21 NYC Holiday Activities Every Kid Should Try Once Submitted by Stephanie Ogozalek on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:30pm From train shows to Santa brunches, New York City serves up so many festive offerings there's no way one family can see and do it all in a single holiday season. Our holiday bucket list grows every year. In fact, we found 12 must-do events this year already, and nine, picture-perfect holiday-themed day trips. But there are a few holiday activities that are extra special, extra big, and extra over the top that can only be found in NYC, and that every kid ought to experience at least once a childhood. These include ice skating under the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and walking the illuminated streets of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. Whether you call NYC home or you're in for a holiday visit, our list of 21 once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families represents the quintessential NYC holiday. The best part? More than half are FREE. Read more.