What’s On in New York December 2016

2 down, 1 to go…

Holidays I mean, and it’s the big one left. Yes, we’ve done Halloween, struggled through the food and fun mountain that is Thanksgiving, and now we’ve got the 4 week march toward Christmas. Holiday Season is well and truly upon us and if you haven’t yet been out to see the department store lights, the holiday markets, or donned skates in Rockefeller Centre or Bryant Park, then I suggest you hop to it, like yesterday. Because New York will get be mad for all things tinsel and jingly between now and December 25th. To ensure you keep up that great holiday spirit, the AWNY Communications team have put together a list of the best things to do in the city over December. Starting with our Christmas party lunch. Hope to see you there!

AWNY Christmas Lunch is on tomorrow @12.30PM and there are still a few spots left. Don’t delay! Reserve you spot via the event page here.

Get in the Christmas spirit super early by catching a performance of Handel’s Messiah at St Thomas Church Dec 6 and 8. You need to purchase tickets through the church website.  For something a little closer to Christmas, it’s also being performed at Carnegie Hall on December 22nd

The America Australia Association Holiday Reception is on December 13th at The Australian, from 6.30PM-9.30PM. Open wine and beer plus great food from the chefs at The Lucky bee, Babu Ji, The Liberty, and The Australian. Register here.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a must see for getting in the Christmas spirit. Some days have up to 4 performances – it really it that popular (we even mentioned the show in November’s What’s On!). Tickets and performance times are available here.

Did you know that you can literally shred away your bad 2016 memories to make way for good ones on Good Riddance Day? Held in Times Square on December 28th, smash ‘em, bash ‘em, and shred em’ to make way for great memories in 2017! For more info and times visit Times Square website.

The 30,000 LED bulbs that light up the Rockefeller Tree are officially on from November 30th and this week is a great time to see it before the Christmas crowds descend.

New Year’s Eve midnight run! Ok you don’t have to go crazy and actually do the run, but it’s likely you’ll be awake anyway so if you’re anywhere near Central Park, hop along to watch 1000’s of New Yorkers, in all kinds of kit-out – run a 4 mile loop of the park to welcome in the New Year. It’s great fun.

Merry Christmas AWNY members! 


Author: Australian Women in New York

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sources stories and guides that will help make you win the Big Apple. We also love to profile fabulous Aussie and Kiwi women.

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