Family Workshop: Make ‘Em Laugh

The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd St,

Clown around with the art of comedy, inspired by New Victory's current show Card Ninja. Learn new arts-based skills as a family in a small-group setting with New Victory Teaching…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
🎟 $23
Event Series Pinkalicious The Musical

Pinkalicious The Musical

Actor's Temple Theatre 339 W 47th Street,

Vital Theatre Company's cheery musical based on popular children's book Pinkalicious features a spunky pink-lover who eats so many pink cupcakes she changes colors. 🎟 Save 30-40% through Groupon.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 10
🎟 $49.50-$59.40

Manhattan West Winter Fest

Manhattan West Plaza 401-397 9th Ave at West 31st Street,

Kick off the holiday season with free ice skating, live performances, exclusive offers from Manhattan West shops and restaurants, sweet treats and hot beverages, and delightful surprises sprinkled throughout the evening.…

Bryant Park Tree Lighting

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue,

Broadway stars Jenn Colella and Mauricio Martínez co-hosts the lighting of the rinkside tree at Winter Village. Enjoy performances by world-class skaters Mariah Bell, Karen Chen, Ryan Bradley, skating pair…

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza,

The famous 82 foot Norway Spruce will be illuminated with 50,000 LED lights and topped with a massive Swarovski crystal star overlooking the iconic ice rink. The tree lighting, hosted…

Swarovski on Fifth

Swarovski on Fifth 680 5th Ave at 53rd Street,

Crystal wonders in a palette of Swarovski’s signature shades combined with rich, textured surface unfold over two luxurious floors and pink marble stairs in Swarovski's new flagship store, decked out for the holidays with giant sparkly trees. Explore the unique Creators Lab crystal collaborations, Swarovski’s key icon jewelry families, and a beautiful new laboratory grown…

Night Light

New 42nd Street Studios 229 W 42nd Street,

The whimsical world of Night Light wakes up when the sun goes down. Set in a cityscape made of miniature furniture, this poetic piece of object theater delivers delightful discoveries…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 5
🎟 $23

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble

Grand Central Terminal 87 East 42nd Street,

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. Earn points while you go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+
🎟 $21.50/ages 18+, $17.50/ages 7-17
Event Series Gift of Fifth

Gift of Fifth

Fifth Avenue Fifth Avenue 48th–59th Street,

Bedazzled Fifth Avenue from 48th Street to 59th is pedestrian-only on select December Sundays (in in addition to the area around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall that is pedestrianized throughout the holiday season). Admire the famous midtown decor with more room to spread out - and no cars. Enjoy a range of performances,…

Family Art Day: Inspiration from Women of Fluxus

Japan Society 333 E 47th Street,

Our latest exhibition will inspire creative fun for the whole family! Guided by a museum educator, explore and discuss iconic art works by the four Japanese female artists in Out of Bounds: Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus, an international avant-garde art movement from the 1960s. After gaining inspiration in the gallery, families will become artists…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 10
🎟 $10
Event Series Zing! Fit

Zing! Fit

Bella Abzug Park 542 W 36th Street,

Try Zing!'s signature class featuring FUNctional exercise and high-energy music with athletic drills, positive affirmations, breathwork & creative play to channel a child's inner rockstar. Each class includes The Hype Up (motivating intro & warm-up to class), Zing! Time (circuit-style workout for kids), The Zing! Zone (team-focused moves), The Zinger (high-energy finisher), and the Cool…

Event Series Broadway Under The Stars

Broadway Under The Stars

The Shops at Columbus Circle 10 Columbus Circle,

Enjoy live musical performances under the colorful lights of Holiday Under the Stars featuring cast members of Broadway shows. Featured shows change weekly and include Lion King, Aladdin, Wicked, Kimberly Akimbo and Moulin Rouge. On Level 2.

Event Series The Eric Carle Story Show

The Eric Carle Story Show

Theater 555 555 W 42nd Street,

Experience the spellbinding stories and colorful characters of author Eric Carle with three new stories on stage for the first time.  Greet big and small friends in From Head to Toe; explore the world with The Very Quiet Cricket; play along mischievous shapes of Little Cloud; and help The Very Hungry Caterpillar on his timeless…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $25

Art Sundae with Debbie Lawson

Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza,

Debbie Lawson leads a children’s art-making workshop inspired by her current Art In Focus exhibition at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. Referencing the artist’s carpet-camouflaged animal imagery, Lawson invites children to study…

MoMA Family Art Workshop: Drips, Blobs, and Splats

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 W 53rd Street,

Take inspiration from Ed Ruscha / Now Then, featuring artworks made from “overlooked things” and learn what coffee, beets, chocolate, and flowers have to do with art. Experiment by making marks with a multitude of materials in this hands-on, sensory workshop. Register for one hour sessions at 11 am, 12:30 pm or 2 pm. Come…

Event Series Meet Us at Nordstrom NYC

Meet Us at Nordstrom NYC

Nordstrom NYC 225 W 57th Street,

Join free indoor activities for the whole family on Nordstrom's Lower Level 2 - Story Time (12 pm), free Arts & Crafts with lunch purchase (1 pm) and Kids hosted by Creativities Studio (3 pm). Complimentary Mini Facials available all day at Cle de Peau.

The Nutcracker: InsideOut Concerts Experience for Everyone

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music 450 W 37th Street,

Journey through Tchaikovsky's musical imagining of the Land of the Sweets from a seat inside a full symphony orchestra. Following this engaging program, children will have the opportunity to play…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $60/adults, $39/kids
Event Series Alvin Ailey Family Matinees

Alvin Ailey Family Matinees

New York City Center 131 W 55th Street,

See acclaimed modern dance troupe Alvin Ailey in family-friendly performances followed by question-and-answer sessions with Ailey’s phenomenal dancers. Diverse programs of dances conclude with Alvin Ailey’s timeless American masterpiece Revelations - one of the most well-known and respected ballets in the history of dance, a must-see for all ages. The Dec 2 matinee features live…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
🎟 $42-$192