As November ends and the holiday season draws near, NYC becomes a spectacular light show.
The tree at Rockefeller Center, the Macy’s window displays and even the house on the corner all dazzle with an array of lights. It may be cold out, but don’t you want to enjoy the holidays while they’re still here?
Friday November 30th
The Nutcracker (230 Vesey St @ 7 PM)
One of the most celebrated ballet’s of all time, this performance will kick off your December right. There are no tickets as it is a free performance, but seats are on a first come first serve basis. Performed at Brookfield Place, you can get holiday shopping done at the same time!
New York Motorcycle Show (655 W 34th St @ 2 PM)
The Javits Center is a huge venue, so why not put it to use? Motorcycles of every make and model, from around the world are on display. New high-tech ones as well as some old classics you might never get another chance to see.
And of course, there are going to be plenty of Harley’s.
Christas Carol Cocktails (358 West 44th St @ 5 PM)
This is more than just a performance of a Christmas Carol.
The ticket includes 3 cocktails, so that’s already a step in the right direction. Plenty of recipes on the best holiday drinks, this show gives you more than you could hope for.
A Holiday Doo Wop Spectacular (35 Hyatt St @ 8 PM)
It isn’t just Christmas music that gets more play during the holiday season! Plenty of jazz and doo-wop bands get more play time and this event at the St. George Theater in Staten Island is one of the biggest!
An extensive lineup of bands and even their setlists are up on the concert page.
Saturday, December 1st
Heated Winter Wonderland Beer Garden (7 Rivington St @ 10 AM)
Just because you’re outside enjoying the holidays does not mean you have to be cold. Loreley Beer Garden invites you to come and enjoy their spectacular decorations, deals, and of course, holiday drinks.
Holiday Boozy Ice Cream Making Classes (217 East 26th St @ 1 PM)
Featured here before for their great ice cream, Tipsy Scoops has a holiday special! Fun treats like gingerbread men can be included into your ice cream for a fun holiday spin.
And you even get to bring it all home.
First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy @ 5 PM)
Target sponsors the first Saturday of every month at the Brooklyn Museum, providing free entry into the museum as well as parties and performances. Bars are located around the museum and this month has lots of hands-on art events as well as r&b performances.
The Great Northeast Cheese Fest (137-35 Northern Blvd)
This Saturday the 4th annual Great Northeast Cheese Fest brings together the region’s very best artisanal creameries, including 5 Spoke Creamery, Beecher’s, Consider Bardwell, Lively Run,and Nettle Meadow will showcase an all-star lineup of exquisite artisanal cheeses from nutty sheep's milk tommes and sharp Cheddars to luscious triple cremes, tangy goat cheeses, and bold blues.
This year’s special treats include fresh buffalo mozzarella stretching by Chef Roberto Caporuscio, fondue parmigiana by Chef Hugue Dufour of the critically acclaimed M. Wells Steakhouse and a squash gnocci with Cheddar Beurre Blanc Sauce by Chef Alfonso Zhicay of Casa Del Chef Bistro with Vermont’s Cabot Creamery.
Sunday, December 2nd
The Mad Hatters G&T Party: Xmas Special (173 Morgan Ave @ 2 PM)
Get started with a welcome cocktail and then create 3 crazy molecular cocktails in this mad tea party. Both Alice in Wonderland Themed and Christmas themed, this is sure to be a wild party. All taking place inside a cottage perched on top of a double-decker bus, this is surely an event you haven’t been to before.
Rainbow Dumpling Making Class (610 8th Ave @ 1 PM)
Hosted by Kungfu Kitchen, this class is all about giving you the tools you need to become a master dumpling maker. Learn how to make the dumpling wrappers and delicious fillings and then enjoy the results of your labor. Wear comfortable clothes and come hungry!
Marvel Madness (151 West 46th St @ 6 PM)
A heartfelt tribute to one the greatest in the industry, Stan Lee. There will be music, themed drinks, food, marvel movies, games, cosplay, contests & more! As a bonus, a percentage of the profits will go to the Stan Lee Foundation.
New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears (1 MetLife Stadium Dr @ 1 PM)