New York City Events December 2010

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Jump to New York City Events December (current year). New York City Events December 2010 are pure magic – the trees, lights everywhere, store window displays, ice skating, white snow, the smell of roasted chestnuts (which, by the way, smell far better than they taste).

Related Pages: Christmas in New York City, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, New Years Eve Parties


Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2010

78th Annual Tree Lighting
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Ceremony, 7-9 pm

The tree arrives in November, Black Friday and Thanksgiving just passed, the department stores just opened their famous window holiday displays…the week after Thanksgiving represents the true start of Holiday Season in NYC for many New Yorkers.

Read the full NYC Insider Guide to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Ongoing New York City Events December 2010

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Holiday Windows NYC Bloomingdales “Famous Couples” Display 2009

Ongoing Events

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Tickets on Sale:

NYC December Concerts on Sale: Radio City Rockettes, Rod Stewart & Steve Winwood, Andrea Bocelli, BEYONCÉ World Tour – The Mrs. Carter Show, Pink

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Jazz at Lincoln Center: Red Hot Holiday Stomp

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Red Hot Holiday Stomp

December 9-11, 8pm
December 11, 2pm

Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Tickets start at $15 with your special NYC Insider Guide discount!

Let’s face it, even Santa Claus, miracle man that he is, can’t do it all alone. So, for what has become a great contemporary holiday tradition, the man in the red suit recruits the help of his Christmas-loving musical friends at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Join Wycliffe Gordon and an all-star band as they jazz up the great Christmas songs with a Crescent City twist, and, at the same time, infuse jazz with the ho-ho-ho holiday spirit.

Photo: Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon leads Red Hot Holiday Stomp at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dec. 2009.
Photo credit Frank Stewart.

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Christmas in New York City

Christmas in New York City

Christmas 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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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bryant Park

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bryant Park

Thursday, December 2, 2010.

Citi Pond at Bryant Park is hosting its annual TREE LIGHTING ceremony, with Broadway and musical performances, champion skaters, synchronized skating performances and more. The 50-foot tree, which will be lit by a special guest, will have more than 3,000 ornaments and tens of thousands of lights. While you’re there, make sure to browse through the amazing Bryant Park Holiday gift fair and take a spin on their FREE Ice Rink. See more info on the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bryant Park.

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New Year’s Eve in New York City

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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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Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, Broadway Premiere

SpiderMan Turn off the Dark on Broadway
Spider-Man Turn off the Dark on Broadway

Opening Night: December 21, 2010

Spiderman Tickets on Sale in September

Music by Bono and The Edge of U2. Direction by Julie Taymor of the The Lion King. Flying, stunts and breathtaking designs from an international team of artists from Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, the Beijing Olympics and the Spider-Man films. The backdrop of the whole show, is, of course, New York City.

Foxwoods Theater (formerly Hilton Theatre), 213 W 42nd St

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West Side Story, Promises, In the Heights CLOSING

 

January 2, 2011 Last Performance

Read the synopsis of West Side Story or check for discount West Side Story tickets. Just make sure to get there before January 2, 2011 – at least if you don’t want to wait for the next West Side Story Broadway Revival.

Promises Promises, starring Sean Hayes (Will and Grace) and Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) is also closing on January 2, 2011 and In the Heights is closing January 9th.

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New York Knicks Basketball Tickets and Schedule

NY Knicks games are the easiest sporting event in NYC to attend. Madison Square Garden (7th Avenue between 32nd and 34th Sts) is right in Penn Station, accessible by almost any subway and just two blocks from the Empire State Building. Tickets start at just $13!!! New York Knicks Tickets at Madison Square Garden.

NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games December 2010

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  • Mon, Dec 06, 7:30pm vs. Timberwolves
  • Wed, Dec 08, 7:30pm vs. Raptors
  • Sun, Dec 12, 12:00pm vs. Nuggets
  • Wed, Dec 15, 7:00pm vs. Celtics
  • Fri, Dec 17, 7:00pm vs. Heat
  • Wed, Dec 22, 7:30pm vs. Thunder
  • Sat, Dec 25, 12:00pm vs. Bulls

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New York City Holiday Lights Tours

New York City Holiday Lights Tours

November 22 – December 30, 2012
6:30 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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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Central Park Zoo Winterfest

Central Park Zoo Winterfest

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18

‘Tis the season at the Central Park Zoo’s Winterfest! During the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December, the Zoo will be open until 6:30 p.m. so visitors can celebrate the season and stroll paths decked with thousands of sparking lights and festive greenery.

Enjoy polar-themed performances, live animal encounters, snow leopards, polar bears and penguins and so much more at the Central Park Zoo Winterfest.

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SING! for Wildlife Competition at the Bronx Zoo

SING! for Wildlife Competition at the Bronx Zoo

December 18th, 28th, 29th and 30th

Get ready to “Sing” in the Holidays! Don’t Miss A Gleeful Holiday at the Bronx Zoo! Celebrate the season at the first-ever SING! for Wildlife Competition. This holiday season, the Bronx Zoo is partnering with the Hard Rock Cafe for the Zoo’s first-ever SING! for Wildlife competition, featuring high school choral group contestants from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.

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Guggenheim FREE Holiday Concert

Guggenheim FREE Holiday Concert

Sun, December 19 and Mon, December 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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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Donny and Marie – A Broadway Christmas Musical

Donny and Marie A Broadway Christmas Musical

December 9-19, 2010
Marquis Theatre
Broadway at 46th Street

Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas promises to celebrate the joy of the season with “a mix of Christmas production numbers” and the duo’s “irresistible chemistry that made them international stars.”

Tickets $59-$144 at Ticketmaster

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Union Square Holiday Market NYC

Union Square Holiday Market NYC

November 19 – December 24, 2010
Every Day 11am – 8pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day

With over 100 merchants bringing in some of the most unique gifts ever, this is a great place to do your holiday shopping or just enjoy browsing. Some of the items you will find this year include hand-blown glass housewares, local, handmade leather belts, bags and accessories made from recycled plastic, a variety of handmade jewelry, gloves, hats, Tibetan crafts and more.

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New York Giants Schedule Football

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Check out the New Giants Stadium, home of the 2014 Superbowl and take the train to the game! It’s now super easy to get to Giants Stadium!

Tickets Start at $40 per game!

Sunday, 12/5 1:00 PM ET* FOX vs. Redskins

Sunday, 12/19 1:00 PM ET* FOX vs. Eagles

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