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Queens Holiday Events & Queens Holiday Things To Do

Christmas Tree Lightings, Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, & Kwanzaa Candle Lightings in Queens

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*** Be sure to visit our Queens holiday markets page, as it contains related holiday events with a shopping element to them.

*** For links to holiday events and markets in all five boroughs of NYC scroll down to the bottom of this report.


EDITOR NOTE. While it seems we've turned the corner on the CoVid pandemic, it's after effects still linger. Hence a number of holiday events we saw in 2019 may not yet return in 2021 for reasons related to CoVid, or possibly finances. So while they may not return this year, they might make a comeback next year.


How The Queens Holiday Events Page on this Page are Organized

These holiday events on Queens are organized as follows:



Watch carefully as some locales have multiple dates, and all dates for a given locale are shown at the time the venue is first listed.



Queens Holiday Lights, Christmas Tree Lightings, Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, Kwanzaa Candle Lightings Background

The holidays are a special time of the year. In ancient times there were harvest celebrations to give thanks and enjoy the bounty after a long growing and harvesting season aka a year of work.

Holiday lighting festivals and ceremonies have been on the rise in Queens in recent years. While some date back many years, most are traditions that started within the past five or ten years.

What does an increase in holiday lightings mean? It means you have ample opportunity to go yourself, or with friends, or to take your kids to one or more of them to learn a bit more about your own culture or the culture of others.

Each lighting is a bit different, as some are community and business-oriented, some are religiously oriented, a few have arts organizations behind them, and some are backed by non-religious cultural organizations. Please feel free to send us a notice of your holiday lighting event if it's not posted herein.


Queens Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Holiday Events Begin in Earnest

This is not meant to be a complete list, but rather a list of the holiday lighting events, many of which I’ve attended one or more times since late 2007. The holiday lighting events are organized individually by each Queens neighborhood including Astoria, Long Island City LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, Flushing, Jamaica and Whitestone. Many include the serving of some beverage like hot chocolate and generally something to munch on like cookies.

Queens Holiday Events: Candle, Menorah & Holiday Tree Lightings

Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & Christmas Events In Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Whitestone & Jamaica

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Note that these events are free unless otherwise noted.



We'll keep updating and adding to, through the holidays.

Asterisked Events have NOT been updated.



Astoria Christmas & Holiday Events - Holiday Lightings Astoria

Also see Long Island City LIC or CLICK Astoria holiday markets in Queens


Astoria Park CALDC Holiday Tree Lighting Event in Queens

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 3 - 4.30 pm [lights on at dusk / 4.30 pm]

Description. In 2019 they described the event as, "... photos with Santa ... a day filled with music, kids activities, and celebrating Astoria's holiday tradition" and more. While this year may be the same, it wasn't confirmed, so it may possibly be dialed down a bit. This Queens holiday event is organized by CALDC - the Central Astoria Local Development Corporation in Astoria.

Location. The CALDC Holiday tree lighting is located at 19th Street and 23rd Avenue in Astoria Park on the Great Lawn.

Contact. www.centralastoria.nyc

holiday events astoria christmas tree lighting astoria tree lighting events queensAnnual Tree Lighting Ceremony Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 7 - 11.30 pm

Description. The event features a tree lighting, hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music and an all around community gathering. Free hot dogs for kids 12 and under, while supplies last. This Queens holiday event is organized by the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria.

Location. At the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden at 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria in their historic beer garden.

Contact. www.bohemianhall.com / Tel - 718.274.4925

So Far Nothing Shown for 2021


Kaufman Arts District Holiday Tree Lighting Event Astoria

Friday, December 4, 2020 beginning at 4 pm - VIRTUAL ONLY

Description. In the past this Queens holiday event included carols sung by the singers from the Astoria Performing Arts Center and ornaments provided by PS 166 students and Our World a nearby charter school. This is an Astoria holiday tree lighting event.

Location. VIRTUAL IN 2021 /// At 35th Avenue & 34-12 36th Street next to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

Contact. www.kaufmanartsdistrict.com

This event does not appear to be returning in 2021


Holiday Concert at Church of the Redeemer Astoria Queens

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 6 to 7.30 pm

Description. There's a Piano & Poetry concert featuring Christopher Bradshaw pianist. Suggested donation $20 / $15 students.

Location. At the Church of the Redeemer at 30-14 Crescent Street [also locale of the Astoria Performing Arts Center].

Contact. www.redeemerconcerts.org /

No Parade [Previously 1st Weekend Dec] or Tree Lighting this year, but Weekends between now and Christmas there will be carolers & other activities along Bell Blvd


Bayside Holiday Events in Queens

Holiday Tree Lighting Events in Bayside Queens NYC

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 3.30 - 5 pm

Description. The Bayside BID is hosting a holiday tree lighting event that begins with a children's holiday parade starting from Bell Blvd and 36th Avenue and ending at the Bayside LIRR where the tree will be lit.

Location. The parade begins at Bell Blvd and 36th Avenue and ends at the Bayside LIRR where the tree will be lit.

Contact. www.baysidevillagebid.org

Steinway Astoria Partnership Holiday Celebration in Queens

Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 12 noon - 3 pm.

Decription. Musical performances, photos with Santa, balloons. Organized by the Steinway Astoria Partnership.

Location. Along 31st Avenue between Steinway and 38th Avenue in Astoria.

Contact. www.steinwaystreet.org / 718.721.8252.


Corona Kwanzaa, Christmas & Holiday Events - Queens

Also see Jackson Heights or CLICK Corona holiday markets in Queens


holiday events corona kwanzaa tree lighting coronaKwanzaa Celebration at Langston Hughes Cultural Center & Library Corona

Langston Hughes Cultural Center Kwanzaa Holiday Market & Shopping Queens / Serving the Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights 37th Avenue & Corona 103rd Street Shopping Districts

Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm / ONLINE VIRTUAL

Description. This Queens Kwanzaa holiday celebration was previously [2019] described as follows, " ... [the selling of] art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and food ... a full day of craft workshops, live music, dance, and spoken word performances ... and more." And this year they are showing the film 'Black Candle' about how Kwanzaa began.

Location. The Langston Hughes Cultural Center holiday market is located at 100-01 Northern Blvd in Corona. Free admission.

Contact. www.queenslibrary.org / Tel. 718.651.1100

Louis Armstrong House Holiday History Tour in Corona

Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1 - 2.30 pm

Description. In the past this Louis Armstrong House holiday event in Corona Queens was coordinated with the Flushing historic houses who are participating in the event. See details in Flushing section under Flushing Town Hall.

BUT THIS YEAR IT'S VIRTUAL - as of this writing the Louis Latimer House has posted the update with the link to purchase tickets - see below under the heading FLUSHING HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR.

Location. At the Louis Armstrong House at 104th Street and 46th Avenue in Corona.

Contact. www.louisarmstronghouse.org / Tel - 718.478.8274


Discontinued _ Corona Plaza Holiday Celebration Queens NYC

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, December 4, 2015

Description. The festivities include Santa, entertainment, refreshments and tree lighting in Corona Plaza. This Corona holiday tree lighting, Christmas celebration, was a collaboration of QEDC & Queens Museum & Friends of Corona Plaza.

Location. Corona Plaza holiday tree lighting event and Latin cultural Christmas celebration and market at Corona Plaza at 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

Contact. NA


Flushing, Forest Hills & Glendale Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Events

Tree & Menorah Lightings or CLICK Flushing holiday markets in Queens


Voelker Orth Holiday House at the Museum

Holiday Things To Do in Queens & Flushing NYC

Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1.30 - 4 pm

Description. There's a holiday sing along, as well as house tours and cider and cookies. The cost is $5 or $12 per family.

Location. At the Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing.

Contact. rsvp online at www.vomuseum.org or call ahead 718.359.6227.

Queens Botanical Gardens Holiday Celebration Flushing

Tree Lighting & Holiday Market, as well as Wreath Making, Card Making & Syrup Making Workshops

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 12 noon to 5 pm

Description. This Flushing holiday event is described as follows, "... free live musical performances, a tree and menorah lighting, holiday crafts, a tree tour, selfies with Santa (donations welcome), and sales at the QBG Shop! Enjoy a selection of beverages at the Holiday Bar for purchase ... " Admission is free, but a $10 car park rate in effect, and note that only the photos with Santa require a fee.


Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 11 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm & Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 11 am - 1 pm

Description. Wreath making workshop. Materials included along with a talk about trees used. $35 / $30 for materials.

Location. At the Queens Botanical Gardens at at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing.

Contact. www.queensbotanical.org

Does not appear to be returning this year 2021


Flushing Holiday Lighting Event Queens NYC

Queens Holiday Things To Do & Holiday Events in Flushing

queens holiday events christmas tree lighting flushingOLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm

Description. The 12th annual holiday lighting celebration features Christmas caroling, speeches and a visit to the food courts in the shopping center although it's unclear whether there are any free refreshments

Location. On the ground floor atrium at Queens Crossing at 136-17 39th Avenue in Flushing.

Contact. TBD. Organized by the F&T Group and the Queens Crossing Mall.

Flushing Holiday Historic House Tour in Queens

Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1 to 2.30 pm - BUT THIS YEAR IT'S VIRTUAL.

Description. In the past this event was described as, "... 2018 Annual Holiday Historic House Tour, featuring seven historic sites in Queens and their unique stories! Join us on December 9th to tour many of the outstanding landmarks of our community: Kingsland Homestead (headquarters of the Queens Historical Society), Voelker Orth Museum (preserved Victorian house in modern Flushing), Latimer House Museum (home of famed inventor Lewis Howard Latimer), Flushing Town Hall (historic Town Hall built in 1862), Flushing Quaker Meeting House (associated with the movements for public education, women's suffrage, and abolition of slavery), Bowne House (the birthplace of religious freedom), and Louis Armstrong House Museum (home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong)." BUT THIS YEAR IT'S VIRTUAL.

Location. In the past it began at the Kinglsland Homestead at 143-35 37th Avenue off Bowne Street in Weeping Beech Park in Flushing. The Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. BUT THIS YEAR IT'S VIRTUAL.

Contact. In the past tickets could be purchased via any of their websites - including at www.queenshistoricalsociety.org or www.flushingtownhall.org - $20 / $15 / $5 kids under 12. The tickets include refreshments served at the Flushing sites, and the Louis Armstrong House is also included, but is located further away - across the park / river in Corona.

BUT THIS YEAR IT'S VIRTUAL, so tickets cost $5 or you can make a donation of $35.


OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2.30 - 5.30 pm

Description. Holiday tree lighting and tinkering.

Location. At the Louis Latimer House at 34-41 137th Street in Flushing.

Contact. LouisLatimerHouse

Queens Center Mall Holiday Events & Shopping - Elmhurst near Rego Park Queens

forest hills holiday markets glendale holiday markets holiday shopping queens atlas park mall queens nycStarts on Weekends November 12, 2021 / December 1 - 23, 2021 - Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm & Sundays 11 am - 7 pm / December 24, 2021 closes at 4 pm

Description. Santa will be at the Queens Center Mall for photos daily. The Queens Center Mall is open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Location. Located at 90-15 Queens Blvd in Elmhurst Queens.

Contact. www.shopqueenscenter.com / 718.592.3900

Glendale & Forest Hills Holiday Events & Shopping - Atlas Park Mall in Queens

December 1 - 24, 2021 - Generally starting at either 11 am or 12 noon and ending at 7or 8 pm with a break usually between 3 - 4 pm

Description. Santa will be at the Shops at Atlas Park for photos. The Shops at Atlas Park are open from 10 am to 8 pm weekdays, open until 9 pm Friday and Saturday and on Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm. Individual shop times might vary.

Location. Located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

Contact. www.shopatlaspark.com / 718.326.3300


Queens Christmas Tree Lighting at Atlas Park

Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 5 - 7 pm

Description. There will be a Christmas tree lighting on the Center Green. They describe the event as follows,

"... holiday music, face painters, strolling entertainment, fun giveaways for kids and a special visit from Santa..."

Location. Located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

Contact. www.shopatatlaspark.com



Jackson Heights Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Events

Also see Corona or CLICK Jackson Heights holiday markets in Queens


I didn't see anything for 2021


Hanukkah Party in Jackson Heights by Kehillat Tikvah

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 2, 2018 beginning at 4 pm

queens hanukkah celebration menorah lighting queensLocation. Generally at a 75th Street building between 35th and 37th Avenues - check their website below for exact location. 

Description. This Hanukkah holiday event is described as, "...latkes, Hanukkah gelt, paper crafts, candle lighting and music. Feel free to bring a non-meat (and no shellfish) dish to share. A $5 contribution would be appreciated--more if you can and less if you can't. ...". Includes games, menorah lighting, songs and stories. In 2017 they informed us that they were excited to have Elissa Weiss join them. She will bring music in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. Be prepared to sing along.

Contact. http://jhtikvah.wordpress.com/ Tel - 718-569-1887 or email kehillat.tikvah@gmail.com. This program is co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, website www.folkmusicny.org.

I didn't couldn't find anything for 2021


Queens Holiday Music - Singing Gershwin in Jackson Heights

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 7.30 - 9 pm

Description. The Jackson Heights Community Chorus is performing Singing Gershwin [$10 Suggested Donation].

Location. At the Renaissance Charter School at 35-59 81st Street off 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights.

Contact. https://www.facebook.com/Jackson-Heights-Community-Chorus-1617678375110623/

Kwanzaa Celebration at Langston Hughes Cultural Center & Library Corona

Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm / ONLINE VIRTUAL - see Langston Hughes Library & Cultural Center above.

On Hiatus 2019 / 2020 & I didn't see Anything for 2021


A Queens Yuletide Concert in Jackson Heights

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 8, 2018 beginning at 7 pm

Description. This Queens holiday concert is described as, "...Enjoy works written specifically for the season by Corelli, Telemann, selections from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ along with early carols. The Queens Consort: Claire Smith Bermingham, baroque violin Dan McCarthy, baroque violin Margrét Hjaltested, baroque viola With special guest
artists: Brittany Palmer, soprano; Arnie Tanimoto, baroque cello; Lewis Baratz, harpsichord ... This is a one hour concert with no intermission. A festive reception will follow the concert with food, wine and good cheer

Location. At St. Mark's Church at 33-50 82nd Street in Jackson Heights in Queens.

Contact. www.queensconsort.com

The Jackson Heights Orchestra Holiday Concert in Jackson Heights Queens

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm

Description. The Jackson Heights Orchestra will perform a concert of Mozart and other classical music. Tickets $20 / $10.

Location. At St. Mark's Church at 33-50 82nd Street in Jackson Heights in Queens.

Contact. www.jhbg.org

Jackson Heights Beautification Group Holiday Menorah, Tree & Candle Lighting Event & Bike Ride

queens holiday events christmas tree lighting jackson heights hanukkah candle lighting queensSunday, December 11, 2021 from 4 - 6 pm

Description. This holiday menorah, tree and Kwanzaa lighting event includes refreshments and holiday singing for everybody in the community. Santa, tamales, hot chocolate and cookies. Organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. Generally the lighting begins at dusk which falls between 4.30 and 5 pm.

Location. At the Jackson Heights Post Office on 37th Avenue between 78th & 79th Streets in Jackson Heights.

Contact. www.jhbg.org


OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 15, 2019 beginning at 9.30 am

Description. The 5th Annual Santa Bike Ride at 9.30 am. All are invited. Free. Organized by Ciclistas Latinoamericano New York.

Location. Departs from Travers Park in Jackson Heights.

A Queens Holiday Caroling / Sing-Along in Jackson Heights

Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 7 - 10 pm

Description. This Queens Christmas caroling event happens regardless of weather. They're celebrating their 13th anniversary [established 2009] and recommend dressing warmly and bringing a flashlight or well protected candle. All are welcome but people aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Location. Meet in front of Cassidy's Ale House at 75-02 31st Avenue and 75th Street in Elmhurst / Jackson Heights.

Contact. Tel - 718.424.6549 / https://www.facebook.com/events/10th-annual-jackson-heights-winter-caroling-sing-stroll/1426636640904001/

* CC Moore Homestead Playground Christmas Carols

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, December 7, 2018 begins at 4 pm - Tree Lighting at 6 pm

Location. At the CC Moore Homestead Playground on Broadway between 82nd Street and 45th Avenue in Elmhurst.

Description. The event includes children's activities, free refreshments and caroling. Organized by CCM Dromm's Office with support from Corona Plaza Business Alliance, Queens Economic Development Corporation, Queens High School for Language Studies, Elmhurst Supporters of Parks, The Newtown Civic Association, Elmhurst History and Cemeteries Preservation Society, Inc., Corona Ambulance EMS, Perna Foundation for Kids, and Queens Community Board 4.

Contact. Tel - 718.803.6373

This Hasn't Happened for a number of years and no sign of it for 2021


Sukhi & Diversity Plaza Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

[DISCONTINUED 2016/2017/2018] Friday, December X, 2016 beginning at 5.30 pm

Location. At Diversity Plaza at 37th Road and 73rd Street in Jackson Heights.

Description. A celebration of multi-ethnic, multi-denominational peoples of the world as Americans. Diversity Plaza lights up the holiday season and American diversity of multicultural and interfaith peoples, there will be a tree lighting and other activities. Hosted by SUKHI NY and Friends of Diversity Plaza, of which JHBG is a member, and numerous other socially active organizations including Chhaya.

Contact. Appears discontinued.


Jamaica Kwanzaa, Christmas & Holiday Events

Tree & Kwanzaa Lightings or CLICK Jamaica holiday markets in Queens



Holidays on the Avenue / Holiday Tree Lighting Event at Rufus King Park & Grace Episcopal Church

queens xmas tree lighting kwanzaa celebration jamaica queens kwanzaa candlesOLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2 - 6 pm / 5.30 pm Tree Lighting in Rufus King Park

Description. Grace Episcopal Church is hosting an ornament making workshop with refreshments and Santa Claus. Must rsvp 718.526.8700. Following this event at 5.30 pm there's a tree decorating event at Rufus King Park - with holiday songs, hot chocolate, cookies and a lot of multi-ethnic, all religions warmth. Free.

A holiday celebration along the Jamaica Avenue shopping district. Organized by the Friends of Rufus King Park in conjunction with Cultural Collaborative.

Location. At Grace Episcopal Church at 155-24 90th Avenue at Parsons Blvd in Jamaica. And the tree lighting at Rufus King Park at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street.

Contact. Tel - 718.526.8700

Kwanzaa Celebration in Jamaica Queens

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 7 - 9 pm

Description. King Manor is hosting a Chamber Music Concert featuring Longman Clementi & Co forte piano [circa 1800 London]. Admission $15 / $10.

Location. At King Manor Museum at 150-03 Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street in Jamaica.

Contact. www.kingmanor.org / Tel - 718.206.0545

I don't see Anything for this Year 2021


Jamaica Holiday Dance Performance Event in Queens

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 15, 2018 beginning at 2 pm

Location. At the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street in Jamaica.

Description. New Stories of the Shell Shocked Nut is a modern adaptation of the Nutcracker which they describe as,

"The East Village Dance Project works with local Jamaica students to present New Stories of the Shell-Shocked Nut, a new performance that upends the classic structure of E. T. Hoffman's Nutcracker taking a war veteran and a wondering child on a journey through memories of New York City...".

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 pm

Description. A jazz piano concert with Monty Alexander.

Contact. www.jcal.org / Tickets $10 / $5 for Shell Shocked Nut / / Tickets $20 / $15 for Jazz Concert with Monty Alexander.

Was First DISCONTINUED in 2019. I don't see anything for this year.


The Afrikan Poetry Society Kwanzaa Holiday Market & Shopping Jamaica Queens

Kwanzaa Holiday Events in Jamaica Queens NYC

jamaica holiday markets nyc jamaica holiday shopping jamaica ave holiday shopping queens nycOLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 12 noon to 8 pm

Description. The Annual Kwanzaa celebration organized by the Afrikan Poetry Theatre will provide a market for crafts and food vendors, as well as music, dance and a candle lighting. Admission $15 / $8 kids. This is a Jamaica holiday market in Queens.

Location. At the Amazura Concert Hall at 91-12 144th Street in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens.

Contact. thecenterforculture@gmail.com

Rockaway Holiday Tree Lighting & Rockaway Holiday Kids Parade

Holiday Tree Lightings in South Ozone Park in Queens NYC

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 3, 4 & 5, 2021 from 4 pm - 10 pm

Description. Returing for the 7th year. Hope NYC organized a kids parade the past seven years at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd in Jamaica. On Friday the tree lighting is at 7 pm. On Saturday the free toy giveaway begins at 5 pm. And on Sunday the kids parade begins at 5 pm.

Location. At Hope Holiday Village at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd in South Ozone Park in Queens.

Contact. www.hopenyc.com / FB - www.facebook.com/Hopenyc / Tel 718.848.2810


Long Island City LIC Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Events

Also see Astoria or CLICK Long Island City LIC holiday markets in Queens


There's a holiday celebration and toy drive at the Vista Sky Lounge in the Four Points Sheraton at 27-05 39th Avenue in Long Island City on Saturday from 11.30 am - 4 pm. Tickets $110 at 212.244.8440. Proof of vaccination required. Organized by the Albanian American Women's Organization.

I don't see Anything for this Year 2021


Long Island City Holiday Celebrations in Queens

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ long island city menorah lightings holiday events lic kwanzaa tree lighting long island city queens nycTuesday, December 3, 2019 begins at 6 pm

Description. This Long Island City celebration includes caroling, hot chocolate and a snow flake lighting. The event is hosted by the Long Island City Partnership.

Location. At Hunters Point Community Park at the corner of Vernon Blvd and 48th Avenue in Long Island City. It used to be at 48th Street & Vernon by the LIC Bar as shown in the photo.

Contact. www.longislandcityqueens.com

Long Island City Menorah Lighting & Party in Queens

long island city menorah lightings holiday events lic kwanzaa tree lighting long island city queens nycMenorah Lightings in Long Island City Queens

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 begins at 5 pm

Description. Menorah lighting, holiday songs and holiday treats. This year they're doing a menorah ice carving, 3D glow in the dark glasses, donuts, chocolate, gelt and treats, Chanukah music and a performance by the Chabad Hebrew School. In the past they've hosted potato latkes, music, doughnuts and photos w/ a dreidel mascot for [prospective] members.

Location. At Gantry State Park at Center Blvd at 48th Avenue in Long Island City.

Contact. www.chabadlic.com

holiday events queens christmas tree lighting lic hanukkah candle lighting menorah long island city licHunters Point Community Development Tree Lighting & Holiday Event LIC

Friday, December 3, 2021 beginning at 6 pm / tree lit at 6 pm

Description. A holiday tree lighting on the Vernon Mall, with music, speeches and refreshment.

Location. At the Vernon Mall at 50-11 Vernon Blvd at 50th Avenue in LIC, the 12th Annual Theresa Mona Adams Holiday tree lighting.

Contact. www.hunterspointcivic.org / FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/372530809525850/

Hunters Point Community Development Corp / Hunters Point Civic Assn

The Nutcracker by the Joffrey Ballet School Holiday Events LIC

Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 3.30 - 5 pm

Location. The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is located at 31-10 Thomson Ave in LIC.

Description. The Joffrey Ballet School will perform a feast of dance and music in one of the most classic holiday dance pieces of all time. Tickets at www.lpac.nyc.

Contact. www.lpac.nyc


Ridgewood Holiday & Christmas Tree Lighting Events - Queens

CLICK here for Ridgewood holiday markets in Queens


Onderdonk House Holiday Celebration in Ridgewood

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 from 12 noon - 4 pm. Photos with St Nicholas $5 and kids free.

Description. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated as a Dutch legend, which includes a historic exhibit, holiday singing, sweets, treats, ornaments and crafts. Donation $5 / Kids free.

Location. At the Vande Ende Onderdonk House at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood.

Contact. www.onderdonkhouse.org


Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2021 from 12 noon - 5 pm. Winter Open House - free entry.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm. Evening Tour of the house.

* Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic Assn Tree Lighting & Christmas Carols

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 7 - 8 pm

Location. At IS 93 located at 66-56 Forest Avenue between Madison and Woodbine Streets in the Auditorium.

Description. This Queens Christmas tree lighting event includes the traditional tree lighting ceremony and caroling. Carols [maybe Polish & Romanian - not sure].



Sunnyside Christmas, Hanukkah & Holiday Events

Also see Woodside Section or CLICK Sunnyside holiday markets in Queens


Not Sure if they did an Event this Year 2021, but the Lights are on


Sunnyside Shines BID Holiday Lighting Celebration

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 6 - 7 pm

Description. The Sunnyside Shines holiday event includes a visit from Santa, hot chocolate & coffee and entertainment by local performers.

Location. At 43th Street & Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside Queens.

Contact. www.sunnysideshines.org

I don't see Anything for this event in 2021, but they're doing a Holiday Market as SS Reformed on Dec 4 - click Queens Holiday Markets Link at the top of this report


Skillman Avenue Holiday - Winter Lights Festival

holiday christmas tree lighting sunnyside queensOLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Monday, December 2, 2019 beginning at 5 & 6 pm, with the tree lightings at 5.30 & 6.30 pm

Description. The first tree lighting at 5.30 pm at 44th Street & 43rd Avenue. The second tree lighting will be at 6.30 pm at Sunnyside Reformed Church courtyard which is also where the main stage will be located. There will be live performances, face painting, arts & crafts and music. This Sunnyside holiday event in Queens is organized by CCM Van Bramer & the Skillman Project.

Location. There are two events, the first at 43rd Avenue at 44th Street and the second at 48th Streeet and Skillman Avenue - both in Sunnyside.

Contact. https://www.facebook.com/TheSkillmanProject/ or CCM Van Bramer's Office

It appears this Concert isn't Returning for 2021


Sunnyside Reformed Church Holiday Concert in Queens

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm

Location. At Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street & Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.

Description. There's a Mika Rannali Piano Recital at Sunnyside Reformed Church. Free.

Contact. http://sunnysidenyc.rcachurches.org/

Woodside on the Move Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm - rsvps at website

Contact. https://www.woodsideonthemove.org/newsandevents

Christ Church Holiday Party in Woodside Queens NYC

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 6.30 pm - scroll down to Woodside Section X

I don't see Anything for 2021


Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Holiday Tree Lighting Event

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6 - 7.30 pm

Description. This Sunnyside holiday celebration includes a performance by the Sunnyside Drum Corps, free hot chocolate and some speeches. Around 7.30 pm, after the ceremony, it's been a traditional practice for the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce to head over to Dazies Restaurant on Queens Blvd for dinner.

Location. At 49th Street & Queens Blvd in Joe Sabba Park.

Contact. www.sunnyside-chamber.org

I don't see Anything for 2021 and didn't for 2020 either.


St Nicholas Illumination & Carol Sing in Sunnyside NYC

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm

Location. Begins at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street & Skillman Avenue and marches east to Queen of Angels Church a few blocks west on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.

Description. There will be a couple of lightings, some scripture reading, singing, hot chocolate and an appearance by Santa. The five churches include Grace Fellowship which meets at PS 150 at 40th Street & 43rd Avenue, All Saints Episcopal Church at 46th St off 43rd Avenue and Christ Lutheran Church of 52nd Street in Woodside.

Contact. www.queenofangelsnyc.org / Tel. 718.xxx.yyyy - scroll up for Sunnyside Reformed info.

I don't see Anything for 2021 and didn't for 2020 either.


Holiday Party For Children By 108th Precinct Sunnyside

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12 noon - 2 pm

Location. At Sunnyside Community Services at 43-31 39th Street in Sunnyside.

Description. Kids oriented holiday event likely with free light refreshments, maybe Santa and some small freebies. Since little detail was provided online I'm guessing here.

Contact. Info from CB2 Sunnyside / CCM JVB's Office.




Whitestone Holiday Events - Queens

Christmas Events in Whitestone or CLICK Whitestone holiday markets in Queens


Holiday Lights Event in Whitestone Queens

Friday, December 3, 2021 beginning 6.30 pm

Description. This is the 7th annual celebration of this holiday lighting event - with the tree lighting. Usually the tree lighting occurs about 4.30 - 5 pm, but this year it starts late. Whitestone is reported to have some of the best holiday lights / decorated homes in Queens. Organized by Queens Chamber of Commerce, Whitestone Merchants Association, Hon. Paul A. Vallone New York City Council, District 19, We Love Whitestone.

Location. At Harpell's Pharmacy Lot at 12-65 150th Street at 14th Avenue in Whitestone.

Contact. www.harpellrx.com / Tel 718.898.8500


Woodside Christmas & Holiday Events - Queens

Also see Sunnyside Section or CLICK Woodside holiday markets in Queens


holiday christmas tree lighting woodside queensWoodside on the Move - Tree Lighting Holiday Event in Woodside

Friday, December 4, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm - rsvps at website

Description. There's caroling and dancing by three local public schools - PS11, PS152 & PS361 - along with the kids from St. Sebastians, hot chocolate, a visit by Santa and some speeches. This Woodside Christmas celebration / tree lighting event is organized by Woodside on the Move.

Location. This year it's being held at Beacon Program PS 361 Q. An rsvp is required [I think] at www.woodsideonthemove.org/newsandevents.

HISTORICALLY - In the past the tree lighting was held at Sohncke Park along Roosevelt Avenue at 58th Street across from St. Sebastian's Church in Woodside.

Contact. www.woodsideonthemove.org/newsandevents

www.woodsideonthemove.org / Tel - 718.476.8449

Holiday Tree Lighting in Woodside Christ Lutheran Church

Friday, December 24, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm

Description. This is a Christmas Eve church service.

OLD / IN THE PAST. This is a Woodside Christmas party for the Deaf at Christ Lutheran Church in Woodside. They also host an Oktoberfest a couple of Saturdays before Halloween.

Location. At Christ Lutheran Church Christmas at 33-57 58th Street at Broadway in Woodside.

Contact. www.christchurchwoodside.com / 718.639.3945 - For event info - Tom Ryan 718.205.1030


Queens Holiday Events & Things To Do NYC

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