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What to do in New York in December 2019

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New York in December is all about the holidays! Go see the Rockettes swing their legs in the air at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and admire the thousands of Christmas lights on the decorated houses in Brooklyn. Celebrate the holidays on a festive dinner cruise or a party. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in December 2019

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Monthly events in New York in December 2019

13 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
13 Dec
Fri
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
13Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $110.00
13Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Tours / Festivals | Starting at $264.00
13Dec
Fri - Start time: 21:30 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $146.00
14 Dec
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
14Dec
Sat - Start time: 13:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $39.00
14Dec
Sat - Start time: 17:30 | Boxing, Sports | Starting at $65.00
14Dec
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $62.00
15 Dec
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
15Dec
Sun - Start time: 13:00 | Football, Sports | Starting at $43.00
15Dec
Sun - Start time: 18:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $46.00
15Dec
Sun - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $105.00
16 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
16 Dec
Mon
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
16Dec
Mon - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $97.00
16Dec
Mon - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $104.00
17 Dec
Tue
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah: Philharmonic’s most beloved holiday tradition
17 Dec
Tue
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
17Dec
Tue - Start time: 16:30 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $14.00
17Dec
Tue - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $18.00
17Dec
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $73.00
17Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Country | Starting at $88.00
18 Dec
Wed
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah: Philharmonic’s most beloved holiday tradition
18 Dec
Wed
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
18Dec
Wed - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $17.00
18Dec
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $142.00
18Dec
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Country | Starting at $83.00
19 Dec
Thu
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah: Philharmonic’s most beloved holiday tradition
19 Dec
Thu
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
19 Dec
Thu
LGBT friendly standup
Fancy a laugh? New York has plenty of comedy shows, and Gaylarious features a line-up of some of NYC's funniest LGBT friendly comedians.
19Dec
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $76.00
19Dec
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $140.00
19Dec
Thu - Start time: 22:30 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $85.00
20 Dec
Fri
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
20 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
20 Dec
Fri
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah: Philharmonic’s most beloved holiday tradition
20Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $41.00
20Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $176.00
20Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $87.00
20Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:45 | Sports, Wrestling | Starting at $58.00
21 Dec
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
21Dec
Sat - Start time: 13:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $50.00
21Dec
Sat - Start time: 18:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $62.00
21Dec
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $132.00
21Dec
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $110.00
21Dec
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Jazz | Starting at $50.00
22 Dec
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
22Dec
Sun - Start time: 12:30 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $151.00
22Dec
Sun - Start time: 13:00 | Football, Sports | Starting at $65.00
23 Dec
Mon
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
23 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
23Dec
Mon - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $51.00
23Dec
Mon - Start time: 19:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $113.00
24 Dec
Tue
Christmas Eve
New Yorkers spend the night with their family. My advice: go out for dinner on Christmas Eve.
24 Dec
Tue
Christmas Gospel
Get your Christmas spirit going with this hour long gospel concert in a historical Harlem church
24 Dec
Tue
Luxury Christmas Eve Cruise
Spend Christmas Eve cruising the waters of New York in the luxurious Atlantica yacht. You'll have great views of Manhattan's skyline, access to the open bar and delicious food!
25 Dec
Wed
Christmas Day
Find out what to do in New York during Christmas Day.
25 Dec
Wed
Christmas Gospel
Get your Christmas spirit going with this hour long gospel concert in a historical Harlem church
26 Dec
Thu
Boxing Day Sale
Get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets today.
26Dec
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | Sports, Wrestling | Starting at $43.00
26Dec
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $170.00
27 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
27Dec
Fri - Start time: 12:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $52.00
27Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $183.00
27Dec
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $46.00
27Dec
Fri - Start time: 22:00 | Concerts | Starting at $101.00
28 Dec
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
28Dec
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $70.00
29 Dec
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
29Dec
Sun - Start time: 13:00 | Football, Sports | Starting at $104.00
29Dec
Sun - Start time: 14:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $55.00
29Dec
Sun - Start time: 19:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $70.00
30 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
30 Dec
Mon
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa and humming along to the familiar carols.
30Dec
Mon - Start time: 14:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $34.00
30Dec
Mon - Start time: 20:30 | Concerts | Starting at $177.00
31 Dec
Tue
New Year's Eve Cruises
If you want to ring in the new year in style and avoid the crowds in Times Square, go on a New Year's Eve cruise! You'll have great views of the fireworks, the skyline, and entertainment on board.
31 Dec
Tue
New Year's Eve Parties
New Year's Eve in New York is quite an experience. Here you will find the best parties to welcome the new year.
31 Dec
Tue
New Year’s Eve
Ring in the new year with all-night parties, a concert, the New York Circus or a special New Year's Eve fireworks display.
31Dec
Tue - Start time: 11:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $67.00
31Dec
Tue - Start time: 13:00 | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $61.00
31Dec
Tue - Start time: 16:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $68.00
31Dec
Tue - Start time: 19:00 | MMA, Sports | Starting at $108.00
31Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:30 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $109.00
31Dec
Tue - Start time: 22:00 | Concerts | Starting at $197.00
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