Whats On For Kids in NYC This Weekend: December 19 & 20

Whats On For Kids in NYC This Weekend: December 19 & 20

Can you believe that there are only two more weekends until the end of the year? We certainly can’t. There are some great holiday events taking place in the city, both in-person and online. So, let’s plan ahead, and create great memories with our little ones, whilst always staying safe of course.


Joy Around the World: The Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt for Kids
December 19, 5pm – 6:30pm
Online with Watson Adventures
$19 per person
Ages 10+

Wishing you could find a way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family? Join Watson Adventures on a virtual sleigh ride across the internet! This virtual scavenger hunt takes you to holiday markets and festivals, amazing museums and many scenic places around the world, in search of answers to fun, holiday-related questions. Whether it’s for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Boxing Day, it’s a fun game to unite families and friends. Guaranteed to delight any Grinch!

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Classes and Activities CMA Live: Family Art Collaboration: Holiday Murals
December 19 10:30 – 11:15
Online with Children’s Museum of the Arts
Free with RSVP
Under 5’s

Through drawing, painting, cutting, and glueing, we will create a collaborative holiday mural for the whole family to enjoy. A cardboard base will be the foundation for this multimedia mural. Bring all your favorite art supplies — paint, glue, cotton balls, bottle caps, sticks, leaves, buttons, Q-tips, paper, old toys — and mix it up for the holidays. Any object is fair game as we create our individual expressions of the holiday spirit.

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Family Art Project: Winter Solstice Lanterns
December 19 10am – 11am
Online with Wave Hill
Free with registration

In the northern hemisphere Winter Solstice is celebrated on December 21, marking the longest night and the most hours of darkness in the year. Learn how Celtic, Chinese and Iranian traditions have celebrated this passage of time through storytelling and creative celebrations of night and day, light and dark. Just as seasons change based on Earth’s orientation to the sun, we’ll orient ourselves and our lanterns to the longitude and latitude lines that mark the winter solstice. Create your own papier-mâché recipe with flour and salt. Then embellish it with findings from nature to craft a narrative. Place a candle inside to illuminate your Winter Solstice.
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Decorate & Eat! Holiday Cookie Decorating @ Sahadi’s
December 20, 11am – 12noon
34 35th Street, Brooklyn
$20

Swing by Sahadi’s for the perfect Sunday activity for the whole family. From 11am-12pm, we’re reserving individual tables for families at $ 20.00 per decorator. Only one adult per child under tent to keep with NYC regulations on capacity (no tickets necessary for adults not decorating). Join us and enjoy hot chocolate or milk, goodie bags, holiday music along with all the decorating ingredients.
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NYBG Glow
Selected dates until January 9; 5–10 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458-5126
From $18
All ages

This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden in an all-new outdoor experience illuminating NYBG’s landmark landscape and Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

With lots of room to spread out, explore a glowing world of color and light featuring the Haupt Conservatory as the centerpiece—its iconic exterior a glittering canvas. Washes of brilliant colors, thousands of dazzling lights, and picture-perfect installations fill the Reflecting Pool and enliven surrounding gardens and collections. Also during your visit, enjoy artistic ice carving displays, roving dancers and musicians, plus more outdoor fun.
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VIRTUAL Holiday Nostalgia Train
On until Thursday Dec 31, 2020 (various times)

Every holiday season, the New York Transit Museum celebrates the magic of New York City with two beloved annual traditions, our Holiday Nostalgia Rides and Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal. This year, all Museum locations are temporarily closed. So, we’re bringing our historic vintage trains and model trains to you, right at home, with a Virtual Holiday Nostalgia Train and Virtual Holiday Train Show!
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Click HERE for more fun events taking place this weekend.

*Please always check with the venue before setting off to attend an event. 

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