Awesome Things To Do in NYC this Weekend with Kids

 Christmas Mountain, a window installation/advent calendar/mini series, opens at WNYC's The Greene Space  (and online) Dec. 1. Photo provided by artists via Piehole
Christmas Mountain, a window installation/advent calendar/mini series, opens at WNYC's The Greene Space (and online) Dec. 1. Photo provided by artists via Piehole

Looking for the best things to do in New York City this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

It's only the first weekend in December, and it feels like we're getting to open a whole bunch of presents early! Kids can make slimy ornaments and window clings at CMOM, party with Mommy Poppins at our FREE Holly Jolly Holiday Party at The Hugh, and watch Santa gallop his way to the Wyckoff House Museum. On Sunday, the man in red can be found on the Fire Museum roof, waiting to be rescued by the FDNY, and a sparkling portion of Fifth Avenue closes to traffic and dazzles pedestrians with holiday performances.

Holiday trees are illuminating en mass this weekend, the North Pole Express provides gorgeous views of NYC's holiday decor, and holiday shows are opening all over town.

Think of our Family Activity Calendar as an advent calendar and open a new event every day, all holiday season (or, like our 2 year old, open them all in one sitting). Find even more fun in our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events in NYC for Families.

More Things To Do in New York City this Week with Kids

Be sure to click through to each listing for all the details, including recommended ages and times.

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The Diary Visitor Center in Central Park

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Broadway Under The Stars
The Shops at Columbus Circle - 5:00 PM Pick
Light Up Brooklyn Commons
Brooklyn Commons Park - 5:30 PM Pick
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting 2022
Rockefeller Center - 7:00 PM Pick
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides