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Santa's Coming to Town

Santa posing with people at the Randall's Island tree lighting

Celebrate the holiday season with a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the kids to take photos with Santa at our tree lightings and holiday celebrations.

Santa's Coming to Town Events

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dec 1

Winter on a Flatbush Farm

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Watch a master spinster spin wool thread, enjoy Dutch treats made at our outdoor hearth from a Lefferts family recipe, and enjoy a visit from St. Nicholas.

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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.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

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!

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

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!

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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

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!

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Saturday, December 14, 2019


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,…

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Friday, December 20, 2019


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.

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