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Lovely Weather For A Sleigh Ride Together- Things to Do in NYC December

Ho, ho, ho, and a bottle of spiced rum. No, it’s not “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” It’s the holi-days, and boy is there a bunch to do. Whether you’re aiming to fill your hearts with holiday cheer or just like doing stuff in the cold, we’ve got you covered. Check out all the fun events, concerts, and shows happening in December.

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULARRadio City Spectacular

Of all the shows Radio City Music Hall does, none are more globally lauded than the annual ‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular.’ Starring the world-famous Rockettes, the show returns this holiday season. If you want to enjoy amazing precision dancing, the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” and lots of live animals on stage, this is the show for you.

 

THE BRYANT PARK WINTER VILLAGE

Bryant Park

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is a sight to behold. Not only can you get all your holiday shopping done in one place, but there are also dozens of food vendors and the Overlook, a cozy observation deck next to the famous Bryant Park skating rink.


HOLIDAY WINDOW DISPLAYS IN NYCMacys Display

 

It wouldn’t be the holidays in NYC without the famous holiday window displays at Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, and Lord & Taylor. This year’s decorative dioramas span the traditional to the surreal. Follow this interactive map for the best route from Barney’s to Macy’s.

 

 

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Whether you’re digging in at Times Square to Watch the ball drop or digging a quaint party downtown, there’s plenty to do in NYC on New Year’s Eve.

For a little camp, pop by Charles Busch’s New Year’s Eve Show at Feinsteins/54 Below on Dec. 31

Phish returns to Madison Square Garden once again to ring in the New Year. If you’re a hard-core fan, you can see them four nights in a row, leading up to the big brouhaha on New Year’s Eve.

For funky pyrotechnics and dancing till dawn, you’ll want to hit BangOn, a party to end all parties. But you have to sign up to find out the secret location.

 

FESTIVE CONCERTS & COMEDY LEGENDS

Mariah Carey

The Magnetic Fields, Dec 2, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Cindi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays, Dec 3, Beacon Theatre

Kevin James, Dec 3, Prudential Hall

Mariah Carey, Dec. 5-17, Beacon Theatre

Martin Lawrence, Dec 11, Prudential Center

Nellie McKay, Dec. 8, St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church

A Darlene Love Christmas, Dec. 17, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Louis C.K., Dec. 18, Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel, Dec. 16, Madison Square Garden

Justin Vivian Bond: The Bipolar Express, Dec. 23, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater

 

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