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Festivals

New York City is filled with celebrations of all types. From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to the Dance Parade, and beyond, parades and festivals large and small bring joy to people of all ages and interests.

Festivals Events

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dec 1

15th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

at Dante Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park.
Free!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dec 2

Winter Village Tree Lighting

at The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
Join us for the 9th annual Tree Lighting Show at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park!
Free!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dec 4

18th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season at our 18th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up…
Free!

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Canceled: St. Nicholas Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore NYC’s oldest house and experience the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas which evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus, with traditional music, treats, stories, & crafts.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Colonial Christmas

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Enjoy free hot apple cider and cookies, and a grand candle-lighting illumination.

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Kids
Dec 7

Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

12:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live musical performances, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, sales in our Holiday Marketplace, and a tree lighting ceremony.
Free!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 9

Madison Square Holiday 2014

at Madison Square Park , Manhattan

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join the Madison Square Park Conservancy in celebrating the holidays as they honor over 100 years of holiday tree tradition in Madison Square Park.
Free!

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Kids

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dec 10

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Tree lighting, live entertainment and more!
Free!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dec 24

Christmas Eve Caroling

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and the revelers from all over the city will gather to sing out the familiar tunes.
Free!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dec 31

New Year's Eve Fireworks

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

11:00 p.m.12:00 a.m.
Kick off the New Year's with this beloved Brooklyn tradition.
Free!

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