It’s my favorite time of year, and it’s also one of the busiest. Between shopping and decorating, it’s easy to forget to stop and have fun once in a while. These events make it easier to take a break and enjoy the season!
Eat. Shop. Drink. Local
Eat. Shop. Drink. Local brings together the best of local designers and businesses together in one fun filled event. Meet local artists and support local businesses while feasting on food and drinks.
When: Thursday, December 6th, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: The DOG and DUCK, 45-20 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside
Holy Cross Day School PTA 2nd Annual Christmas Party
Admission: $20.00 per child (children under 12 months & parents are free)
Includes food, drinks, entertainment, DJ music & a special visit from SANTA CLAUS!
When: Friday, December 7th, 6-8pm
Where: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church Hall, 150-05 12th Avenue, Whitestone
Bamboomoves Winter Party
Begin with a yoga class at 5pm, then ease your way into a soothing Kirtan at 6:30. Stay to chat and mingle and enjoy a potluck dinner at 7pm.
When: Saturday, December 8th, 5-9pm
Where: Bamboomoves Forest Hills, 107-40 Queens Blvd., Suite 206, Forest Hills
Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair
In addition to crafters and representatives of companies like Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Jewels by Park Lane, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy and Avon, there will be vendors selling items such as jewelry, candles, photography, gifts and more! Refreshments will be available for purchase as well!
When: Sunday, December 9th, 11am – 3pm
Where: Martin Luther School, Maspeth, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth
4th Annual Community Christmas Party
The 4th Annual Community Christmas Party hosted by Skyline City Church and Manducatis Rustica. This free event includes dinner, drinks, live music and fun for the kids. All are welcome! For more information www.skylinecitychurch.com
When: Monday, December 10th, 6-10pm
Where: Manducatis Rustica 46-35 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City
Lights and Latkes
A night of candle lighting, singing and food to celebrate Chanukah! Please RSVP with number of adults and number of children – and don’t forget to Bring Your Own Menorah!! Please share with other local families too – all are welcome, but there is a $5 fee for non-members who don’t have children in their schools.
When: Tuesday, December 11th, 6pm
Where: Forest Hills Jewish Center Parents’ Association, 106-06 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills
Holiday Pop: Artisan Market in LIC
8 Selected Vendors Will Be Offering Handmade Gifts & Imports. Buy unique gifts directly from the source! Complimentary Wine, Cheese & Sweets will be Served
When: Wednesday, December 12th, 6:00 – 9:00pm & Saturday, December 15th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: 43-01 21st Street | Suite 306B | LIC NY
Queens Travelling Market
Last Stop on “The Queens Travelling Market “for this holiday season !!! Stop by for some yummy drinks from Daly’s Pub while you enjoy shopping to some of Queens most creative and fabulous vendors!
When: Thursday, December 13th, 6-10pm
Where: Daly’s, 31-86 31st Street, Astoria
Young Chefs: Make Your Own Gingerbread House
Come out of the cold and design, build and decorate your own graham cracker Gingerbread House. Each participant will take home a completed masterpiece to show off this holiday season. Limited to 8 participants. $18Members/$24Non Members Ages 7 – 12
When: Saturday, December 15th, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
Holiday Trunk Show
Holiday shopping from local designers. Browse unique Holiday gift ideas including jewelry, chic eco-conscious skin care and beauty products and sample vegan cookies while listening to live jazz and enjoying a complimentary glass of wine!
When: Saturday, December 15th, 2-6pm
Where: Rejuvenate Face & Body, 26-17 23rd Avenue, Astoria
4th Annual Jackson Heights Winter Holiday Sing-A-Long
(It’s okay to park in the Dante’s lot for this event.) Dress warmly and according to the weather! Wear comfortable / appropriate shoes or boots.
Bring a flashlight or well-protected candle for each person in your group.
All children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult! If possible, children under age 12 should wear reflective clothing instead of carrying open-flame candles…. for obvious safety reasons. (Service animals welcome; all other pets should remain at home.)
When: Saturday, December 22nd, 7-10pm
Where: Meet on the corner of 31st Avenue and 75th Street, in front of Cassidy’s Ale House