‘Tis the season! There are so many fun events and shops that pop up during the holiday season. Click on the highlighted areas or pictures for links to each website. Also check our events page! See the list below and check back for any updates!

On December 6, the Bronx Community Board 7 along with the Friends of Mosholu Park, hosts the 2018 Mosholu Parkway Tree Lighting!

Come out on Mosholu Parkway and listen to children from the nearby school sing holiday tunes, Sip on hot chocolate or warm apple cider and have some holiday cookies. Friends of Mosholu Park is raffling off a decorated gingerbread house!

It’s a great evening for community togetherness. Come out –meet your neighbors – be part of an awesome community.

HSA PRESENTS “A HARLEMETTES HOLIDAY!” When members of a Times Square tour group curiously wander off on their own, they take the A train to Harlem discovering a world that moves to the rhythm of jazz, blues and hip-hop! Join their enchanted journey to find the happiest of holidays! Join Harlem School of the Arts for two weekends to view this spectacular event. Showing for 2 weekends, December 7-9 and December 14-16, get your tickets HERE!

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to present the 14th Annual “Sparkling the Heart of Fordham” Holiday Event on Friday December 7. This year’s celebration will be hosted by DJ Sabronxsura and is open to the public with a special visit from Santa Claus, our tree lighting, live music and entertainment, as well as raffles, prizes & free gifts for the first 600 children. Last year over 3,000 people attended the event.

Join the Bronx Museum of The Arts  for a Family Affair: Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1 to 4:00pm. Celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon filled with festive art activities for the entire family!

Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 with parent/caregiver.
For more information and to Register, click HERE.

Spiced-Up Hanukah Havdalah” is hosted by the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, in partnership with PJ Library. For families with young children… all welcome to join our multi-sensory celebration of Hanukah, the festival of lights, plus a special candle lighting for Havdalah, when we say goodbye to Shabbat for the week.

There will be crafts and activities, as well as snacks and socializing. Best for families with younger children (babies, toddlers and preschool age); open to all families, whether you celebrate Hanukah every year or will be introducing new traditions to your little ones.

A Christmas Carol in Harlem Play is showing NOW until December 8, 2018. You can enjoy this with the entire family!

Set in present-day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with Classical Theatre of Harlem’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. A Christmas Carol in Harlem places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others…and he gets an education one Christmas Eve from a few spirits. We saw the play and highly recommend it! A great way to begin the season. For our full review and more information, check out our article HERE.

Calling all “Santa’s Little Helpers”! Santa Claus is Coming to Town & You can have breakfast and take a picture with him on Saturday, December 8th from 8am to 10am at Applebee’s Bronx Terminal Market!

Tickets available now in the Restaurants (Everyone needs a ticket) which includes Breakfast and the Chance to Meet Santa. 100% of the proceeds from tickets will benefit Toys For Tots! More Information HERE.

It’s easy to feel a little lost during the “most wonderful time of the year”. Let the talented cast and crew of Pied Piper Theatre show you the true meaning of Christmas with their rendition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. While everyone else around Charlie Brown rejoice in the holiday time, he struggles with the commercialism of the season, and finds himself sad every year. A real friend and a little faith help restore his belief in the season…and just in time! Shows begin December 8th!

Santa is coming to Inwood! Santa Claus will be hanging out at Tryon Public House from 4-6pm on December 8th. For the kids: Enjoy Santa and Decorate our Christmas Tree! For the parents: Enjoy our Happy Hour from 4-7pm and sure, throw an ornament on the tree.

We will also be supporting Toys for Tots in association with the Marine Corps! Please bring in a brand new, unwrapped toy and drop it in our Toys for Tots drop off box anytime during our hours from December 1st to December 15th!

Bronx entrepreneurs come together as vendors and innovators for a special holiday market! This year’s Artisan Market at The Bronx Museum will feature a holiday raffle! On Sunday, December 9, bring the entire family to shop for holiday gifts, or for yourselves! You’ll be supporting local business owners and a chance to win a generous raffle! The Museum will be raffling off ten, $100 gift cards to Key Food! Admission to the museum is free for everyone!


On December 11th in the Bronx, join the Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District as well as councilman Andrew Cohen for a Holiday Tree Lighting! From 6-8 pm at the corner of E Mosholu Parkway N and Jerome Avenue, there will be free toys for children while supplies last, photos with Santa, and holiday shopping guides. Shop local and save this holiday season!


Bruce’s Family Garden hosts their annual Winter Solstice Celebration in Isham Park which will take place Wednesday December 12 from 6–9:00pm. Join them for tree lighting festivities and holiday craft making for the children 🎄🎅🎁

Entertainment and refreshments will be served.

Too Hot To Handel: The Gospel Messiah, a NEW holiday tradition brought to you by The United Palace on December 15! This traditional Holiday Oratorio (or musical composition) has been “ingeniously re-imagined” with an infusion of Latin rhythms, jazz improvisation, and gospel harmony. The United Palace adds a unique uptown vibe to the mix in a production that features the colorful and electric sounds of the Heights. Guest soloists joined by composer/conductor Chris Whittaker. 

The United Palace is known for creating holiday programming that unites diverse audiences and is accessible to all ages. Don’t miss this fun reinterpretation of an iconic masterpiece! 

Join the Bronx YMCA us for our annual Breakfast with Santa holiday, family fun, fun, fun event! Participants will have breakfast or brunch, create a craft, and take a photo with Santa. We encourage you to make it more fun by wearing pajamas, or come in character!

You must register in advance for this event by December 9. Registration can be made in person at The Bronx YMCA on Castle Hill Avenue for either Breakfast or Brunch. Cost is $20 ($15 for YMCA members) for children 2 and up. Children 2 and under FREE!

The Harlem Popup Collective is a ONGOING curated creative space (and shopping experience!) with a goal to SUPPORT LOCAL CREATIVES while BUILDING COMMUNITY. Conveniently located in the heart of Harlem @ Silvana 300 W 116th St & Frederic Douglass Blvd, this Collective seeks to provide a platform for local creatives and vendors from New York; independent brands, artist and designers, to share their goods and link with the community. Visit the Collective every Sunday Until December 23!

Join us for our annual Melrose Parranda: Our Puerto Rican Christmas caroling procession through the Melrose section of the Bronx! Based on the music of plena and other holiday songs from the island, this festive parade will be led by members of the Bronx music and cultural community, including Jorge Vazquez, Nelson Matthew Gonzalez, Bobby Sanabria, and others. Each stop along the parranda will be a different casita, the little houses that evoke the houses of the countryside in Puerto Rico. We’ll end at Melrose’s most famous casita, Rincón Criollo, aka La Casita de Chema. Free and open to the public.