Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway.

Through 12/03/2016
6:15 PM
$20 Adults, $10 Members, $5 Children under 12

Holiday Candlelight Tours Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 E. 61st St. | 212-838-6878 |
Tour the museum by the warm glow of candlelight, step back into the holiday season of 1830 and sample traditional confections. On Friday, enjoy the music of PACC Recorder Cons... MORE

Through 12/04/2016
Friday, December 2, 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Advance Tickets: $6 ages 2 and up. Tickets at the door: $8 ages 2 and up.

A Visit to Santa’s House Burr Homestead
739 Old Post Rd, Fairfield, CT | 914-826-6342 |
A Visit to Santa’s House Returns to Fairfield’s Burr Homestead... For the 31st year, Santa will make a special stop at Fairfield’s historic Burr Homestead to mingle with vi... MORE

Through 12/04/2016
photo packages vary

Photos with Santa at Century 21 Department Store Century 21 Department Store
445 Albee Sq. West | 215-627-1060 |
Santa has arrived! Whether you’re on the naughty or the nice list, stop by select locations at Century 21 Department Stores to share all your Christmas wishes with Santa and h... MORE

Through 12/03/2016

Pay Per View TRU Podcasts of industry panels and workshops Theater Resources Unlimited
309 W 104th St #1d, New York, NY 10025 | 646-765-4773 | htt-p:/-/
Theater Resources Unlimited announces Pay Per View TRU Podcasts of industry panels and workshops Now available on the TRU website at Theater Reso... MORE


Jingle Bell Jog Prospect Park
| 855-569-6977 |
A Holiday Gift Wrapped As A Race This festive family favorite is more than just a road race, it's also a celebration and a fundraiser for NYRR's youth programs. Not only does... MORE

10:30am and 1pm seatings
$20; $10 children younger than 1

Santa Brunch t.b.d. Brooklyn
224 Franklin Street | 347-599-1410 |
Santa's coming to Greenpoint for a fun time at t.b.d. Brooklyn. So ready your list with all your wishes, to whisper to Santa with all your kisses! The brunch includes an all-y... MORE

8:30am-10pm, see website for session times
Reindeer Run is free; Jingle Bell Jog is $50

NYRR Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Prospect Park, the Nethermead at Center Dr. | |
More than 5,000 runners, including children of all ages and abilities, will don antler headbands, jingle bells on their sneakers, and other holiday gear as they participate in... MORE


NYRR Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run Prospect Park
Nethermead, Center Drive | 212-843-9331 |
More than 5,000 runners, including children of all ages and abilities, will don antler headbands, jingle bells on their sneakers, and other holiday gear as they participate in... MORE


Foxy Fall Masquerade Ball Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street (Between 5th and Madison Avenues) | 860-680-2912 |
The Team Fox Young Professionals of NYC invite you to the 3rd annual Foxy Fall Masquerade Ball in support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research! Ticket... MORE

free admission; some ticketed activities

Annual Winter Fair Brooklyn Waldorf School
11 Jefferson Avenue | 718-783–3270 |
This one-of-a-kind event will also feature over 30 premium local vendors of fine crafts, arts, handwork items, collectibles, foods and more. This year’s offerings will include... MORE


Our Solar System Fort Greene Park
Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park | 347-559-5142 |
Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. MORE

10:00 PM
$26 - $115

Sarah Colonna Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | - |
Sarah Colonna is a best selling author, comedian, writer, and actress. She is known for her regular appearances as a roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Ch... MORE

free admission; book prices vary

Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair The Old Stone House
Washington Park Third Street at 5th Avenue, Park Slope | 718-768-3195 |
Join this annual fair featuring rare, vintage and out-of-print books from independent booksellers all over Brooklyn. Get to know your local booksellers and jump-start your hol... MORE


Events for Youth & Families: Tim Kubart's Midwinter Celebration Concert Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza | 718-230-2100 |
Probably best known as the “Tambourine Guy” from the viral music collective Postmodern Jukebox, Kubart has performed with PMJ in sold out shows across the country and internat... MORE


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Ave. | 845-469-2287 |
Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-fo... MORE

10:30am and 2pm

BAMkids Music Series: Soul Inscribed BAMcafe
30 Lafayette Ave | 718-636-4100 |
Fusing poetic hip-hop lyrics and soulful vocals with funk and dub-influenced production, artists Baba Israel (emcee/production), Duv (vocalist), Sean Nowell (saxophone, flute)... MORE

$30.50-$42.50 (includes museum admission)

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 877-946-4868 |
Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enc... MORE


Watson Adventures’ Midtown Holiday Movie Locations Scavenger Hunt Watson Adventures Meet-up Location
5th Avenue and 58th Street | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a unique holiday scavenger hunt for adults! See the best of midtown’s holiday displays by visiting places associated with holiday movies, including ... MORE

$35.50-$46 (includes museum admission)

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 877-946-4868 |
An eminent scholar’s husband has been shot dead, a week after receiving strange messages and images of “dancing stick figures” she had found on her computer. The messages are ... MORE

7 pm

Kozlova's Nutcracker Winter Suite Symphony Space
2537 Broadway | 212-864-5400 |
Valentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, presents her Dance Conservatory in "Nutcracker Winter Suite," running just over on... MORE

10:00 PM
$45 - $53

Beth Orton Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
881 Seventh Ave. | - |
Singer-songwriter Beth Orton blends folk and electronica to create strikingly original and expressive music. She has collaborated with such electronic music stars as The Chemi... MORE


Sinterklaas - Saint Nicholas Day The Wyckoff House Museum
5816 Clarendon Road | 718-629-5400 |
The festivities will kick off at 1pm with a traditional concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Children will enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on hor... MORE


Holiday Concert and Singalong with the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale All Saints Episcopal Church
266-88 7th Avenue | |
The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, directed by Nelly Vuksic, presents a concert of holiday favorites at All Saints Church in Park Slope. Featuring Roger Lent on Trumpet, the c... MORE

Free - $50

NYRR Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run Prospect Park
Nethermead, in the center of Prospect Park | 212-843-9331 |
More than 5,000 runners, including children of all ages and abilities, will don antler headbands, jingle bells on their sneakers, and other holiday gear as they participate in... MORE


Holiday Party The Evergreens Cemetery
1629 Bushwick Avenue | 718-455-5300 |
This event includes a visit from Santa, trips aboard the Santa Express trackless train, a s'mores station and hot chocolate. The festivities will be held in the beautifully la... MORE

2-5 pm

R&R Shabbat @ The JCC – December 3rd – The Other Israel Film Festival Day The JCC In Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street | 347-604-3964 |
The Jewish Community Center In Manhattan Announces: The 2016/2017 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – December 3rd – The Other Israel Film Festival Day WHO: Schmooze on the ... MORE


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Contemporary Chinese Art Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. | 212-423-3500 |
In conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia’s coverage of modern and contemporary artis... MORE


Happy Birthday to the Father of the American Musical! Green-Wood
25th Street at 5th Avenue | 718-210-3080 |
A birthday celebration for Green-Wood permanent resident William Wheatley (1816 – 1876) who produced The Black Crook, the first American musical. Think of it – the actors acte... MORE

12/03/2016 - 12/04/2016
$50 / $20

WINTERCON 2016 Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, Queens | 212-777-6727 x234 |
The LARGEST Sci-Fi Convention in the New York area is back! BIGGER and better than ever! Its the Galactic event you won't want to miss! Featuring the 35th Anniversary reunion... MORE

12/03/2016 - 12/04/2016

American Field Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St. | 617-262-1776 |
American Field, the largest growing pop-up market for Made in the USA brands, will take place at the Brooklyn Expo Center for the first time this December 3rd and 4th. The eve... MORE

7:30 PM
$35 - $250

College Hockey Showdown- North Dakota vs. Boston College Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | - |
Two of College Hockey’s premier programs, the University of North Dakota and Boston College will face off in the inaugural College Hockey Showdown, on December 3rd at Madison ... MORE

8:00 PM
$50 & up

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | - |
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays returns to the Beacon on December 3. Lineup incluces: Cyndi Lauper, Aloe Blacc, Ballets with a Twist, Big Thief, Billy Corgan... MORE

$120 pp ($99 members)

Operation Slumber Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. | 212-245-0072 |
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts Operation Slumber, overnight visits for families, organized youth groups and their chaperones. Overn... MORE

$10; $5 children; $25 per family

Little Laffs Children's Variety Show Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St. | 718-395-3214 |
Check out this fun and entertaining monthly variety show for kids that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. For ages 3-9. MORE


The 7th Annual Dumbo Family Holiday Party Powerhouse Arena
28 Adams Street | 718-666-3049 |
Join the holiday festivities as Powerhouse's favorite kids books illustrators battle each other in a fast-paced and good-natured drawing competition based on holiday-inspired ... MORE

$68.63, $91.50

An Evening with Chris Botti Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039 (ext. 2) |
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD “When I Fall In Love”, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed o... MORE

12/04/2016 - 12/05/2016
8:30 PM

TIM REYNOLDS of the Dave Matthews Band Iridium
1650 Broadway | - |
ABOUT THE SHOW: Grammy-nominated guitarist Tim Reynolds, currently lead guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band, will be performing two solo shows. MORE


Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building Prospect Park Audobon Center
Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue | 718-287-3400 |
Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are... MORE


Golem On Stage at Kingsborough
2001 Oriental Blvd. | 718-368-5596 |
Celebrate Hanukkah with this high energy klezmer sextet. Golem is known for its theatricality and fearlessly wild energy, combined with a boundless love of tradition. Join us ... MORE

$42-$49 (includes museum admission)

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 877-946-4868 |
Someone, or something, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loos... MORE

11:00 am

Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Presents David Fung Walter Reade Theater
165 W. 65th St. | 212-721-6500 |
“Stylish and articulate” (New York Times) with “undoubted talent” (Los Angeles Times), pianist David Fung is a poetic performer whose consummate virtuosity and thoughtful musi... MORE


Holiday Tree Lighting Fort Greene Park
Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park | 347-559-5142 |
Join this holiday tree lighting at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Stop by for free warm beverages and snacks provided by local businesses, gather with your neighbors, and ... MORE

04:30 pm

Holiday Gala Benefit for the Aesthetic Realism Foundation Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad St. | 212-777-4490 |
The annual Holiday Gala Benefit for the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, at the Broad Street Ballroom, features live jazz, a magnificent Cabaret, buffet, and Silent Auction of cu... MORE

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Robert Sirota's Bridging the Gap I National Sawdust
80 N. 6th Street | 646-779-8455 |
Bridging the Gap is a series of concerts created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota to explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of c... MORE

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Greenwich Village Orchestra Annual Family Concert Washington Irving Auditorium
40 Irving Pl. | 212-932-0732 |
At our Annual Family Concert the GVO and conductor Barbara Yahr welcome children and families to an interactive program featuring talented youngsters from the Actionplay choru... MORE

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

'Spirit Of Christmas'-Experience World-Class Classical Music in L.I.C New York Presbyterian Church
43-23 37th Ave., Long Island City, Queens | 347-560-9433 |
CHRISTMAS IS COMING! Don't miss our next concert "THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS" on December 4th at 5pm! Tons of Christmas songs arranged for Brass quintet and Bach's Toccata ... MORE

$15 and up

New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. | 917-618-6100 |


Free Yoga for Kids Event Hosh Yoga
55 Nassau Ave. | 215-350-2661 |
Join Jodi the yogi for a free family yoga adventure. Kids will energize their bodies and relax their minds with music, yoga and story. MORE

free admission; various items for sale

PS29's Eat Pie and Shop Holiday Social PS 29
425 Baltic Street | |
Enjoy delicious homemade and premium pies for $5 a slice or 5 for $20. There will be both sweet and salty options, so come for lunch and desert. Enter a celebrity-judged pie c... MORE

7:30 PM

New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | - |
Following a busy summer of change, the Knicks head into their 70th Anniversary Season with a new coach, new players and new energy. On June 2, they announced the hiring of Jef... MORE

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