Are you ready for the holidays? It’s that time again- Christmas music, lights and decorations everywhere. The happiest time of the year!
If the first thing that pops up into your mind when you think of Christmas is the scene from Home Alone at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, then you know there was no place for doubt that this month we have to write about New York!
Holiday market in Central Park- 1- 24th December
New York City, Central Park West
What better way to prepare for the holidays than visiting a Holiday Open Market?! Free ice skating, ringside bar & food hall, plus lots of holiday shopping- lots of fun and joy are guaranteed! Organized by Bank of America, the Winter Village at Bryant Park in Manhattan is the ultimate Christmas Wonderland.
A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House- 27th November- 29th December
New York City, Merchant's House Museum
A Christmas Carol- a signature play from Charles Dickens. A unique experience that will bring you back 150 years ago. You will be able to meet Mr. Dickens himself and enjoy a heartwarming glass of mulled wine or cider and lovely Christmas cookies. A great way to spend your weekend (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting from the 7th till the 24th December) filled with surprises and pure joy.
Tickets are $30- 105.
The Nutcracker- 1-30th December
New York City, David H. Koch Theater
A holiday classic filled with old-fashioned costumes, a tree that grows before your eyes, crystal snowflakes and lovely performance of the New York City Ballet under the sounds of Tchaikovski. The ultimate holiday experience that will leave you excited, amazed and filled with warm holiday spirit.
Tickets are $55-135.
Christmas Tree Lighting- 4th of December
New York City, Bryant Park
This has always been the most exciting moment of the holidays- watching the Christmas Tree lights shine bright! Enjoy a lovely family evening that will spread loads of joy and happiness for the whole holiday season.
The Christmas tree lighting tradition starts on the 28th of November at Rockefeller Center and ends on the 8th of December at W. Harlem Piers Park. Here are the different dates and locations:
- Nov. 28 - Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting ;
- Nov. 29 - Central Park ;
- Nov. 29 - New York Stock Exchange ;
- Dec. 1 - Astoria Park ;
- Dec. 2 - Park Avenue ;
- Dec. 2 - Queens Botanical Garden ;
- Dec. 4 - Bryant Park ;
- Dec. 5 - Washington Square Park ;
- Dec. 6 - Madison Square Park ;
- Dec. 8 - W. Harlem Piers Park .
SantaCon- 8th December
New York City- various locations
Who said we can dress up only on Halloween?! Rock your best Santa look and get ready for a night of unexpected adventures, pleasant surprises and great company! And since it is the season of the miracles and good deeds, while having the time of your life you will be able to do some good and donate money for charity.
Street music festival- Make Music Winter- 21st December
New York City- various locations
This is the ultimate holiday season music experience featuring a dozen musical street parades on the very first day of winter- 21st of December. There will be many surprises, a great variety of cultures and genres- something for every taste. Everyone is welcomed to share their love for music and have a great time!
New Year’s Eve at Times Square- 31st December
New York City, Times Square
And we’ve come to the event of the year- The New Year’s Eve celebration at Times Square! Get ready for shimmering lights, great music, lots of ballons and confetti, stunning fireworks, and of course, the signature part of the event- the Crystal Ball that drops at midnight. But don’t worry for those of us who will not be able to be there in person, there will be a commercial-free live stream with the highlights of the event. (The code for New Year's Eve 2019 will be posted closer to the time of the event.)
Let’s end this year with a bang! Get ready for new adventures, lots of love and happy feelings in 2019. Make some new NY resolutions to lead/guide you through the upcoming year.
Smile more and stay beautiful!
Loads of love from The Fashion Potluck Team. ❤