Don’t let shopping be the only way you observe the lead-up to the holidays. Famous carols, classic stories and performances draw New Yorkers together to celebrate the season and the diverse traditions of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.
Performances of “The Nutcracker,” Handel’s “Messiah,” and the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”; the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza and a Kwanzaa celebration at the American Museum of Natural History are just some local traditions to look forward to this season.
A holiday ice show and Christmas tree lighting featuring the Ice Theatre of New York, The Skyliners and Figure Skating in Harlem. Bring the whole family to join in the festivities, including hot cocoa and holiday music.
Join OSL for a free Holiday Sing—with favorite carols and songs you know in English, Spanish and Hebrew. From "Feliz Navidad" to Bach’s "Christmas Oratorio"—you’ll be able to sing with great musicians, friends, family and the whole OSL community.
"Nativity: A Life Story" is a musical production based on Langston Hughes' work, "Black Nativity." Don’t miss an award-winning cast interpret the story of Mary, her passion for her husband, Joseph, and the birth of a Miracle!
The Quintet — featuring Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf, Principal Horn Philip Myers, Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, and Principal Tuba Alan Baer — has hosted an annual holiday concert at Lincoln Center since 1995.