New York City Events December 2013

NYC Insider Guide December Events Calendar

There is nothing on the planet like New York City during the winter holidays. The New York City Events December Calendar 2013 is filled with magic – the trees, lights everywhere, store window displays, holiday lights tours, ice skating, shopping, white snow, the smell of roasted chestnuts (which, by the way, smell far better than they taste). The City is breathtaking at this time of year. It’s also very cold and more crowded than usual, but that is the price we pay to experience amazing New York City during the holidays.

Please check sightseeing and holiday hours for Christmas Eve and Day (December 24th and 25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st). Please add your event to the New York City Events Activities December calendar.


Half Price Tickets December in New York City

December Half Price Tickets:

  • A Christmas Story, Radio City Rockettes
  • Disney on Ice
  • NY Botanical Garden Train Show
  • The Nutcracker Ballet
  • NYSee Holiday Lights Tour: Macy’s & More
  • Big Apple Circus
  • Broadway Shows
  • New Years Eve Parties and Cruises
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Gingerbread House Making & Decorating Party

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December New York City Concerts and Shows

NYC Concert Ticket Coupon Save 10% Off Theater and Concert Tickets – Use Code aff10off

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New Year’s Eve in New York City

New Year's Eve Times Square VIP Party at Applebees

You have so many options for New Year’s Eve in NYC.

  • Public view of ball drop in Times Square
  • Private indoor parties around Times Square with view of ball drop
  • Special dinners at thousands of restaurants
  • New Years Eve with the New York Philharmonic

Check out the New Year’s Eve party guide.

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Christmas in New York City

Christmas in New York CityChristmas in New York City is magical. The Rockefeller Tree, glamorous store window displays and holiday lights everywhere you look bring the most amazing city and landmarks in the world to a whole new level. You want to make sure to have the best dinner, know which attractions are open and closed and so much more.

Read the full NYC Insider Guide to Christmas in New York City to get the inside scoop and plan your Christmas holiday.

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Best New York City December Events Vacation Packages

New York City Events DecemberPrices on hotels tend to skyrocket during NYC’s busiest time of year! Luckily, we have a fantastic NYC Vacation Company that has scoured the city to bring you the BEST deals and help you enjoy your NYC vacation. December is a great time to book your all inclusive NYC Vacation Package and save.

Best New York City Vacation Packages in December:

All New York City Vacation Packages include Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Vacation Planning Assistance and more.

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Which is the BEST New York City Discount Pass?

All the New York City Sightseeing Passes Compared! Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass? Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Pass Discounts for your NYC vacation.

New York CityPASS
CityPASS
43% off Top 6 Attractions

New York City Go Select Card Discount Pass
NY Explorer Pass
Customize your Sightseeing

The New York Pass
New York Pass
50 Attractions in 3 days

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New York Giants Football Schedule and Tickets

Come see the NEW YORK GIANTS – 2012 XLVI SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS and FOUR TIME SUPERBOWL WINNERS in action. Check out the New Giants MetLife Stadium, home of the 2014 Superbowl, and take the super-easy train to the game! See our star quarterback, Eli Manning, wide receiver, Hakeem Nicks along with our salsa-dancing Victor Cruz. Although they have the NFL’s toughest schedule, the Giants are serious AFC contenders and a thrill to watch! Tickets start at just $40 per game! More Info: New York Giants Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Giants Schedule – Home Games 2013

New York Giants Tickets

Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. vs. SEAHAWKS, (FOX)
Sunday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. vs. REDSKINS, (FOX)


SUPER BOWL XLVIII -Feb 2, 2014  - MetLife Stadium

New York Giants Tickets

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New York Jets Football Schedule and Tickets

Get your New York Jets Tickets to see our star Quarterback Mark Sanchez live in action at the New MetLife Stadium, shared with the NY Giants and home of the 2014 Super Bowl. New York Jets tickets are a bit more available than Giants tickets, and you can even get some at a discount with no fees! NYC’s American football team is sure to provide some great football action this season.

NY Jets Schedule – Home Games 2013

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12/1 Sunday MIAMI 1:00 p.m.* CBS
12/8 Sunday OAKLAND 1:00 p.m.* CBS
12/22 Sunday CLEVELAND 1:00 p.m.* CBS


SUPER BOWL XLVIII -Feb 2, 2014  - MetLife Stadium

New York Jets Tickets

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New York Rangers Schedule – December 2013

Get your New York Rangers tickets and schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. The NY Rangers have made the playoffs the last three consecutive seasons and went all the way to the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

New York Rangers Schedule of Home Games – Dec 2013

New York Rangers

Mon, Dec 02, 7:00pm vs. Winnipeg
Sat, Dec 07, 7:30pm vs. New Jersey
Sun, Dec 08, 7:00pm vs. Washington
Tue, Dec 10, 7:30pm vs. Nashville
Thur, Dec 12, 7:00pm vs. Columbus
Sun, Dec 15, 7:00pm vs. Calgary
Wed, Dec 18, 8:00pm vs. Pittsburgh
Fri, Dec 20, 7:00pm vs. Ny Islanders
Sun, Dec 22, 7:30pm vs. Minnesota
Mon, Dec 23, 7:00pm vs. Toronto

NY Rangers Tickets at Madison Square Garden

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New York Knicks Schedule – December 2013

Get your New York Knicks tickets and schedule to see our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”  The NY Knicks are showing some real promise in their 68th Season at MSG, thanks to our stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. Tickets start at just $13, with lots of discount options, and their games are super easy to attend. Madison Square Garden, the World’s Most Famous Arena, is right in Penn Station, accessible by almost any subway and just two blocks from the Empire State Building. Go NYC style with cheap seats, fast paced sports action, hot dogs and beer and check out the New York Knicks Tickets, Schedule and Directions today!

NY Knicks Schedule of Home Games – Dec 2013

New York Knicks Tickets

Sun, Dec-01, 7:30pm, vs. New Orleans
Thu, Dec-05, 7:00pm, vs. Brooklyn Nets (at Barclay’s Center)
Fri, Dec-06, 7:30pm, vs. Orlando
Sun, Dec-08, 12:00pm, vs. Boston
Wed, Dec-11, 8:00pm, vs. Chicago
Sat, Dec-14, 7:30pm, vs. Atlanta
Mon, Dec-16, 7:30pm, vs. Washington
Sat, Dec-21, 12:00pm, vs. Memphis
Wed, Dec-25, 2:30pm, vs. Oklahoma City
Fri, Dec-27, 7:30pm, vs. Toronto

NY Knicks Tickets at Madison Square Garden

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Brooklyn Nets Basketball Tickets and Schedule

We welcome the Brooklyn Nets back to their second season at the amazing Barclay’s Center. The Brooklyn Nets are our newest professional sports team, representing the first major league sports team back in Brooklyn in over 50 years! The Nets and Barclays Center are amazing: with Head Coach, Jason Kidd, classic Brooklyn foods like Nathan’s hot dogs and Juniors’ cheesecake, and Jay-Z as a part owner! With 2,000 seats at Barclay’s Center costing $25 or less, professional basketball is now available to everyone! Brooklyn Nets Tickets, Schedule and Directions

Brooklyn Nets Schedule – Home Games December 2013

Brooklyn Nets Basketball Tickets

Tue, Dec-03, 7:30pm, vs. Denver
Thu, Dec-05, 7:00pm, vs. New York Knicks
Tue, Dec-10, 7:30pm, vs. Boston
Thu, Dec-12, 8:00pm, vs. L.A.Clippers
Mon, Dec-16, 7:30pm, vs. Philadelphia
Wed, Dec-18, 7:30pm, vs. Washington
Mon, Dec-23, 7:30pm, vs. Indiana
Wed, Dec-25, 12:00pm, vs. Chicago
Fri, Dec-27, 7:30pm, vs. Milwaukee

Brooklyn Nets Tickets at Barclays Center

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New York City Holiday Lights Tours

New York City Holiday Lights ToursNovember 28 – December 30, 2013

NYC Insider Review: New York City Holiday Lights Tour. New York City during Holiday season is a don’t miss! Get in the festive spirit by taking an evening Holiday Lights Tour of Manhattan’s glittering holiday-season lights including: Central Park’s Holiday Markets, The tree at Lincoln Center, The World’s Largest Snowflake, all the store displays on Madison, Park and Fifth Avenues and lots more!

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2013

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting81st Annual Tree Lighting
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Ceremony, 7-9 pm

With Black Friday and Thanksgiving behind us, the department stores all lit up with their famous window holiday displays…the week after Thanksgiving represents the true start of Holiday Season in NYC for many New Yorkers. Check the full NYC Insider Guide to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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A Christmas Story! The Musical

A Christmas Story the Musical

December 11 – December 27, 2013
The Theater at MSG

Discover the classic "A Christmas Story" the Musical as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the holiday classic story about Ralphie Parker and his quest for an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. More Info: http://www.theateratmsg.com. Ticket Options:

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Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC

Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYCNovember 29 – December 29, 2013 – Thursday through Sunday at 5:30pm.

On this tour, you’ll learn all about the history of Christmas in NYC, our famous lighted trees and Christmas music written in New York. See Holiday displays and store windows, holiday markets, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier’s and, of course, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

75 Minutes, Tickets from $20.
More Info: Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC

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Get our NYC Insider Printable Maps Package and download over 100 pages of NYC maps, information and recommendations in less than 5 minutes! The BEST of the NYC Insider Guide website, with detailed maps, directions and my personal recommendations for shopping, restaurants, attractions and Insider Tips. Available for download and print immediately, you can make as many copies as you want and get FREE Updates for a year!

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New York City Helicopter Tours

NYC Helicopter ToursThe cold weather is a great time to take to the Manhattan skies for an exciting New York City Helicopter Tour! On top of our always-gorgeous skyline, you’re bound to see amazing holiday lights up close this time of year! Enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Ground Zero Memorial, World Trade Center and Ellis Island downtown.

I LOVED my tour…check out some of my photos and review at New York City Helicopter Tour.

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2013 Most Popular New York City Events December

What to book and buy NOW…NYC’s Most Popular Tickets for New York City Events December

Radio City Christmas with Rockettes
Radio City Rockettes
Book of Mormon Broadway Musical
Book of Mormon
9-11 Ground Zero Memorial Tickets
Ground Zero Memorial
New York City Holiday Lights Tour
Holiday Lights Tours
Wicked Broadway Musical
Wicked on Broadway

Broadway Shows Open on Thanksgiving and Christmas

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New York City Lights Tours

See our beautiful Skyline from all angles – in any weather!

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Things To Do in New York in December

Things To Do in New York in DecemberDon’t let the cold weather fool you! There are lots of great things to do in New York in December.  For starters, winter sports abound, whether you like to play, watch, or both. Shopping reaches a fever pitch this month, from crafts and artists’ markets to flea markets to sample sales. Whether you want to ice skate, see the most beautiful skyline lit up to a whole new level, head to Radio City Music Hall for the Rockettes, Lincoln Center for the Nutcracker, see the best of Broadway or the beautiful windows of 5th Avenue, don’t miss our insider tips and guide to a great December in NYC.

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular Vacation Package

Radio City Christmas with Rockettes

Check out this great New York City Christmas Vacation customized by local NYC vacation experts.

This package, designed to include the best of New York City Events December, includes hotel, Rockettes tickets, Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (or many other choices) and much more.

Customize your NYC Vacation package any way you want to make the most of your NYC trip – the choices are endless.

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Tickets on Sale in December


Ongoing New York City Events December 2013

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Guggenheim FREE Holiday Concert

Guggenheim FREE Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 7 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm

Holiday Concert with Vox Vocal Ensemble and Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble. Celebrate the season with the joyous sound of holiday music in the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda. George Steel will conduct the Vox Vocal Ensemble and the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition for holiday enthusiasts of all ages. Free to the public. More on the Guggenheim Museum.

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Times Talks – New York Times Live Interviews

Times Talks - The New York Times Live Interviews

TimesCenter
242 West 41st Street (7th/ 8th Aves)
Tickets usually $30
www.timestalks.com

Now, this is NYC! Times Talks are a diverse series of interviews, in a fairly intimate setting, with world-famous authors, actors, politicians and celebrities (I mean SUPER A-LIST), each facilitated by a New York Times reporter (Master of Ceremonies). Stay tuned for our top New York City Events December picks!

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Prior NYC December Events (stay tuned for 2013 annual updates):

  • Winter Wonderland at the Bronx Zoo
  • Central Park Zoo Winterfest

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  1. Cf CatholicFellowship, December 21, 2013 3:00 pm - New York City Events December 2013

    Saturday December 21, 2013
    NYC Catholic Professionals Mass & Christmas Drinks Social

    Join Catholic young professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s for the Young Professionals Mass on Saturday December 21st at 5:30PM at the Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. After the 5:30PM Mass, meet the group outside in front of the Church to head to Gael Pub for our Christmas Social. Ask for Joe or Toan who are your hosts from The Catholic Fellowship. The group will walk over together (around 6:30pm/6:40pm) to Gael Pub (1 block away). At Gael Pub, enjoy drink and food specials, Christmas music and fellowship. Feel free to invite friends.

    ***Venue for the 5:30PM Saturday Mass***:
    The Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    211 East 83rd Street
    Between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave
    New York, NY 10028
    http://www.stelizabethofhungarynyc.org

    ***Directions to the Church***:
    Take the 4, 5 or 6 subway to 86th Street / Lexington Avenue

    ***Venue for social after Mass***:
    Gael Pub
    1465 3rd Avenue
    Between E82nd & E83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    http://www.thegaelpubnyc.com

    This event is hosted by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC. Go to http://www.cfnetwork.org to learn about us and our parent, The Catholic Fellowship.

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  2. NYC Insider Guide, December 20, 2013 8:00 pm - New York City Events December 2013

    Hope Fairchild Thacker, Mezzo Soprano
    Friday, December 20, 2013, 8:00 pm
    Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

    Presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). Don’t miss this daring diva as she takes the spotlight at Carnegie Hall. Hope Fairchild Thacker, mezzo soprano, delights audiences with her charming, youthful take on operatic standards, classics and modern works. The singer brings forth a captivating debut recital performance featuring masterpieces by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart and more!
    ***Tickets: Regularly $50, only $25 with discount code DCG17703 (code may be used online, by phone, or in person at the box office). On Sale Now!
    Call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or visit http://www.carnegiehall.org. For more information on group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 x307 or BoxOffice@DCINY.org.
    http://www.DCINY.org

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  3. NYC Insider Guide, December 1, 2013 10:19 am - New York City Events December 2013

    Handel’s revised Messiah at the illustrious Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center
    Sunday, December 1, 2013, 2:00 PM
    Messiah…Refreshed!

    Distinguished Concerts International New York Presents the third annual: Lincoln Center with the Thomas Beecham/Eugene Goossens’ 1959 Re-Orchestration for Full Symphony Orchestra

    Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
    Handel: Messiah, Lincoln Center Premiere of Eugene Goossens’ expanded orchestration
    Laura Strickling, Soprano
    Teresa Buchholz, Mezzo-Soprano
    John Pickle, Tenor
    Christopher Job, Bass-Baritone
    Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra International and Distinguished Concert Singers International

    “A Radical Rescoring!” – The New York Times
    ***Tickets: Regularly $20-$100 – get 50% off with discount code DCISTU (code may be used online, by phone, or in person at the box office)
    Call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or visit http://www.lincolncenter.org. For more information on group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 x307 or BoxOffice@DCINY.org or http://www.DCINY.org

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