• Best Of The Holidays: NYC Family Guide 2012

    Can’t-miss holiday trees, department store windows, Santa meets and greets, gingerbread workshops, pop-up markets, “Nutcrackers,” and Hanukkah celebrations this winter.


    The holidays are one of our favorite times of the year, when the city transforms into a real-life winter wonderland. From illuminated trees and gingerbread workshops to “Nutcracker” adaptations and holiday markets, here’s everything you need to know about the festive shindigs happening in the next few weeks.

    Great Holiday Tree Lightings and Displays
    The most awe-inspiring of 2012′s glittering trees, both indoors and out.

     

     

    Under-The-Radar Holiday Lights Around NYC
    Don’t forget these four lesser-known spots for holiday lights that are totally worth visiting!

     

     

    7 Stunning Department Store Holiday Windows
    A glimpse into the displays Macy’s, Barneys, Bloomindale’s, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

     

     

    Ho, Ho, Ho! Where To Meet Santa This Year
    Snap a photo, enjoy a yummy breakfast, or even go on a cruise with the jolly St. Nick!

     

     

    Children’s Holiday Theater Around NYC
    Some classics, some new theater, and some outside-of-the-box ideas for live shows that you can enjoy with the kids.

     


    Family-Friendly “Nutcracker” Performances All Ages Will Love
    Our favorites for classic ballets and contemporary renditions that everyone can enjoy.

     

     

    Navigating NYC’s Bustling Holiday Markets
    What to expect at the season’s glorious pop-up shops—fun to browse with or without a shopping list!

     

     

    Gingerbread Workshops Around NYC
    Sweeten up the holidays with your kids by attending a gingerbread class or party!

     

     

    19 Hanukkah Celebrations We Love
    Get ready for eight days filled with a lat(ke) of fun. (Get it, get it?)

     

     

     

    ALSO DON’T MISS:

    8 Wintry Recipes Just In Time For The Holidays
    Eggnog cheesecake, snowman bread, funfetti popcorn, and other irresistibly festive treats.

     

     

    A DivaLysscious Local Mom Suggests The Best Holiday Buys For Parents
    Don’t know what to buy the mom or dad who has it all? Here are some suggestions for finds that every city parent would want to unwrap.

     

     

    Our 2012 Toy Guide With Picks For All Ages
    With the chill in the air comes an ineffable sense of magic and anticipation. Is it the spirit of the season, or all these great new toys to delight little ones?

     

     

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