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Enjoy free Blue Marble ice cream at Museum of the City of New York's holiday celebration!

Enjoy free Blue Marble ice cream at Museum of the City of New York's holiday celebration!
Photograph: Courtesy Lizz Kuehl

With so many fun Christmas for kids activities, Hanukkah for kids activities and more on the horizon, there's plenty to do in NYC. The Museum of the City of New York steps up its holiday cheer game by offering free ice cream with museum admission starting December 24! Holiday programs (seen below) are free with museum admission ($14, students with ID $10, kids 19 and under free) from Saturday, December 24 to Saturday, December 31. The museum is closed on Christmas Day. 

To get your free ice cream, mention the "Holiday ice cream promotion" or use the code "IScreamMuseum" at the museum admission desk upon arriving. 

Here are some of the Museum of the City of New York's best programs to check out in the coming weeks:


Hanukkah Family Day (Dec 24 11am–2pm)

Learn about Hanukkah by exploring the museum's collections, then enjoy a tasty snack and create your very own menorah.

Kwanzaa Family Celebration (Dec 26 11am–2pm)

Learn about the traditions of Kwanzaa, then create a Mkeka placemat.

Winter Scene Painting (Dec 27 11am–2pm) Registration Suggested

Craft your own snowy wonderland inspired by beautiful scenes of winter in NYC.

Winter Windows Stained Glass (Dec 28 11am–2pm) Registration Suggested

Use the museum's portal to see images of stained glass windows throughout the city before designing a winter window decoration of your own.

Make a Flake (Dec 29 11am–2pm) Registration Suggested

Learn all the best techniques for making a paper snowflake from an expert, then create a design of your own!

Snow Globes: Winter Wonderland (Dec 30 11am–2pm) Registration Suggested

Check out the museum's current exhibition "Mastering the Metropolis," then make a NYC-inspired snow globe to represent the iconic things in your life.