Christmas Eve Events, New York City

Midnight Services at St. Thomas Church

Saint Thomas Church (5th Ave. and 53rd St). For more information, call (212) 757-7013.

Midnight Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral (50th and 5th Ave). For more information, call (212) 753-2261.

Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Eucharist

A Christmas Eucharist with lessons, carols and performances. Free. At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (110th St. and Amsterdam). For more information, call (212) 316-7540

Christmas Eve Midnight Eucharist

Free. At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (110th St. and Amsterdam). For more information, call (212) 662-2133.

Services at Riverside Church

At Riverside Church (120th and Riverside Drive). For information, call (212) 870-6700.


Floating concert hall at Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn. Reservations strongly recommended; call (718) 624-4061.

Fancy Nancy Christmas

FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS is based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, with book by Cara Lustik, lyrics by Matthew Hardy, music by Randy Klein, and directed and choreographed by Sam Viverito. Phone no. : 212-579-0528

Latke Festival

Latke Festival is a large annual tasting event dedicated to celebrating the best latkes and creative interpretations of a potato pancake in New York City. Now in its eighth year, we're bringing the beloved Latke Festival to the Brooklyn Museum! General Ticket : $70.00

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

It begins when you walk through the doors of the storied Radio City Music Hall. You pause for a moment and stand to admire the Art Deco lobby then make your way to your seat. With a hush, slowly the curtain rises, the music swells and Rockettes appear.

Handel’s Messiah

Venue: Carnegie Hall 57th Street at 7th Avenue Box office: 57th Street at 7th Avenue CarnegieCharge: 212-247-7800

Christmas Eve Caroling

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 at 5 pm is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with carols at the Washington Square Arch. The Rob Susman Brass Quartet, song leader, and the revelers from all over the city will lustily sing out the familiar tunes.

Menorah lighting

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike.

Gospel Tours in New York

Spend Sunday morning in Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York. You'll join a local church congregation and experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music on this special visit to one of New York City's most vital neighborhoods.