Free in December: 18 Things To Do in NYC with Kids

The Luminaries Return to light up the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Photo courtesy of Brookfield Place
The Luminaries Return to light up the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Photo courtesy of Brookfield Place

We've got the best antidote to holiday spending: This list of free things to do in December with kids. While our picks include everything from the season-long Luminaries at Brookfield Place to free holiday break fun in Prospect Park, consider this just the tip of the iceberg, because beyond these 18 free things to do in December, we've got a whole other post on the best free holiday events.

Read on for all our top picks for free fun this December—non-holiday edition—and bookmark our Family Activity Calendar for fun things to do any day of the month.

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The Paper Bag Players: Big Bag of Laughs
The Kaye Playhouse - 10:30 AM Pick
Color Factory's Winter Colorland
Color Factory - various times Pick
Bryant Park Bumper Cars on Ice
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides