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    Thursday's pick of the day: Caroling at the Wash Sq Arch

    Thu Dec 24

    Okay, we realize that this is yet another event that involves caroling , but this one is particularly cool because it takes place under the iconic Washington Square Arch and is completely free! Families gather to belt out Christmas favorites alongside the Rob Susman Brass Quartet; songbooks will even be distributed to help you with those pesky lyrics.

    Should you take your tween to see Sherlock Holmes?

    Thu Dec 24

    Most parents don't think twice about taking kids to PG movies ( Up, Disney's A Christmas Carol, and Fantastic Mr. Fox all earned the rating). But PG-13 can be a tough call, even though 13 is the equivalent of 9 in New York-kid years. Sherlock Holmes is no exception: There's no sex, and the violence (fist fights, non-gory death by hanging) is tame by contemporary standards; but the plot and dialogue are sophisticated enough that even this adult became lost once or twice. Surely, the rapid-fire repartee would fly over the head of your average tween. Fortunately, there's a simple test to determine whether your kid will understand and enjoy the action-adventure, which opens Christmas Day. If he or she loves the TV series House (and I know many kids do), Holmes offers similar fun. Many adult House fans don't realize that the series was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories. Think about it: House = Holmes, both are...

    Win tickets to see Baby Loves Salsa

    Thu Dec 24

    In the freezing cold of winter, there's nothing that warms you up quicker than a fast, fun concert. And Baby Loves Salsa, which hits the Highline Ballroom on Saturday, January 9 , is particularly caliente . Aimed at kids ages two to six, the concert-cum-storytelling session is a great way to introduce your tots to salsa, and the beauty of live music. Time Out Kids is giving away five family four-packs to the gig. Just click here to enter.

    Start tracking Santa now!

    Thu Dec 24

    According to NORAD , the man in red is in his sleigh and heading out from the North Pole. You and your little ones can track his journey (and see when Rudolph leads him into NYC!) on the website or through the organization's Twitter feed . Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

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