Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or winter solstice, our sites are overflowing with seasonal fun. In NYC this week, we added posts about inexpensive holiday shows, Hanukkah happenings and department store holiday windows to our Holiday Fun Guide.
Looking to cut your own Christmas tree? We've got roundups of the best places to chop your own on Long Island, in New Jersey and Connecticut. Turn the outing into a day trip by also hitting holiday events like Christmas tree lightings on Long Island or Santa trains in New Jersey. And if you're aiming to be eco-conscious this season, our Boston site has wonderful tips about how to have a green Christmas.
Mommy Poppins is also hosting two big events this holiday season. This Sunday is our Holiday Portrait Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser, where you can enjoy fun family activities, discounted shopping and walk away with one-of-a-kind pics of your kids courtesy of Stomping Ground Photo, with all proceeds going to storm relief. And on Monday, we launch our Big Holiday Giveaway. We'll be awarding a different prize every day, really exceptional stuff like a gift package from Toys "R" Us, tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and more. So be sure to visit our site every day throughout the season and subscribe to our free newsletters so you don't miss out.
Here's what else we covered this week in NYC:
Planning on visiting the jaw-dropping holiday displays in Dyker Heights this season? We've got a list of the best places to eat with kids in the neighborhood.
Hanukkah starts next week! We've rounded up the great ways to celebrate, including parties, performances and giant menorah lightings.
That wasn't the only post we added to our Holiday Fun Guide this week. We also published a stunning slide show of department store holiday windows and shared a dozen holiday shows, all with tickets under $20.
We reviewed a new-to-us drop-in Brooklyn play space: Play Days and Parties in Bay Ridge.
Wondering what to do with your kids' gently used clothes and toys? We know places where you can donate kids' items.
Our biweekly news post includes info on a pair of new play spaces, school rezoning woes and why the DOE had to shorten February break.
One of our favorite Brooklyn culture spots, BAM, is greatly expanding its family programming in 2013.
Best bets for the weekend include a bunch of Christmas tree illuminations, the MTA's annual Nostalgia Trains and a Hanukkah Festival at the 92nd Street Y.