The To-Do List: Things to do in NYC Dec. 13 - 17 (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
December 12, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Things To-Do List

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's the most wonderful time of the year in the best city in the world! Take a break from the all the holiday shopping and enjoy the cheer. Whether you're looking to turn up or wind down, we've got you covered with the best food, drinks, shows and music the city has to offer.


Animal lovers can converge at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavillion for PetCon that features all things pertaining to your four-legged friends. Stop by the holiday market, portrait studio, or meet and greet with some celebs pets including Tuna, Rukas, Gone to the Snow Dogs and Ella Beanout. There will also be pet adoptions available, as well as immersive pet brand experiences and informative panels.

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion

When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $20 to $57.50

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The Brooklyn Nutcracker

The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and a myriad of world dance genres to create a new tradition for the holiday classic. New York’s only culturally inclusive production, The Brooklyn Nutcracker takes the diverse traditions and vibrant culture that is the Brooklyn melting pot in a production that is fresh and full of virtuosity.

Where: Kings Theatre, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m.

Cost: Varies

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Mariah Carey Pop-up

All you want for Christmas is the Mariah Carey pop-up shop! The holdiay-themed shop will be sure to bring some holiday cheer to NYC. It will feature memorabilia, art installations, multimedia displays and plenty of Mariah-themed Christmas merch for sale.

Where: 430 West 15th St. 

When: Saturday, Dec. 14 - Sunday Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

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Cirque du Soleil: Twas the night before

Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show, ‘Twas the Night Before ... to New York CIty. The show is an exhilarating spin on the Christmas classic where Isabella, a curious girl who’s jaded by the hoopla surrounding Christmas, is whisked away to another world where she meets characters inspired by the original poem. 

Where: Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

When: Saturday, Dec. 14 - Sunday Dec. 15, time varies

Cost: Varies

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Santa's Corner Experience

The Smartest Santa Crew returns to Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for an opportunity to meet Santa and his elves at Santa's Corner experience. Share your wishlist and take a photo meet & greet experience with Santa. Visit the Polar Lounge for access to ice-skating, crafts and treats.

Where: Bryant Park

When: Saturday, Dec. 14 - Sunday, Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m.

Cost: Free admission; skate rentals are $20/pair 

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Santa Con 2019

Sleigh the day at SantaCon 2019. Santa Claus convention happens once a year and it's for charity. Spread holiday cheer in the most magical and absurd way possible while raising money for people in need! The best part? It's fun!

Where: Location varies

When: Saturday, Dec. 14 - Sunday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: $13 suggested entry

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Hoboken Wine Tour

A sommelier-tour guide will lead your group through restaurants and one wine shop. Enjoy at least six wines off the lists in the trendy Hoboken neighborhood. Also included with your tickets, are delicious bites that are for ideal pairing!

Where: 740 Washington Street, Hoboken

When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m.

Cost: $75

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29 Rooms

The makers behind Refinery29 create an interactive experience every year that's made for interaction and exploration. A unique, creative world hides round every corner. 29 rooms is a place where you're encouraged to explore new ideas and step outside your comfort zone.

Where: 25 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, Dec. 14 - Sunday Dec. 15, time varies

Cost: $25

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Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco

Dreamland Roller Disco is an epic themed, dress up, immersive roller skating experience that will transport you back into a fabulous retro roller disco era.You don't want to miss out on the amazing performances, or the DJs spinning the hottest hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. There's also a fabulous rainbow colored "Disco Bar" at the rink that serves beer and wine. Arriving early is strongly recommended. 

Where: Dreamland Roller Rink at City Point, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Cost: $22 (Skate rentals included)

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