Gay Christmas events in New York

Gay parties, concerts, performances and other events will help you have a festive, queer holiday season in New York

Murray Hill
Happy holigays! The Christmas season is upon us, and NYC's gays are, as always, eager to celebrate. Solemn observations of Baby Jesus's birthday aren't exactly heavily represented in the local LGBT scene; you're more likely to find irony-drenched anti-Christmas drag queen performances, retro-kitschy variety hours and, of course, gay club nights and dance parties. But whatever your taste, the city offers at least a few ways to make your holidays gay. Check out this year's gay Christmas events and more offerings below.

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Nutcracker Rouge

Critics' pick

Austin McCormick and his risqué neobaroque dance theater Company XIV present a lavish erotic reimagining of a classic holiday tale (adapted by Jeff Takacs), complete with circus performers, operatic singers and partial nudity.

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XIV Until Saturday January 31 2015