Best December Events in NYC

We know it’s getting cold. But there’s lots to do in New York! Here is our list of the best December events in NYC.

Brooklyn Craft and Spirits Fest

December 1st at the Brooklyn Expo Center

Try over 100 types of spirits and meet the master distillers and blenders.

Brooklyn Craft Spirit Fest

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The Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest

December 1st from 6 to 9pm

Lots of cheese. Eat it, talk about it, discover new favorites.

The Great Northeast Cheese Fest

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A Holiday Oddities Flea Market

December 1st and 2nd

A three-floor market for freaks. Find old medical devices, taxidermy, weird bodily art. Sponsored by Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Times Square.


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Latke Festival

December 3rd from 6 to 8:30pm at the Brooklyn Museum

Enjoy tasty potato pancakes for a good cause. All proceeds will go to The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit dedicated to healthy eating.

Latke Festival NYC

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Rotunda Holiday Concert

December 16th and 17th at the Guggenheim

Beautiful holiday music in the most stunning setting imaginable.

Rotunda Holiday Concert Guggenheim

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Big Band Holidays

December 19th – 23rd at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater

This annual jazz event is lead by world-renowned musician Wynton Marsalis.

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Make Music Winter

December 21st (various locations)

This one day event features eclectic musical parades spread throughout the city.

Make Music Winter

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Winter Solstice Celebration

December 20-22 at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

This annual musical event features grammy award winning artists and takes place in one of the most beautiful churches of NYC.

Winter Solstice NYC

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Matzoball NYC

December 24th at 9pm at Capitale, 130 Bowery Street

The ultimate party for Jewish singles. 2018 will mark the 32nd annual event.

MatzoBall NYC

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Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Through December 24th in Columbus Circle.

Shop from over 100 vendors offering food, crafts, and clothing.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

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The Nutcracker

November 23rd through December 30th at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center.

This wonderful production is created through the work of ninety dancers, sixty-two musicians, thirty-two stagehands and two casts of fifty young students each from the School of American Ballet.

Christmas on the Upper West Side

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Through early January, you can enjoy ice skating, holiday shopping, food vendors and bars at Bryant Park.

Winter Village at Bryant Park

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From November 9th through January 1st at Radio City Music Hall.

This ninety-minute production stars the famous Rockettes, and this year there will be a brand new finale with flying drones which will be used to create a stunning holiday light show.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

December 31st at The Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine

An annual concert originally founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984.

New Years Eve Concert For Peace

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