Happy Hanukkah! Check out these festive events celebrating the festival of lights, like this family fest in Brooklyn or this menorah art workshop you can do at home. Plus, don’t skip this special outdoor performance of The Brooklyn Nutcracker. Scroll on for more fun weekend ideas for kids!

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The Brooklyn Nutcracker

The first of its kind, this outdoor production fuses ballet, hip-hop, and an array of world dance genres to create a culturally inclusive production that celebrates dances and artists from around the globe. Event Details.

Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol

In this world premiere online event created for audiences of all ages, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on Charles Dickens’s holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. Event Details.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales, the Radio Show

Told through the nostalgic and innocent eyes of a young boy at Christmas time, this timeless story invokes images of snowy country hillsides, warm fireside songs, and idyllic and light-hearted memories of the holidays with family. Event Details.

Holiday Decorations Activity Kit

This second Saturday, head to Morris-Jumel Mansion to pick up your family holiday decorations activity kit and make festive ornaments at home! Event Details.

Celebrate Dickens Fair at Home

Fans of the Dickens Fair will be able to visit a new section of the Dickens Fair website and be treated to a variety of holiday opportunities to play at home. New content will be added weekly and each weekend brings different delights. Event Details.


With lots of room to spread out, explore a glowing world of color and light featuring the Haupt Conservatory as the centerpiece. Also during your visit, enjoy artistic ice sculpting, music, and pop-up performances by The Hip Hop Nutcracker. Event Details.

Joy Around the World: A Family Game

This virtual scavenger hunt takes you to holiday markets and festivals, amazing museums and many scenic places around the world, in search of answers to fun, holiday-related questions. Event Details.

Chanukkah Family Fest

Get into the holiday spirit by designing unique Chanukah arts, and decorating a mouth-watering holiday donut, and more! Event Details.

Dream Menorahs

This virtual art workshop includes a family tour and art-making experience inspired by the popular Picture This! series now designed as an at-home opportunity for families. Event Details.

The Amazing Holiday Scavenger Hunt

A series of clues leads you around Central Park and Columbus Circle performing physical and mental challenges along the way. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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