A busy holiday week is upon us with NYC schools and many preschools and daycares headed for winter break on Thursday, December 24, and then Christmas on Friday. Luckily, we're sharing our annual list of 35 Things to Do Over Holiday Break for families, as well as a separate kid activity list for Christmas Eve.
If you haven't seen Santa, the stunning department store windows, incredible public art and the over-the-top holiday displays—you better hurry! The same goes for getting your Christmas tree; whether you cut it down yourself or have it delivered, time is running out.
Take a hot cocoa crawl with the kids in Brooklyn or Manhattan, see some top-notch holiday theater productions or one the many Nutcrackers around town. You can even head out of town for a one day or weekend winter getaway. Hershey Park looks particularly festive this time of year.
Other highlights for the week of December 21-25 include two winter solstice celebrations, the Make Music Winter parade and the collaborative math/art project with MoMath; a fun chocolate and cocoa lesson; an interactive kids concert with Oran Etkin; and Christmas Caroling on Christmas Eve.
As always, you can find more family activities in our Event Calendar and Holiday Fun Guide.
Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas from the moms and dads at Mommy Poppins!