We can't believe it took this long but New York is finally getting its very first Panettone Festival.
In case you aren't familiar with the delicious Italian treat: the panettone is a sweet bread made with nuts and fruits, originally born out of Milan and usually enoyed during the holiday season.
At this year's festival—which will run at the Piazza at Hunter's Point South Park in Long Island City from December 9 through December 12 and then again from December 16 through December 19 (10am-6pm)—a dozen "maestri pasticcieri" (master bakers) will be offering a slew of different takes on the delicacy. Standout versions include a panettone with marinated dried figs in wine, one with dark chocolate and pears, another boasting cranberry walnut and yet another made with saffron, whiskey and chamomile, among others.
Although the panettone and other seasonal refreshments will be available for purchase, the event is totally free for all to join and no tickets are required.