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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.


NYRR Midnight Run

Ring in 2014 and get an early start on that resolution to shed a few pounds at the four-mile Emerald ...

The Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden

The Holiday Train Show is back with plenty of holiday fun and new surprises for the whole family! This year ...

An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration

Each year, sold-out audiences have reveled in the warm glow of this intimate event, featuring the legendary Mick Moloney, ...

“A Christmas Carol” the musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell

A lively musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale.  Follow along with Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four ...

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House

The Merchant’s House Museum’s elegant and intact 19th-century double parlor, complete with original décor, including gas chandeliers, period paintings, and ...

Alvin Ailey Returns to New York City Center 2013

This season includes premieres of Wayne McGregor's sensory feast "Chroma," Bill T. Jones' exhilarating "D-Man in the Waters (Part I)," ...

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Returning to New York, "A Christmas Story", The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is ...

Charanga Soleil

For the fifth year in a row this lively pan-Caribbean ensemble takes the stage at BAMcafé for its annual holiday ...

New York Pops Holiday Concert: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

A Charlie Brown Christmas in a special holiday Family Concert with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke. ...

The Seventh Principle: Kwanzaa

Join The Seventh Principle’s Kwanzaa program for a dynamic presentation of traditional African and modern dance.

Kwanzaa

Learn about the seven principles and symbols of Kwanzaa and enjoy performances. Make zawadi.

Kwanza Celebration: Regeneration Night

Radio personality, poet and songwriter Imhotep Gary Byrd hosts this annual Kwanzaa showcase of music, poetry and dance. This year’s ...

Kwanzaa at The Apollo

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

It’s A Wonderful Life- The Live Radio Play

This beloved holiday-season drama is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film of sacrifice ...

2nd Annual EBC Holiday Jazz Vespers Featuring Eric Person Big Band

Celebrate the holidays in a jazzy way! The 2nd Annual Emmanuel Baptist Church Holiday Jazz Vespers on December 29 features ...