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It's been a long, hard year, so shelling out the big bucks to have fun this Christmas isn't in the cards for many of us. Fortunately, New York City is full of free Christmassy events, holiday lights, streamed shows and much more. More than 80 NYC parks actually have holiday lights, from menorahs to Christmas trees, and many of the city's ice rinks are free to skate on, including the one at Bryant Park. (If you bring your own skates.) The real gift this year is being able to spend Christmas in our beautiful city without having to spend a dime. Below, we've rounded up more than a dozen must-do things in NYC this Christmas.
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