Hello, holidays! From Santa to s’mores to twinkling lights, the holidays have arrived in Brooklyn. This weekend you can shop for your loved ones at a craft fair, toy store, or toy exchange, or celebrate the season at one of Brooklyn’s many Santa sightings and light festivals. Enjoy yourselves, and thank you for helping us spread the word about SkipKid!
Holiday Concert, Singalong & Cookie Swap with the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, Park Slope. The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, directed by Nelly Vuksic, presents a concert of holiday favorites at All Saints Church in Park Slope. Featuring Roger Lent on Trumpet, the concert will also include a sing-along portion, making this a fun and festive event for the whole family. And afterward there will be a cookie swap and hot chocolate!
Holiday Party, The Evergreens Cemetery, Bushwick. The event includes a visit from Santa, trips aboard the Santa Express trackless train, a S’mores station and hot chocolate. This festive event in the beautiful landscape of the Evergreens is free and open to the public. The rain date will be December 10th.
Santa Saturday, Pure Bistro, Park Slope. Free visit with Santa plus strolling carolers along Park Slope’s 5th Avenue.
Kids Stuff Swap, Brooklyn Free Space, Park Slope. Round up your children’s outgrown clothes, equipment, and toys and trade them in for something new (to you) and better…or maybe just bigger! Clean, wearable items please! If you couldn’t get the banana stains out of that onesie, no one can! All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.
Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Greenpoint Toy Center, Greenpoint. The local merchants on Manhattan Avenue have raised enough money for holidays lights streching from Nassua Avenue to Huron Street. Come out to see this magical holiday display.
Made @PS8 Craft Fair, Dumbo. Shop, eat, and craft. Admission is free.
7th Annual Dumbo Holiday Party, Powerhouse Arena, Dumbo. Join in on the holiday festivities with some holiday and winter-themed book readings! You’ll also have the chance to meet some of Powerhouse’s favorite kids books illustrators as they battle each other in a fun, good-natured drawing competition based on holiday-inspired suggestions from kids in the audience!
Charlie Brown Christmas Live 2016, Shapeshifter Lab, Gowanus. Live performance of the classic Charlie Brown Christmas special word for word and gesture for gesture and a jazz trio will play the iconic Vince Guaraldi score.
ALSO…SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO BROOKLYN!
Throughout December, you can take a picture of your little one with Saint Nick!