35 Free Things to Do in NYC with Kids This December

Grand Central Train Show. Photo by Filip Wolak
Free Family Activities, Events, Things to Do in New York City December 2018

Don't let the holidays bankrupt you! We've got a list of dozens of things to do in New York City this December with the kids that won't cost you a cent.

The first week is loaded with tree lightings, Santa photos, and gorgeous art, including destination-worthy public art exhibits such as the Luminaries in Battery Park City. There's even a FREE Nutcracker this month, quirky fun like Tuba Christmas and City of Science, menorah lightings in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and later...New Year's Eve fireworks

Find more FREE holiday-specific fun and splurge-worthy events in our NYC Holiday Fun Guide.