Guide: Winter Events in New York City

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? Whether it is a tree or menorah lighting or a winter festival, here is a guide to some fun, holiday events. Check before heading out, as times and dates are subject to change.
NOTE: All events are subject to change. Please follow all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines - including possible proof of vaccination, masks and social distancing.

ONGOING EVENTS

BROOKLYN

Ice Skating and Cocoa
Prospect Park
Brooklyn
Time: Dates/times vary
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The Bronx

Holiday Train Show
Nov. 20 - Jan. 23, 2022

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
The Bronx
Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.
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NYBG Glow
Nov. 24 - Jan. 22, 2022

*Open on select dates - check site for more info.
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
The Bronx
Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Manhattan

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Oct. 29- March 6

The Rink (Nov. 19- March 6, 2022) - Open daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Holiday Shops (Oct. 29 - Jan. 2, 2022) - Open daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
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PAST EVENTS

THE BRONX
The Mall At Bay Plaza 4th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 19
200 Baychester Ave.
Bronx
Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
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Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting
Nov. 27

Ciccarone Park
2426 Hughes Ave
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
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Menorah Lighting at Pelham Parkway
Nov. 29

Time: 5 p.m.
Pelham Parkway
Hosted by the Bronx Jewish Center
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Menorah Lighting at Westchester Square
Dec. 1

Time 5 p.m.
Westchester Square
Hosted by the Bronx Jewish Center
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Holiday Parranda
Dec. 3

Time: 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hunts Point
Starts at the Hunts Point Library - a two float procession will travel to Urban Health Plan and back, ending with a holiday tree lighting and performance from the Casita Maria Children’s Choir at 5 p.m. in the Saint Athanasius Church Courtyard.
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Bronx Terminal Market: Winter Wonderland
Dec. 4

Time: 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
610 Exterior St.
Level 6
The Bronx
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Holiday Wreath Workshop
Dec. 4 & 5

Wave Hill House
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Pelham Parkway Tree Lighting
Dec. 8

Time: 5 p.m.
Pelham Parkway North & White Plains Road
Morris Park Avenue Tree Lighting
Dec. 8

Loreto Park
Morris Park Avenue & Tomlinson Avenue
2021 Annual Bronx Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec. 9

Time: 5 p.m.
E. 161st Street and Grand Concourse  
Winter Wonderland
Dec. 11

Time: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
3225 Reservoir Oval East
The Bronx
Website
BROOKLYN
Holiday Lighting Party
Nov. 18

Time: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Downtown Brooklyn
Albee Square
Website
Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting
Nov. 23

Time: 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church
401 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn
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5th Avenue Tree Lighting
Nov. 27

Time: 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
J.J. Bryne Playground
Corner of 5th Avenue and 4th Street
Park Slope
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Holiday Fun - Meet Santa
Nov. 27
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Meet Flatbush Santa for Small Business Saturday Corner of Church Ave. and Flatbush Ave.
Jewish Sunday Program – Chanukah Last Candle
Nov. 28

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kings Bay Y
3495 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn
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Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn
Nov. 28 - Dec. 5

Grand Army Plaza - Live concert
1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, Nov. 28 - Kickoff Event begins at 4:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, Nov. 29 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m.
5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:15 p.m.
8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Each event is celebrated with live music, hot latkes and gifts for the children.
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Chanukah Workshops
Nov. 28-Dec. 6

Jewish Children’s Museum
Crown Heights
More information: Donut making, Olive Oil Workshop, Gobi Play Space
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DUMBO Tree Lighting
Dec. 2

Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m.
Pearl Street Triangle
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Holiday Market & Tree Lighting Spectacular
Dec. 3

Time: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
USAG Fort Hamilton Army Installation
101st Street & Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn
Note: Event is free to the public, but registration by Dec. is required. Click here to register.
Mark Morris Dance Group: Holiday Party on the Plaza
Dec. 4

Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Plaza at 300 Ashland
300 Ashland Place
At the corner of Lafayette Avenue & Flatbush Avenue
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Holiday Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up
Dec. 4

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Outdoors at Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground
336 3rd St.
Brooklyn
Website
20th Annual Sinterklass – Saint Nicholas Day Celebration
Dec. 4

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn
Time: 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Website
Fort Greene Park Tree Lighting
Dec. 5

Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fort Greene Park Conservancy
85 South Oxford St.
Brooklyn
Lighting is near the Myrtle Ave. & St. Edwards St. entrance
Website
Park Slope 5th Ave Menorah Lighting
Dec. 5

Time: 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
4th Street and 5th Avenue in J.J. Byrne Playground
Brooklyn
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Holiday Fun - Music along Church & Flatbush 
Dec. 5
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Blue Angels Drumline and Blue Royalty dance team Surprise pop-ups along Church Ave. and Flatbush Ave.
Latke Festival
Dec. 6

Time: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location TBD
Brooklyn
Website
Diocesan Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 8

Time: 5 p.m.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
20 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn  
Holiday Fun - Cookies & Music
Sat. Dec. 11

Time: Cookie fun from 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.; Music from 1:45 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cookies Dept. Store
982 Flatbush Ave.
Vibrant jazz with the Afro-Latineers 
Church Ave. at E. 17th St. 
The Brooklyn Nutcracker
Dec. 11
Times: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Kings Theatre
Flatbush
Get tickets
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus
Sun. Dec. 12
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Flatbush Santa & Mrs. Claus Walking up and down Church Ave. and Flatbush Ave.
Holiday Caroling
Dec. 18

Time: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Garden
58 7th Ave.
Brooklyn
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Kwanzaa Crawl
POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING/SUMMER 2022

Brooklyn and Harlem
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MANHATTAN
Hanukkah at the Seaport
Nov. 28

Time: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Events include a menorah lighting at 4:30 p.m.
South Street Seaport
Fulton Street
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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1

30 Rockefeller Plaza
Watch the lighting at home from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on NBC
Tree visiting hours from 6 a.m. - 12 a.m. daily. Christmas tree is lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve it is lit from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
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The Seaport Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 2

Time: 5 p.m.-8 pm.
Tree lighting at 6:45 p.m.; photos with Santa until 9 p.m.
South Street Seaport
Fulton Street
Website
Holiday on the Hudson - Tree Lighting
Dec. 4

Time: 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
West Harlem Piers
125th Street & Marginal Street
Website
Hanukkah Hunt Gallery Program
Dec. 5

Time: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave.
Website
Times Square Snow Globes
Nov. 3-Dec. 26

Broadway Plaza between 45th–46th streets
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North Pole Express Bus Ride by TopView
Nov. 13-Jan. 2, 2022

Pickup location: 6th Avenue between 47 & 48 Streets
Time: Starts at 3 p.m.
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Fifth Avenue Holiday Installation at the Pulitzer Fountain
Nov. 17-Jan. 7

Pulitzer Fountain
E. 58th Street & Fifth Avenue
Website
Macy's Santaland
Nov. 26 - Dec. 24

Macy's Herald Square
151 W. 34th St.
8th Floor
Time: Time varies
Reservations are required
Website
Luminaries
Nov. 29-Jan. 2, 2022

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
Time: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Light up a holiday wish, become a maestro to your own light symphony or just enjoy a light show!
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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Visitation
Dec. 1-Jan. 2, 2022
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Tree visiting hours from 6 a.m. - 12 a.m. daily. Christmas tree is lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve it is lit from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Website
Dyker Heights Lights Tradition
Dec. 4-31

Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Website
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Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo
Nov. 19 - Jan. 9, 2022

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
The Bronx
Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance.
Website
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