Holiday programming at The Seaport will feature holiday celebrations, neighborhood-wide décor, a magical Gingerbread City pop-up, and more.
They’ll also host their annual holiday tree and menorah lighting ceremonies, welcome a pop-up market, and offer seasonal food and beverage specials to ring in the season.
Ellie Chamberland, Vice President of Marketing for the Seaport at Howard Hughes stated:
Every year, the Seaport transforms into a charming holiday destination and this winter may be our best yet. With holiday celebrations and decor, festive pop-up experiences, seasonal treats, unique gifts from local businesses, and so much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the neighborhood. Most importantly, we’re continuing the tradition of giving back to our community in a variety of ways and we look forward to giving our very best season’s greetings to Seaport visitors this winter.
Here are all the exciting winter happenings taking over Seaport this winter:
The Gingerbread City
The Museum of Architecture is bringing The Gingerbread City to 25 Fulton Street this holiday season. The Gingerbread City is a magical gingerbread metropolis constructed entirely from gingerbread, candy, and frosting. Visitors can see delicious gingerbread buildings and marvel at innovative designs built by over 50 architects and designers. Guests can even build their own edible take-home masterpiece made exclusively of gingerbread by the renowned Balthazar Bakery and learn about the art of gingerbread-making by signing up for a workshop.
🗓️ Opening on Saturday, November 18
Christmas Tree Lighting
On Tuesday, November 28, the Seaport will host its annual holiday tree lighting celebration. The illumination of the neighborhood tree will take place on Fulton Street at the entrance to the Seaport’s historic cobblestones and kick off the festive season.
Musical performances, a drum line, chorus, and more will entertain guests, as well as a special guest appearance from Santa will lead up to the lighting.
🗓️ Tuesday, November 28, 6 p.m.
The holiday fun will continue on Sunday, December 10 with a Menorah Lighting event in celebration of Hanukkah. Located on the Heineken Riverdeck there will be music, chocolate-themed crafts, face paint, hot cocoa, and chocolate donuts and latkes. The event will end with a menorah lighting.
🗓️ Sunday, December 10, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Seaport will continue their holiday tradition of giving back to the community with their Thanksgiving donation of over 1,500 meals to local partner, Vision Urbana, their annual Holiday Tree Lighting donation to a local organization to be announced, and a Toys for Tots toy drive where they plan to give over 500 toys to kids in need.
🗓️ Various events held throughout the holiday season
If you find yourself at The Seaport when a particular event isn’t going on, why not spend the day eating and getting a head start on your holiday shopping? Many small businesses take over Front Street at the Hester Street Fair Holiday Market, and restaurants in the area are the perfect places to fuel up on seasonal specials.
There’s also Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s marketplace which brings six full service new restaurants, six quick service counters, four bars, and retail and private dining offerings to the historic Tin Building, offering visitors a winter wonderland full of culinary experiences and festive treats.