5 incredible ideas for memorable family Christmas in NYC

They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But the weather this year just decided that we don’t need the snow.

So, apparently, building a snowman and playing snowballs is off the agenda. But never say die. Especially for our readers we created the Christmas in New York to do list.

First and foremost – put your ugly sweater on! Yeah! We know you have one. The one your mom/grandma made for you in highs cool. Do it!


 1. Cook holiday breakfast together with kids. Use one of our recipes. For me, the best part of the Christmas morning always is – the pajama breakfast. It’s cozy, lovely and so uniting. Everybody is relaxed and happy (you just opened your presents, remember?).

2. Head out for some Christmas spirit. See Christmas classic movie screenings. Don’t forget to bring some eggnog to make the joy complete!


11:00am It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) at IFC Center – $14, children ages 12 and under $10

1:30pm It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) at IFC Center – $14, children ages 12 and under $10

12:10am Gremlins at Nitehawk Cinema – $11, children $9 (ages 8 and up with guardian)

3. Go ice skating on one of the NYC’s ice rinks. 


The Rink at Rockefeller Center. After timeless “Home alone 2” ice rink at Rockefeller center has become an iconic symbol of Christmas in New York. At least one in a lifetime, you have to try it. Though it seem xanax online reddit overcrowded, only 150 people are allowed on the ice at once. You can book he first skate of the day (daily 7am) onlineGeneral admission $25–$32, children ages 11 and under $15, skate rental $12.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. This one is special. It’s free. Well, don’t get excited 😉 You still have to pay for the rent skates or bring your own.

The Rink at Brookfield Place. Less crowded and bigger space. This rinks is great for people who really can skate. General admission $15, skate rental $5.

Trump Lasker Rink in Central Park. Not crowded at all and one of the cheapest on Manhattan. dults $7.50, children $4, seniors $2.25; skate rental $6.50.

Wollman Rink in Central Park. Here you can sign up for the learn-to-skate program—it’s the largest in the country. $11–$17, seniors $5–$9, children 11 and under $6; skate rental $8

And many more.

4. Head out to see holiday lights! Take a tour to south Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights. Comparing to this place, the tree at the Rockefeller center is just a matinee performance at your child’s kindergarten. Really huge steroid Christmas.

5. Tree lightning. American Museum of Natural History will never stop amusing me. Truly the best museum in the world. This year they are continuing the 40 year tradition and presenting an origami Christmas tree!


Merry Christmas, mommies!

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