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Winter Holidays

Close-up of the christmas tree at Bryant Park ice skating rink

Spend some time in New York City's winter wonderlands this holiday season. To welcome in the season, Parks will be celebrating with music, art, history, and more! Come join us as we bring a little extra joy to everyone in the family, and be sure to read our history of holiday celebrations in parks before heading to the event of your choice!

Winter Holidays Events

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Nov21

Cookies and Candlelight

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Come and experience the Farmhouse by candlelight and enjoy the winter decorations, the Ground Revision exhibition, cookies, and cider.
Free!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Dec 2

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

at Dante ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings, a tree lighting at Dante Park, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dec 4

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.
Join in the fun with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet as children and grown-ups alike sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dec 5

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 5

Tree Lighting Sing-along

at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Enjoy fireworks, a visit from Santa, Christmas sing-alongs, live performances, and ice skating at the annual tree lighting!
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, December 6, 2019

Dec 6

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Dec 6

Grand Illumination

at Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Conference House as we welcome the holidays by singing Christmas carols, while the historic house is illuminated from within. Enjoy free hot cider and cookies!
Free!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

Nature Crafts: Glamorous Garland for the Winter Holidays

at Henshaw Street & Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
When you see garland hanging about, you know the holiday season has arrived. Join the Rangers and make your own festive garland to decorate your home for the holidays.
Free!

Dec 7

Holiday Workshop Weekend

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill.

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Holiday Card Printmaking

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Create your own set of holiday cards to give to loved ones. Learn the basics of block printing and create a linoleum cut to print your design onto paper.

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Sinterklaas - St. Nicholas Day & Tree Lighting

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come meet Sinterklaas at the Wyckoff House Museum! Sip hot cider, try your hand at colonial games, create a holiday pomander, dress the tree for the tree lighting, and more!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh-cut pine, fir, and other evergreens.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dec 8

Conference House Colonial Christmas

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Tour the beautifully-decorated Colonial manor house. Enjoy live music and free refreshments. Children may visit with "Father Christmas" who has a free gift for each visiting child.

Dec 8

Holiday Workshop Weekend

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill.

Best For
Kids
Dec 8

Christmas in the Garden

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa, tree lighting, holiday crafts, face painting, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 8

7th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

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

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition in celebrating the holiday season at the annual tree lighting and festival on the Great Lawn!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dec 9

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dec10

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dec11

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dec12

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Dec12

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Holiday Wreaths

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Create your own festive holiday wreath while sipping on a seasonal cocktail!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Dec13

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Dec13

Van Cortlandt by Twilight

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Experience the rare treat of exploring Van Cortlandt House Museum after dark. The house will be decorated for the winter holidays of Saint Nicholas Day, Christmas Day, New…

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Dec14

Celebrate Saint Nicholas

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come learn about the history of Saint Nicholas Day through a special eye-spy tour of the house, craft projects, games, and hot chocolate around our campfire.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec14

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh-cut pine, fir, and other evergreens.

Best For
Kids
Dec14

Winter Wonderland

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. Children and families will celebrate and learn about winter holidays participate in arts and crafts, music,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dec15

Christmas Bird Count

at South Gate House of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Rerservoir (in Central Park)Manhattan

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of Central Park.
Free!

Dec15

Holiday Tinker Festival & Tree Lighting

at Lewis H Latimer HouseQueens This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with tinkering, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and music!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, December 16, 2019

Dec16

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dec17

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dec18

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dec19

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Dec19

Holiday Party

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Red Hook Recreation will be hosting a holiday party! We will give away toys and bikes to the children in the community.

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dec20

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Dec20

Fun Winter Wonderland

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun family event this holiday season. Everyone will have a chance to take a picture with Santa, participate in art and crafts, and play games.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Farmhouse Family Day: Festive Felt and Fiber Crafts

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec21

Morningside Park Tree Lighting

at North Lawn (in Morningside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Morningside for a tree lighting, holiday storytelling, and a sing-along in the park!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, December 23, 2019

Dec23

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Dec24

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Dec25

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Dec26

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Dec27

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Dec30

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Dec31

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Jan 1

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Jan 2

Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employing an array of unconventional materials, fine artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages celebrate and reinvent a familiar holiday symbol.
Free!

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