This weekend we welcome both Christmas and Hanukkah, concurring for one glorious weekend of holiday festivities. The timing works out well, as there are several exciting Hanukkah events happening December 24-25 when public activities are typically scarce.
Our top picks for family outings naturally reflect the convergence of both major holidays. As the Christmas season is coming to a close, now’s a good time for the events that wind things down, like Holiday Tour by Candlelight in an elegant historic home, a fun tour of twinkling lights (and accompanying music) such as North Kensico Christmas Light Show or—my favorite movie--It's a Wonderful Life , an absolute tear-jerker that reminds us of what’s truly important in life.
As Christmas winds down, Hanukkah kicks in, and our favorite related events this weekend are the Chinese-themed Chopsticks Hanukkah (featuring dinner and an acrobat) and the ice-themed Hanukkah on Ice (highlights are skating and ice carving).
As a further resource for this weekend, consult our roundup of 2016 Hanukkah events and our ideas for what to do on Christmas, as well as our Event Calendar and Holiday Fun Guide.
From all of us at Mommy Poppins, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy Hanukkah!