Christmas Eve Festivities Around NYC

November 21, 2022 Jessica Stewart

The week before Christmas can be hectic as families prepare for holiday dinners and gift-giving celebrations. But there is often a need for quiet time to reflect and appreciate this season of giving. And around New York City, you’ll find a host of Christmas Eve festivities you can experience as the holiday cherry on top of the season.

New York City Harlem Gospel Choir Performance

They're world-famous and truly a sight to behold. The Harlem Gospel Choir will be performing a Christmas Eve matinee on December 24th. The doors open at 12:00 PM, and the show begins at 1:30 PM at Sony Hall. Visit the website for more information, including a link to the Live Stream option for the performance. Lift your spirit with the sounds of inspirational and joyous choir voices like none you’ve ever heard before.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live

If you’re up for a timeless and seasonal classic, you need to see the Peanuts gang live in A Charlie Brown Christmas. This production features live performances from actors who bring the iconic cartoon characters to life. At Palladium Times Square, with shows on December 22nd, 23rd, and Christmas Eve, beginning at 12:00 PM, you’ll love this family favorite brought to life.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

If your idea of a perfect Christmas Eve involves the opera, you’re in luck! The Metropolitan Opera will be performing an abridged version of Mozart’s classic, The Magic Flute. This musical fairy tale, produced by Julie Taymor (Lion King,) is offering a two-hour rendition of this holiday from December 16th, through January 6th, including a Christmas Eve performance. Get tickets!

Other Activities on Christmas Eve

If you’re interested in more activity-based things to do this Christmas Eve, you still have many of New York City’s holiday festivities going on through Christmas day. These include:

  • Radio City Rockettes (Five Christmas Eve Shows)
  • Winter Cathedral Lights at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • See George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Ballet
  • Visit the Rockefeller Center Tree
  • See the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Whether you’re looking for something quiet and festive to do this Christmas Eve or exploring new family traditions, consider these holiday activities. Find the spirit of the season and all the holiday cheer you need right up through Christmas Day, right here in New York City.

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