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American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Photograph: Rosalie O'Connor

Christmas events 2012 and things to do with kids over the holidays

Get ready to celebrate the Christmas holiday! We've rounded up tons of festive things to do with kids during the month of December.

By Time Out Kids editors

Christmas in the city has arrived—the holiday windows are up, the the trees are lit and there's plenty ofplaces to see Santa. To help your crew get into the jolly spirit even more, we've put together a list of things to do with kids in honor of Christmas. Our list, organized by week throughout the rest of the year, features everything from holiday shows and family concerts to holiday activities at museums. 

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Things to do with kids in December

McNally Jackson Storytime and Crafts
Photograph: Yvonne Brooks

Winter Revels

At this celebration of all things wintry, tots are invited to design wrapping paper and cards, decorate cookies and create a translucent ornament to bring home. All ages.


St. Nicholas Day

Head to Flatbush to learn about St. Nicholas, the man who inspired North America's Santa Claus. The man in red will arrive on horseback at 2pm. All ages.


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