35 Free Things to Do in NYC with Kids This December

Free Family Activities, Events, Things to Do December 2017 | New York City
Kids will experience the wondrous connection of science, engineering and math at City of Science. Photo by Greg Kessler/World Science Festival

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 two destination-worthy outdoor exhibits, the Flatiron Reflection and Whiteout, both near Madison Square Park. There's even a FREE mini 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.