NYC LIFE: Best Holiday Drink Places, Free Theater Tickets, Lights, Broadway and More
Do you love shoes and wine? We have a special invite for you below. We’re also sharing our favorite spots for a special holiday drink. The largest lantern show is in town, and Randall’s Island has a spectacular light show. There’s a cider fest, and a lovely holiday music show. Two TV favorites, Stephanie Powers and Harry Hamlin, are appearing in the off-Broadway show, One November Yankee, and Valerie Smaldone has the scoop. Read Gael Greene’s latest dining adventure at The Milling Roomon Columbus Avenue. And we’re giving away tickets to The Lightning Thief.
Dec. 11. Meet The Insider’s Club Members at Nordstrom’s Shoe Bar
If you’re not a member yet of the 3Ts NYC Insider’s Club, the first five Tomatoes who respond can join us at the new Nordstrom’s on W. 57th Street and Broadway at the Shoe Bar which is in the middle of the ladies’ shoe department. Heaven! And you’ll meet some other great Tomatoes. RSVP Now.
Our Favorite Spots for a Holiday Drink
There is certainly no lack of bars in NYC…from pubs to sleek hotel bars. But when it comes to the holidays, there a few that stand out with fabulous views of the city that include Snow Globes, Igloos, and a Midsummer’s Night theme. Oh, and then there’s our very favorite, most Christmassy bar in New York City! Get the scoop.
Dec. 6 – Jan. 26. The Largest Lantern Festival in North America
Head to Citi Field for the first ever, Hello Panda Festival. More than 120 massively illuminated and handcrafted lanterns will be on display, and guests will get to enjoy great food provided by 30 vendors at the festival. Visitors can explore six different lantern-themed parks, and never-before-seen exhibits will be spread throughout the festival grounds: Dream World, Holiday Wonderland, Discovery Zone, Interactive Music Zoe, Sports World and Community Interactive Zone. Display highlights include the world’s tallest Christmas tree lantern, life-sized dinosaurs and safari animals, a huge fairytale castle and a 98-foot-long light tunnel. Get the details.
Now – Jan. 5. Luminosity Festival on Randall’s Island
Head to Randall’s Island for an incredible wonderland of lights. You’ll find themed “worlds” of Winter Fantasy, Wild Adventure, and Sweet Dream with 23 sets of light art displays created by Chinese light artisans. You’ll see a glowing unicorn, an illuminated lollipop land, shining pandas in a bamboo forest, a tasty donut tunnel, and life-sized dinosaurs near a roaring volcano. Tickets are $38 on luminocityfestival.com.
Dec. 8. Beer and Cider Fest
Head to the Eventi Hotel at 852 6th Avenue for an afternoon of beer and cider tastings featuring 60 producers from all over New York State. Get he details.
Dec. 15. Holiday Music to Benefit St. Jude
Enjoy a delightful hour of holiday tunes from a variety of performers that will get in the holiday spirit. Tickets are only $20 and it’s a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Make your reservations at Don’t Tell Mama.