Holiday Events Archives - Central Park

Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition


NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists, designers, and imaginative individuals celebrate this timeless holiday symbol. This year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a range of themes ranging from the personal to the universal. This exhibition is an inspired and fun way to experience the holiday season.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This event repeats every weekday between 12/7/2017 and 1/5/2018.

Arsenal in Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan

Cost – Free

Contact Number

(212) 360-8114

Contact Email

artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Central Park Holiday Lighting

Thursday, November 30, 2017

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Photos with Santa (please bring your own camera)
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Caroling and Lighting Ceremony

Free family fun; no organized groups, please. Rain, snow, or shine. Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza. Stroller parking will be provided.

110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue
Manhattan

Directions to this location

Cost

Free

Contact Number

(212) 310-6675

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah: Manhattan

See the lighting of one of the world’s largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.  The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Location

Grand Army Plaza
Fifth Avenue between West 58th and West 59th Streets
Manhattan

Directions to this location

Cost

Free

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

582b71aaaa6eeCelebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginative and fun way to experience the holiday season.

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Every weekday between 12/7/2016 and 1/5/2017 .

This event is free and open to the public.

Location

Arsenal in Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan

Directions to this location
Location Details:
Third floor gallery

Cost

Free

Event Organizer

Art & Antiquities

Contact Number

(212) 360-8114

Contact Email

artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure

hansel-webSafely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Show is recommended for children ages 3–9.

Performances take place Tuesday through Friday at 10:30AM and 12:00PM, Wednesdays at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, and 2:30PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM

$7 – $10

BUY TICKETS

Special Halloween Day schedule with shows at 11AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, and 4PM.

Details

Venue
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
New York, NY 10023 United States
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