Saturday, December 1
Nordic Christmas Children’s Workshop
Kids will learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts, such as woven hearts and yarn tomtar. The workshop also includes a brief candlelit Saint Lucia procession.
- Tickets are $15 and advance registration is required.
- 1pm to 3pm at Scandanavia House, Park Ave. at 37th St.
Join the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for a joyful holiday family concert and singalong with our Community Brass Band, string, and vocal jazz ensembles, plus a solo performance from rock and pop vocalist Joy Askew.
Followed by the third-annual COOKIE SWAP. Bring a batch of your favorite cookies to exchange, and get one FREE ticket, which includes cookies, cider, and photo op with Santa. If you don’t bring cookies, there’s a $15 ticket price.
Cookie Swap Instructions:Bake or buy a batch of cookies, brownies, or bars. Label them and include any special details we should know (Gluten-Free, Vegan, My Nana’s Recipe, etc.). Leave them with a staff member at concert check-in, and afterward we’ll lay them all out and provide containers so guests can sample and take home a variety. If you don’t have time to bring anything, no problem–you’re still welcome to partake in the swap.
3pm to 5pm
Tuesday, December 18
A chorus of singers from New York City Opera perform an hour of iconic Christmas carols at Bryant Park. This FREE performance takes place near the Christmas Tree and can be enjoyed by skaters on the Rink as well as visitors throughout the rink deck.
- 6pm to 7pm
Christmas Eve, at 5 pm is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with FREE carols at the Washington Square Arch. The Rob Susman Brass Quartet, song leader and the revelers from all over the city will lustily sing out the familiar tunes. The words are in the songbooks distributed compliments of the Washington Square Association, but many will know them by heart. “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men” will ring out to remind us all of the true meaning of the holidays.
- At the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.
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