Get ready to soak up the holiday magic this weekend, from this Kwanzaa storytime to this Glow-in-the-dark Chanukah dinner to this Winter Solstice celebration. Plus you can get crafty at this workshop or find the perfect gift at this market. Need more? Scroll on for more of our top event picks!
Photo: Spark by Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Greenwich Village Orchestra Family Concert
The GVO’s popular Family Concert features Prokofiev’s classic children’s story Peter and the Wolf, plus other favorites. With great music, audience participation, and instrument petting zoo at the reception after the concert, there will be fun for the whole family. Sun. Event Details.
A Soulful Christmas
The whole family should come ready to listen to – and sing along with – favorite songs from beloved groups such as The Temptations, The Supremes and The Jackson 5- after all, the holidays are the perfect time to get down! Sat.-Sun. Event Details.
38th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
This multimedia event features the Paul Winter Consort, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre under the direction of Abdel Salaam. These performances offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the New Year. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.
Children’s Gingerbread House Class
From frosted candy shingles, to gummy windowpanes and pretzel picket fences, learn how to turn your Gingerbread house into an edible work of art. Sat. Event Details.
Family Workshop: Kwanzaa Storytime Lounge
Children and caregivers explore the principles and symbols of Kwanzaa through this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and a hands-on project. Sat. Event Details.
All Ages Holiday Party ft. Questlove’s Family Bowl Train
Join the Rock and Roll Playhouse as they turn Brooklyn Bowl into the hottest holiday dance party in town! Start the day with the RRPH band featuring Seth Ginsberg rocking out to classic hits by The Rolling Stones. After that, welcome Control The Sound, a group of middle schoolers excited to share with you their own rendition of their favorite Stones tunes, before they turn it over to Questlove to close out the ultimate holiday dance party with a bang. Sun. Event Details.
Holiday Market at Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
Swing by Bohemian Hall’s main hall to snag that perfect handmade gift for your loved ones. There will be a full house of fantastic vendors, where you’ll find art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationery, scarves and hats, pottery, and more! Sun. Event Details.
Family Art Project: Wintery Birdy Marionettes
See which of these black-and-white winter birds is setting up house at Wave Hill this winter. Then make fun, birdy marionette puppets to hang on a group tree-display indoors, or to dance and chirp in the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund Theater. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.
What are some of your family’s holiday traditions? Tell us about it in the comments!
— Jesseca Stenson