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December 10, 2014 - by CG News Desk

This week begins the Festival of Lights, Happy Chanukah! Check out our calendar for more Chanukah events at B.B. King Blues Club, Highline Ballroom and more! Top off your holiday season with a viewing of Radio City's Christmas Spectacular and New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show. Looking to see a bit of Brooklyn during the holidays? Sign up for A Slice of Brooklyn's Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour and explore Dyker Heights; it's food, fun, and a bit of history for the whole family! For more great ideas on how to spend the holidays in New York City, including good shopping spots and more, click here.

THE BIG EVENT

Don't miss the winter wonderland, Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden.  

PLUS: Visit the majestic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, up throughout December.
The Christmas Spectacular continues to dazzle kids of all ages at Radio City Music Hall. Find the perfect gift at Annex Markets.

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EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

Mac Conner: A New York City Life, is on view at the Museum of the City of New York . 

PLUS: In her new exhibit, Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimmage, she photographs subjects she's moved by, now at New York Historical Society...Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters at AMNH...  Submerged, A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit at The Intrepid makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families ... The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)...Get out of the cold, dreary weather into the warmth for a glimpse of beauty at AMNH's Butterfly Conservatory. Killer Heels at Brooklyn Museum features 160+ artfully crafted historical and contemporary heels from the seventeenth century through the present, including shoes worn by Marilyn Monroe, Lady GaGa and more.


COMEDY 

 

The View's Sherri Shepherd laughs it up at Gotham Comedy Club (12/19-20)

PLUS: Damon Wayans at Carolines (12/18-21)...A Very Jewish Christmas at Gotham Comedy Club (12/24)...Nick Griffin at Gotham Comedy Club (12/26-27)...


KIDS 

 

Hurry up and book a spot for New York Water Taxi's Breakfast with Santa (12/20) 

PLUS: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical comes to The Theater at Madison Square Garden (now through 12/28)....The Plaza Presents: Rawther Fancy Teas with Santa (Wed & Fri. through 12/19).The Holiday Train Show is now at NYBG... Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis is back at Lincoln Center... Sign up to be a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Times Square (through 1/4). The new LEGO Store in the Flatiron District is now open...Gingerbread Lane is back at The New York Hall of Science...The Snow Maiden at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (12/21)


SIGHTSEEING

Slice of Brooklyn's Pizza begins their Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour (now-12/31)

PLUS: The Holiday Train Show rolls in to New York Botanical Garden...Gray Line New York Sightseeing's Holiday Lights Tour is a must (now-1/3/15)... Baseball season may be over, but you can Tour Yankee Stadium year round!...Plan a Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise with Hornblower Cruises (12/24)

NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

Darlene Love performs a series of holiday shows at B.B. King Blues Club (12/19, 26, 27, 1/2.)

PLUS: Mariah Carey at The Beacon Theatre (12/17-21)...Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden (12/18)...Dutch Christmas: Age of Rembrandt at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (now-12/25)...Handel's Messiah at The New York Philharmonic (12/16-20) ...Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden (12/17)...Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Noel Nights at The Town Hall (12/17-18).. Wasabassco's 70s Christmas Carol at Bell House (12/18)...Fire & Ice Chanukah Celebration at Highline Ballroom (12/18)...Caroling at The Morgan (12/19, 21)...Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Ever at B.B. King Blues Club (12/20)...NYCGMC Holiday Spectacular 2014: Home for the Holidays at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (12/19-21)Kelli O'Harra and Matthew Morrison Sing Holiday Favorites w/The New York Pops and Steven Reineke at Carnegie Hall (12/19-20)...Holiday Train Show/Bar Car Nights at New York Botanical Garden (12/19-20)...Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue at Music Hall of Williamsburg (12/20)...Lez Zeppelin at Highline Ballroom (12/22)


SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

  

Liza Callaway performs holiday songs from her album at 54 Below (12/22-27)

PLUS: Allen Touissant Trio A New Orleans Christmas at City Winery (12/23)...The Jewbadours' Last Schmaltz feat. Ari Hest, Julian Velard and More at Highline Ballroom (12/23)...Maccabeats Annual Hanukkah Show at B.B. King Blues Club (12/25)...Annaleigh Ashford at 54 Below (12/26)...Dar Williams at Bell House (12/26)... Nick Griffin at Gotham Comedy Club (12/26-27)...

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