The Holiday Season on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on November 6th, 2018

There’s so much to do this month and next! Please enjoy our 2018 holiday guide to the Upper West Side! Also, make sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be adding updates.


Broadway Under The Stars

This free holiday event will be taking place at the Shops at Columbus Circle between November 12th and December 10th. On each Monday at 5pm, free musical performances will be taking place on the second floor mezzanine!

Broadway Under The Stars


“Yeti, Set, Snow” at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

The show will be performed between November 13th and February of 2019. An original production by the theater, this is the story of a young girl and her friend who encounter a yeti on the first snow day of the winter season.

Yeti Set Snow


See the Origami Tree at the AMNH

Viewable between November 19th and January 13th. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Origami,” which has been inspired by Unseen Oceans.

Origami Tree AMNH


The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Our summary covers the parade route and the floats and balloons you can expect to see!

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side

photo by Flickr user Anthony Quintano


The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center

George Balanchine’s annual performance will begin on November 23rd and go through the end of the year.

Christmas on the Upper West Side


Grand Holiday Bazaar

Indoor and outdoor holiday shopping every Sunday from November 25th to December 30th, at the Grand Bazaar at 100 West 77th Street.

Grand Holiday Bazaar




Winter’s Eve Festival

Happening on November 26th at Lincoln Square. Check out the fun lineup!

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side


Columbus Circle Holiday Market

The market will be running from November 28th to December 24th. Check out which vendors will be there!

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side


The Central Park Holiday Lighting

This stunning spectacle will be taking place in Central Park on November 29th!


Holiday Crafts Fair at the YMCA

From December 13th to 15th. Lots of cool crafts .. over 300 handmade pieces!

Holiday Crafts Fair At The YMCA


Central Park Ice Skating

An annual tradition, which you can partake in from October to April.

central park ice skating

c/o Wikipedia user Jim Henderson


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Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area, Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking photos with his iPhone.  

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