Christmas cheer doesn’t have to end on the 25th. Extend the magic of the holidays with these still-festive events that you were most likely too busy shopping to see until now.

If you’re on the other side of the fence and have exhausted your holiday cheer, then check out our Holidaze collection of un-seasonal events that will help ease you out of 2012 to the New Year.

    The Barber of Seville – Holiday Presentation

    Metropolitan Opera


    Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 7:30 pm

    Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher’s production of "The Barber of Seville" is a rollicking comedy classic the entire family can enjoy. This holiday entertainment is razor-sharp, stylishly-sung (in English) and only two hours long.

    Kwanzaa at The Apollo

    Apollo Theater


    Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 7:30 pm

    The Apollo celebrates Kwanzaa with the renowned and energetic New York-based dance company, Abdel Salam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

    The Nutcracker in New York

    Die-hard fans and first-timers can take their pick of Nutcrackers this season—or choose to chew them all up. The holiday ballet can be seen in trademarked virtuosic style at Lincoln Center; adapted for young audiences; free in the Winter Garden; as an R-rated cabaret; and many more variations.

    It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

    New-York Historical Society


    Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 7:00 pm

    Produced in conjunction with the exhibition "WWII & NYC," New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.

    The Rink at Rockefeller Center

    New York

    The world-famous Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center has become a quintessential New York City winter experience for generations. New Yorkers and visitors alike skate under the watchful eye of the gilded Prometheus statue and the unique urban backdrop of Rockefeller Center.