The Holidays in Lower Manhattan: This Year’s Best Events

The Holidays in Lower Manhattan: This Year’s Best Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — especially in Lower Manhattan! A beloved season among locals and tourists alike, the holidays in New York are full of festive trees, lights, markets, skating rinks and more. Take advantage before it’s gone by partaking in this year’s best holiday happenings south of Chambers Street.

70 Pine Holiday Market

Whether you’re staying at Q&A Hotel or just in the neighborhood, stop by the lobby of historical landmark building 70 Pine to shop local vendors and artists and find unique holiday gifts. Browse the likes of Wicked Candles, Glow Jars, NYC Chess Inc., Pet Portraits, City Acres Market, LELO Fine Foods, House of Cork, Luscious Little Dessert Company and more.

Daily through December 6, 2018
70 Pine Street
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Luminaries is a mesmerizing holiday light installation created by the LAB at Rockwell Group, an experience design studio, for Brookfield Place. Installed in the Winter Garden, the suspended canopy of glowing lanterns changes in color and intensity and is inspired by the season’s traditions of sharing, giving and community.

The light shows occur every half hour, and visitors are encouraged to send wishes to the canopy above from the glowing “wishing stations.” For every wish made, Brookfield Place will donate $1 to Little Essentials, a New York City-based non-profit providing much needed resources and parenting education to children and families living in poverty.

Daily through January 4, 2019
230 Vesey Street
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FiDi Chanukah Party

No matter how you spell it, Chanukah is upon us and the FiDi community is ready to celebrate. Join them Thursday night on the rooftop lounge of 75 Wall Street for a sushi buffet, open bar, menorah lighting, latkes, sufganiyot and more organized by The Jewish Learning Experience. Please RSVP through the link provided below.

December 6, 2018
75 Wall Street, Rooftop Lounge
$18 admission

The Rink at Brookfield Place

Rockefeller Center isn’t the only place to lace up your skates and hit the ice this holiday season. Head to The Rink at Brookfield Place for public skate sessions, private lessons, kids group classes and ice shows featuring Olympic medalist skaters.

Daily through March 2019
230 Vesey Street
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Deck the Stalls Holiday Market

This multi-cultural market event celebrates the best of New York City’s public markets in partnership with Fulton Stall Market’s farmers and producers. Enjoy holiday gifts, locally made food, cultural performances, Seaport tours, live music, wine and craft beverages. The market takes place Sundays in the Seaport District.

Sundays through December 23, 2018
Water Street between Fulton and Beekman Streets
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BPCP: Holiday Lights

Join the Battery Park City community for a quaint evening of caroling, warm beverages and sweet treats! If you wish, donate to those in need by bringing a wrapped gift for Stockings with Care. You may also drop off gift donations through December 6 at 75 Battery Place.

December 6, 2018
South Cove, Battery Park City
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Holiday Market at the Oculus

Looking for yet another holiday market to shop for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list? Visit the beautiful Oculus at the World Trade Center for 20 hand-picked specialty shops offering limited-edition gifts and souvenirs. This year, in addition to the shops you’ll find engaging live performances by world-class talent and local community groups.

Daily through December 31, 2018
185 Greenwich Street
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For more Lower Manhattan happenings all throughout the year, follow the Q&A Hotel blog.