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    What to do this holiday weekend: Dec 24-27 event picks

    Thu Dec 24

    So...are you ready for tomorrow? That's the $69,000 question, isn't it? Don't worry, life will return to normal within 24 hours or so, but you'll still have to figure out how to amuse the brood over break. We've got a bunch of suggestions this holiday weekend, most of them free or cheap. Start your Christmas off right with a host of complimentary celebrations around town, including caroling in Washington Square Park and Stuyvesant Square Park , or a holiday pageant on the Upper East Side. Those of you who celebrate Christmas will probably be pretty busy on December 25, but for families who finished opening their Hanukkah presents last week, there is a trio of festive Jewish gatherings that make a great alternative to a movie and Chinese. On Saturday, catch free flicks for kids of all ages at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab , hit the JCC's complimentary open house or hear stories in Bryant Park. On Sunday, take a retro ride on an MTA nostalgia...

    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!

    Free things to do over holiday break

    Wed Dec 23

    Yay, the kids are off from school...for 11 days. Yikes! If you need help keeping them amused, we've got a bunch of ideas for you. We've rounded up the best free events around town from December 24 through January 3. Read on for free art workshops, concerts, museum admission, storytelling, performances and more. Happy holidays!

    Wednesday's pick of the day: Groovaloo

    Wed Dec 23

    Although there are plenty of holiday-themed extravaganzas playing this month, don't forget about the limited-run shows that may not have a seasonal theme but are no less fabulous. The hip-hop wonder Groovaloo , playing at the Union Square Theater through January 3, is one of those spectacles. Equal parts dance and autobiography, it chronicles the formation of the eponymous troupe. We loved what we saw , and we think your tweens will too, especially if they're into funky moves. Tickets to the show make for a great last-minute Christmas present, and just think, you don't have to find room for it in your apartment!

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