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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

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Central Park Conservancy 21st Annual 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 Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.

Must See

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dec 1

6th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join Central Astoria LDC on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for music, train rides, refreshments, the holiday tree lighting, and much more!

Must See

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Must See

Monday, December 10, 2018


First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

at La Isla GardenBronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come to La Isla Garden in the Bronx for the First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! There will be holiday music, hot chocolate, and more!

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