The rooftop ice rink at William ValeCourtesy of The William Vale

Though many holiday traditions in New York City look different this year, New Yorkers still have plenty to celebrate! Whether you want to enjoy festivities from the comfort of your home or venture out for a socially distanced in-person event, there are many ways to get into the holiday spirit. From at-home screenings of classic Christmas tales to rooftop ice skating sessions, discover the most festive ways to celebrate the holidays in NYC!

1. Secret Lantern Society Winter Solstice Festival

Courtesy of Debra Sheldon, Founding Artistic Director of Secret Lantern Society NYC

During this dark year, the Secret Lantern Society NYC wants to spread some light. The Society will host its first annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival and Labyrinth of Light at Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Monday, December 21st. Free lantern-making workshops will be held in the days leading up to the festival. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lanterns to the festival to help light up the night.

On Monday, a labyrinth lined with hundreds of candles will be set up in the center of Domino Park. Visitors with timed tickets are welcome to walk through the labyrinth and listen to musical meditative soundscapes created Jarrod Byrne Mayer of Brooklyn Healing Arts. There will also be hot chocolate and cider provided by Tacocina.

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