What to do in New York this weekend

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Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year. New York is transformed into a winter wonderland, full of festive lights and decorations. Find out what there is to do and see in the city.
Do you want to know what there is to do in New York this weekend? Take a look below where you can find an oversight of weekend activities in the city. For example, catch a sports game. Almost every weekend throughout the year there’s a range of sports games on and the atmosphere in the stadiums is always awesome! Feel like some music? There are a huge range of concerts on each week throughout New York. See the biggest stars, live on stage at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall or Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Of course, it’s also very important to know if you happen to be in New York on National Pizza Day or National Burger Day! In the below breakdown you can see a daily account of all events coming up this weekend.

Seeing a Broadway Musical

Seeing a Broadway Musical is a must during your New York trip. During the weekend you can see a Matinée show on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and also evening performances on both days too. Go to see a classic show that has been running for years or see one of the exciting new musicals and enjoy the modern storylines and impressive sets. If you feel like going out on the town during the evenings and are looking for the best of New York’s nightlife, the Rooftop Bar Tour on a Friday is something for you. Saturday is the perfect day to see a show of some sorts, and grab a drink afterwards. Alternatively make it an early night and head back to your hotel so you can be up bright early on Sunday in order to board the bus for a gospel tour through Harlem!

New York Weekend Calendar

As I am sure you already know, there is always something to do in New York City. They don’t call it The City That Never Sleeps for nothing! Take a look at the calendar below and see for yourself what is happening in the city during your stay. I have put the best activities for your Friday, Saturday and Sunday together in one handy list so you never have to ask what you can do in New York this weekend. You can buy tickets directly, safely and easily by clicking on the links! If you are looking for what to do in New York during the week, use this event calendar.

Weekly events in New York in December 2022

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3 Dec
Saturday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
3 Dec
Saturday
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Christmas Spectacular is a magical Christmas show for the whole family, starring the Rockettes.
Start times: 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00, 22:00
3 Dec
Saturday
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour
A real must-do in December! Each year the residents of affluent neighbourhood Dyker Heights in Brooklyn pull out all the stops to transform their houses into amazing, over-the-top Christmas spectacles. To see these extravagantly decorated houses for yourself, it's best to book a Dyker Heights Christmas Lights tour.
3 Dec
Saturday
New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks
Start time: 12:30 | Basketball | Starting at $91.00
3 Dec
Saturday
The Nutcracker
Start time: 14:00 | Ballet | Starting at $80.00
3 Dec
Saturday
New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Start time: 19:30 | Ice Hockey | Starting at $114.00
3 Dec
Saturday
The Nutcracker
Start time: 20:00 | Ballet | Starting at $96.00
4 Dec
Sunday
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour
A real must-do in December! Each year the residents of affluent neighbourhood Dyker Heights in Brooklyn pull out all the stops to transform their houses into amazing, over-the-top Christmas spectacles. To see these extravagantly decorated houses for yourself, it's best to book a Dyker Heights Christmas Lights tour.
4 Dec
Sunday
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Christmas Spectacular is a magical Christmas show for the whole family, starring the Rockettes.
Start times: 09:00, 11:30, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00
4 Dec
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
4 Dec
Sunday
Fifth Avenue for All
Food vendors, music and holiday spirit! Fifth Avenue will be closed to all car traffic between 12:00 and 18:00, so you can enjoy the iconic shop windows and Christmas lights. Download my app to get the best Christmas walking route to marvel it all.
4 Dec
Sunday
Christmas Spirit Cruise
Find your holiday spirit on board of this 1.5 hour long cruise, while warming your hands on some cocoa.
4 Dec
Sunday
Premium Tailgates Game Day Party: New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders
Start time: TBA | Football | Starting at $60.00
4 Dec
Sunday
New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders
Start time: 13:00 | American Football | Starting at $51.00
4 Dec
Sunday
The Nutcracker
Start time: 13:00 | Ballet | Starting at $128.00
4 Dec
Sunday
The Nutcracker
Start time: 17:00 | Ballet | Starting at $100.00
4 Dec
Sunday
New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Start time: 18:00 | Basketball | Starting at $80.00
4 Dec
Sunday
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics
Start time: 18:00 | Basketball | Starting at $90.00
4 Dec
Sunday
New York Islanders vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Start time: 19:30 | Ice Hockey | Starting at $31.00
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