Guide: Tree lightings and holiday 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.

Upcoming Events:
The Bronx
Nov. 17 - Jan. 21, 2019
Holiday Train Show
Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.
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Dec. 10
La Isla Garden Tree Lighting Ceremony
96 West 163 Street
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Dec. 14
Lincoln Hospital Tree Lighting Extravaganza
234 E 149th St.- auditorium lobby & umbrella patio
Time: 5:30 p.m.

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Dec. 15
Winter Wonderland
Williamsbridge Oval, Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval, Bronx
Time: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Dec. 15
Giant Laundry Bronx Holiday Party
Giant Laundry, 2861 Webster Ave., Bronx, NY
Time: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
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Dec. 21
Melrose Parranda

Hosted by Bronx Music Heritage Center
El Coqui Garden, 410 East 163rd St., Bronx
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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Brooklyn
Nov. 23 - Dec. 31

Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
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Ongoing
Ice Skating and Cocoa in Prospect Park
Time: Dates/times vary
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Past Events:
Brooklyn
Nov. 15

Downtown Brooklyn Tree Lighting
Time: 5 p.m.
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Nov. 23
Winter Fest at the Brooklyn Museum
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Nov. 25
Winter on a Flatbush Farm
Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)
Time: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
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Dec. 1
Sinterklass – Saint Nicholas Day
Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
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Dec. 1 & 2
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Holiday Market
Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave.
Time: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Info: The future home of the Yard's food manufacturing hub and food hall, Building 77 will host more than 30 Navy Yard tenants and small businesses from surrounding neighborhoods offering a wide range of gifts for the holiday season.
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Dec. 2
Fort Greene Park Tree Lighting
Near the Myrtle Ave. & St. Edwards St. entrance
Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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Dec. 3
Canarsie Christmas House Lighting
9306 Flatlands Ave., Canarsie
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 2 - Dec. 9
Lighting of the largest Menorah in Brooklyn
Grand Army Plaza - Live concert

Time: 12/2 - 4 p.m.; 12/3 - 12/6 - 6 p.m.; 12/7 - 3:30 p.m.; 12/8 - 7 p.m.; 12/9 - 5:30 p.m.
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Dec. 6
DUMBO Tree Lighting
Pearl Street Triangle
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting
St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church 
401 Atlantic Ave.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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Dec. 7
Annual Lott House Tree Lighting
Hendrick I. Lott House
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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Carroll Park Tree Lighting
Louis Valentino Jr. Ballfield
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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Thomas Greene Park Holiday Tree Lighting
Thomas Greene Park, 3rd Avenue & Douglass Street entrance
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Info: Features special appearance by Santa Claus

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Holidays in the Square
Owen Dolen Park
Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
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Manhattan
Nov. 28
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Time: 8 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Events around the tree available until Jan. 7.
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Dec. 2
Katz’s Deli Hanukkah
Katz’s Deli, 445 Albee Square West
Time: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
Info: Katz's Deli will be holding a celebration for the first day of Hanukkah, starting with music and other festivities and then giving out free latkes to the first 100 people in line. While the full-on celebration will only be today, they will be giving out latkes to the first 100 in line for the rest of the holiday, once a day.

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The Bronx:
Nov. 29 (*moved from Nov. 15)
Bronx Terminal Market: Winter Wonderland
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Dec. 1
Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting
Ciccarone Park

Hughes Avenue
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
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History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House
Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Dec. 2
Chanukah Chocolate Factory

Bronx Jewish Center, 1969 Haight Ave., Bronx
Time: 4 p.m.
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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
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Waterbury LaSalle Community Association Christmas Tree Lighting
Schneider Sampson Park, Bruckner Boulevard at Baisley Avenue (across from P.S. 14)

Time: 5:30 p.m.
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Dec. 4
12th Council District Holiday Street Lighting

Williamsbridge Square, 3500 White Plains Road, intersection of East Gun Hill Road and White Plains Road
Time: 6 p.m.
For more information, call (718) 933-5650

Dec. 5
Annual Co-op City Tree Lighting
Bartow Community Center - Outside
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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Chanukah Menorah Lighting & Celebration
Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5625 Arlington Ave.
Time: 10 a.m.

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Fad Market
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Winter Solstice Concert 
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
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Celebrate Kwanzaa
Wednesday, December 26th – Sunday, December 30th
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Dec. 6
Annual Bronx Christmas Tree Lighting

The Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse at East 161st Street
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Info: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the borough’s annual Bronx Christmas Tree Lighting and holiday celebration.  The evening will include Christmas carols, a visit from Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus, as well as delicious holiday treats for the community and youth.

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Grand Menorah Lighting
Graham Triangle, 270 E 137th St., Bronx
Time: 5 p.m.

Annual Mosholu Tree Lighting
Mosholu Parkway Lawn, intersectio of Mosholu Parkway & Bainbridge Avenue.
Time: 6 p.m.

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Dec. 7
Van Cortlandt by Twilight
Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
Time: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
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Sparkling the Heart of Fordham Road
Bryan Park (East Fordham Road & Kingsbridge Road)
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Info: Tree lighting, live music, raffles and a visit from Santa Claus

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Shabbat Chanukah with the Bronx Jewish Center
Bronx Jewish Center, 1969 Haight Ave., Bronx
Time: 7 p.m.
Info: Join family and friends for a four-course dinner with Indian cuisine. Eat, drink and be inspired.
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Dec. 8
Chanukah Spectacular
Bay Plaza Mall (second floor by escalators)
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Info: Donuts, latkes, signing and dancing.  

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