As a resident of one of Brooklyn’s most popular and thriving neighborhoods, you may be wondering what great holiday events are happening this year. Lucky for you, we’ve picked out a few favorites that will put you in the holiday mood all season long!
The holidays in Gowanus, and in nearby neighborhoods, are wonderful events that capture the essence of the season—and of New York. We’ve got some great holiday event recommendations for you, so you aren’t left out in the cold this winter.
When you think of the holiday season, the first thing that comes to mind is shopping. Instead of ordering online or trying to fight the crowds at those massive retailers, many Gowanus folks opt to shop local. Here are a couple of great choices for your holiday shopping needs!
Holiday Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up
Held outdoors at Washington Park, the Holiday Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up hosts local shops and merchants from the surrounding neighborhoods. If you’re looking for unique and uncommon gifts, you’ll find them here. Lots of handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts are available from toys to jewelry to home decor—and everything in between!
New York Holiday Pop-Up
This great holiday pop-up combines shopping with so much more. Shoppers can score great deals on major brands all while sipping seasonally inspired cocktails and drinks and noshing on delicious food. If that wasn’t cool enough, the New York Holiday Pop-Up also showcases a nail salon, tarot card readings and more fantastic fun!
Holiday Events for the Kids
If you’re looking for holiday events that are fun for the kids (and the adults, too), we’ve got you covered. Here are a couple of seasonal favorites that will dazzle and delight kids of all ages!
Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah
Head on over to Prospect Park’s Grand Army Plaza for the daily lighting of Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah! Beginning on Sunday, November 28 and lasting until Sunday, December 5 (the last day of Hanukkah) kids and Brooklynites of all ages can enjoy the nightly lighting of this giant Menorah as well as live music, delicious hot latkes, and special gifts for children!
Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
From now until January 9, 2022, you and your family can celebrate the holidays in one of the most unique ways! Each year, our neighbors at the Bronx Zoo go all out with their holiday light display! Every night after the sun sets, the zoo becomes a holiday wonderland complete with festive music, ice sculpting, and other fun activities. Best of all, the light display features the zoo’s custom-designed animal-shaped lanterns that must be seen to be believed!
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical
Ever wonder what it’s like to be one of Santa’s elves? Based on the popular Christmas book and toy, this magical musical is filled with song, dance and Lots of merry merriment! Don’t miss the standalone performance this holiday season at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre.
Popular Holiday Shows
Looking for live performances that celebrate the specialness of the season? These two holiday traditions are always crowd pleasers!
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
A New York Christmas tradition since 1933, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular never disappoints! Where else can you see the world-famous Rockettes, the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and Santa Claus in one place! This fantastic annual event has dates from now until right after the New Year. Don’t miss it!
Darlene Love Holiday Concert
There’s a reason David Letterman invited rock legend Darlene Love to his show every holiday season. Because to hear her belt out her signature tune “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” will fill you with lots of holiday joy! Hear Miss Love sing this classic song along with lots of other rock and roll/Christmas favorites at her Town Hall show!
Something Different for the Holidays
Ok. Shopping and shows are great. But maybe you’re looking for some holiday fun that’s out of the ordinary. If that’s the case, we have two great uncommon options for you!
New York Holiday Food Fest
You’ll get your fill of delicious dishes and holiday treats at the New York Holiday Food Fest! When you’re ready to take a break from all of the fantastic food from local favorites, you can shop two floors of the best local vendors. Plus, you can dance or just hang out at the spacious lounge. Oh, and did we mention giveaways and raffles? They’ll have plenty of those, too!
Holiday Half Mile
With so many holiday treats to enjoy, it’s easy to lose your focus on your daily diet. Don’t worry! The Holiday Half Mile is a great way to burn off some of those calories – and celebrate the season with your neighbors. Besides getting some great exercise, you can also enjoy the gorgeous scenery along Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood while you run.
If you’d like to be a part of festive fun in the Gowanus and Brooklyn communities every year, then consider a luxury apartment at 363 Bond Street. Contact us today to learn more about our available apartments and life in Gowanus!