What to do in New York in December 2020

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New York in December and Christmas is in the air! Go and see the Rockettes and their impressive high kicks at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Admire the thousands of Christmas lights on the decorated houses in Brooklyn and celebrate the holidays on a festive dinner cruise or at a party. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in December 2020

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Monthly events in New York in December 2020

1Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
2 Dec
Wed
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony outside of Rockefeller Center marks the start of the Christmas season in NYC. Wrapped in tens of thousands of lights and crowned with a Swarovski star, this gigantic spruce is quite a sight!
2Dec
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
3Dec
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
4 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
4Dec
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
5 Dec
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
5Dec
Sat - Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
6 Dec
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
6Dec
Sun - Start times: 14:00, 17:30 | Broadway
7 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
8 Dec
Tue
Anniversary of Lennon's Death
Today is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. Visit the Strawberry Fields in Central Park in his memory.
8Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
9Dec
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
10Dec
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
11 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
11Dec
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
12 Dec
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
12Dec
Sat - Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
13 Dec
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
13Dec
Sun - Start time: | BASKETBALL | Starting at $18.00
13Dec
Sun - Start times: 14:00, 17:30 | Broadway
14 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
15Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
16Dec
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | CONCERTS | Starting at $204.00
16Dec
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
17Dec
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | CONCERTS | Starting at $229.00
17Dec
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
18 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
18Dec
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
19 Dec
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
19Dec
Sat - Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
20 Dec
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
20Dec
Sun - Start times: 14:00, 17:00 | Broadway
20Dec
Sun - Start time: 20:00 | CONCERTS | Starting at $103.00
21 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
21Dec
Mon - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
22Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
23Dec
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
24 Dec
Thu
Christmas Eve
New Yorkers spend the night with their family. My advice: go out for dinner on Christmas Eve.
24 Dec
Thu
Luxury Christmas Eve Cruise
Why not spend the Christmas Eve cruising the waters of New York. You'll have great views of Manhattan's skyline, access to the open bar and delicious food!
24 Dec
Thu
Christmas Gospel
Get your Christmas spirit going with this hour long gospel concert in a historical Harlem church.
25 Dec
Fri
Christmas Gospel
Get your Christmas spirit going with this hour long gospel concert in a historical Harlem church.
25 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
25 Dec
Fri
Christmas Day
Find out what to do in New York during Christmas Day.
25Dec
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
26 Dec
Sat
Boxing Day Sale
Get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets today.
26 Dec
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
26Dec
Sat - Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
27 Dec
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
27Dec
Sun - Start times: 14:00, 17:00 | Broadway
28 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
28Dec
Mon - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
29Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
30Dec
Wed - Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
31 Dec
Thu
New Year's Eve
Ring in the new year with all-night parties, a concert, the New York Circus or a special New Year's Eve fireworks display.
31 Dec
Thu
New Year's Eve Cruises
If you want to ring in the new year in style and avoid the crowds in Times Square, go on a New Year's Eve cruise! You'll have great views of the fireworks, the skyline, and entertainment on board.
31 Dec
Thu
New Year's Eve Parties
New Year's Eve in New York is quite an experience. Here you will find the best parties to welcome the new year.
31Dec
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | Broadway
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