Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, the holiday season is here once again. That means there will be tree lightings, caroling, Santa sightings and a whole lot of other gatherings throughout the next month. However, in a place like New York, all of these events can get lost in the shuffle. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas activities for the entire family.
The Top Christmas Activities in Our Area
Christmas in the Garden
On Sunday, December 2, from noon to 5:30 p.m., visit the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing for a yuletide extravaganza. The whole family can get in the holiday spirit with live musical performances, a tree lighting, holiday crafts and tons of sales at the QBG Shop.
Not to mention, Santa will also be on hand to take pictures with children for an additional fee. Everything else is completely free! Just remember, there is an event parking rate in effect, so try to grab a ride.
Christmas at Hick’s
Although you may think of it as just another plant store, Hicks Nurseries in Westbury is actually your one-stop-shop for everything Christmas. In fact, they are even hosting Christmas at Hicks where you can stroll through an animatronic story.
Santa Claus will also be available for pictures on Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as weekends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
While you’re there, you can pick up a tree and decorations. There’s also music, festive beverages and a mailbox for sending a letter to Santa. Kids who send one will even receive a response! Best of all, this Christmas activity is free. Hicks just asks that you bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
A Magical Cirque Christmas
This holiday season, visit A Magical Cirque Christmas by Cirque du Soleil. This holiday entertainment blockbuster, which is playing at NYCB Live in Uniondale on December 14, is set to dazzle audiences of all ages.
Featuring the brightest talent from around the globe, this Christmas activity has it all, from jaw-dropping magic and breathtaking circus acts to angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols. You will be transported to the golden age of entertainment with mind-blowing talent, stunning costumes, comedy and more. Click here to get your tickets today.
If you’re looking for the full yuletide experience this holiday season, try to visit one of more of these festive Christmas activities in our area.