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    Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


    Mon, Nov 26, 2012, 5:00 pm

    Winter’s Eve kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony, then continues through the evening and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Stop by the Tisch WNET Studios to meet Sid the Science Kid and maybe get a free thank you gift.

    Private: Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Rockefeller Center


    Wed, Nov 28, 2012, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    New York City wastes no time getting into the holiday spirit. A week after Thanksgiving, the largest tree in New York City gets its lights (30,000 of them, to be exact). The celebration also features performances by well-known musicians and singers.

    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.

    Private: Family Program: Holiday Postcard Making

    Skyscraper Museum


    Sat, Dec 01, 2012, 10:30 am - 11:45 am

    After a tour of the museum and the current exhibition "Urban Fabric," kids will have traveled the world and seen many different types of skyscrapers. Once they have found their favorite skyscraper, they will create holiday postcards to send to friends and family.

    Windows of the Elevated

    New York Transit Museum


    Sat, Dec 01, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Many of today’s elevated subway stations feature faceted glass scenes of the surrounding community and local culture. See examples of these vivid installations, and then create a window scene of your own design.

    Swedish Christmas Children’s Workshop

    Scandinavia House


    Sat, Dec 01, 2012, 1:00 pm

    Scandinavia House invites young children and their caretakers to experience how Swedes prepare for Christmas in this customary julpysseldag (Christmas craft day). Kids will learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts like woven hearts, yarn tomtar and paper angels.