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Texas Virtual Christkindl Market

While we will not have a physical location this year, please enjoy our website and follow us on our social media channels from November 27th through December 23rd, where everyone is invited to experience the German tradition of our Texas Christkindl Market! You’ll discover holiday cheer, decorations, recipes, and one-­of-­a-­kind finds and gifts from your favorite vendors through our vendor listings. You’ll see how to create German holiday treats with authentic recipes and video demonstrations. Live performances from local choirs and dancers will be broadcast through our social media channels, and children (and adults alike) will get surprise messages from St. Nick throughout the duration of the Market. While it is not the way we intended to have the market this year, we hope it still brings you a bit of holiday cheer! See you online and Frohe Weihnachten!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Please see website for details
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration, Kingston, New York

Kingston’s Sinterklaas is a non-denominational and intercultural holiday tradition that unifies the neighborhoods of the city through creativity–mixing history, fable and fantasy to inspire imaginations and participation of all ages. We will be showcasing a variety of artists and makers from our community to celebrate the wonderfully rich maritime and immigrant history of the Rondout. Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway, with stars and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river to his destination there. The send off will culminate with a shadow puppet show celebrating Kingston’s folklore maritime history and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants. Free activities for the whole family will begin at noon and the parade will take place at dusk along Broadway in the Rondout.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
All day
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Organization:

Sinterklaas

Location:

80 Market St
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
United States

2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade- Virtual

Let’s celebrate together — at home! The only way to see all the magic unfold is from home this year. Although the #MacysParade will look very different this year, we’ll still have our balloons, floats and performers — but shared in a way that’s safe for everyone. Watch it live from 34th St Thanksgiving morning at 9am, only on NBC. macys.com/Parade
Dates: 
11/26/2020
9:00AM-12:00PM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration at Cal Performances

Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of exclusive performances recorded especially for the occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in our fall online streaming series have each contributed a special musical selection to help our audiences usher in 2021 in style. (And really… who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020?!) All performers have carefully chosen their program, with the aim of sharing works that convey the joy, hope, warmth, and spirit of the holidays. We invite you to close out the year among friends—with familiar faces from our extraordinary artist roster, in transcendent performances that promise to remind us of the power of the arts to uplift and connect us even in the most trying of times.
Dates: 
12/31/2020
11 PM EST – 2 AM EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

510.642.9988

2020 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade Virtual Event

A parade will not march up the parkway in 2020, but join us on 6abc Thanksgiving morning for what is going to be the biggest and most needed Thanksgiving Celebration yet!
Dates: 
11/26/2020
8:30am
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

(215) 686-2181

Virtual Event: Christmas Around the World with Puppeteer Robin McCahill

Travel around the world with artist and puppeteer, Robin McCahill as she introduces you to the many characters of Christmas in this one hour presentation suitable for kids of all ages! Meet Italy’s “Befana”, a Christmas WITCH. Iceland has twelve Santa’s called Yule Lads with names like Meat Hook, Spoon-Licker, and Door-Slammer. Head off to Eastern Europe for a visit with the very spooky Krampus! Robin will illustrate these characters with handmade puppets. Gerri Griswold will assist with stories and other visuals. You don’t even need to bring your passport! 10:00 a.m, ZOOM.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
10 am - 11:30 pm EASTERN
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

860-567-0857

A Christmas Carol (Virtual) at Shea's

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. Your ticket purchase helps sustain Shea’s while our stages are dark! The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge has been given new life thanks to the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island), and the Tony-winning virtuoso, Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…), starring in 50 roles of a lifetime. Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”
Dates: 
11/28/2020
Available to stream for 24 hours from Nov 28 - Jan 3
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

716-829-1169

YouthBiz Marketplace

FIND EXQUISITE GIFTS DIRECT FROM YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and we’re bringing it to you online! Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Buy online anytime!
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

303-321-2265

Virtual Greenwich Holiday Stroll, 24 Days of Holiday Shopping & Dining Dec 1-24

The 12th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll, amidst the COVID pandemic, sets its sights on a new event for a new day. This year’s Virtual Greenwich Holiday Stroll is an innovative and informative way for local retailers and restaurateurs to connect with the community through 24 days of short videos highlighting their holiday merchandise, gift ideas, festive wares, services, signatures dishes, and celebratory cocktails.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
Please see individual Merchant hours of operation
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Location:

Greenwich Ave
Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT, 06830
United States

Phone:

2035313047

2020 VIRTUAL: A Christmas Carol- Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Join us in celebrating 40 years of holiday magic with KCRep! Kansas City’s beloved tradition returns in an exciting new format that blends the heart and soul of our spirited holiday classic with an innovative digital experience. Although we can’t be together in-person this year, we are bringing the celebration to the comfort of your very own living room! Snuggle up by the fireplace with family and friends, grab a warm blanket, a cup of cocoa and join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Featuring an all-star Kansas City cast, our virtual performance of A Christmas Carol will kindle your Christmas spirit and create memories that will last for years to come.
The event has already taken place on this date: 
12/31/2019
STREAMING ON-DEMAND, NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 31.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

816-235-2700

TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody! - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States. Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.
Dates: 
12/10/2020
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

202.633.4820

A (virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds at Artpark

Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold for this virtual salute to the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) lead audiences through this live event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the Vacation franchise and answer your questions in a live audience Q&A. Fans can expect the unexpected as these legends share a no-holds-barred trip down memory lane and unveil the behind-the-scenes secrets of the making of a blockbuster film franchise. Add a new twist to your holiday tradition—gather the family and cozy up on the couch as we stream the Griswolds directly to your living room for this live virtual event that is fun for all ages. Chestnuts and eggnog recommended!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
8 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

716.754.9000

NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR - Pine Ridge Dude Ranch

Come ring in 2021 “Cowboy Style” at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! We are going to pull out all the stops and create a fantastic opportunity to start off 2021 in grand style. You will not want to miss out on celebrating with our Pine Ridge Dude Ranch Family and create some amazing memories your family will cherish and talk about for years to come! Start your year off right…on the back of a horse! Winter trail riding is an experience that should not be missed! Our Barn Staff is saddling up and getting ready to show you the wonders of nature from horseback on our Guided Trail Rides! There will be lots of opportunities to enjoy our Cowboy Horsemanship Clinics, Premium Individual Lessons, Deluxe Riding Lessons, and a variety of other exclusive horsemanship programs! Take your riding experience to a whole new levels of FUN! Expect demonstrations and hands-on experiences that will enrich your enjoyment of all things equine!
Dates: 
12/30/2020
12/31/2020
01/01/2021
See website for details
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Organization:

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch

Location:

30 Cherrytown Road
Kerhonkson, NY, 12446
United States

Phone:

866-600-0859

Wee Wednesdays - Virtual! At Main Street Children's Museum

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for Wee Wednesdays where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in activities. Designed for early learners and families with children ages 4 and younger.
Dates: 
11/25/2020
12/02/2020
12/09/2020
10:00-10:30AM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

(803) 327-6400

KIDS WORKSHOP: MAKE A KOALA WITH POLYMER CLAY- Rye Arts Center

Make a fun koala! Using polymer clay you will learn how to make simple shapes with clay and put them together to form a cute sculpture.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
Ages 5 - 8: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2:00 - 3:00 pm Ages 9 - 12: Saturday, Dec. 5, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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Organization:

The Rye Arts Center

Location:

51 Milton Road
Rye, NY, 10580
United States

Phone:

914-967-0700

Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself!

As we embark on this years holiday season and Rhode Islanders strive to bounce back from the world’s current circumstances, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) is thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself! will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 thru Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
8:00AM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

413-281-5611

TakeTimeThursday: Holiday Musical Favorites with Tia L. Singleton - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Join us for #TakeTimeThursday as Tia L. Singleton returns to share some popular holiday songs. hear the melodic voice of guest psalmist Tia L. Singleton. Get in the holiday spirit as Ms. Singleton treats us to her varied range and even tone.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
2:30-3:00
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

202.633.4820

World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

cjaeckel@trilliumhealth.org

Make a Holiday Elf House - free virtual workshop

Make a home for an Elf family. Decorate it for the holidays. Fun and interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

914-200-3646

Jim Brickman Comfort and Joy at Home (Virtual Event)- Fundraiser for The Palace

Grammy Nominated Songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by storm this holiday season with the “Comfort & Joy at Home 2020” Virtual Tour . A portion of each ticket purchased to this LIVE event will be benefit The Palace Theatre. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home, while supporting The Palace Theatre during this challenging time. Brickman will bring the LIVE concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” Brickman will warm the hearts of all as sweet sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night. The Jim Brickman’s Christmas tradition continues, with a front row experience like never before.
Dates: 
12/13/2020
5 pm ET
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

(203) 325-4466 (Box Office)

VIRTUAL EVENT: Author Visit with J. Scott Savage - Nov 23 at 7pm Eastern from Danbury Library

Come exercise your creativity in a fun, interactive visit with J. Scott Savage, author of The Lost Wonderland Diaries! Scott will give a brief overview of himself and his books, then talk about dyslexia and other ways our brains are different, and how that's a good thing. He will also teach the four elements of a story, then help attendees create a group story of their own, probably with hilarious results. There will be time for audience questions at the end of the presentation. For tweens, teens and adults, ages 10 and up. Everyone is welcome! REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Dates: 
11/23/2020
7pm EDT / 6pm CDT / 5pm MDT / 4pm PDT / 3pm AKDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

203-797-4528

Battenfield Opening Day

Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm opens for the 2020 season!
Dates: 
11/23/2020
9am
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Location:

856 Route 199
Red Hook, NY, 12571
United States

Phone:

845-758-8018

JOY AROUND THE WORLD: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts

PUT MORE HO-HO-HO IN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY! This December, gather your group around the Zoom yule log to play one of our fun, fascinating, fast-paced, and definitely festive virtual holiday scavenger hunts. On teams, you’ll use our desktop app to explore websites around the world that reveal holiday traditions, scenic places, and pop culture favorites. Your quest: answers to tricky, humorous questions. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh. A Kids Edition is also available, perfect for family gatherings and online classroom games.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
12/12/2020
See website for details.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

877-9-GO HUNT

Bach, Beethoven & Beyond with the BPO

This performance is part of our BPOnDemand video-streamed series. An early 20th century composer has a grand master to thank in this classic program conducted by JoAnn Falletta. J. S. Bach’s extraordinary and familiar Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 was an inspiration for Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Beethoven’s early fame as a young composer was augmented with his Septet.
Dates: 
11/24/2020
7 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

716-885-5000