What to do in New York in December 2022

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Christmas in New York
Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year. New York is transformed into a winter wonderland, full of festive lights and decorations. Find out what there is to do and see in the city.
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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 2022

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1 Dec
Thursday
Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park
Watch the lighting of Christmas trees on the Harlem Meer, an ice-carving show, carolling, and more holiday fun in Central Park. Free.
1 Dec
Thursday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
2 Dec
Friday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
3 Dec
Saturday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
3 Dec
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
4 Dec
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
4 Dec
Sunday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
5 Dec
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
5 Dec
Monday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
6 Dec
Tuesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
6 Dec
Tuesday
St. Nicholas Day
Day of generosity and the original Santa Claus! Get yourself into the Christmas spirit with the Dyker Heights Tour.
7 Dec
Wednesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
8 Dec
Thursday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
8 Dec
Thursday
Anniversary of Lennon's Death
Today is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. Visit the Strawberry Fields in Central Park in his memory.
9 Dec
Friday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
10 Dec
Saturday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
10 Dec
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
11 Dec
Sunday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
11 Dec
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
12 Dec
Monday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
12 Dec
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
13 Dec
Tuesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
14 Dec
Wednesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
15 Dec
Thursday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
15 Dec
Thursday
National Cupcake Day
Who can resist a cupcake? Try these local New York bakeries and find out your favourite cupcake flavour.
16 Dec
Friday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
17 Dec
Saturday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
17 Dec
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
18 Dec
Sunday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
18 Dec
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
19 Dec
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
19 Dec
Monday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
20 Dec
Tuesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
21 Dec
Wednesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
22 Dec
Thursday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
23 Dec
Friday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
24 Dec
Saturday
Christmas Eve
New Yorkers spend the night with their family. My advice: go out for dinner on Christmas Eve.
24 Dec
Saturday
Luxury Christmas Eve Cruise
Why not spend the Christmas Eve cruising the waters of New York. You'll have great views of Manhattan's skyline, access to the open bar and delicious food!
24 Dec
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
24 Dec
Saturday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
25 Dec
Sunday
Christmas Day
Find out what to do in New York during Christmas Day.
26 Dec
Monday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
26 Dec
Monday
Boxing Day Sale
Get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets today.
27 Dec
Tuesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
28 Dec
Wednesday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
29 Dec
Thursday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
30 Dec
Friday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
31 Dec
Saturday
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
Saturday
New Year's Eve
Ring in the new year with all-night parties, a concert, or a special New Year's Eve fireworks display.
31 Dec
Saturday
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
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
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