The To-Do List: Things to do in NYC Dec. 20 - 22 (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
December 20, 2019 - 4:46 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The holiday season is in full swing and things can get really stressful. Take a much needed time-out and melt away those winter blues with some hot plans.  We've got you covered with the best food, drinks, shows and music the city has to offer.

Winter Domes at Rockefeller Plaza

Take a break from the hectic shopping and stop by one of the full-service igloos at Rockefeller Plaza. Enjoy some of the seasonal offerings including hot chocolate, mulled wine, or spiked cider while inside your very own heated igloo. 

Where: Rockefeller Center Plaza

When: Friday, Dec. 20 - Sunday Dec. 22, 11 a.m. to midnight

Cost: Free admission

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New York Botanical Garden's "Holiday Train Show"

Experience 175 of the city's iconic landmarks in an enchanting display fashioned from natural material such as birch bark, acorns, and cinnamon sticks. Marvel at model trains zipping through the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites. This year’s show is presented in an immersive indoor winter wonderland showcasing Central Park, with its iconic landscape fashioned in mosses and hollies, and architectural treasures such as Belvedere Castle.

Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

When: Friday, Dec. 20 - Sunday Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Adults $30, Kids $18

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Beatles Pop-Up Shop

Beatlemania is coming to NYC this holiday season with a special pop-up. Fans will be able to immerse themselves in the world of the legendary band. They'll be offering a wide-selection of gifts for every type of Beatles fan ranging from holiday sweaters, hats, scarves and tree ornaments to branded toys, turntables and even a Beatles pinball machine.

Where: 163 Mercer Street

When: Friday, Dec. 20 - Sunday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

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Jose Feliciano

Already in the holiday spirit? Well head over to Sony Hall to watch the iconic singer Jose Feliciano perform his hit Christmas classic "Feliz Navidad". 

Where: Sony Hall 

When: Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.

Cost: Varies

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Tupp Soho - Tupperware Pop-Up Shop

Tupperware is one of the most iconic brands in the world. Now they've landed in the big apple to help us make the most out of our kitchens. Its first ever store in 75 years, the pop-up will offer visitors a chance to take part in hands-on product demonstrations, snap photos with Instagram-worthy installations, and purchase a specially-curated selection of new and iconic Tupperware products. 

Where: 227 Mulberry Street

When: Friday, Dec. 20 - Sunday Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

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WinterLand Rink

It's not winter in NYC without some ice skating. Skip the lines and the crowds at other rinks and head to WinterLand rink. Whether you're a newbie or a pro, ice skating with spectacular views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline never gets old.

Where: Pier 17 - South Street Seaport

When: Friday, Dec. 20 - Sunday Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cost: $27

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Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday Fair

Head to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside for the first ever artisan fair. This fair will feature a variety of handmade, local, sustainable goods that will make perfect gifts for friends and family. And while you’re there Lakeside, enjoy ice skating, hot chocolate and other holiday fun at Brooklyn's premier winter destination.

Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, December 21, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

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Holiday Favorites Film Festival at The New York Botanical Garden

Enjoy some of your favorite holiday movies at the New York Botanical Garden. Grab some popcorn and get ready for heart-warming and funny holiday entertainment that the entire family can enjoy.

Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

When: Saturday, Dec. 21 - Sunday Dec. 22, Time varies

Cost: Free admission

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A Kanye West Opera - Mary Concert

Kanye West is on tour for his opera entitled "Mary". The opera blends the worlds of opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music for a unique visual analysis of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ from Mary's perspective.

Where: David Geffen Hall - 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

When: Saturday, Dec. 21 - Sunday Dec. 22, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Varies

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Cirque Du Soleil 

Cirque Du Soleil is back with a new holiday show at the iconic Madison Square Garden. "Twas the night before..." is a modern spin of the traditional poem. Adults and children alike will be mystified with exactly what happened before Santa drops in.

Where: Hulu Theater at MSG

When: Saturday, Dec. 21 - Sunday Dec. 22, Time varies

Cost: Varies

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