25 Free Holiday and Christmas Events for NYC Kids
With Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah all fast approaching, New York City is gearing up for a very different—yet still magical—holiday season. Some of our favorite annual events happen this time of the year, and between filling the Thanksgiving table and embarking on some epic holiday adventures, things can get expensive. So, we've rounded up up 25 FREE holiday and Christmas activities to enjoy now through New Year's Eve. Consider it our holiday gift to you! Most are local, in-person celebrations, though we've also included a selection of annual favorites that have gone online for 2020, too.
Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Keep in mind, reservations are required for many of these events, so plan your outings in advance, and be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing.
Places featured in this article:
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Brookfield Place -- Waterfront Plaza
Washington Square Park Carols online
Grand Army Plaza
Washington Square Park