Enjoy holiday classics this weekend like The Nutcracker, go ice skating while gazing at the city skyline, or celebrate Kwanzaa at BCM. Plus don’t miss your chance to see the lights at LuminoCity Festival. Scroll on for more fun weekend events for kids!

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales, the Radio Show

This holiday season, the Arvada Center is proud to present a radio play of the classic and cozy A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.  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.

Sing for Hope at Hudson Yards

Seven grand pianos and one baby grand piano will be displayed throughout The Shops featuring performances by Broadway musicians and performers from The Juilliard School. Plus, members of the public are also invited to reserve a time to play on the pianos. Event Details.

My First Nutcracker

This holiday season, NYCCT will present My First Nutcracker filmed live at Theatre Row, and streamed directly into your home with live special events! In My First Nutcracker, join Clara and the Prince as they travel to a magical kingdom filled with delicious treats, dancing flowers, and a pesky mouse king. Event Details.

Erths Dinosaur Zoo Christmas

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Christmas is the ultimate holiday adventure for the whole family to experience, streamed into the safety of your home! Join Erth’s Dinosaur Zookeeper, as she introduces you to the eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures as they celebrate the holidays. Event Details.

Unique Derique’s Fool La La: Home for the Holidaze

Unique Derique brings holiday hijinks to you in a hippity-hop, online romp chock full of fun and cheer for all ages! Event Details.

Journey Around My Bedroom

This interactive experience combines techniques of the Victorian toy theatre with contemporary puppetry and original songs. The show invites viewers to turn their cameras on to participate in select scenes; after the performance, kids can meet the puppeteers, ask questions, and explore behind the scenes. 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.

LuminoCity Festival

This immersive art experience brings to life light sculptures inspired by the magic of nature and world around us. Event Details.

Kwanzaa at BCM

Interactive programs taking place during each Play Session offer the opportunity to learn African dance, play the djembe drum, hear folktales of the African diaspora, create Zawadi gifts for family and friends, and explore Kwanzaa’s seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, faith, and creativity. Event Details.

Skate the Skyline

Go all the way up to the top of The William Vale to glide across the outdoor, sustainable skating rink with iconic views of the Manhattan skyline. 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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