With Christmas and Hanukkah only one week away, NYC family fun goes into overdrive this weekend. The idea box overflows: build with Legos at a Brick Fest Live pop-up in downtown Brooklyn (read our review here), snap a FREE photo with Santa in Bryant Park (follow our guide to other Santa photo ops), or take a break from the flurry and head to the woods to help researchers count birds in Prospect Park. Catch the newly roving "Our City" exhibit from the Brooklyn Children's Museum in Sunset Park, and December GoList pick Unsilent Night, an outdoor musical throwback parade filled with holiday tunes.
The First Noel is playing in Harlem, The Nutcracker in Brooklyn, and A Christmas Carol at the Queens Theatre. Hanukkah events kick in to high gear with the Chanukah Festival at 92Y and Latkepalooza!
Looking for a local escape from winter wonderlands? Consider these inexpensive weekend getaways for families, or these 10 quick day trips to local romping spots. If your wallet needs a break from all the holiday spending, check out these flash sales on kid destinations, including Sahara Sam's indoor water park and the Rockettes.
Find more seasonal fun in our Holiday and Christmas Guide for Families, and of course our daily Event Calendar.