Between holiday-themed performances, department store display windows, and illuminated buildings and plazas, New York City is at its sparkly best in December.
Here are a sampling of holiday events surrounding Hannukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa to light up the darkening days of the month.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013, 10:00 pm
Ring in 2014 and get an early start on that resolution to shed a few pounds at the four-mile Emerald Nuts Midnight Run.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 - Sun, Jan 12, 2014
The Holiday Train Show is back with plenty of holiday fun and new surprises for the whole family! This year features more trains than ever before and a new holiday ...
Each year, sold-out audiences have reveled in the warm glow of this intimate event, featuring the legendary Mick Moloney, Riverdance on Broadway star fiddler Athena Tergis and an all-star ...
Sun, Dec 01, 2013 - Mon, Dec 30, 2013
A lively musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale. Follow along with Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four ghosts; his old business partner Marley, the ghost of Christmas ...
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 - Fri, Dec 20, 2013
The Merchant’s House Museum’s elegant and intact 19th-century double parlor, complete with original décor, including gas chandeliers, period paintings, and marble fireplace, will be decked with period decorations of the ...
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 - Sun, Jan 05, 2014
This season includes premieres of Wayne McGregor's sensory feast "Chroma," Bill T. Jones' exhilarating "D-Man in the Waters (Part I)," Ronald K. Brown's powerful "Four Corners," and Aszure Barton's audacious ...
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 - Sun, Dec 29, 2013
Returning to New York, "A Christmas Story", The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!
Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 9:00 pm
For the fifth year in a row this lively pan-Caribbean ensemble takes the stage at BAMcafé for its annual holiday dance party. Expect a globe-hopping jam session that encompasses Cuban ...
Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 2:00 pm
A Charlie Brown Christmas in a special holiday Family Concert with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke. This staged concert version of Charles M. Schulz's iconic television ...
Wed, Dec 26, 2012, 3:00 pm
Join The Seventh Principle’s Kwanzaa program for a dynamic presentation of traditional African and modern dance.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 1:00 pm
Learn about the seven principles and symbols of Kwanzaa and enjoy performances. Make zawadi.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
Radio personality, poet and songwriter Imhotep Gary Byrd hosts this annual Kwanzaa showcase of music, poetry and dance. This year’s roster includes multi-instrumentalist Michael C. Wimberly, rapper F the Elemental ...
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.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 - Sun, Dec 29, 2013
This beloved holiday-season drama is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film of sacrifice and redemption in small-town America. Set in a radio station ...
Sun, Dec 29, 2013, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate the holidays in a jazzy way! The 2nd Annual Emmanuel Baptist Church Holiday Jazz Vespers on December 29 features the Eric Person Big Band, a 11-piece jazz orchestra ensemble.