Fa la la la la la, and 'tis the season! Holiday-themed events this weekend in NYC include the New York Theatre Ballet's performance of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol: Scrooge in the Village, Tot Chanukah, the Winter Family Fair, and more.
Plus, it's finally here! This Saturday, December 10, is Mommy Poppins Night for Mother Africa: My Home at the New Victory Theater. Not only can our readers score discounted tickets to this high-flying circus spectacle featuring some of Africa's greatest acrobats and contortionists, guests also get to participate in a pre-show, Mother Africa-themed workshop. Hurry though—tickets are going fast.
Feeling a little overwhelmed by the holiday festivities? Take a break at the Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History, which opens this weekend with blue morphos and large owl butterflies ready to land on your nose. Or try your hand at glassblowing and printmaking—how's that for hands-on? There are also two cool Lego-related happenings this weekend: a brand-new Lego Holiday Experience put on by the folks at Brick Fest Live, plus the kickoff of the building of possibly the world's largest Lego menorah.
All of our top weekend picks are below. While you're out and about, make time to check out some of the most spectacular holiday light displays around the Big Apple while considering ways to volunteer or donate with your family. Find more holiday events in our Holiday and Christmas Guide for Families.
As always, take advantage of our December GoList featuring highlights for the month, as well as our 25 Free Holiday Events for NYC Kids, and daily Event Calendar.