celebration of this holiday lighting event - with the tree lighting. Usually the tree lighting occurs about 4.30 - 5 pm, but this year it starts late. Whitestone is reported to have some of the best holiday lights / decorated homes in Queens. Organized by Queens Chamber of Commerce, Whitestone Merchants Association, Hon. Paul A. Vallone New York City Council, District 19, We Love Whitestone. At Harpell's Pharmacy Lot at 12-65 150th Street at 14th Avenue in Whitestone. www.harpellrx.com / Tel 718.898.8500

Rockaway Holiday Tree Lighting & Rockaway Holiday Kids Parade in South Ozone Park in Queens on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 3, 4 & 5, 2021 from 4 pm - 10 pm - Returing for the 7th year. Hope NYC organized a kids parade the past seven years at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd in Jamaica. On Friday the tree lighting is at 7 pm. On Saturday the free toy giveaway begins at 5 pm. And on Sunday the kids parade begins at 5 pm. At Hope Holiday Village at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd in South Ozone Park in Queens. www.hopenyc.com / FB - www.facebook.com/Hopenyc / Tel 718.848.2810.

holiday christmas tree lighting woodside queensWoodside on the Move Tree Lighting Holiday Event in Woodside on Friday, December 4, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm - rsvps at website - There's caroling and dancing by three local public schools - PS11, PS152 & PS361 - along with the kids from St. Sebastians, hot chocolate, a visit by Santa and some speeches. This Woodside Christmas celebration / tree lighting event is organized by Woodside on the Move. This year it's being held at Beacon Program PS 361 Q. An rsvp is required [I think] at www.woodsideonthemove.org/newsandevents.

Onderdonk House St Nicholas Celebration in Ridgewood on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 from 12 noon - 4 pm. Photos with St Nicholas $5 and kids free. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated as a Dutch legend, which includes a historic exhibit, holiday singing, sweets, treats, ornaments and crafts. Donation $5 / Kids free. At the Vande Ende Onderdonk House at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. www.onderdonkhouse.org

Astoria Park CALDC Holiday Tree Lighting Event - Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 3 - 4.30 pm [lights on at dusk / 4.30 pm] - In 2019 they described the event as, "... photos with Santa ... a day filled with music, kids activities, and celebrating Astoria's holiday tradition" and more. While this year may be the same, it wasn't confirmed, so it may possibly be dialed down a bit. This Queens holiday event is organized by CALDC - the Central Astoria Local Development Corporation in Astoria. The CALDC Holiday tree lighting is located at 19th Street and 23rd Avenue in Astoria Park on the Great Lawn. www.centralastoria.nyc

Queens Botanical Gardens Tree Lighting & Holiday Market - Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 12 noon to 5 pm. This Flushing holiday event is described as follows, "... free live musical performances, a tree and menorah lighting, holiday crafts, a tree tour, selfies with Santa (donations welcome), and sales at the QBG Shop! Enjoy a selection of beverages at the Holiday Bar for purchase ... " Admission is free, but a $10 car park rate in effect, and note that only the photos with Santa require a fee.

 

Things to do This Weekend Bronx

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycBronx Holiday Events - Terminal Market Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1 to 3.30 pm. This Bronx holiday event includes music, photos, virtual reality, gifts and a visit from Santa and his elves. This Bronx holiday event is located on the 6th floor of the Terminal Market at 151st Street and River Avenue in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx. www.bronxterminalmarket.com

Bronx Hanukkah - Chabad Bronx Giant Menorah Lighting in Riverdale on Sunday, November 28 thru Sunday, December 5, 2021 beginning at 4 pm, except on Friday 12/3 at 3 pm and Saturday 12/4 at 6.30 pm. Please note that Sunday, November 28 is the big ceremony that they do each year with the dignitaries and such. The menorah lightings will continue through Hanukkah beginning at 4 pm Sundays and weekdays except at 3 pm on Friday, December3rd and 6.30 pm on Saturday, December 4th. The first day of this Bronx Hanukkah menorah lighting in the Riverdale neighborhood includes live music, hot latkes, donuts, dreidels, and balloons. This Bronx menorah lighting is located at the Bell Tower Monument at West 239th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway in the Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx. www.chabadbronx.org

NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show in the Belmont Neighborhood of the Bronx on the Weekends November & December 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm. This 30 year old family-friendly Bronx holiday event includes a scenic train show of G-scale toy locomotives that run through 175 NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge - all made of natural materials. Tickets cost $15 / $28 / $30 and kids under age two are free. This Bronx holiday event is located at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Enid Haupt Conservatory in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. www.nybg.org

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights near the Belmont & Bedford Park Neighborhoods of the Bronx on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November & December 2021 - from 3 - 9 pm. The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights program continues beyond the New Year. The Bronx Zoo stays open until between 9 - 10 pm during the holiday lights program. Tickets run $25 for kids / $35 seniors / $40 adults and children under age two are free. The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx. www.bronxzoo.com

 

Things to do This Weekend Staten Island

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycThe Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor is hosting an Edible Holiday Market on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11 am - 4 pm - There's a Holiday Market - Edible Island Market at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island. Entrance is FREE and here's what they say about the market, " ... artisanal tastes, bites, and gift-able take-homes indoors ... Specialty items ... edible goods, expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri, will be for sale ..."

Saturdays & Sundays, December 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2021 from 11 am - 4 pm - The 5th or 6th Annual Holiday Maker Market. There will be fifteen different vendors each day, and music and possibly a live streaming broadcast at Maker Park Radio. This year it's going to be held outdoors in Maker Park at Front and Thompson Streets in Clifton / Stapleton neighborhood on Staten Island.

www.makerspace.nyc/post/makerspace-nyc-holiday-market-2021-maker-park

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - There's a holiday market at Hub 17 at 73 Wave Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island featuring local artists and vendors from 11 am - 4 pm.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 12 noon - 4 pm - there's the Conference House holiday market followed by the Grand Illumination at 4.30 pm. At 4.30 pm there's a Colonial Christmas Celebration at the Historic Conference House Park. There will be holiday lanterns, cider and cookies. In prior years there was a $3 admission. This year that wasn't included on the notice, but an rsvp is required so you'll know ahead of time. CoVid protocols remain in effect at this and all other events. The Historic Conference House Park is located at 70 Saterlee Street. This Historic Conference House is nearby at 298 Satterlee Street [at 7455 Hylan Blvd] in the Tottenville neighborhood on Staten Island. www.conferencehouse.org / Tel. 718.984.6046.

 

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The Washington Square Tree Lighting Event in the Village is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 6 - 7 pm - Tree Lighting.

 

The Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting Event in Manhattan is Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 4 - 5.30 pm.

You can also scroll down to our holiday events and / or holiday markets reports, which we continually update / add to through the holiday season.

Have a nice weekend.








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