Things to do in December 2018 in new York

Christmas is near! The city dressed in holiday lights, lit Christmas trees, shop Windows give kids and adults a fabulous view, and the rink not to go just a crime. What we gonna do next December?

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Things to do in December 2018 in new YorkThe lighting of the largest menorah in new York

When: 2-10 Dec, every day

Where: Manhattan: Grand Army Plaza, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street W;

Brooklyn: Grand Army Plaza

Did you know that two menorahs in new York, on Manhattan and in Brooklyn to compete for the title of biggest in the world?

Manhattan usually comes out of this dispute by the winner. By the way, at 17:30 on 2 December it will be lit the first candle, giving the start of the Jewish festival of lights: every day except Friday (will light a candle at 15:30) and Saturday (20:00). In Brooklyn to light the menorah will be at 18:00 every day except Friday (5:30) and Saturday (19:00). The organizers of the Brooklyn event promises concert on the first day of the festival, and free latkes and live music — all other.

Things to do in December 2018 in new YorkAnnual latke festival

When: December 3,

Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

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Annual latke festival celebrates its 10th birthday and returned to the Brooklyn Museum — with the best holiday meal at light (it’s not even an opinion, it is fact). The jury will choose the best latke in new York city, and we want them to taste. The patch, not the jury.

Entrance by ticket only.

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Things to do in December 2018 in new YorkThe Brooklyn Nutcracker

When: December 14,

Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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Christmas without the Nutcracker is not Christmas. Brooklyn Ballet reinvents the classic choreography combining ballet, hip-hop and folk dancing, which is very cool reflects the cultural diversity of the borough.

Ice dancing with the stars

When: December 2

Where: The Rink at Brookfield Place, Brookfield Place, 250 Vesey St.

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This is the fourth gala show of Stars United the rink at Brookfield Place. Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov will join other stars for an inspiring hour-long presentation, which will begin at 18:00.

The entrance is free. Registered guests will be able to participate in the VIP event and get on the ice, along with stars from 19:00 to 20:30.

«Mass» By Handel

When: December 17,

Where: Carnegie Hall, 57th St. and Seventh Ave.

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Every December 1874 in new York, perform «Mass» of Handel. In Carnegie Hall she moved in the year of its opening, in 1891. to participate in the tradition can pay for the ticket from $25 (balcony) to $100 (first row).

Things to do in December 2018 in new YorkHoliday lights Dyker heights: the tour bus

When: 1-30 Dec

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About 100 thousand people each year travel to Brooklyn with the sole aim to admire the festive decorations of the inhabitants of Dyker heights. You can do it yourself, and you can join the Christmas tour from a Slice of Brooklyn. Three and a half hours a professional guide will tell you stories, or otherwise associated with holiday lights and local attractions.

The magic flute

When: December 9–January 5, every day except Friday

Where: The Metropolitan Opera, the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center

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If you don’t want to watch «the Nutcracker» embark on «the Magic flute.» At the festive and magical atmosphere she did not give the classic tale with Tchaikovsky’s music.

Opera Mozart puts the Metropolitan Opera, which in itself is a guarantee of success. In addition, it was adapted to an English speaking audience, so the magic sound of the flute and the plot can easily understand and adults and children who do not know the native German of Wolfgang Amadeus. And enchanting scenery obviously will be the most memorable cultural event of the year.

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Midnight run in New year

Where: Central Park, Between Fifth Ave. and Central Park West

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Things to do in December 2018 in new York

This option is to celebrate New year’s eve will surely appreciate the HLS. Instead gather at the festive table or on times square, these guys are having a holiday race. The winner even gets a prize. The festive fun starts at 22:00, 23:59 gleefully counted the last seconds of the old year — and start to run!

To participate in the race, it is necessary to pre-register and pay a donation.

Things to do in December 2018 in new YorkNew Year’s Eve Firework Display Grand Plaza

When: December 31,

Where: Grand Army Plaza Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway

They say it’s the best place to watch new year’s fireworks: more than worthy alternative to the celebration at times square. Join borough President Eric Adams to watch together on exciting performances and incredible light show, which marks the beginning of a new year.

Things to do in December 2018 in new YorkTimes Square Ball Drop

When: December 31,

Where: Times Square, Broadway

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2019 will not come until the crystal ball falls in times square. In addition, all the participants enjoy the live music and other performances in anticipation of midnight. It’s a chance to be a part of the celebration, watching — without false modesty — the whole world.

Important: please come early to occupy the best seats with the best view. The audience starts to gather around 15:00 or even earlier.

Good Riddance Day

When: 28 Dec

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What you have to do before the New year? Of course, to get rid of the burden of the mistakes and troubles that brought 2018. In new York you know the best way to do this: from 12:00 to 13:00 go down into the shredder and break into a fine dust, all that we are offended, insulted and upset in the past year. Then hang the hashtag #GoodRiddanceDay and post to Twitter report on the work done.

By the way, the ShredIt company holds a contest and gives a five-day trip for two to the Big Apple on Good Riddance Day and New year — those who tell about the letter (or show in video) exactly how and what memories plans to say goodbye Dec 28, using ShredIt.

Things to do in December 2018 in new YorkChristmas wall of wishes

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With the coming of the new year on times square, it is snowing — if not real, of colorful confetti. Confetti do (now that would be really nice) from the paper on which is written the holiday wishes of new Yorkers.

Your contribution can be done in your own handwriting attach a piece of paper on one of the boards that will appear all over new York, but if you, for some mysterious reason, spend December not in the Big Apple, take part remotely by filling out the online form on this page or sending a tweet or instagram post with the hashtag #ConfettiWish. So you join the ranks of Christmas confetti, in whatever part of the world.

The main thing — to come up with a wish until December 28. This day will close registration, and all desires will be printed and neatly cut to become part of the New year at times square.