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Things to do

Things to do with kids in New York, including events this week, free things to do, fairs and festivals, story time, theater for kids, and kids' entertainment.





Family getaways

Fall and winter getaways for families

These beautiful, action-packed East Coast getaways are within three hours of New York and will keep you busy with family-friendly fun



Fairs and festivals

Chanukah Wonderland

  • Price band: 1/4

The Chabad of Harlem hosts its very first Chanukah Wonderland this

  1. Harlem Center 441 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Ave and 119th St, 10026
  2. Sun Dec 21
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  1. Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall 42nd St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Wed Dec 17 - Wed Dec 24
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AMC Times Square NYE Family Fun Fest

  • Price band: 3/4

If you're going to brave Times Square on New Year's Eve, consider checking

  1. AMC Empire 25 234 W 42nd St, at Eighth Ave, 10036
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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Theater for kids

The Snow Maiden

  • Price band: 2/4

This holiday musical tells the story of a young girl who is tranformed

  1. Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College 2900 Campus Rd, at Hillel Pl, one block from junction of Flatbush and Nostrand Aves
  2. Sun Dec 21
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"A Christmas Carol"

  • Price band: 2/4

Literally Alive Children's Theatre presents a musical twist on the classic

  1. Players Theatre 115 MacDougal St, at Minetta Ln
  2. Thu Dec 18 - Tue Dec 30
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The Three Bears Holiday Bash

  • Price band: 1/4

This seasonal offering of song, dance and, of course, puppetry comes from

  1. Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre west side, at 79th St
  2. Wed Dec 17 - Tue Dec 30
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Swamp Juice

  • Price band: 2/4

Puppeteer Jeff Achtem marvels as he uses everyday items like bits of wood,

  1. Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow St, at Seventh Ave South
  2. Thu Dec 18 - Sun Jan 4
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Events for kids by date

  1. Robot Swarm

    Kids will marvel at the Museum of Mathematics' fut...

  2. Holiday Train Show

    Some 150 landmarks featured in NYBG's popular dior...

  3. The Three Bears...

    This seasonal offering of song, dance and, of cour...

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