EVENTS: How To Celebrate The Holidays Below Canal Street (11.27.17)
Tis the season to get festive below Canal Street. Whether you’re looking for holiday cheer, or simply fun, indoor (read: heated) events to check out with out-of-town guests and family, here’s our rundown of how to celebrate the holidays below Canal Street...
Keith Michael's The Nutcracker (Brookfield Place - Winter Garden)
Dates: Friday, December 1 through 7PM & Saturday, December 2 - 1PM & 7PM
This free hour-long version of The Nutcracker is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer, Keith Michael. One of NYC’s only free opportunities to enjoy a holiday must-see performance, it’s perfect for families. Keep in mind that seating is first come, first served and early arrival is strongly suggested.
Date: Tuesday, November 28 5:30-8PM
Light Up Luminaries is a free community holiday event to kick off Luminaries, the spectacular light installation and holiday tradition at Brookfield Place. Enjoy fun performances, free ice skating on the waterfront, sweet treats and more!
Date: Thursday, November 30 2:30-6PM
The 94th annual New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree lighting will feature live performances, the closing bell, and, of course, the lighting of the NYSE tree.
Sea of Light
Date: Kickoff party Tuesday, December 5 5:30PM/Exhibit all Winter
This winter, something spectacular is coming to the Seaport District NYC....Sea of Light is an immersive sensory adventure created in partnership with Symmetry Labs - a San Francisco based interactive light art collective known for unique collaborations at Burning Man, Panorama Music Festival, and Refinery 29's 29 Rooms.
To mark the launch, on 12/5 they're throwing a party on the cobblestones that’s set to light up even the coldest of December nights. There’ll be live music, free mulled wine and hot chocolate, xylobands (so you can be a part of the light show), and lots more. It’s free to RSVP but tickets are going fast, so reserve yours now.
Date: Thursday, December 7 5:45-6:45PM
Join your neighbors in South Cove for caroling, warm beverages, cookies, and the Battery Park City community! If you want to donate a gift to Stockings with Care, please bring a new, unwrapped gift to the event. You may also drop off gift donations through Friday, December 15th at 75 Battery Place.
Date: Tuesday, December 12 6-8PM
Dance to live Klezmer music by Grammy winner Alicia Svigals, enjoy a candle lighting ceremony by Rabbi Katz of Chabad of Financial District, check out plenty of latkes, jelly donuts and gelt for guests along with an indoor, heated room where plenty of Hanukkah.
Date: Tuesday, December 12 5:30-6:30PM
Enjoy a Hanukkah candle lighting in Washington Market Park, as well as dreidel games, festive treats and more!
Meet Santa (Brookfield Place - 2nd Level)
Dates: Friday, November 24 - Sunday, December 24/Monday – Friday 12-8PM/Saturdays 10AM-8PM/Sundays 10AM-6PM/December 24 10AM–4PM
Create lasting photo memories with Santa! Santa’s winter wonderland features a special children’s activity center and is the place for everyone to capture the magic of the holidays.
Ice Skate (The Rink at Brookfield Place)
Dates: Daily all winter long
Enjoy open skate time, as well as the chance to take lessons for both general ice skating and ice hockey. Check out the site to reserve your time for private and semi-private sessions no matter your age.
Discover more than 20 local design studios and international brands including Brooklyn Candle Studio, Elodie Blanchard, Assouline, Flaneur, Malle London, Skagen, and many more.
This Holiday Market features the Chase Pay Village with 20 merchants offering an enticing range of unique gifts along with entertainment, festive photo moments and plenty more surprises. From movie screenings and storytelling to musical performances and pop-up retail activations, you never know what you'll see throughout the holiday season.