The most wonderful time of the year? It certainly is in Brooklyn. That’s when lights get lit, presents are exchanged, and social calendars fill up. Below are some Brooklyn Holiday events you won’t want to miss.
Chabad of Park Slope Menorah lighting — December 6-December 13
Each night of Chanukah, Chabad of Park Slope presents the lighting of the “World’s Largest Menorah” — 32 feet, to be precise. Celebrate with hot latkes, music, and gifts for children. Learn more here.
World’s Largest Menorah photo courtesy of Chabad of Park Slope via Facebook.
Holiday singalong, 2014 | Greenlight Bookstore via Facebook
Greenlight Bookstore holiday stories and singalong — December 10, 4 p.m.
This annual tradition in the lead-up to Christmas and the middle of Chanukah features a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and a community singalong—complemented with cookies and cider—will put you in the holiday spirit. Find more information here.
Brooklyn Comedy Festival Winter Wonderlandia via Facebook
Brooklyn Comedy Festival Winter Wonderlandia — December 11, 8:30 p.m.
Here’s a chance to have a laugh and do good! This chucklefest at the Knitting Factory offers the opportunity to spread the warmth by donating a gently used winter coat. Do so, and you’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize. Also, expect Santa, live music, and surprise guests. Details here.
The Colonial Nutcracker via Eventbrite
The Colonial Nutcracker at Brooklyn Center — December 13, 8 p.m.
Treat the entire family (recommended for children 5 and up) to a full-length rendition of this timeless holiday classic. Set in colonial Yorktown, the ballet features a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help youngsters enjoy this classic. Buy tickets here.
Holiday Tree Lighting at Grand Army Plaza — December 16, 4 p.m.
Our Lady of Refuge Church and the Catholic Churches of Brooklyn present this annual tradition at one of Brooklyn’s most visible landmarks. This has been an annual tradition since 1920, and this year will feature a more sustainable artificial tree with LED lights. Details here.
No Office Holiday Party via Brokelyn
No Office Holiday Party — December 17, 8 p.m.
Rocking the sharing economy but miss the revelry of the office holiday party? Have no fear, Brokelyn and the skint have you covered with the fifth annual No Office Holiday Party at Littlefield. Enjoy all the best features of an office do, including live-band karaoke, holiday bling, and a killer photo booth—with none of the embarrassing after-effects. Best of all, tickets are just $5.
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights via Facebook
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights — Now through January 8, 2016, dusk
If you want to see beautiful houses lit to giga-watt brilliance, this South Brooklyn neighborhood is world-famous for pulling out all of the stops. It’s worth taking the family for a drive or a walk. There’s even a Facebook page.