The New York City Holiday Season event guide

(PIX11) — The holiday season is here in New York City, and with over 6 million people estimated to visit, according to NYC & Company, there will be plenty for everyone to do in the Big Ap…

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The New York City Holiday Season event guide

(PIX11) -- The holiday season is here in New York City, and with over 6 million people estimated to visit, according to NYC & Company, there will be plenty for everyone to do in the Big Apple. Amaze Light Festival Amaze Light Festival takes over Citi Field during the holiday season. (Courtesy: Amaze Light Festival)

A vibrant holiday market and light festival right in the middle of Citi Field. Enjoy the performers and displays while you eat delicious food, and adults can enjoy one of their specialty drinks.

When: Nov. 18 — Jan. 8, 2023

Where: Citi Field stadium, Queens

Cost: Ticket prices depend on the day and time you want to visit; tickets can be purchased here. Brooklyn Borough Hall Market People shop at an open-air holiday market in Union Square on Christmas Eve in 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The first Urbanspace Borough Hall Holiday Market will debut in Downtown Brooklyn. At this holiday market, Brooklyn-based companies will showcase the borough's diversity.

When: Nov. 28 — Dec. 26; open daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall

Cost: This event is free Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market The annual event returns to Dumbo with 50 vendors. (Courtesy: Brooklyn Flea)

The yearly Holiday Market returns to Dumbo; shop from 50 vendors to get the perfect vintage or homemade gift.

When: Nov. 26 — Dec. 24; open Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Dumbo Archway

Cost: This event is free Brooklyn's Largest Menorah New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams, center, and Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman light the world's largest Hanukkah menorah during the celebration of the first night of Hanukkah in New York City on Nov. 28, 2021. (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)

Every night of Hanukkah will be celebrated with live music, steaming latkes, and gifts for the kids at Brooklyn's Largest Menorah.

When: The kickoff event is Nov. 28, and the lighting will be Dec. 18 — Dec. 25; the full schedule is here.

Where: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Cost: This event is free Bryant Park's Winter Village Bryant Park Christmas TreeSkaters glide around the ice rink immediately after a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Winter Village at Bryant Park on Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The Winter Village is a great place to finish up some holiday shopping with over 100 shops from local vendors, or you can grab something warm to drink and enjoy it in one of the igloos located near the ice skating rink.

When: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m; until Jan. 2, 2023.

Where: Bryant Park, Manhattan

Cost: It is free to enter, and all the vendors can be seen here. Celebrate Kwanzaa Families celebrate Kwanzaa at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. (Courtesy: Brooklyn Children's Museum)

It is the largest Kwanzaa family event in New York City. For 15 years, the Brooklyn Children's Museum has been teaching the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

When: Dec. 26-Dec. 30

Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Cost: Ticket prices are $13; you can purchase tickets here. Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes Rockette Sydney Mesher, sixth from left, dances during a performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A total of 18 new Rockettes will take the stage in this year's Christmas Spectacular. A holiday tradition in New York City, people come from all over to see the legendary dancers.

When: Nov. 18-Jan. 2, 2023

Where: Radio City Music Hall, Manhattan

Cost: Ticket prices will depend on the day and time; you can purchase tickets here. Columbus Circle Holiday Market The annual holiday market in Columbus Circle. (Courtesy: Jacob Williamson/Urband Spaces NYC)

Priding itself on being one of the most elegant holiday markets in the world, stop by Columbus Circle if you want to shop for jewelry, art, home goods and local food.

When: Nov. 29 — Dec. 24; Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m

Where: Columbus Circle, Manhattan

Cost: It is free to enter, and all the vendors can be seen here. Grand Army Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Christmas tree lights in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (Courtesy: Andrew Gardner/Prospect Park Alliance)

The Diocese of Brooklyn will light its Christmas tree during a ceremony that kicks off the holiday season in Prospect Park. More information on the event can be found here.

When: Dec. 1, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Cost: This event is free. Grand Central Holiday Fair Radio City Rockettes Amy Ling, Julie Tomaino, Mackenzie Schwarzkoff and Erin Kernion walk through Grand Central Terminal after they cut a ribbon to open the 2010 Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

It is the longest-running indoor holiday fair. With 36 local vendors, you can find unique items and support small businesses at the same time.

When: Nov. 14 — Dec. 24; Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Note: The fair is closed on Thanksgiving. On Christmas Eve, it will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Cost: It is free to enter, and all the vendors can be seen here. Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade Macy's Thanksgiving ParadeA float carrying Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus near the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

It is the unofficial start to the holiday season. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a longstanding tradition that started in 1924. With a mix of floats and performances, you can see your favorite celebrities, from Paula Abdul to Santa Claus.

When: Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: The route starts at West 77th Street and Central Park West and ends at Macy's in Harold Square. The entire route can be seen here.

Cost: Tickets are not for sale, however, there are plenty of spots along the route where you can watch the parade for free. New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park Folks ring in the new year with Brooklyn’s most spectacular fireworks display in Prospect Park. (Courtesy: Andrew Gardner/Prospect Park Alliance)

The grandest New Year's Eve fireworks show in Brooklyn is held at Grand Army Plaza. It's a dazzling way to ring in the new year.

When: Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m.

Where: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Cost: This is a free event, but you can RSVP here. New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical GardenThe Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. (Credit: PIX11)

A tradition for over 30 years, watch as model trains weave through over 190 replica landmarks of New York. You can also see NYBG Glow -- a light display that will surely get you in the holiday spirit.

When: Nov. 19-Jan. 16, 2023

Where: New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx

Cost: Tickets range from $4-$30. Can you can get them here. NYRR Midnight Run New York Road Runners midnight run. (Credit: New York Road..

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