November 25: BLACK FRIDAY
Get you holiday shopping on. ‘Nuff said.
Now through all winter: Skating at the Standard
The Standard Hotel’s ice rink is now open! Skate the night away while indulging in an après skate menu and an assortment of spiked beverages. 848 Washington Street, Mon- Fri 12PM- late, Sat- Sun 9AM- late
November 26: Harbor Lights
For the third year in a row, New York Harbor will glow with lights of its’ water vessels. Tour boats, work boats, private boats, charter yachts and other seaworthy vehicles cruise around the harbor outfitted in twinkling lights to celebrate the holiday season. For the best viewing hop over to the Brooklyn Bridge Park or South Street Seaport between 7- 8PM.
November 26: disco dancefest
Burn off the stuffing and pecan pie calories with a underground-disco-themed evening, featuring Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6, Midnight Magic and Escobar. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes to this sweaty affair. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St between Kent and Wythe Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 8PM, 718-486-5400 for tickets
November 28: the holidays are here
New York’s largest holiday festival is back. For one night only Lincoln Square and the surrounding streets fill with Winter’s Eve festivities, street performers, tasty bites and a tree lighting in Dante Park. For more information click here. Broadway and 63rd Street, 5:30 PM
November 30: Tree Lighting 101
Thousands will gather once again for this years tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center. The colorful and towering tree is a sight to behold, and the lighting ceremony, always features celebrity guests, musical performances and more. Though festivities don’t officially start until 7PM, be sure to get to Rockefeller Center early to snag your spot. Rockefeller Center, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, 7- 9PM