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 {15-min!} Christmas Carol

    One Liberty Plaza

    Manhattan

    Mon, Dec 10, 2012, 12:30 pm

    New York Classical Theatre makes their debut at One Liberty Plaza with "A {15-min!} Christmas Carol," a rollicking holiday chestnut that will brighten the lunch break!

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Holiday Brass

    Avery Fisher Hall‚ Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Sun, Dec 16, 2012, 3:00 pm

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Holiday Lights and Cannoli Tour

    92Y Tribeca

    Manhattan

    Wed, Dec 05, 2012, 7:00 pm

    Visit the legendary Dyker Heights holiday lights display, where each year residents compete to have the biggest and brightest holiday decorations.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Kwanzaa at The Apollo

    Apollo Theater

    Manhattan

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Nativity: A Life Story

    Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

    Bronx

    Fri, Dec 07, 2012, 7:30 pm

    "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!

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

    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.

    Shtreiml: Hanukkah Celebration

    Flushing Town Hall

    Queens

    Sun, Dec 09, 2012, 2:00 pm

    A new look at some centuries-old folk music, delivered by a high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European Jewish and Turkish music. Led by harmonica innovator Jason Rosenblatt.

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New York String Orchestra

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St. Luke’s Community Sing

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Nativity: A Life Story

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Holiday Lights and Cannoli Tour

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A Chanticleer Christmas

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Holiday Brass

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