What to do in December 2018 in New York

Christmas is near! The city dressed in festive lights, lit Christmas trees, shop Windows give kids and adults fabulous views, and be sure to visit the rink. What else will we do in December?


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The lighting of the largest menorah in New York
When: 2-10 Dec, every day
Where: Manhattan: Grand Altai state medical University Plaza, Fifth Avenue and W 59th Street; Brooklyn: Grand Plaza Altai state medical University
Did you know that two menorahs in New York-in Manhattan and Brooklyn — compete for the title of the largest in the world? Manhattan tends to come out of this dispute the winner. By the way, at 17:30 on December 2 it will light the first candle, giving the start of the Jewish festival of lights: and so every day except Friday (light a candle at 15:30) and Saturday (20:00). In Brooklyn will light the menorah at 18: 00 every day except Friday (5:30) and Saturday (19:00). The organizers of the Brooklyn event promise a concert on the first day of the festival, and free latke with live music — in all the others.

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Annual latke festival
When: December 3
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy
The annual latke festival celebrates 10th birthday and returns to the Brooklyn Museum — with the best holiday dish in the world (it’s not even an opinion, it’s a fact) . The jury will select the best latkes in New York, and we will taste them. The latke, not the jury.
Entrance by ticket only.

Brooklyn “Nutcracker”
When: December 14
Where: King’s Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave
Christmas without the Nutcracker-not a Christmas . Brooklyn Ballet reinterprets classical choreography, combining ballet, hip-hop and folk dance, which is a great reflection of the cultural diversity of the borough.
Dancing on ice with stars
When: December 2
Where: The Rink at Brookfield Place, Brookfield Place, 250 Vesey St
This is the fourth holiday show from Stars United at Brookfield Place. Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov will join other stars for an inspiring hour-long performance that starts at 18:00. Entrance is free. Registered guests will be able to take part in the VIP-event and go on the ice together with the stars from 19: 00 to 20: 30.
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Handel’s “Mesiah”
When: December 17
Where: Carnegie Hall, 57th St
Every December, since 1874 in New York, perform “Mesiah” Handel . B Carnegie Hall it moved to the year of its opening-in 1891. To take part in the tradition can be paid for a ticket $25 (on the balcony) to $100 (in the first row).
Holiday lights Dyker-Heights bus tour
When: 1–30 Dec
About 100 thousand people go to Brooklyn every year-for the sole purpose of admiring the festive scenery of the residents of Dyker-Heights .You can do it yourself, and you can join the Christmas tour from Slice of Brooklyn. Three and a half hours a professional guide will tell you stories, one way or another related to the festive lights and local attractions.




Magic flute
When: December 9-January 5, every day except Friday
Where: The Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center
If you don’t want to watch the “Nutcracker”, go to the “Magic flute”. According to the festive and magical atmosphere, it will not yield to the classical fairy tale to Tchaikovsky’s music. Mozart’s Opera is staged by the Metropolitan Opera, which in itself is the key to success. In addition, it is adapted to the English-speaking audience, so that the magical sounds of the flute and the plot can easily understand both adults and children who do not know the native German Wolfgang Amadeus. A charming scenery will clearly be the most memorable cultural event of the year.
Midnight jogging in the New Year
Where: Central Park, Between Fifth Ave

This option to celebrate New year will certainly appreciate the HLS. Instead of going to a holiday table or on Times Square, these guys are having a holiday race. The winner even gets a prize. Festive fun begins at 22: 00, at 23: 59 happily count the last seconds of the outgoing year-and start running! To take part in the race, you need to register in advance and pay a charitable contribution.



Times Square Ball Drop
When: December 31
Where: Times Square, Broadway
2019 will not come until the crystal ball falls on times square. In addition, all the participants will enjoy live music and other performances in anticipation of midnight. This is a chance to become a part of the holiday, which will be watched — without excessive modesty — by the whole world. Important: please come early to occupy the best seats with the best view. The audience begins to gather around 15: 00 or even earlier.



New Year’s Eve Grand Plaza Firework Displaу
When: December 31
Where: Grand Army Plaza Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway
They say this is the best place to see the New Year’s fireworks: more than a worthy alternative to the celebration on Times Square. Join President borough Eric Adams to watch exciting performances and an incredible light show that marks the beginning of the New Year.



Good Riddance Daу
When: December 28
What must be done before the New Year? Of course, to get rid of the load of errors and troubles that brought 2018 .In New York know the best way to do it: c 12:00 to 13:00 descend into the shredder and break into fine dust everything that hurt us, insulted and upset in the past year. Then hang the hashtag #GoodRiddanceDaу and post to Twitter report about the work done. By the way, the company ShredIt holds a competition and gives a five — day trip for two to The big Apple — Good Riddance Day and New Year-those who will tell in colors in the letter (or show in the video), how and what memories plans to say goodbye on December 28 with the help of ShredIt.
The New Year’s wall of wishes
With the advent of the New Year in Times Square is sure to snow-if not real, then of colored confetti. Confetti is made (now it will be very nice) from pieces of paper on which the holiday wishes of New Yorkers are written. Your contribution can be made by personally attaching a piece of paper on one of the boards that will appear throughout New York, but if you for some mysterious reason spend December not in a Big Apple, take part remotely by filling out the online form on this page or by sending a tweet or Instagram post with the hashtag #Confetiwish. So you join the ranks of the New Year confetti, no matter where in the world you are. The main thing — to come up with a desire to December 28. At this day will close the registration, and all wishes will be printed and neatly sliced to become part of the New Year in times square.

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