Top NYC Events to Attend This Holiday Season
Obviously the first event that pops in mind when you think of NYC and Christmas, and it’s the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The show is always a highlight of the Christmas season with their toy soldiers, high-kicking chorus girls, songs, dance and more! This year, the Radio City Christmas spectacular is offering a variety of pre-show experiences as a gift from Radio City. One of the best pre-show events is a special reading of the classic “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” read by celebrities. See below for a full line-up of the celebrity readings:
- Monday, November 24 at 8pm Angie Martinez of Power 105.1
- Tuesday, November 25 at 8pm Rosie Perez of ABC’s The View
- Friday, December 5 at 9:30pm Nothing But Treble from Cornell University
- Sunday, December 7 at 11:30am, 2pm, 5pm Kidz Bop National Tour
- Monday, December 8 at 2pm Nick Cannon of NBC’s America’s Got Talent
- Tuesday, December 9 at 2pm Hoda Kotb of NBC’s Today Show
- Tuesday, December 9 at 5pm Andy Cohen of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live
- Tuesday, December 9 at 8pm Al Roker of NBC’s Today Show
- Wednesday, December 10 at 5pm Meredith Vieira of The Meredith Vieria Show
- Friday, December 12 at 9:30pm The Colgate Thirteen from Colgate University
- Sunday, December 14 at 5pm Otto Tunes from Syracuse University
- Sunday, December 14 at 8pm Princeton Footnotes from Princeton University
- Monday, December 15 at 5pm Carla Hall of ABC’s The Chew
- Tuesday, December 16 at 5pm Daphne Oz of ABC’s The Chew
- Tuesday, December 16 at 8pm Beth Stern author of Yoda: A Story of a Cat and His Kittens
- Wednesday, December 17 at 8pm Boomer Esiason & Craig Carton of Boomer & Carton
- Thursday, December 18 at 8pm The UMass Doo Wop Shop
Some other super popular holiday shows you can take in while in the Big Apple include How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This Broadway production has a limited holiday engagement at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and features music by Mel Marvin, choreography by John Deluca and Shuler Hensley will put on the green Grinch costume.
Another great show is The Nutcracker, and absolute holiday season staple. The timeless ballet classic will be performed by the New York Ballet company and will take to the stage at the Lincoln Center.
If you don’t want to see a Christmas specific show, two great other options are Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. Most people are familiar with the tale of Aladdin, the street kid who happens upon a magical genie who grants him three wishes. The 2014 Tony Award winning show can be seen at the New Amsterdam Theater. The Book of Mormon is another Tony Award winning musical brought to you buy the warped minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park. The Book of Mormon tells the tale of two Mormon boys sent on a mission to a crazy place miles away from their safe place in Salt Lake City. You can see this show at the Eugene O’Neill Theater.
So, if you’re in New York City this holiday season, be sure to take it a show. It will be worth it!