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Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Plan your kids' best weekend yet in Manhattan!


Enjoy these fun things to do with your kids in New York City this weekend. Start planning your weekend now with our editorially curated list of happenings for kids and families.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

ONEDERLAND

WHEN: Nov. 21 - Jan. 7, 9am-8pm, daily; 12/26-12/30, 9am-11pm
WHERE: One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St., Financial District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: “ONEDERLAND” Brings a Celebratory Experience 1,250 Feet Above New York City, with Skyline Photo Moments, Family Friendly Activities, and Seasonal Food and Beverage Offerings. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $32 for ages 6-12, $36 for seniors 65 and older, and $37 for ages 13 and older; free admission for children 5 and younger. 844-696-1776.
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Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

WHEN: Dec. 9 - Jan. 1, See website for schedule
WHERE: New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Circus Abyssinia (Ethiopian Dreams, 2018) returns for the holidays, running circles around the competition in a high-spirited spectacle of speed, sport and skill! One for the history books, Tulu honors Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu’s trailblazing 1992 gold medal win with a nonstop marathon of aerial acts and all the excitement of the Olympic Games. Juggling flags and flames to the sounds of ’70s funk and modern-day Ethio-pop, this tribute to teamwork showcases the incredible athleticism and artistry of Ethiopian circus and the pride that Tulu’s triumph inspired.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $25. 646-223-3010.
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Ice Theatre of New York 2022 Winter Holiday Skating Celebration and Tree Lighting FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 4pm
WHERE: Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Dr., Hamilton Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) is proud to take part in the 2022 Winter Holiday Skating Celebration and Tree Lighting at The Rink at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.The program will feature performances by ITNY, Riverbank Figure Skating Club, Figure Skating in Harlem, the Sky Rink All Stars, junior apprentices and guest performers. At the end of the event Santa makes an appearance and the tree is lit. 

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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49th Annual Tuba Christmas FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 3:30-4:15pm
WHERE: Rockefeller Center Plaza, Between 49th & 50th Streets and 5th & 6th Avenue, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Hundreds of tubists of all ages will assemble under the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to fill the plaza with holiday classics. Tuba Christmas features performances by tenor and bass tuba players who have dressed and decorated their instruments festively for the occasion. Tubists range from the age of 8 to 80 and include student, amateur, and professional musicians. The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be led by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the New Jersey Wind Symphony and former conductor of the famous Goldman Memorial Band. This unique Christmas tradition takes place in over 200 cities around the world, the Rockefeller Center performance is deemed the most spectacular and was the site of the founding of this holiday tradition in 1974. 

Photo: Kat Harris Photography

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Even More Weekend Fun

Wake up, Daisy!

WHEN: Feb. 18 - Dec. 23, Fridays-Sundays, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, W. 79th Street and West Drive, Enter Central Park at w 81st St. and Central Park West , Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This original take on "Sleeping Beauty" is set on New York City’s Upper West Side and is perfect for today’s modern age. WANT TO GO? $12; $8 child. 212-879-0794.
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BATMAN x SPYSCAPE

WHEN: Jun. 8 - 8, Wednesdays-Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; Mondays, 11am-8pm
WHERE: SPYSCAPE, 928 8th Ave. , Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

BATMAN x SPYSCAPE is an all-new interactive experience that will drop fans into the heart of a Gotham City mystery. This experience will take fans on a top-secret mission to infiltrate an underworld organization, Leviathan, whose goal is to disrupt the Super Hero and Super-Villain communities.  Fans become recruits and the eyes and ears for the World’s Greatest Detective, Batman, and are enlisted by the mysterious Oracle, an alternate identity of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), to help solve some mysterious kidnappings. The adventure plays out in an immersive physical world of rich media and interactivity enhanced by a real time / real world mobile app. This approach allows fans to participate in the physical experience, while gathering intel and communicating with some of Gotham City’s most compelling characters through the app, for a unique and elevated experience.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $29 for adults and start at $22 for children 6-12 (recommended for ages 13 and older).
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Open Squash: Junior Open House FREE

WHEN: Aug. 19 - Dec. 16, Fridays, 4pm
WHERE: Open Squash, 25 West 39th St, 5th Floor, Clinton, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT:

Squash is for everyone ! Come and give this exhilarating, fitness-accelerating, strategy-sharpening racket game a try. Get on court with the super-friendly, talented coaches and discover what is often referred to "the chess of athletics". Financial aid available to support tuition costs.

WANT TO GO? 914-315-4070.
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Bruno Munari: The Child Within

WHEN: Oct. 6 - Jan. 14, Friday and Saturday, by appointment
WHERE: Center for Italian Modern Art, 421 Broome Street, 4th floor, Lafayette & Crosby, Tribeca, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) presents Bruno Munari: The Child Within. The show will focus on Munari’s children’s books and will demonstrate how his experimental and commercially produced publications expressed his wide-ranging ideas about the possibilities art offered to communicate visually. Play is at the heart of even Munari’s most serious production, and his work across genres, formats, and disciplines is all of a piece. Bruno Munari was an artist, inventor, graphic designer, and a designer of objects. The totality of his work can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the children’s books he wrote, designed, and illustrated. These books bring together his ideas regarding art, design, and pedagogy in an accessible form. It was Munari’s goal to develop a purely visual language that fostered new modes of communication, often without needing words. In the 1940s he started to create his series of “unreadable books,” completely devoid of text, but full of tactile and visual expression. From these, he removed the elements readers traditionally identify with books: title, author name, copyright pages, table of contents, running text, etc. His goal was to emphasize the grammar of the book as object, through its form, color, proportions, and rhythm. The “unreadable books” featured a wide variety of colored pages, paper stocks, textures, formats, and shapes. They might be pierced by threads and marked with spots or lines or create a kinetic illusion through transparent or overlapping pages. These books were not designed just to be seen, but as objects with which to interact playfully and imaginatively. Between 1945 and 1968 Munari produced a remarkable array of books that exemplify the ideas and achievements of his broader career: an unerring graphic sensibility, elements of surprise and humor, and a fluency with the mechanics of book-flaps and holes within pages, which contribute to the narrative qualities of these publications as much as their words or images. Munari’s books for children weave together all the threads of his theoretical and creative practice, thus, the show at CIMA will underscore the artist’s various areas of activity through these works. For a contextual framework, the exhibition will also feature artist books from other cultures, including Russian revolutionary children’s books that played a role in Munari’s own formation and approach to the genre. Furthermore, the presentation will include artworks and design objects by Munari that share themes — as well as visual and formal connections — with his children’s books.

WANT TO GO? $15. 646-370-3596.
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The Climate Museum Pop-Up FREE

WHEN: Oct. 8 - Dec. 22, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-6pm; Sundays, 12-5pm
WHERE: The Climate Museum, 120 Wooster Street , Soho, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience an interactive exhibition that blends art, social science, and action, that will leave you inspired about what you can do on climate change. WANT TO GO?
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Ice Skating at The Rink

WHEN: Oct. 28 - Mar. 5, 8am-10pm, daily; 8am-midnight, select weekend and holiday hours
WHERE: Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, Between W. 40th and 42nd Streets, Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This 17,000 square foot rink features free admission ice skating, high quality rental skates, free skating shows, and events. WANT TO GO? Admission is free; $15-$50 skate rental. 212-768-4242.
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Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

WHEN: Oct. 28 - Jan. 1, Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-8pm and Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9pm and November 24th, December 24th, 25th & 31st, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Pier 36, 299 South Street, Lower East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The multi-gallery, multi-sensory exhibition takes guests on a time-traveling adventure to Ancient Egypt exploring the story of King Tut – from his rule as a child pharaoh, to the discovery of his tomb and beyond. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $38.50 per child and $54 per adult.
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MONET’S GARDEN The Immersive Experience

WHEN: Nov. 1 - Jan. 8, Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-7:30pm; Thursdays and Sundays, 10am-9:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays
WHERE: Wall Street, 30 Wall Street, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Go on a 360-degree journey through the history and work of one of the greatest and most influential painters of all time. WANT TO GO? $33-$35; $25-$26 children 6-16; free for children 5 and younger.
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The Rink

WHEN: Nov. 5 - Mar. 31, Open daily, see website for exact times
WHERE: Rockefeller Plaza, between 50th and 49th Streets, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Don't miss this chance to ice skate under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree- one of New York’s quintessential winter activities. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $21 for ages 6 and older; tickets start at $11 for ages 5 and younger. 212-771-7200.
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Big Apple Circus

WHEN: Nov. 9 - Jan. 1, See website for schedule
WHERE: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, Amsterdam Avenue and West 62nd Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the excitement of a dazzling new extravaganza: “DREAM BIG! featuring performances from King of the High Wire Nik Wallenda, comic daredevil Johnny Rockett, trapeze artist Elli Huber, and more! WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $29.95. 646-491-8941.
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Upon Thy Gates, The Elaine K. and Norman Winik Mezuzah Collection

WHEN: Nov. 13 - Apr. 23, Sunday-Friday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Upon Thy Gates, The Elaine K. and Norman Winik Mezuzah Collection arrives at the Museum at Eldridge Street from the Oregon Museum of the Jewish People and Center for Holocaust Education in Portland. Curated by Kenneth Helphand, the exhibition presents 73 mezuzahs collected by the Winiks that represent a wide range of styles, materials, and Jewish symbols. The mezuzahs were created in places all over the world, including Israel, the United States, Denmark, England, Ethiopia, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Poland, and Yemen and date from the late 18th to the 21st century.

A mezuzah (from the Hebrew word for doorpost) is a handwritten scroll containing a prayer which is placed inside a decorative case and affixed to a doorpost in the home. Among the oldest of Jewish traditions, mezuzahs are often associated with the concept of protection, and serve as a constant reminder of God and a symbol of one’s Jewish identity. This tradition and the title of the exhibition come from a mandate in the Torah to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Take to heart these instructions…and inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” 

WANT TO GO? $15; $10 students and seniors; $8 ages 5-17; ‘Pay What You Wish’ admission is offered Mondays & Fridays. 212-219-0302.
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Disney Encanto x CAMP

WHEN: Nov. 14 - Jan. 29, See website for schedule
WHERE: CAMP 5th Avenue, 110 5th Ave., Chelsea, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Explore the world’s first immersive Disney Encanto experience complete with secret passages, interactive magic, live music, and surprises behind every magic door.  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $44. 917-997-0439.
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Shine Bright Only at Hudson Yards Presented by Wells Fargo FREE

WHEN: Nov. 14 - Jan. 8, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore over 2 million shimmering white lights illuminating the neighborhood featuring a 32-foot hot air balloon suspended inside The Shops.  WANT TO GO?
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'The Santa Clauses' Winter Wonderland

WHEN: Nov. 15 - Jan. 15, Open daily. See website for exact times.
WHERE: Watermark, 78 South St Pier 15, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a trip to the North Pole inspired by Disney+ Original Series, “The Santa Clauses,” and warm up with hot chocolate, get cozy in Santa's living room, take a photo with a giant snow glober, and more! WANT TO GO? Starting at $25.
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PaleyLand

WHEN: Nov. 16 - Jan. 8, Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5:30pm
WHERE: The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore holiday exhibits, take photos with Santa, play the hottest video games, create holiday crafts, and more! WANT TO GO? $21.50; $17.50 Student/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans/First Responders; free for children younger than 12 and Paley members. 212-621-6600.
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Titanic. The Exhibition

WHEN: Nov. 16 - Jan. 31, See website for schedule
WHERE: Titanic. The Exhibition New York, 526 6th Avenue, Southeast Corner of W. 14th Street at 6th Avenue, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel back to 1912 through photographs, handwritten letters, wayward keepsakes, and other personal belongings telling countless stories about the fates and heroic deeds on board.  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $31; free admission for children younger than 4.
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Winter Colorland

WHEN: Nov. 17 - Jan. 29, See website for schedule
WHERE: Color Factory New York, 251 Spring St., Soho, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Lift your spirits, grab your sleds, goggles and parkas and slide into some winter whimsy during this limited-time holiday experience. WANT TO GO? $38-$45. 347-378-4071.
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Pinkmas

WHEN: Nov. 17 - Jan. 9, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11am-7pm; Fridays, 11am-8:30pm; Saturdays, 10am-8:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
WHERE: Museum of Ice Cream NYC, 558 Broadway, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Embark on a magical journey across three immersive floors filled with delicious treats, festive crafts, a larger-than-life snow globe, and much more! WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $25. 855-258-0719.
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Christmas Spectacular

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Jan. 2, Performances daily, see website for exact schedule
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the new scene “Dance of the Frost Fairies” and watch as the Rockettes transform into fantastical, winged fairies, performing alongside fairy-drones which dance high above the audience. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $46. 212-465-6000.
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SPECTACULAR FACTORY NYC

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Jan. 8, Mondays-Fridays, 12-10pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-10pm
WHERE: ARTECHOUSE, 439 W 15th St., Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Immerse yourself in this interactive winter wonderland where you'll float among giant swinging bells, crash the party of a thousand nutcrackers, take a joyride through giant wreaths, and more. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $25 and $17 for children ages 4-15; free admission for children younger than 4..
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The Origami Holiday Tree

WHEN: Nov. 21 - Jan. 9, Open daily, 10am–5:30pm
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Beautiful Bugs, featuring specially created models inspired by the upcoming Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium opening in Winter 2023 as part of the Museum’s new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. Among the more than 1,000 origami pieces decorating the tree will be intricately designed models of long-legged grasshoppers, brilliantly colored butterflies, and iridescent beetles, as well as those depicting iconic Museum exhibits like the Blue Whale and Tyrannosaurus rex. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the Origami Holiday Tree is delightfully decorated with hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. 

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: NY, NJ, or CT Residents pay what you wish; all others $16-$28. 212-769-5100.
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Skate the Skyline at The Rink

WHEN: Nov. 22 - Feb. 26, Mondays-Thursdays, 3-10pm; Fridays, 12-11pm; Saturdays and Holidays, 10am-11pm; Sundays, 10am-10pm
WHERE: The Seaport, 89 South Street, Seaport Square, between Piers 16 & 17, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Ice Rink returns for a season of winter festivities and complimentary skating along the East River.  WANT TO GO? Admission is free; skate rentals start at $20. 212-732-8257.
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North Pole Express 2022

WHEN: Nov. 24 - Dec. 31, See website for schedule
WHERE: Top View Sightseeing , 42nd St. btwn 5th and 6th Ave., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a tour of Midtown Manhattan’s storied holiday lights as you listen to thrilling Christmas tales told by one of Santa’s Elves. End your journey at the North Pole to meet Santa Himself. Tell him your deepest Christmas wishes and get a sleigh bell as a good luck charm. It’s a Christmas NYC-style like no other!

WANT TO GO? $149; $139 ages 2-12.
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Luminaries FREE

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Jan. 1, See schedule below
WHERE: Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St. , Financial District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: View a mesmerizing display of 640 twinkling custom lanterns that change in color and intensity. WANT TO GO? 212-978-1673.
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Wells Fargo Winterscape FREE

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Jan. 2, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Hudson Yards, Between 10th and 12th Avenues from West 30th to West 34th Streets, Level 1, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visitors are welcomed to a world of snow and ice as they go on a magical and immersive journey that celebrates the winter season. WANT TO GO?
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Dec. 31, See website for schedule
WHERE: Lincoln Center: David H. Koch Theater, Broadway at 64th Street, Upper West Side , NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Children of all ages from New York City and the around the world fill the David H. Koch Theater to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®, based on the Alexandre Dumas père version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), demands a full-scale production. The elaborate stage elements and intricate lighting unleash the viewers' imagination by providing visual effects that are extraordinarily grand. The most famous example is the one-ton Christmas tree that grows from a height of 12 feet to 41 feet, evoking audible gasps of disbelief from the audience at each performance. Other notable feats include the comic figure of Mother Ginger — 85 pounds and nine feet wide, the costume requires handling by three people once it is lowered by pulley over the dancer's head — as well as the continuous flutter of the purest, crystal-shaped snowflakes. While these technical achievements are wonderful fun, it is Balanchine's choreography that sustains the ballet through two acts. Act I introduces the characters — the Stahlbaum children, Marie and Fritz, Herr Drosselmeier and his Nephew — and also begins the transition from reality into fantasy with the concluding Snowflake Waltz. Act II offers the complete transformation. We have entered the "Kingdom of the Sugarplum Fairy" and there is no turning back.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is recommended for ages 5+, and all patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $45. 212-870-5570.
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Breakfast with Santa

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Stella 34 Trattoria at Macy's Herald Square, 151 W 34th St., 35th Street and Broadway Entrance, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This holiday season: give your family a magical morning in the store that brought you the Miracle on 34th Street. It all starts with a festive breakfast feast with exclusive Empire State Building views, complete with take-home treats for children and prosecco mimosas for adults. Then, you'll meet Santa Claus and take a keepsake photo with him and his elves. 

 

WANT TO GO? Pricing begins at $45 for children and $65 for adults.
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Santaland

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Macy's Herald Square, 151 W. 34th Street, 8th Floor, Herald Square, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take photos that will bring you memories for a lifetime when you visit Santa in Santaland! Guests will visit Santa in his office as he works behind his desk again this year. He’s excited to see you & take a photo with you as you sit on the opposite side of this desk. Young children who are not able to sit up on their own will require an adult or older child to sit with them to hold them up. Santa will not be able to hold children on his lap or desk.

WANT TO GO? There is no fee to meet Santa. Optional photo packages start at $39.99.
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The Nutcracker

WHEN: Nov. 26 - Dec. 18, Saturday and Sundays, 7pm
WHERE: Rudolf Nureyev Studio in the Historic Landmark City Center, 130 W. 56th St., 6th floor, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The story of sweet little Clara, her toymaker uncle and a Nutcracker toy that transforms in a prince will captivate viewers of all ages. WANT TO GO? $53.92. 347-346-9951.
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A Christmas Carol

WHEN: Nov. 27 - Dec. 30, See website for schedule. Sundays at 11am are family show with preshow experience 1 hr before show
WHERE: The Player's Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, Soho, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale about the joy of community triumphing over selfishness, presented in this fresh musical adaptation by Sgouros & Bell. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on his emotional journey, as he is visited by four forewarning ghosts. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out at this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge! 

WANT TO GO? $42-$57. 212-475-1237.
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Wonderland Dreams by Alexa Meade

WHEN: Nov. 28 - Apr. 8, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12-7:30pm; Fridays, 10am-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-8:pm; ‍Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
WHERE: Wonderland Dreams, 529 5th Avenue, Murray Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Fall down the rabbit hole into a world of secret rose gardens, mad tea parties, in a living gallery that puts you inside the artwork. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $27.
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The Rink At Manhattan West FREE

WHEN: Nov. 29 - Mar. 31, Mondays-Fridays, 2-9:15pm; ​Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Manhattan West Plaza , 9th Avenue, Spanning 31st to 33rd Street, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Rink at Manhattan West offers daily public skating and upscale ice skating programs for men, women, and children hosted by Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. WANT TO GO? Admission starts at $20; Skate rental starts at $5.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York City Center Season

WHEN: Nov. 30 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: New York City Center , 131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, returns to New York City Center for a season that has become a joyous winter tradition. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey's extraordinary dancers will move audiences with world and company premieres by Kyle Abraham, Jamar Roberts, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. In addition to repertory favorites, founder Alvin Ailey's choreography is spotlighted with a new production of Survivors and the staging of over a half dozen classic works, including the must-see American masterpiece Revelations. 

WANT TO GO? Tickets stat at $29. 212-581-1212 .
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Holiday Lights Sightseeing Tour

WHEN: Dec. 1 - 23, 6pm and 7:30pm, nightly
WHERE: North Pole Express Departure Point, 42nd St & 5th Ave, Murray Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join this Holiday Lights Sightseeing Tour and see all the major Christmas and Holiday Lights Locations in Manhattan. Sit on the top level of a double deck bus for the best viewing experience possible. You'll get to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Giant Christmas Ornaments, Bryant Park Winter Village and more. Topview's holiday lights tour allows you to enjoy all the major attractions for the holiday season plus all the usual sights, including Empire State Building, Grand Central and Chrysler Building. Come enjoy New York City at its finest.

WANT TO GO? From $59. 212-664-0300.
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World Cup Watch Parties

WHEN: Dec. 1 - 18, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR, 44 Charlton Street, Tribeca, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Watch the most exciting moments in the world's biggest sporting event LIVE in WNYC's broadcast studio! Enjoy guaranteed seating, a cash bar, live interviews, and participate in games in an all-ages-welcome, fully accessible venue.

WANT TO GO? $10 Daily Pass; free admission for kids 12 and younger. 646-829-4000.
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Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid

WHEN: Dec. 2 - 18, Fridays, 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm
WHERE: Axis Theatre, 1 Sheridan Square, Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This festive interactive winter play features a blend of advanced technology, live performance, and audience participation.  WANT TO GO? $5-$20. 212-807-9300.
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Holiday Creative Breaks at Little Island FREE

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 17, Saturdays, 12-3pm
WHERE: Little Island NYC, Pier55 in Hudson River Park West 13th Street, Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Little Island invites all visitors to participate in our Holiday Creative Breaks with Teaching Artist Georgie Flores! Make your own Holiday themed postcard and spread some joy by mailing your postcard to family, friends, or neighbors. (Postage will be provided). 

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Harlem Night Market

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 17, Saturdays, 4-8pm
WHERE: La Marqueta, 1590 Park Ave., East Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Harlem Night Market is back this holiday season! So mark your calendar for three weekends of fun, food & winter shopping at the historic La Marqueta. Come through to support local entrepreneurs and go home with some of the best eats, drinks & gifts in the neighborhood. D.J.s S'tormin' Norman and Ted Smooth will be bringing you  back to the dance floor, with special guests to be announced. There'll be plenty of family fun -- including visits all three weekends with Santa, a bounce house and 360-degree photo booth. On December 10, take a trolley from the market to El Museo del Barrio for their new exhibits and Coqui Club kids parranda. On December 17, hop the trolley to the pop-up ice skating rink at 'Uptown Grand Central's community plaza at 125th Street. Vendors include: Savory Food Court: Black Rican Vegan, Cafe Ollin, Fauzia Sweets Food Court: Make My Cake, Anjali's Cup, Pure Confections Makers Plazas: Adinkra Republic, Body Vanity, Pop Pins, Hannahbandanah, Harlem Hoopz, Framiati, Angel Rays Designs, Carmen Community Artist "The Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta is brought to by Uptown Grand Central", TBo Harlem & the NYC Economic Development Corporation, with support from Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the NYC Department of Transportation, Ponce Bank, Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, Shop Harlem Made, Union Settlement & El Museo del Barrio.

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My First Nutcracker

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 22, 11am and 2pm on weekends and select weekdays
WHERE: Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, Midtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

You've been invited to Clara-Marie's holiday party! Join Clara-Marie and the Prince as they travel to a magical kingdom filled with delicious treats, dancing flowers, and a pesky mouse king in this interactive holiday classic reimagined for your youngest theatergoers! Adapted for young audiences by Barbara Zinn Krieger and choreographed by Melissa Riker, NYCCT's hit dance theater production returns to Theatre Row this holiday season! My First Nutcracker celebrates and explores imagination, family, tradition, and female empowerment.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $52.50 | Select Pay What You Choose Tickets Available for Each Performance. 212-714-2442.
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Fifth Avenue for All FREE

WHEN: Dec. 4 - 18, Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: Fifth Avenue, 5th Avenue between 48th and 57th Streets, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Fifth Avenue Association brings New Yorkers an open streets program that, for the first time ever, will close the iconic Fifth Avenue retail corridor to vehicular traffic to welcome visitors and provide a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for families, shoppers and sightseers of all ages. See the most iconic and spectacular part of Fifth Avenue transformed into a pedestrian-only promenade, allowing all who visit to enjoy the iconic holiday windows and celebrate the season with food kiosks, seating areas and live music. To kick-off Fifth Avenue For All, the Fifth Avenue Association will host an opening ceremony on December 4th at 12 p.m. at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 50th Street (between Saks Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral) featuring special guests and a marching band performance by Brooklyn United, a community-based organization that serves New York City youth. Fifth Avenue For All joins an exciting lineup of programming to spread holiday cheer to the over 10 million guests from around the world who visit Fifth Avenue throughout the holiday season. Visitors can view the tree at Rockefeller Center, visit cultural institutions such as MOMA and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and shop the most spectacular retail corridor in the world featuring renowned window displays from Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. The popular oversized lit toys are also making a return to Fifth Avenue through January 7th, with a special community giveback this season. QR codes on each toy will offer the opportunity to donate directly to Food Bank For New York City, New York’s largest hunger-relief organization and Fifth Avenue’s charitable partner this season. The oversized red holiday mailbox stationed on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street will collect letters to Santa, which will be mailed to “The North Pole” and sent replies.

Performance Schedule (Beginning at W 51st Street)
December 4th: - 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Brooklyn United Drum Line - 2:00pm - 2:30pm: Brooklyn High School of the Arts Chorus - 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Manhattan Samba
December 11th: - 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Brooklyn United Drum Line - 2:00pm - 2:30pm: Kaufman Music Center Chorus - 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Manhattan Samba
December 18th: - 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Brooklyn United Drum Line - 2:00pm - 2:30pm: To be announced - 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Manhattan Samba

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Santa Brunch

WHEN: Dec. 4 - 18, Sundays, 8:45-10am
WHERE: American Girl Place New York, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT:

Share a holiday experience that includes a jolly “Ho ho ho!” Santa is coming, and he can’t wait to meet you and your girl. Be sure to bring your camera; you’ll want to capture the moment he makes his appearance. You’ll also enjoy a delicious brunch during your visit.

Please note: Book all adults and children in your party. Prepaid events are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Reservations required. For girls aged 3 and up.

WANT TO GO? $38.
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Selfies with Santa FREE

WHEN: Dec. 5 - 16, Mondays-Fridays, 5-8pm
WHERE: Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards, Level 4 by H&M and Zara, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Santa is flying his sleigh to The Shops & Restaurants to meet with children, friends and families from across the world. Santa’s helpers will take complimentary photos with guests’ cameras. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

WANT TO GO? 646-954-3155.
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The Claw FREE

WHEN: Dec. 5 - 11, Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 12pm-7pm
WHERE: CAMP Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards, Floor 2, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

CAMP and Ally built a claw machine in NYC and filled it with the BEST prizes imaginable: including a GOLDEN EGG with $25,000 inside.* This massively winnable claw machine also gives you the chance to score toys (hundreds of em) and cash prizes (dozens of em) - because everybody deserves something extra during the holidays.

WANT TO GO? 917-920-2703.
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Stay Frosty Week

WHEN: Dec. 6 - 11, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Let the ice and frost of wintery weather inspire you as you conduct science experiments, create wintery paintings and even make sweet treats all using ice! WANT TO GO? $16; $13 visitor with disabilities and seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223.
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Circle Line Holiday Harbor Lights Cruise

WHEN: Dec. 7 - 31, 7pm, nightly
WHERE: Circle Line, 83 North River Piers West 43rd Street and 12th Ave., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Decorated with twinkling lights, green garland, holiday ornaments, and Christmas trees, everyone is welcome to enjoy a full tour of New York City from the comfort of cozy festive boats. Aboard the joyful boat ride, you'll find a specialty curated holiday drink menu featuring Sam Adams Winter Lager, and a delicious lineup of warm seasonal cocktails including, S'mores Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie Martini, S'mores-tini, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Irish Coffee, and Hot Toddies. Witnessing the beauty of New York City in the Winter time doesn't need to come with the harsh cold winds! Instead, explore the city from the comfort of your seat on one of our warm boat cruises. Make it even more cozy with our new plush branded blankets available for purchase onboard. The Holiday Harbor Lights Cruise still departs from Pier 83. The first 500 guests onboard the first Holiday Harbor Lights Cruise on Wednesday December 7 will recieve a FREE Circle Line micro-fleece travel blanket to stay cozy & warm!

WANT TO GO? $44-$69. 212-999-5585.
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Dances Patrelle presents Francis Patrelle's The Yorkville Nutcracker

WHEN: Dec. 9 - 11, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This production will take you on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. WANT TO GO? $75. 646-765-4773.
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Electric Root presents An Afrofuturistic Winter Wonderland

WHEN: Dec. 9 - 11, Friday, 7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center , 61 W 62nd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This celebration of community and love features a rocking, soul-satisfying selection of multi-denominational holiday classics.  WANT TO GO? Pay as you wish.
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IMAX presents Capital One-iHeart Radio’s Jingle Ball

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9, 7pm
WHERE: AMC Empire IMAX, 234 W. 42nd St. at Eighth Ave., Times Square Theater District, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

Z100 Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One 2022 are partnering to bring the holiday music event of the year to fans across the country to IMAX Live theaters. The season's biggest, hottest concert is presented in IMAX with immersive IMAX audio for one-night-only bringing fans closer to the artists they love. In over 75 IMAX Live theaters, every ticket is a front row seat for fans to see their favorite artists as they've never seen them before. 

WANT TO GO? $35. 212-398-3939.
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Bloomingdale School of Music 2022 Free Holiday Concert FREE

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9, 7pm
WHERE: Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bloomingdale School of Music presents their annual Holiday Concert featuring artists from faculty and administration as well as three amazing student ensembles. The program will include an excellent variety of styles and moods with works by Handel, Dvorak, and Franck as well as some fun holiday surprises! Program "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson "Panis Angelicus" by Cesar Franck Messiah selection by G.F. Handel "A Child is Born" by Thad Jones (arr. Eli Asher) "What Child is This" (traditional, arr. Greg McLean) "Good King Wenceslas" (traditional, arr. Greg McLean) "When You Believe" by Stephen Schwartz "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey/Walter Afanasieff "Waltz of the Flowers" (from the Nutcracker Suite) by P. Tchaikovsky "Light the Candle" by Peter Yarrow "Let it Snow!" By Jule Style "My Favorite Things" by Richard Rodgers (arr. John Coltrane) "Feliz Navidad" by Jos Feliciano.

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Ever After

WHEN: Dec. 9 - 10, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, East Village, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

In Ever After the scene is New York's very own Central Park, where someone has caused the disappearance of a plant that is critical to the park's survival. With a ball in Strawberry Fields, appearances by Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel & Gretel, and the appearance of musical pigeons named John, Paul, George, and Ringo, you can be sure that our Chickenshed Players will save the park amidst music, dance, and general hilarity. This family-friendly show is recommended for ages 5-Adult.

WANT TO GO? $25. 646-569-5742.
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Nao Medical Ribbon Cutting Ceremony FREE

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9, 12-1pm
WHERE: Nao Medical , 259 1st Ave, Stuyvesant Town, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Nao Medical is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of its newest NYC location in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan. At the event, Nao Medical will be providing COVID vaccination and booster shots- a great way to stay healthy with the official winter season approaching. Nao Medical is a minority, immigrant and woman-owned NY-based healthcare clinic system with a focus on bridging the gap between urgent and primary care. Nao Medical recently introduced nutrition counseling and mental health services for adults and kids at all locations. Brief remarks will be made by the founders of Nao Medical Dr. Priti Jain and Dr. Sandeep Jain as well as by NYC Council Member Keith Powers.

WANT TO GO? 917-310-3371.
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Ornament Painting with Alexa

WHEN: Dec. 9 - 23, Fridays, 4-7pm
WHERE: Wonderland Dreams, 529 5th Avenue, Murray Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Alexa Meade, the artist behind Wonderland Dreams, and paint your own designs on ornaments that you get to take home. 

WANT TO GO? $49 and includes museum admission.
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim - Peter & the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev with Isaac Mizrahi

WHEN: Dec. 10 - 11, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm
WHERE: The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs this charming children’s classic, accompanied by live orchestra, and the cast, wearing costumes by Mizrahi, brings the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. WANT TO GO? $35. 646-765-4773.
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Family Matinee: Dorrance Dance

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2pm
WHERE: The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Dorrance Dance returns to The Joyce with a world premiere featuring the original music of "breathtaking vocalist" Aaron Marcellus (The New York Times). Join this company of singular artists for this new program culminating in a musical and emotional journey that only Marcellus's soul-stirring live performance could provide!

WANT TO GO? $10-$81. 212-691-9740.
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Alon Nechushtan 'Loose Winds' World Premiere for Andalus Ensemble and Concert Band

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 8pm
WHERE: The Trevor Day School , 312 East 95th Street, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Come join The Trevor Day School once again for a fantastic music program with an expanded sized ensemble. There will be additional instrumentation joining, as well as the increased size of the ensemble. And to top it all off they will be performing brand new commissioned works; celebrating new and diverse composers, including two world premiers!

Repertoire:

Overture for Education – Joshua A. Idio

A Thousand Inner Voices – Mat Campbell

On Parade (Quick March) – Amanda C. E. Aldridge

Slavic Nightmares – Jim Territo (World Premiere)

Sasparilla – John Mackey (Featuring soloist Jo Ellen Fusco)

Loose Winds – Alon Nechushtan (World Premiere)

WANT TO GO? $10-$20. 646-765-4773.
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Watson Adventures’ Ho-Ho Holiday Midtown Family Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Paley Park, 3 East 53rd Street, Midtown, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Join Watson Adventures on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt for adults and kids 10 & up! Kids and adults discover the best of midtown's lavish holiday displays on this seasonal scavenger hunt, including the windows along Fifth Avenue, the Rockefeller Center tree, Grand Central Terminal, the model train display in the Transit Museum Annex, and other festive highlights. You'll also visit locations from famous holiday movies such as Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, Scrooged and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

WANT TO GO? $17.50-$24.50. 877-946-4868.
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Cricket’s Candy Creations’ Dessert Before Dinner: Holiday Gifts

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 3:30-4:15pm
WHERE: Cricket's Candy Creations, 200 Hudson Street, Tribeca, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Cricket?s Candy Creations will be hosting a holiday gift making class with delicious and unique edible creations for loved ones.

WANT TO GO? $45 for all attendees ages 2 and up . 914-523-8511.
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Kids & Family Yoga FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10-11am
WHERE: Chelsea Factory, 547 West 26th Street, Chelsea, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Stretch, bend, twist, sing, dance and play yoga at this beautiful new space! Practice partner poses and acro-yoga poses, too! Share a special mindfulness craft for the kids to keep! Class ends with relaxation time and calm vibes to follow.

WANT TO GO? 646-638-1444.
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Santa's New Ride! (Family Program) FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, Battery Park City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Santa's reindeers are tired and he needs to figure out a new way to get around the city before Christmas Eve! In this program, children will compare and contrast different modes of transportation in New York- buses, subways, and electric cars. Together learn about carbon footprint, environmental impact, and efficiency of each transportation method. Then, the kids will choose a transport system that saves Santa energy and keeps Christmas green. Ages 4-8! RSVP required.

WANT TO GO? 212-945-6324.
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Ed Mattei Foundation December Adventure FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10am
WHERE: Morgan Library, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Go on a private guided tour of the Morgan Library followed by a visit to the AKC Museum of the Dog. Open to ages 4-14 and 1 chaperoning adult.

WANT TO GO? 917-402-9587.
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Lenfest Kids FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 1-3pm
WHERE: Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W 129th St., Morningside Heights, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Lenfest Kids closes out the fall semester with one of the most acclaimed films of the twenty-first century, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away (2001). The only foreign-language film ever to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Spirited Away helped change perceptions of animation as children's entertainment and would prove to be a major influence on Disney and Pixar. Synopsis: 10-year-old Chihiro and her family move to the suburbs and wander into a supernatural realm ruled by gods, witches, and spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, Chihiro must be brave as she works to reunite with her parents in the human world.

WANT TO GO? 212-853-1606.
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Rotkaeppchen in German

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 4pm
WHERE: Galli Theater NY, 74 Warren Street, Tribeca, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Little Red Riding Hood in German: Little Red Riding Hood sets out through the forest to bring food to her grandmother. But who is in grandmother's bed when she gets there? Can a little girl in a red cape outfox a big bad wolf?

WANT TO GO? $25; $20 for kids. 917-855-1095.
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The Snow Queen

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2pm
WHERE: Galli Theater NY, 74 Warren Street, Tribeca, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

A story of enduring friendship and the journey of a young girl who travels through many lands to rescue her friend Kay. Kay has been whisked away by the enchanting Snow Queen. Gerda sets on an adventure to find him and bring him back home.

WANT TO GO? $25; $20 kids. 917-855-1095.
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COQUÍ CLUB: Celebrating the Holidays

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30-10:30am and 11am-12pm
WHERE: El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue, Harlem, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT:

Hola! El Museo is excited to bring Coqu Club, a bilingual program for the tiniest visitors, back to El Museo del Barrio for an IN-PERSON experience at the museum! Coqu Club is an interactive program facilitated by our museum educators and includes storytelling, discussion and an art making project. Be sure to bring your Coqui crowns and get ready to have fun! The holidays are here and to celebrate we will be reading A Pi ata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora. In this bilingual version of the 12 Days of Christmas, participants will learn about some of the traditions associated with the Christmas holiday in Spanish-speaking countries. We are so excited to celebrate with you in-person! Recommended for children ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers. Registration is required. Space is limited.

WANT TO GO? $5 per family (one adult, up to two children) and includes admission to El Museo del Barrio. 212-831-7272.
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New Amsterdam School Winter Fair

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10am-2pm
WHERE: New Amsterdam School, 62 Avenue B, East Village, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The New Amsterdam School Winter Fair is a time for the community to come together during the joyful holiday season. There will be games, artistic activities, puppet show, student performances, a local vendor market, silent auction, bake sale, and an international food table! 

WANT TO GO? Entry to Winter Fair is free, with individual activities and crafts starting at $5. 212-533-1820.
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ELFPROV 2022 Breakfast with Santa Live from Times Square

WHEN: Dec. 10 - 24, Saturdays, 9:30-11am and Sunday, 12/24 9:30-11am
WHERE: Broadway Comedy Club , 318 West 53rd Street , Times Square, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves as they deliver the North Pole's funniest interactive musical comedy show. The morning includes a continental breakfast, selfies with Santa or let the Camera Elf snap a few shots, share wish lists and ask Santa anything, and take part in a holiday sing along.

WANT TO GO? $30.
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Living History: 18th-Century Winter Traditions

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-3pm
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Did you know that decorating trees for the holidays wasn't a common practice until the mid-19th century? Hang out with historical interpreters and learn more fascinating facts about winter traditions in 18th-century America. Afterwards, create your own festive decorations!

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $22; $17 seniors; $13 student; $6 ages 5-13; free admission ages 4 and younger. 212-873-3400.
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New York Jewish Book Festival FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 10am-8:15pm
WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place , Battery Park City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Museum of Jewish Heritage's inaugural book festival welcomes families throughout the NYC area to a day filled with books for kids and adults alike. There will be several children's book authors and illustrators reading their books and hosting interactive programs, such as creating personal picture books. 

WANT TO GO? 646-437-4202.
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Snow White

WHEN: Dec. 11 - 17, Sunday and Saturday, 2pm
WHERE: Galli Theater NY, 74 Warren Street, Tribeca, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Snow White is a young woman whose stepmother is jealous of her beauty. When the magical mirror on the wall says that Snow White is the "fairest of them all," the stepmother makes a plan to get Snow White out of the castle and out of her life forever!

WANT TO GO? $25 for adults, $20 for kids. 917-855-1095.
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Keeper-in-Training: Polar

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 9-10:30am
WHERE: Central Park Zoo, 64th Street & Fifth Avenue, Central Park , NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Roll up your sleeves and get messy. Keepers-in-training will get up close to animals, meet zookeepers and see what it takes to care for the animals at the Central Park Zoo. WANT TO GO? $70. 800-433-4149.
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Let is Snow Week

WHEN: Dec. 13 - 18, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Get inspired by snow and make snow paintings, mix up slime inspired by snowflakes, and play with snow that never melts! WANT TO GO? $16; $13 visitor with disabilities and seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223.
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There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to spend time with your kids, so make the most of your time together and check out our picks for the best kid-friendly activities in Manhattan! From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you're sure to find something to do that keeps everyone happy and having fun. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Central Park, the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Battery Park, Bryant Park, Tribeca, the Bronx, and Lower Manhattan. You can also find weekend fun in ourBrooklynQueensLong IslandWestchester, and Rockland—and check out our Manhattan calendar for hundreds of things to do each month!

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