Tis’ the season to be jolly, and no city in the world does it better than New York! With several world famous events happening within days of each other, December is New York’s busiest month.
With so much going on be sure you don’t miss out on these holiday classic events. Here are some of the must see and do events of December.
Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah - November 27–December 5, 2013
Every holiday evening starting on December 8, 2013 at 5:30pm (except during the Sabbath) a candle will be lit on the 32 foot high, golf colored 4,000-pound steel Menorah. The world’s largest Hanukka Menorah will be at Grand Army Plaza.
For more information, visit http://www.nycgo.com/events/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah.
Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour - December 1-31, 2013
Every year the neighborhood of Dyker Heights lights up the night with their over the top Christmas lights displays. Remember the Griswolds’ house in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Well picture Christmas lights like that around the whole neighborhood. Neighbors engage in a competition for the best holiday display making this now world famous neighborhood a must see during the holiday season. It’s so popular in fact that there are tours designated to seeing the incredible lights.
For more information, visit http://asliceofbrooklyn.com/christmas.html
14th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – December 2, 2013
The city’s biggest holiday festival lights up the Upper West Side for one night only. Winter’s Eve is an evening filled with music, food, dancing and a whole lot of holiday cheer! The sidewalks and public spaces in Lincoln Square are taken over by entertainers while over 30 of the area’s restaurants will offer food tastings at a nominal fee. Local stores will also host activities. For more information, visit http://www.winterseve.org/.
Rockefeller Center’s Tree Lighting Ceremony – December 4, 2013
The iconic Christmas tree recognized around the world make the skies of New York even brighter from December 4th until January 7th, 2014. Tens of thousands of people gather annually to be a part of this staple holiday event. It’s one of the city’s biggest holiday attractions, and of course the world’s most famous Christmas tree has had cameo appearances in several blockbuster hits. For more information, visit www.rockefellercenter.com.
New Years Eve in Times Square – December 31, 2013
Watch the world famous ball drop in Times Square in person this year! The world-renowned New Year’s Eve celebration attracts more than one million spectators to the streets of the New York every year, making it the city’s biggest event. Boasting some of the world’s biggest performers it’s guaranteed to be a New Year’s you’ll never forget. For more information, visit www.timessquarenyc.org.