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All of the holiday stuff you need to do in NYC, in one calendar

Published On 12/02/2014 Published On 12/02/2014
Miracle on Ninth St
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Dec 3 Wed

Get to the pop-up bar that’s completely dedicated to pouring holiday cheer in your face Miracle on Ninth St from Nico de Soto is open for a short time at 649 9th St with concoctions like the Three Wise Men (Calvados, gingerbread syrup, frankincense smoke) and the Christmopolitan with fig leaf-infused vodka, spiced cranberry sauce, and lime juice.

649 East 9th St

Get to the pop-up bar that’s completely dedicated to pouring holiday cheer in your face 649 East 9th St Miracle on Ninth St from Nico de Soto is open for a short time at 649 9th St with concoctions like the Three Wise Men (Calvados, gingerbread syrup, frankincense smoke) and the Christmopolitan with fig leaf-infused vodka, spiced cranberry sauce, and lime juice.

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Event

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Dec 3 Wed

Union Square Holiday Market Go shopping for loved ones and associates (don't forget the associates!) while eating stuff from vendors like Momofuku Milk Bar and Wafels & Dinges. Or, um, just sneak a flask and wander around?

Union Square

Union Square Holiday Market Union Square Go shopping for loved ones and associates (don't forget the associates!) while eating stuff from vendors like Momofuku Milk Bar and Wafels & Dinges. Or, um, just sneak a flask and wander around?

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Event

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Dec 3 Wed

Go pretend you’re a child at FAO Schwarz They still have that piano from Big, right?

FAO Schwarz

Go pretend you’re a child at FAO Schwarz FAO Schwarz They still have that piano from Big, right?

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Dec 3 Wed

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Look, we’ve never been to this, nor do we actually know anyone who has, but we did have a high kick contest with a Rockette in a dive bar once, so it’s probably pretty good.

Radio City

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Radio City Look, we’ve never been to this, nor do we actually know anyone who has, but we did have a high kick contest with a Rockette in a dive bar once, so it’s probably pretty good.

Flickr/wallyg

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Dec 3 Wed

Check out the Christmatorium that is Rolf’s They also have a ton of schnapps, if you’re into that sort of thing. Which you should be. At least for a day.

Rolf’s

Check out the Christmatorium that is Rolf’s Rolf’s They also have a ton of schnapps, if you’re into that sort of thing. Which you should be. At least for a day.

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Location

Dec 3 Wed

Christmas Lights & Cannoli tour Visit a collection of houses with Clark Griswold-caliber decorations out in Dyker Heights, then score a cannoli and hot chocolate from a local pastry shop.

Meet at 4th Ave btwn 13th and 14th St

Christmas Lights & Cannoli tour Meet at 4th Ave btwn 13th and 14th St Visit a collection of houses with Clark Griswold-caliber decorations out in Dyker Heights, then score a cannoli and hot chocolate from a local pastry shop.

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Dec 3-Jan 7

Visit the Rockefeller Center Tree The tree is turned on tonight (December 3rd), and at some point you’re not going to feel like you've experienced the holidays in the city if you miss it.

Rockefeller Center

Visit the Rockefeller Center Tree Rockefeller Center The tree is turned on tonight (December 3rd), and at some point you’re not going to feel like you've experienced the holidays in the city if you miss it.

Flickr/Anne Ruthmann

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Event

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Dec 3-Jan 7

Look at the holiday decorations in all the windows Midtown is absolutely packed with stores trying to get in on this whole "Christmas" thing -- swing by and help them.

Midtown

Look at the holiday decorations in all the windows Midtown Midtown is absolutely packed with stores trying to get in on this whole "Christmas" thing -- swing by and help them.

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Event

Location

Dec 3-Jan 12

Gingerbread Lane Last year’s Gingerbread Lane was the largest gingerbread village in the world -- don’t miss it this year.

New York Hall of Science

Gingerbread Lane New York Hall of Science Last year’s Gingerbread Lane was the largest gingerbread village in the world -- don’t miss it this year.

Flickr/zizzybaloobah

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Dec 3-Apr 15

Go ice skating (or let someone talk you into going ice skating) Turns out there’s a boat load of spots to fall on your ass around the city: Bryant Park, McCarren Park, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park should get you started.

Multiple locations

Go ice skating (or let someone talk you into going ice skating) Multiple locations Turns out there’s a boat load of spots to fall on your ass around the city: Bryant Park, McCarren Park, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park should get you started.

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Event

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Dec 5-Jan 10

Holiday Train Show Head up to the New York Botanical Gardens to check out this awesome show, and go on a Friday or Saturday night to do it while getting boozed up during one of the Bar Car Nights.

New York Botanical Gardens

Holiday Train Show New York Botanical Gardens Head up to the New York Botanical Gardens to check out this awesome show, and go on a Friday or Saturday night to do it while getting boozed up during one of the Bar Car Nights.

Flickr/kellan

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Event

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Dec 12 Fri

Roberta’s Holiday Market The backyard of the pizza destination is being taken over by arts, crafts, and other holiday stuff as well as drinks, music, drinks, and pizza.

Roberta's

Roberta’s Holiday Market Roberta's The backyard of the pizza destination is being taken over by arts, crafts, and other holiday stuff as well as drinks, music, drinks, and pizza.

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Event

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Dec 13 Sat

Santacon Dress up like Santa and drink. Maybe the only way to beat them is to join them?

TBD

Santacon TBD Dress up like Santa and drink. Maybe the only way to beat them is to join them?

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Event

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Dec 13 Sat

Avoid the hell out of Santacon We hear they were booted from Bushwick, so maybe start there.

Multiple locations

Avoid the hell out of Santacon Multiple locations We hear they were booted from Bushwick, so maybe start there.

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Dec 16 Tue

Visit the World's Largest Menorah Most nights of Chanukah they light this bad boy up at 6pm.

Grand Army Plaza

Visit the World's Largest Menorah Grand Army Plaza Most nights of Chanukah they light this bad boy up at 6pm.

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Dec 24 Wed

The MatzoBall The nation’s "leading Jewish singles event" -- this party is bananas, get tix ASAP.

Capitale

The MatzoBall Capitale The nation’s "leading Jewish singles event" -- this party is bananas, get tix ASAP.