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Holiday Events In Queens - Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Events Queens

Nov 24, 2022 at 12:15 am by mikewood


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Queens Holiday Events & Queens Holiday Things To Do

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

queens holiday events queens nyc kwanzaa hanukkah christmas queens xmas November 26, 2022 / Astoria Neighborhood / Long Island City LIC Neighborhood / Sunnyside Neighborhood / Woodside Neighborhood / Jackson Heights Neighborhood / Corona Neighborhood / Flushing Neighborhood / Jamaica Neighborhood / Queens Neighborhoods NYC / Queens Things To Do Holidays / Queens Buzz NYC.

 

*** 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, remember caution is the better part of valor. Try to maintain some social distance, when in a crowded place consider wearing a mask and if you're not feeling well, give yourself a break and enjoy some time at home.

 

How The Queens Holiday Events Page on this Page are Organized

These holiday events on Queens are organized as follows:

1. BY NEIGHBORHOODS OF QUEENS

2. BY DATE

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.

3. ALL OF THESE ARE FREE UNLESS FEES ARE SPECIFIED.

4. Note QUEENS HOLIDAY MARKETS are published on a separate page - the links to which are posted above and at the bottom of this page, along with links to holiday events in other boroughs.

 

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

queens holiday events queens nyc kwanzaa hanukkah christmas queens xmasNovember 26, 2022 / Astoria Neighborhood / Long Island City LIC Neighborhood / Sunnyside Neighborhood / Woodside Neighborhood / Jackson Heights Neighborhood / Corona Neighborhood / Flushing Neighborhood / Jamaica Neighborhood / Queens Neighborhoods NYC / Queens Things To Do Holidays / Queens Buzz NYC. Continued.

 

Note that these events are free unless otherwise noted.


 

WORK IN PROGRESS 11.26.22

Updated weekly through the holidays. Many of the events planned Next Week have been Updated.

Only asterisked events have been updated to 2022. Pay attention to the dates / year.

 

I.

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 4, 2022 from 3 - 4.30 pm [lights on at dusk / 4.30 pm]

Description. This holiday tree lighting includes a letters to Santa mailbox, holiday arts & crafts, stilt walkers, a Latin mariachi performance, Christmas Carol singalongs, and more. This Queens holiday event is organized by CALDC - the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition in Astoria.

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

Contact. https://www.centralastoria.org


* So far Nothing Posted for 2022 - Possibly Because they're Distracted Working Hard to Attract the FIFA World Cup Audience - But this is a Longstanding Tradition, so it may still Happen and the Likely Date would be 12/2/22 Friday. They are doing an Xmas Market on 12/11 & 18 - click the Holiday Markets Link above for details

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

holiday events astoria christmas tree lighting astoria tree lighting events queensOLD _ NOTE DATE _ 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. https://bohemianhall.com / Tel - 718.274.4925


* Athens Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Thursday, December 1, 2022 beginning at 6 pm [parade] and at 7 pm [tree lighting]

Decription. A holiday parade featuring Santa and a couple of horse drawn carriages that begins at 49th Street and marches west along 30th Avenue to Athens Square Park at 30th Street in Astoria. At 7 pm there's a tree lighting of what's been billed as the second largest Christmas tree in NYC. While it wasn't publicized, I'm assuming there will be some entertainment and likely some cocoa or cider and treats. Organized by Gus Lambropoulos who works for a real estate development / asset management firm.

Location. Athens Square Park is located at 30th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria.

Contact. Gus Lambropoulos of Agora Asset Management which is a financial services / real estate development company


* Steinway Astoria Partnership Holiday Celebration in Queens

Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11.30 noon - 3.30 pm

Decription. There will be strolling carolers singing along Steinway Street, which is a retro small business shopping mecca with about 300 different stores, thus providing shoppers with an enjoyable traditional shopping experience. Organized by the Steinway Astoria Partnership.

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

Contact. www.steinwaystreet.org / 718.721.8252.


* I don't see Anything for 2022 - The Site has been Cleansed and the FB Page Event is Over 5 Months Old, so Stay Tuned ...

Kaufman Arts District Holiday Tree Lighting Event Astoria

OLD _ NOTE DATE _ Tuesday, December 7, 2021 beginning at 4 pm

Description. This Queens holiday event includes carols sung by the singers from the Astoria Performing Arts Center and ornaments provided by PS 166 students at the Riis Settlement House and Our World a nearby charter school. This is an Astoria holiday tree lighting event.

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

Contact. www.kaufmanartsdistrict.com


* They've Not Performed a Holiday Concert Here Since 2019 & Nothing Indicated for 2022

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. http://www.redeemerconcerts.org / https://www.redeemer-astoria.org/


 

II.

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 Events

Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 6 - 7.30 pm

Description. This is NOT exactly a Queens Kwanzaa holiday event, but it's a close as I've seen them post thus far. They call it - Upcycled Gifts: Decoupage Container Craft - which they describe as, "... All ages are free to attend this environmentally friendly craft activity in which we will make decoupage containers to gift to loved ones and friends during the holiday season. All supplies will be provided...". It's free but you should rsvp.

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

Contact. For this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/o/langston-hughes-library-19074784323

www.queenslibrary.org / Tel. 718.651.1100


* Louis Armstrong House Holiday History Tour in Corona

Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1 - 5 pm

Description. This Louis Armstrong House holiday event in Corona Queens is coordinated with six other Flushing historic houses who are participating in the event. Tickets are $20 / $15 - cut and paste this url to buy them at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-annual-holly-tour-tickets-470042990237

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

Contact. www.louisarmstronghouse.org / Tel - 718.478.8274 /

Also announced by https://www.bownehouse.org / https://flushingchamber.nyc

ALSO SEE FLUSHING BELOW


* Appears 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


 

III.

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 - Historic House Tour

Holiday Things To Do in Queens & Flushing NYC

Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1 - 5 pm

Description. This Historic House holiday event in Flushing Queens is coordinated with six other Flushing / Corona historic houses which are also participating in the event. Tickets are $20 / $15 - cut and paste this url to buy them at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-annual-holly-tour-tickets-470042990237

 

There's possibly a second event as noted below. TBD.

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.


* Flushing Holiday Historic House Tour in Queens

Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1 to 5 pm

Description. In the past this event has been described as, "... an Annual Holiday Historic House Tour, featuring seven historic sites in Queens and their unique stories ... [take one afternoon] 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)."

Locations. This year they're running a trolley which you can take from one place to the next. 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. Louis Latimer House at 34-41 137th Street in Flushing. Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing. Louis Armstrong House at 104th Street and 46th Avenue in Corona. The Bowne House at 37-01 Bowne Street in Flushing. The Quaker Meeting House along 137-16 Northern Blvd in Flushing.

Contact. In the past tickets could be purchased via any of their websites - including at https://www.bownehouse.org, www.queenshistoricalsociety.org, www.louisarmstronghouse.org, www.vomuseum.org, or www.flushingtownhall.org - $20 / $15 / $12 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. Tickets are $20 / $15 - cut and paste this url to buy them at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-annual-holly-tour-tickets-470042990237


* Flushing Holiday Historic House Tour in Queens

Louis Latimer House Holiday Events in Flushing Queens NYC

Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1 - 5 pm

Description. This Historic House holiday event in Flushing Queens is coordinated with six other Flushing / Corona historic houses which are also participating in the event. Tickets are $20 / $15 - cut and paste this url to buy them at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-annual-holly-tour-tickets-470042990237

 

There's possibly a second event as noted below. TBD.

Description. Holiday tree lighting and tinkering.

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

Contact. LouisLatimerHouse


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.


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

ALSO SEE CORONA ABOVE


* The Amaze Lights Festival

Began November 11th and runs through January 8th, 2023

Description. A light show / interactive exhibit.

Location. At CitiField in Flushing


 

IV.

Jackson Heights Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Events

Also see Corona or CLICK Jackson Heights holiday markets in Queens

 


* Kwanzaa Celebration at Langston Hughes Cultural Center & Library Corona

See Corona Section above.


* 82nd Street Partnership Holiday Tree Lighting in Jackson Heights NYC

Friday, December 2, 2022 beginning at 5 pm

Description. A holiday tree lighting and celebration which includes refreshments, caroling and a visit from Santa.

Location. At the Dunningham Triangle at Baxter Avenue and 82nd Street in Jackson Heights.

Contact. 82nd Street Partnership - https://82ndstreet.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.


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


* A Queens Holiday Caroling / Sing-Along in Jackson Heights

Saturday, December 17, 2022 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/


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 2022 and they didn't do one in 2021 or 2020, but there's a bit of new life on their Facebook Page, so stay tuned ...

 

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/


* There doesn't appear to be one planned for 2022, and They didn't do one in 2019, 2020 nor 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
[included]."

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

Contact. www.queensconsort.com


* Likely Discontinued as they had a Large Park Renovation Project which Likely Disrupted the Continuity, and also the Retirement by Former CCM Dromm

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


 

V.

Jamaica Kwanzaa, Christmas & Holiday Events

Tree & Kwanzaa Lightings or CLICK Jamaica holiday markets in Queens

 


* TBD _ They're hosting a Victorian Ball on Dec 17th, 2022. Details to follow.

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


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


* TBD _ They're doing a jazz concert on December 8, 2022. Details to follow.

 

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


* TBD _ They're doing something similar in 2022 on same weekend. Details to follow.

Rockaway Holiday Tree Lighting & Rockaway Holiday Kids Parade

Holiday Tree Lightings in South Ozone Park in Queens NYC

OLD _ NOTE YEAR _ 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


 

VI.

Long Island City LIC Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Events

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

 


* The Nutcracker by the Joffrey Ballet School Holiday Events LIC

Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 3.30 - 5 pm

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 are $20 at https://www.lpac.nyc

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

Contact. https://www.lpac.nyc


* Hanukkah Starts Dec 18, so the Events occur in late December, stay tuned ...

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

OLD _ NOTE YEAR _ 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 lic* Awaiting Update as of 11/27/22

Hunters Point Community Development Tree Lighting & Holiday Event LIC

OLD _ NOTE YEAR _ 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


* I don't see Anything for this Year 2022 & they didn't do one in 2021 & they have a new Exec Director

 

Long Island City Holiday Celebrations in Queens

long island city menorah lightings holiday events lic kwanzaa tree lighting long island city queens nycOLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Tuesday, 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


 

VII.

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].

Contact.


 

VIII.

Sunnyside Christmas, Hanukkah & Holiday Events

Also see Woodside Section or CLICK Sunnyside holiday markets in Queens

 


* St Nicholas Illumination & Carol Sing in Sunnyside NYC

Friday, December 9, 2022 from 7 to 9 pm

Location. Begins with a tree lighting at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street & Skillman Avenue and marches east to Queen of Angels Church on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.

Description. In the past there will be a couple of lightings, some scripture reading, singing, hot chocolate and an appearance by Santa. In the past up to five churches were involved including 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. This year the two anchor churches remain involved, and I know that All Saints Episcopal Church closed so they will not be involved, and it's unclear whether either of the other two are involved this year.

Contact. www.queenofangelsnyc.org - scroll up for Sunnyside Reformed Church collaboration


* Sunnyside Reformed Church Holiday Event in Queens

Friday, December 9, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm

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

Description. There's a Tree Lighting at Sunnyside Reformed Church, followed by a short procession down to Queen of Angels Church where there's a Nativity Lighting. The event is usually accompanied by singing and either hot chocolate or warm cider. Free.

Contact. http://sunnysidenyc.rcachurches.org - scroll down for Queen of Angels collaboration info


* Woodside on the Move Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

scroll down to Woodside Section X


* Christ Church Holiday Party in Woodside Queens NYC

scroll down to Woodside Section X


* None Posted for 2022 _ They haven't Hosted a Tree Lighting Since Prior to Pandemic, and There's a New Executive Director, so Priorities / Focus / Funding may have Changed

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


* Discontinued as This was a CCM Van Bramer Project which does not Appear to have been Continued by his Successor

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


* As far as I know they didn't do one in 2020, 2021 and I don't see anything for 2022

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 2022, and didn't in 2021 or 2020, so likely discontinued ...

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. Organized by CB2 with the 108th Precinct.

Contact. FB - https://www.facebook.com/NYPD108Pct / TWTR - https://twitter.com/nypd108pct?lang=en

 

ALSO SEE WOODSIDE BELOW


 

IX.

Whitestone & Bayside Holiday Events - Queens

Christmas Events in Whitestone or CLICK Whitestone holiday markets in Queens

 


* Holiday Events / Holiday Parties in Bayside Queens

Bayside Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 6 pm to 11 pm

Description. A twelve piece band will perform in the landmarked castle as food and drinks are served by Papazzio for the Bayside Historical Society Annual Holiday Party. Tickets $95 by November 30th - see their website below.

Location. At the Bayside Historical Society at 208 Totten Avenue in Bayside.

Contact. https://www.baysidehistorical.org / Tel - 718-352-1548


* Holiday Events / Holiday Lightings in Bayside Queens

Bayside Village Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event

Sunday, December 4, 2022 from beginning at 4 pm

Description. This is the village celebration of the holidays with a tree lighting, square dancing, giveaways, hot cocoa, raffles and Christmas caroling. Organized by the Bayside Village BID.

Location. At the 41st Avenue LIRR Green by the train station next to OSP in Bayside.

Contact. http://baysidevillagebid.com/


* Holiday Lighting Event in Whitestone Queens

Friday, December 2, 2022 from 6.30 to 7.30 pm

Description. This is the 8th annual celebration of this holiday lighting event. Whitestone is reported to have some of the best holiday lights / decorated homes in Queens. Organized by the Whitestone Merchants Association with support from the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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

Contact. www.harpellrx.com / Tel 718.898.8500


 

X.

Woodside Christmas & Holiday Events - Queens

Also see Sunnyside Section or CLICK Woodside holiday markets in Queens

 


* At Present Nothing Posted, They have a new Executive Director as of Aug 2021 and it was done last year, but this is a Long Standing Tradition so Stay Tuned. Likely the first Friday in December as in previous years UNCONFIRMED

Woodside on the Move - Tree Lighting Holiday Event in Woodside

OLD _ NOTE YEAR _ Friday, December 4, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm - rsvps at website

holiday christmas tree lighting woodside queensDescription. 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


* Christmas Church Service in Woodside at Christ Lutheran Church

Saturday, December 24, 2022 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

ALSO SEE SUNNYSIDE ABOVE


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