Lifestyle Christmas in NYC: What to do if you don't celebrate By Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Updated December 21, 2015 11:37 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Dec. 25 may be a national holiday, but if you're not celebrating, the closed businesses and empty streets can be a bit of a bummer. With Christmas 2015's temperatures predicted to be in the 60s (yes, in New York City!), get out and celebrate the day off. From Bollywood dance parties to adorable animals, here's how to spend your non-Christmas in NYC. 1. Visit a museum Photo Credit: TheJewishMuseum via Facebook While many museums are closed on Christmas Day, MoMath, The Jewish Museum and the 9/11 Museum will all be open. 2. Dance it out at a Jewish party Photo Credit: Matzoball MatzoMingle at the 29th Annual Matzoball (responsible for 1000+ marriages!) on Christmas Eve at Capitale. Tickets start at $40, matzoball.org He-bro will also be hosting its 9th annual JewFest for gay Jews and "the goytoys who love us!" featuring live performances and more at Stage 48. Tickets start at $20, myhebro.com 3. FEAST Photo Credit: muyyum via Flickr You don't need a big family meal to stuff your face on Christmas. Follow Jewish tradition and go out for Chinese! We have your best picks here. 4. Treat yoself Photo Credit: SpaCastleUSA via Facebook Yes, Spa Castle will be open on Christmas Day! Get pampered, relax and don't forget a bite to eat from the Korean Good Health food court. 131-10 11th Ave College Point, Queens, 718-939-6300 5. See a movie Photo Credit: garrettziegler via Flickr Yet another Christmas tradition among non-celebrators is seeing a movie. Of course, the holiday season has some of the best releases of the year, perfect for a Christmas double feature. Check out our guide to decide where to catch a flick. 6. Get your Bollywood groove on Photo Credit: DJrekha via Facebook Is there any better way to celebrate Christmas night than with a Bollywood Disco dance party? Probably not. Head to Le Poisson Rouge for an Indian-style discotheque on Dec. 25. 21+, 10 p.m., 158 Bleecker St., lepoissonrouge.com 7. Volunteer Photo Credit: foodbanknyc via Facebook Check out nycservice.org, newyorkcares.org, foodbanknyc.org or volunteermatch.org to find the perfect volunteering opportunity. If you're too late to schedule an organized volunteer experience, consider sharing a hot meal or a MetroCard with someone who needs it, and remember that volunteers are always needed in January! 8. Go to the zoo Photo Credit: Fenix_21 via FLickr As it turns out, animals in NYC tend to not celebrate Christmas either! Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Bronx Zoo are all open on Dec. 25. By Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Where to eat Chinese food on ChristmasWe're dreaming of a white rice Christmas, bringing tidings of dumplings and bok choy. Unique and cheap bubbly for your NYE toastChampagne, prosecco, cava. You don't have to splurge for great bubbles! Where to take your kids over winter break Don't let your children get frozen with boredom during the break. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.