New York City Events December 2011

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There is nothing on the planet like New York City at holiday time. New York City Events December 2011 are magical – 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)

NYC December Concerts: Tori Amos, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Twisted Sister

Tickets on Sale:
Radio City Rockettes

Nutcracker Ballet

New York City Holiday Lights Tours

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (February 13, 2012)
Tennis Showdown at Madison Square GardenMarch 5, 2012

Federer vs. Roddick, Sharapova vs. Wozniacki

Harlem Globetrotters – February 18, 2012

February New York City Concerts – Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Cedric the Entertainer and Friends


Ongoing New York City Events December 2011

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bryant Park

Big Apple Circus

CSI: The Experience! at Discovery Center

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with the Rockettes

The Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center

NY Giants Football, NY Jets Football

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2011

79th Annual Tree Lighting
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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. Check the full NYC Insider Guide to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Most Popular Things to Do in New York City

What to book and buy NOW…NYC’s Most Popular Tickets this Month

New York City Holiday Lights TourBook of Mormon Broadway MusicalRadio City Christmas with Rockettes9-11 Ground Zero Memorial TicketsWicked Broadway Musical

Holiday Lights Tours

Book of Mormon

Radio City Rockettes

Ground Zero Memorial

Wicked on Broadway

Note: Inside the Statue of Liberty is closed Nov 2011 to Sept 2012

Broadway Shows Open on Thanksgiving and Christmas

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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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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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New York Giants Football Schedule and Tickets

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, and break out wide receiver, Hakeem Nicks. With a strong defensive team, led by Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka, the Giants, hosting 9 home games this season, are serious AFC contenders. Tickets start at just $40 per game! More Info: New York Giants Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Giants Schedule – Home Games 2011

New York Giants Tickets

Monday, 09/19 8:30 PM ET, ESPN vs. Rams

Sunday, 10/09 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Seahawks

Sunday, 10/16 1:00 PM ET, CBS vs. Bills

Sunday, 10/30 1:00 PM ET, CBS vs. Dolphins

Sunday, 11/20 8:20 PM ET, NBC vs. Eagles

Sunday, 12/04 4:15 PM ET, FOX vs. Packers

Sunday, 12/18 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Redskins

Saturday, 12/24 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Jets (Jets Home)

Sunday, 01/01 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Cowboys

New York Giants Tickets

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New York Jets Football Schedule and Tickets

Get your New York Jets Tickets and catch NYC’s American football team in action at 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! After reaching the AFC Title Game the last two seasons, Rex Ryan’s team is looking to make a big jump. Quarterback Mark Sanchez is quickly becoming a star, and the defense with Darrelle Revis and Bart Scott is as good as there is in the NFL.
More Info: New York Jets Tickets, Schedule and Directions

NY Jets Schedule – Home Games 2011

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Sun, Aug 21 vs Cincinnati (PreSeason)

Thu, Sep 1 vs Philadelphia 7:30 PM (PreSeason)

Sun, Sep 11 vs Dallas 8:20 PM NBC

Sun, Sep 18 vs Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS

Mon, Oct 17 vs Miami 8:30 PM ESPN

Sun, Oct 23 vs San Diego 1:00 PM CBS

Sun, Nov 13 vs New England 8:20 PM NBC

Sun, Nov 27 vs Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS

Sun, Dec 11 vs Kansas City 1:00 PM CBS

Sat, Dec 24 vs NY Giants 1:00 PM FOX (Jets Home)

New York Jets
Tickets

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Ice Skating in New York City

Ice Skating New York City | Rockefeller Center

For tourists and locals alike, ice skating at Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park is a classic New York winter experience.

We also have several other Ice Skating Rinks around the city and into the boroughs.

Here are the details for Ice Skating in New York City, including rates and dates plus NYC Insider Tips for discounts and coupons.

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New York City Holiday Lights Tours

New York City Holiday Lights Tours

November 24 – December 30, 2011

6:30 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

No tours December 24-25

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!

Though I always recommend you see as much as you can of NYC on foot, it’s not always possible. Seeing all of NYC’s attractions, trees and lights while covering the four square miles or so that they encompass in one night and on foot can take a while, not to mention the crowds and cold weather.

To the rescue, this guided New York City Holiday Lights Tour takes place in a climate controlled luxury motor coach, with frequent stops to get out and view the displays up close. Tour Length: Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours, tickets from $49. No tours December 24-25, 2011.


Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC

Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC

November 25 – December 30, 2011 –

Thursday through Sunday at 5:30pm. ** December 24 tour begins at 4pm

75 Minutes, Tickets from $20.

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. Tickets from $20.

More Info: Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC

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December New York City Concerts and Shows

New York City Concerts September 2011

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
MSG, Dec 1, 2011

Tori Amos

Beacon Theatre , Dec 2-3, 2011

Twisted Sister – a Christmas Extravaganza

Best Buy Theater , December 17, 2011

 

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New York Knicks Basketball Tickets and Schedule

The NY Knicks are better than they’ve been in a long time, thanks to our stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. Tickets start at just $13, with lots of discount options, and their games are the easiest sporting event in NYC 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!
The NBA Lockout is over and this is the updated NY Knicks schedule!

NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games December 2011

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Wed 21 vs New Jersey 7:30pm, Preseason

Sun 25 vs Boston 12:00pm, Opening Day

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Brooklyn Holiday Circus Discount Tickets

Brooklyn Holiday Circus Discount Tickets

December 22-31, 2011

A multi cultural event in South Brooklyn with performances by The Moscow Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, the Imperial Chinese Circus, Two Times National Champion of Magic Emil KIO, American Got Talent Finalist Jay Mattiolli, and 4 times European Champions of Comedy Theater, MIMIRICHI. This show has something for all ages and is this years off-Broadway must see!

Tickets On Sale now $25-$55 (5% discount with code “NYCinsiderguide”). More Info: Brooklyn Holiday Circus Discount Tickets

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Winter Wonderland at the Bronx Zoo

Winter Wonderland at the Bronx Zoo

December 26-30, 2011

This holiday season, come see incredible holiday happenings at the Bronx Zoo. Bright Horizons presents the Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Week. See professional ice carvers transform blocks of ice into glistening wildlife sculptures. Monkey around in our tropical ice play area and have a seat surrounded by icy polar bears on our giant Ice Throne – it’s a great photo op for families! More Info: Winter Wonderland at the Bronx Zoo

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Popular Broadway Shows

Wicked Broadway Musical

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Memphis Broadway Musical

Book of Mormon Broadway MusicalLion King Broadway MusicalJersey Boys Broadway Musical

Broadway Shows: Hot | New | Celebrities | Kids | Musicals | Plays

Broadway Shows Open on Thanksgiving and Christmas

Closing Soon: Addams Family and Billy Elliot

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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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Guggenheim FREE Holiday Concert

Guggenheim FREE Holiday Concert

Sunday and Monday December 18-19 @ 7:00 pm

Museum closes at 5:45 and re-opens at 6:30 pm

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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Peter Pan at The Theater At Madison Square Garden

Peter Pan at  Madison Square Garden Discount Tickets

December 14-30, 2011

The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Full Price Tickets: $55-$75
Discount Peter Pan at MSG Tickets

Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony award nominated production. The New York Times says “Cathy Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.” Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you knew, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible

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Central Park Zoo Winterfest

Central Park Zoo Winterfest

December 2–3, 9–10, 16–17

‘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.

More Info: Central Park NY, Central Park Hotels

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Union Square Holiday Market NYC

Union Square Holiday Market NYC

Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve

M-F 11am – 8pm; Sat 10-8pm, Sun 11-7

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. More on Union Square Holiday Market NYC.

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More New York City Events December

JMK’S ANTIQUES AND FINE ART SHOW – December 9-11, 2011

Nativity: A Life Story at The Riverside Church Theater – December 2

Mock Your World, A Naughty Broadway Parody Event – Dec 5-6th

The Anachronism! At Webster Hall – December 4th

Scrooge & Gilbert & Sullivan – December 9-11

NYC Holiday Candlelight Tours at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum – December 9-10. Step back into the holiday season of 1830, and take a tour of this 200+ year-old New York City treasure by the warm glow of candlelight.

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show Holiday POP-UP – December 7-10

BACI PERUGINA LOVES NEW YORK! Free Chocolate in SoHo – Dec 1

ROBERT CLARKE THE DOG PAINTER IN NEW YORK CITY – Nov 29 to Dec 4

Mexican Celebration at Museum of the City of New York – Dec 18, 2011

Winter Concert by Jeunes Virtuoses de New York Musicians – Dec 18, 2011

Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. for The Learning Tree Multi-Cultural School Fundraiser

Sedation Thursdays at Eden Lounge

Make Music New York Pilgrimage at The Met – Wed, December 21st

SantaCon – December 10, 2011, “a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason” (Insider Tip: it’s to wear Santa Claus costumes and drink!)

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