Rawther Fancy Tea with Santa
The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 58th Street
December 13 and 20th, 2-3pm and 4-5pm
$150 per adult-child pair, $90 per additional child
Enjoy tea with Eloise and Santa at The Plaza: tea sandwiches, storytime, treats, and photos with Santa await, as well as a goody bag. Don't forget to make a reservation!
Screening of "Holiday"
at the New York Public Library on 96th Street, Thursday, December 19, 2013, 2 - 4 p.m.
Holiday Culinary Tour
Learn about Union Square's rich history while cutting the lines for sweet treats at the Union Square Hliday Market's special holiday Sugartooth tour, Fridays-Sundays through the Union Square Holiday Market. Includes 6 tastings, lasts between 60-90 minutes, and presale tickets are available for 20% off at $40/person.
Dine with St. Nick at Sea
Breakfast with Santa Aboard the Zephyr Yacht, Pier 16 at South Street Seaport, Saturday, December 14 boards at 9:30am, returns by noon, $45 for adults, $35 for children ages 3-12, $130 for a family of four. Take a cruise around the Statue of Liberty with Christmas characters like Frosty the Snowman, Santa himself, and Ralphie from Broadway's A Christmas Story aboard the plush vessel. Includes a breakfast buffet, DJ, dancing and reindeer games. Requested donation: an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots.
The Joffrey Ballet School will put on its production of The Nutcracker (NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South) Friday, December 13 at 7pm; Saturday December 14 at 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, December 15 at 1pm and 5pm, $25-$50, as will the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance (126 East 13th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues) Saturday, December 14 at 4:30 and 7:30pm; Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 and 5:30pm. $40 on Saturday evening; $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 and up for other performances.
East Meets West Christmas Parade
Starts at Canal and Mulberry Streets
Saturday, December 21 at 2pm
Marching bands, Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancers, and floats will parade from Canal and Mulberry Streets, north to Houston Street and down toward Kimlau Square.
Kiez for Kids
The Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets)
Wednesday, December 25 at 1pm
$12 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-17
Scavenger hunts and Yiddish workshops will take place from 10am-3pm, and Clarinetist Greg Wall and band Klezmerfest will lead a musical tour of Eastern European Jewish culture, which will include a festive interactive shtetl wedding.
Deacon's Christmas Party Outreach Event
Saturday, December 14, annual Christmas Party for the children and families from The Jericho Project for a fun-filled day of games, music, arts and crafts and food, as well as "shopping" in the ever-popular adult and children's malls. We are seeking gift donations and volunteers.
Carol for our Neighbors at DeWitt
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Join PrimeTimers in bringing Christmas cheer once again to residents of the DeWitt Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, at 211 East 79th Street near Third Avenue. Please R.S.V.P. by Dec. 11 by sending an email to: RSVP@brickchurch.org. More details at www.brickchurch.org/PrimeTimers.
The Candlelight Carol Service
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Annual lessons and carols service featuring the professional voices of the Brick Church Choir.
Christmas Eve Family Service and Christmas Pageant, Held in the Sanctuary at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Monday Night Magic's special holiday show, December 23rd at 5pm and 8pm.
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
The Arch at Washington Square Park, Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North
Saturday, December 14 at 7pm
A fun alternative to Christmas caroling, a parade will galavant from Washington Square Park to Tompkins Square Park carrying boomboxes in what they call a live "sound sculpture." Arrive by 6:45 to participate.