Holiday Events in NYC and Connecticut

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New York City and Connecticut are attached at the hip when it comes to exploring creative and memorable events to enliven the holiday season. These winter wonderlands begin with the historic Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and end with Drunken Shakespeare.

 

NYC

 

1. Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

Wed Nov 26

3:00pm

Enter at W 79th St at Columbus Ave.

This Classic event will not disappoint. Bring the kids and have a wonderful time.

2. Post-Thanksgiving Multiethnic Eating Tour

Fri Nov 28

11:00am-2:00pm

$23, seniors and students $20

Delancey and Essex St

New York

Adventurous eaters are welcome to attend this great event.  

 

3. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Fri Nov 28— Jan 3, 2015

20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Upper West Side
New York

The classic nutcracker show is a must on any holiday to-do list.

 

4. Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

Dante Park

W 63rd St
Upper West Side
New York

A nice stroll at Winter’s Eve is sure to cause a stir in your holiday mood.

 

5. Rockefeller Center Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Wed Dec 3

Rockefeller Plaza
Midtown West
New York

This illuminated tree is always so stunning. If you’re nearby don’t fail to see it while it’s evening and more romantic than ever.

 

6. Union Square Holiday Market

Thur Nov 20th—Nov 30th

14th St to 17th St
Gramercy & Flatiron
New York

Looking for a holiday gift or two, or three, or something like homemade cider? Check it out.

7. Holiday Market at Grand Central

Thur Nov 20th—Nov 30th

42nd St. Grand Central Terminal

New York

Grand Central Terminal gets in the mood every season. Take a warm me up cocktail at the Campbell Apartment while you’re at it.

 

8. Bryant Park Winter Market

Dec 1st—31st

42nd St. Bryant Park

New York

Ice skating anyone? It’s free unless you need to rent skates. Perfectly resurfaced ice and always a wonderful time.

 

9. Tuba concert  

Dec 14th (3:30 pm)

The Rockefeller Center (Rink)

New York

That tuba, oh that sweet holiday tub plays the warm sounds you need in the wintry mix you call the holidays.

 

10. Dr. Seuss Musical

Dec 5th—28th

Theater at Madison Square Garden

New York

What is more “Christmas” than Dr. Seuss? Nothing. Go.

 

11. Drunken Shakespeare  

Dec-Jan 2015

The Lounge

Roy Arias Stages

300 West 43rd St at 8th Ave, 4th Floor

New York

Need to feel like you’ve gotten away from reality? This will not disappoint.

Connecticut

1. Wethersfield Antiques Show

Nov 21, 2014 – Nov 22, 2014

Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street

Wethersfield, CT

Beautiful holiday antique show for the whole family!

 

2. Celebration of American Crafts

Nov 1, 2014 – Dec 24, 2014

Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street,

New Haven New Haven, CT

American crafts are great gifts for the holidays!

 

3.Holiday Craft Fair at Roaring Brook

Nov 23, 2014 – Nov 23, 2014

Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road

Canton, CT

Make someone you love a gift for the holidays!

 

4. Mount Southington Winter Carnival

February 25, 2012

Mount Southington Ski Area

396 Mount Vernon Road

Plantsville, CT

One of Connecticut’s most beloved winter carnivals.

5. Essex Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

Feb and Mar

Connecticut River

67 Main Street

Essex, CT

Festivals would be so one-dimensional without Eagle watching. Right?

 

6. Brunch with Santa! (Excellent food)

Dec 7th—21st

3 Lyman Rd.

Middlefield, CT

Take the little ones to have brunch with Santa. Bring the cookies, he’ll bring the feast.

 

7. Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix

Nov 23, 2014 – Nov 23, 2014

The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge

Ridgefield, CT

Wonderful show. Go see!

8. John Hodgman: I Stole Your Dad

Nov 22, 2014 – Nov 22, 2014

Belding Theater at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT

Hilarious comedian. Don’t miss him these holidays. He’ll brighten your mood.

 

9. ”The Seagull”

Dec 12, 2014 – Dec 18, 2014

Iseman Theatre, 1156 Chapel Street

New Haven New Haven, CT

Chekov fans will love this performance. Touching.

 

10. Patti LaBelle in Concert

Nov 21, 2014 – Nov 21, 2014

Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd

Mashantucket, CT

What a girl to see in concert. A holiday treat.

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Holiday Events in NYC and Connecticut

rockefeller-tree Noah's Ark blog

New York City and Connecticut are attached at the hip when it comes to exploring creative and memorable events to enliven the holiday season. These winter wonderlands begin with the historic Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and end with Drunken Shakespeare.

 

NYC

 

1. Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

Wed Nov 26

3:00pm

Enter at W 79th St at Columbus Ave.

This Classic event will not disappoint. Bring the kids and have a wonderful time.

2. Post-Thanksgiving Multiethnic Eating Tour

Fri Nov 28

11:00am-2:00pm

$23, seniors and students $20

Delancey and Essex St

New York

Adventurous eaters are welcome to attend this great event.  

 

3. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Fri Nov 28— Jan 3, 2015

20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Upper West Side
New York

The classic nutcracker show is a must on any holiday to-do list.

 

4. Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

Dante Park

W 63rd St
Upper West Side
New York

A nice stroll at Winter’s Eve is sure to cause a stir in your holiday mood.

 

5. Rockefeller Center Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Wed Dec 3

Rockefeller Plaza
Midtown West
New York

This illuminated tree is always so stunning. If you’re nearby don’t fail to see it while it’s evening and more romantic than ever.

 

6. Union Square Holiday Market

Thur Nov 20th—Nov 30th

14th St to 17th St
Gramercy & Flatiron
New York

Looking for a holiday gift or two, or three, or something like homemade cider? Check it out.

7. Holiday Market at Grand Central

Thur Nov 20th—Nov 30th

42nd St. Grand Central Terminal

New York

Grand Central Terminal gets in the mood every season. Take a warm me up cocktail at the Campbell Apartment while you’re at it.

 

8. Bryant Park Winter Market

Dec 1st—31st

42nd St. Bryant Park

New York

Ice skating anyone? It’s free unless you need to rent skates. Perfectly resurfaced ice and always a wonderful time.

 

9. Tuba concert  

Dec 14th (3:30 pm)

The Rockefeller Center (Rink)

New York

That tuba, oh that sweet holiday tub plays the warm sounds you need in the wintry mix you call the holidays.

 

10. Dr. Seuss Musical

Dec 5th—28th

Theater at Madison Square Garden

New York

What is more “Christmas” than Dr. Seuss? Nothing. Go.

 

11. Drunken Shakespeare  

Dec-Jan 2015

The Lounge

Roy Arias Stages

300 West 43rd St at 8th Ave, 4th Floor

New York

Need to feel like you’ve gotten away from reality? This will not disappoint.

Connecticut

1. Wethersfield Antiques Show

Nov 21, 2014 – Nov 22, 2014

Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street

Wethersfield, CT

Beautiful holiday antique show for the whole family!

 

2. Celebration of American Crafts

Nov 1, 2014 – Dec 24, 2014

Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street,

New Haven New Haven, CT

American crafts are great gifts for the holidays!

 

3.Holiday Craft Fair at Roaring Brook

Nov 23, 2014 – Nov 23, 2014

Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road

Canton, CT

Make someone you love a gift for the holidays!

 

4. Mount Southington Winter Carnival

February 25, 2012

Mount Southington Ski Area

396 Mount Vernon Road

Plantsville, CT

One of Connecticut’s most beloved winter carnivals.

5. Essex Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

Feb and Mar

Connecticut River

67 Main Street

Essex, CT

Festivals would be so one-dimensional without Eagle watching. Right?

 

6. Brunch with Santa! (Excellent food)

Dec 7th—21st

3 Lyman Rd.

Middlefield, CT

Take the little ones to have brunch with Santa. Bring the cookies, he’ll bring the feast.

 

7. Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix

Nov 23, 2014 – Nov 23, 2014

The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge

Ridgefield, CT

Wonderful show. Go see!

8. John Hodgman: I Stole Your Dad

Nov 22, 2014 – Nov 22, 2014

Belding Theater at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT

Hilarious comedian. Don’t miss him these holidays. He’ll brighten your mood.

 

9. ”The Seagull”

Dec 12, 2014 – Dec 18, 2014

Iseman Theatre, 1156 Chapel Street

New Haven New Haven, CT

Chekov fans will love this performance. Touching.

 

10. Patti LaBelle in Concert

Nov 21, 2014 – Nov 21, 2014

Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd

Mashantucket, CT

What a girl to see in concert. A holiday treat.

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