NYC - The Official Guide

Best December Events in NYC

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The holiday celebrations kick into full gear in December, with Rockefeller Center lighting its world-famous Christmas tree, the Met Opera staging the Magic Flute, a one-night-only performance of the Brooklyn Nutcracker, the lighting of two giant Hanukkah menorahs and two large-scale Kwanzaa celebrations. The Museum at FIT’s new exhibition explores the connection between fashion and power; Alvin Ailey’s dance troupe returns for their winter NYC residency; and the Hello Panda Lantern Festival lights up Queens' Citi Field. For details on these and many other happenings, read on.

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