December has rolled around again, and you know what that means. It’s all-out holiday time, with a plethora of holiday happenings in Manhattan and beyond. Enjoy this week’s offerings!
Tuesday, December 4
Kid Row Holiday Extravaganza
Stores on 2nd Avenue between 73rd and 74th streets
Who’s up for a holiday block party? Kids at Art, Cozy’s Cuts for Kids, Kids in Sports, and others are hosting their 1st Annual Kid Row Holiday Extravaganza. Kids of all ages are welcome to enjoy face painting, crafts, refreshments, goodie bags, and more. Parents can shop for clothing, shoes, and gifts, all on sale.
Thursday, December 6
Chanukah Arts & Crafts
4 pm-5 pm
Join Eloise at The Plaza for a special, one-hour arts & crafts party in honor of Chanukah! Participants will decorate their own dreidel and munch on delectable treats in the Eloise at The Plaza Shop. Fee is $50.
Friday, December 7-Sunday, December 9
Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra is returning to Carnegie Hall for a limited holiday engagement. This celebrated youth orchestra will perform as part of the Hall’s Voices from Latin America series. A pre-concert activity will take place one hour before the performance and is free to ticket holders. An excellent concert experience for kids between the ages of 5 and 10. Tickets start at $9.
Sunday, December 9
Florence Gould Hall Theater
The New York Theatre Ballet will perform choreographer Keith Michael’s adaptation of “The Nutcracker” at the French Institute Alliance Française, just in time for Christmas. With a running time of 60 minutes, this shortened version is perfect for younger children’s attention spans. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Tickets are $40.