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NYC Holiday Events

Halloween has come and gone, the Daylight Savings change is now in full effect, and the snow has started to fall. Can you feel it in the air? The holiday season is coming, and everyone knows that there’s no place on earth to celebrate the holidays like New York City.

While this season is one of the most exciting and joyful times of the year, it can also be hectic. If you’re not in the know ahead of time for the holidays in NYC, you might end up missing out on some of the best activities! So if you’ve already prepared yourself for the upcoming Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by reading out blog article about it, then it’s time to move onto the month of December! You’ll want to buy tickets to these events before they’re sold out:

Music Andrea Bocelli

December 11

Barclays Center

This is one holiday event that you definitely won’t want to miss. Andrea Bocelli, the Italian classical music legend, doesn’t get around very often, and this show is sure to sell out! His one night show at the Barclays Center is the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, your family, or even yourself. Just make sure you buy your tickets to hear this legend live before they’re gone!

Handel’s Messiah

December 12th through the 18th

Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

Let the vocals of New York’s Musica Sacra Chorus and the swooning melodies of their orchestra fill the air at this special presentation of Handel’s most famous oratorio, “Messiah”. This iconic, Christmas presentation will be sure to move you, and is a great experience for all members of your family. 

The New York Pops with Ashley Brown – Under the Mistletoe

December 19th and 20th

Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

Join the New York Pops orchestra and Broadway’s Ashley Brown at Carnegie Hall to hear all kinds of beautiful carols. From contemporary songs to traditional Christmas favorites, this performance is guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood. 

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The New York Pops

December 21

Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

Another holiday opportunity to see the New York Pops comes the day after they play with Ashley Brown – an homage to the classic Charlie Brown Christmas special. Enjoy an afternoon of nostalgic, holiday music, sing-a-longs, storytelling, and special surprises with the Pops.

Dance  Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Now through December 30

Radio City Music Hall

Perhaps the most iconic of all NYC Christmas performances is that of the Radio City Rockettes during their Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall! For the 86th year in a row, the 72 Rockettes will dazzle you with their amazing dance moves. See them perform famous scenes from The Nutcracker, The Nativity, and more at this New York City Christmas tradition.

New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker

November 29th through January 4th, 2014

David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center

Speaking of The Nutcracker, beginning later this month, you’ll have a chance to catch the world-famous New York City Ballet as well as students from the School of American Ballet dance their annual performance of this holiday classic. Let the dancers of the NYCB transport you to a land of magic and splendor at this Christmas performance.

Theatre Gotham Holiday Swing

December 17th

Town Hall Theater

Looking for a more unique form of holiday entertainment in NYC? If so, Gotham Holiday Swing is perfect for you! This intimate performance features holiday music, stories, and poems from the Roarin’ ‘20s, the Dirty ‘30s, and the Fantastic ‘40s. You and your family be taken back in time by this performance featuring a host of special guests. 

A Christmas Story

December 11th through December 29th

Theater at Madison Square Garden

Enjoy Broadway performance of this hilarious holiday classic! You’ll laugh, you’ll smile, you might even shed a happy tear during this Tony-nominated performance. Feel free to bring kids over the age of eight to this family-friendly event. 



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Posted on Nov 13 2013

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