With just over 80 days to Christmas, NYC & Company has compiled a list
of things to do to celebrate the festive season in the Big Apple.
From parades and gingerbread to the Grinch and origami trees, here are tenways to kick off Christmas New-York style.
Kick off the holidays in New York with Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on
22 Nov, a 92-year long pre-thanksgiving dinner ritual featuring marching
bands, Broadway performers and musicians.
Next, watch the lighting of the seven-storey Rockefeller Center
Christmas tree on 28 Nov, and join a crowd of one million people to watch
the New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop on 31 Dec.
Expect your hearts to grow twice in size by watching Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at Hulu Theater, 13-30 Dec, or experience New York Philharmonic perform Home Alone in Concert 20-21 Dec.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with Apollo Theater’s Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration
Night, on 29 Dec. Hip hop meets ballet when the holiday classic The Nutcracker is reimagined Kick Off Christmas In New York City in various Brooklyn neighbourhoods in Brooklyn Ballet’s Nutcracker on 14 Dec.
The American Museum of Natural History’s holiday season celebrations
begin on 20 Nov with the decoration of the Origami Holiday Tree, a spectacle
with more than 800 hand-folded paper models.
The Holiday Workshop Weekend craft fair runs 08–09 Dec and includes a
range of craft projects for families. An edible gingerbread village, which
holds a Guinness World Record, will pop up again this year at the New York
Hall of Science from 10 Nov.