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9 Amazing Things To Do In NYC For The Most Magical Christmas EVER

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9 Amazing Things To Do In NYC For The Most Magical Christmas EVER

It’s nearly Christmas folks! The Christmas Markets are open, they are screening Christmas movies, all the stores have set out their seasonal displays and all the trees are covered in tinsel and lights. All that’s left for us to do is settle into our eggnog-fueled pre-Christmas party gear and get ready to have a good time! Here are the nine best Christmas themed event’s coming to NYC this season:

The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails
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  • When – Thursdays and Fridays @ 8:00 pm until NYE
  • Where – The Producers’ Club – 358 West 44th Street (off Ninth Avenue), Manhattan, 10036
  • Price – $39

This is a standard Christmas Carol…. but infused with a fifth of Vodka. Take a trip through time and space, with acapella accompaniment, to mix cocktails past, present, and future under the expert tutelage of three Christmas Spirits. Discover the stories behind our most cherished holiday drinks of days-gone-by, sample cutting-edge molecular cocktails of holidays yet-to-come, and learn how to make today’s hottest beverages for your very own seasonal celebrations!

The Nutcracker
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  • When – December 16-18 @ 6 :30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where – NY City Center Studios – Studio 5 – 130 West 56th Street, Manhattan, 10019
  • Price – $20

Evil mice, magical gingerbread men and a heroic nutcracker all fight to the death on their tippy toes: this is not your average ballet. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker has captured audience’s hearts and minds for more than a century. Whether you are a ballet fanatic, or you are just dipping your toe for the first time, The Nutcracker is a must-see this holiday season. You’ll instantly recognize the score, and it’ll be impossible not to hum along. It’s a perennial favorite that embodies the magic of ballet and theater. Get your tickets to this gotta-see performance and prepare to be filled with wonder and amazement, and contempt for mice.

“Adult” Winter Wonderland @ Northern Territory
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  • When – December 15-18, 22 & 23 @ 6 pm – 10 pm
  • Where – Northern Territory – 12 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, 11222
  • Price – $5

Let’s just say this party is a express ticket to Santa’s naughty list. Greenpoint’s Northern Territory is transforming its three-floor bar and rooftop into “Northern Pole Territory: A Santastical Bit of Holiday Nonsense.” Far from clean cut, it’s only the most twisted holiday wonderland in NYC. Take pictures with Hunky Santa, Sexy Mrs. Claus, Elvis Santa, the Jewish Santa… On the roof, you will have plush snowball fights, a mistletoe grotto, plenty of libations and dance… But keep your eyes peeled for Krampus! Get your tickets and party it up at this Winter Wonderland turned upside down.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party – 1 Hr. Open Bar @ Stage 48!
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  • When – December 16 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 am
  • Where – Stage 48 – 605 W 48th Street, Manhattan, 10036
  • Price – $19

Get cozy in your ugliest threads. This party is 100% ugly, 100% Xmas, and 100% ridiculously rowdy good times. Celebrate the season at Stage48, NYC’s most elegant event space. Indulge in 1 Hr. Vodka open bar featuring signature libations that will get you in a merry mood. Enjoy the opulent sounds of a live DJ performance of the most glorious beats of Top 40, Hip hop, and House. If you believe in the ugliness of your sweater, who knows, you may even take home the cash prize for ugliest sweater! It’s the most beautiful, ugly event of the season… Don’t miss out!

Holiday Lights Wireless History Tour
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  • When – December 16 @ 7:00 pm
  • Where – Playwright Irish Pub – 27 West 35th Street, Manhattan, 10001
  • Price – $15

The Xmas spirit is about to go wireless. Get ready to have fun, meet awesome New York Social Network members and friends, and learn a little history! Don’t worry this is NOT a tour for tourists. You will be given a pair of wireless headphones so you won’t miss a word. Plus you will enjoy holiday music in the background as we share the history at each location. We’ll wind our way through the streets with stops along the way where your tour guide will show you pictures from the late 18 and early 1900’s. Following the tour the group will go to a local tavern for food and drinks!

Little Italy Holiday Scavenger Hunt and Lunch
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  • When – December 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Where – Forlini’s Restaurant – 93 Baxter Street, Manhattan, 10013
  • Price – $15

Little Italy is like one big party, with hundreds of people enjoying the sights and smells of one of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods. And during the Holidays, it’s all beautiful and decorated to the nines. Join NYSN members and friends for a fun night that includes a lot of socializing, great food, drinks and a little history. Here’s how it works: the group will meet for drinks and registration at Forlini’s, we’ll make teams, and then you will have one hour to set out into the heart of Little Italy to find as many clues as you can! When you are finished the group will return to Forlini’s and we will announce the winners and give out prizes! Afterwards you can stay with the group for food and drinks! Molto Benne!

BASK Presents Holiday Patron Open Bar
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  • When – December 16 @ 9:00 pm
  • Where – Harlem Brownstone – 4 West 122nd Street, Manhattan, 10027
  • Price – $10

Harlem is about to turn into a Patrón and party paradise. BASK’s “Holiday in Harlem” lets you party in a historic brownstone house while enjoying a 4 hour Patrón open bar. Several live DJ’s will spin the hottest music and make the Harlem night come alive. It’s a unique venue fit for what is sure to be a most memorable affair. Get your tickets!

Fugly Sweater Party @ Village Pourhouse
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  • When – December 16, open bar from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Where – Village Pourhouse Downtown – 64 3rd Avenue, 10003
  • Price – $19

You are not getting in unless your sweater is so ugly it causes mass hysteria. Village Pourhouse is saying the uglier the sweater, the better! You’ll enjoy a 2 hour open bar and a saran wrap ball game at NY’s favorite neighborhood sports bar! Socialize in a sea of fugly threads and bask in their fun, relaxing atmosphere and extensive selection of craft beers. It’s all love, it’s all x-mas, and it’s all ugly, only at Village Pourhouse!

Christmakuh at LAVO! + 1 Hr. Open Bar
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  • When – December 16, open bar from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Where – Village Pourhouse Downtown – 64 3rd Avenue, 10003
  • Price – $19

Merry Hannukah? Oy vey! The first night of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve meet for the first time in years and LAVO! is bringing the two celebrations together for one epic bash! Whether you prefer bagels or eggnog, we can all agree a 1 Hour vodka open bar is quite an amazing deal. And with DJ Spade, Bruno Freshco & REL providing the tracks, the night will be nothing less than spectacular. Get your tickets and have a very merry Christmakuh party!

Featured image source [Gabriel Rodríguez | Flickr]

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