Here are 10 memorable things to do this weekend and during holiday week

Ah, it’s almost time for Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa nearly all at once! There’s plenty going on in the city to celebrate these holidays, along with plenty to bring some warms to the winter going on this weekend:

Uncut Gems Pop Up Experience

Head into the Diamond District to experience parts of Adam Sandler’s film of the year with limited edition merchandise, diamond encrusted merchandise, fresh pressed vinyls, along with some surprise guest appearances and more on Friday Dec. 20.

6:30-8:30 p.m. 76 West 47th St.

Winter Villages and Holiday Markets

Columbus Holliday Market

Come visit the thrill of Columbus Circle until Christmas Eve at its 59th Street and Central Park West entrance.

Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, and Sunday 10am – 7pm

Free picture with Santa at the Winter Village in Bryant Park

While the winter village stays open until March first, Santa will only be in town all day free of cost until Dec. 22nd

Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair

One of the most architecturally pleasing spots in New York has it halls decked for the holiday season and it is certainly felt at the Grand Central terminal holiday fair.

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Christmas Eve.

 

Holiday Celebrations

Largest Menorah Lighting and Concert Grand Army Plaza
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds and will be flared up each of Hanukkah’s eight nights near Columbus Circle from Sunday, Dec. 22- to Monday, Dec. 29
Thousands of area residents attended the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah at Grand Army Plaza, lit by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
A Very House of Yes Hanukkah

A special candle lighting ceremony, live performances, aerial spectacles, latkes and much more will be on display here at 2 Wyckoff Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday, Dec. 22: https://au.eventeri.com/g/a-very-house-of-yes-hanukkah-event/25148610.amp

Kwanzaa Crawl

Kwanzaa Crawl is the largest annual bar crawl in the world supporting Black-owned restaurants and lounges in Brooklyn and Harlem. Last year over, 4,100 Crawlers generated more than $250,000 in one day for participating businesses: https://www.kwanzaacrawl.com/

Midnight Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

One of the most awe inspiring religious events of the year will once again be open to all on Fifth Avenue this year. Although mass begins at early, it is advisable to get there early.

Eric Prydz Presents: HOLO

If you can manage to get tickets to see one of EDM’s most legendary acts bring a light show like no other to the Bronx then you certainly won’t regret it.

New York Expo Center, Bronx

Fri Dec.27-Mon Dec. 30

Firecracker: A Flaming Rendition of a Holiday Classic

This is not your typical Nutcracker ballet: belly-laughter is imminent, gasps of recognition and shock will resound, and loins will stir. The Brooklyn Proposition will team up with Combustion Entertainment to bring this flamboyantly queer holiday cheer to The Deep End Gallery at 1080 Wyckoff Avenue From Thursday, Dec. 19 to Saturday, Dec. 21. (Doors 7 pm / Show 8-10pm)

Limited seats available
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-firecracker-tickets-84051603609

 

 

Alex Mitchell