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Top Holiday Shows and Events in New York City

November 13th, 2018 Arts & Culture


The long-awaited end-of-year holidays are coming to town. In New York, this means one grand show after another. Are you looking for a musical or comedy show? A holiday-inspired play or party? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, New Yorkers celebrate it all.

holiday-event-and-show-nyc-rockettesRadio City Christmas Spectacular

The ultimate Christmas show in New York is in Radio City Music Hall. The venue’s world-famous dancers, aka the Rockettes, are the epitome of coordination and precision. This show is perfect for families and we guarantee that even a true grinch will leave in awe.

Holiday Train Show

Another show unique to New York is the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Enjoy a day strolling among model trains and displays of New York landmarks. The creativity and artistry behind this show is simply astounding.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Dr. Seuss’s heartwarming story about the infamous Grinch who, against all odds, couldn’t help being drawn to the Christmas spirit is now a musical. Playing at Hulu Theater from December 13 to 30, 2018, this is a holiday experience fit for the entire family.

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House

The Merchant’s House Museum is known for holding events that bring historic periods back to life. This Christmas, attend a reading of Dickens’ original script of A Christmas Carol. The museum will boast period decorations and furnishings. To top off the nights of December 23 and 24, listen to Victorian carolers!

kwanzaa-candles-decorations-in-nycKwanzaa 2018 at the American Museum of Natural History

The celebration of African-American heritage will take place on December 29, 2018 at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life in the AMNH. Expect a festival featuring cultural performances, local artisans and Afro-Cuban dancing.

Kwanzaa Crawl in Brooklyn and Harlem

Adults 21 and over can join the popular Kwanzaa Crawl on December 26, 2018. Here’s how it works. By joining in, you’ll be visiting black-owned bars in Harlem and Brooklyn to spread the love and pride of the black community and culture.

menorah-lighting-in-nyc-hannukahWorld's Largest Menorah Lighting

The Grand Army Plazas of Manhattan (in front of the Plaza Hotel) and Brooklyn (Prospect Park) will light up the traditional Menorah every day from December 2 to 10… Except that the structures will be 32 feet high!

Mary Shtickmas a Kosher Christmas Eve Comedy Show

On Christmas Eve, head to Comic Strip Live NYC for a holiday show unlike any. Mary Shtickmas a Kosher Christmas Eve Comedy Show brings together some of the city’s best comedians for an evening of laughter, holiday spirit and everything kosher — even the wine!

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