Trip by Skyscanner is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.” Trip by Skyscanner’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip by Skyscanner. Visit the Trip by Skyscanner website or download the app for more upcoming events.

 

Global Spiritual Life

Moderated by NYU Law Professor Alina Das, the audience will hear from Shaun King, Imam Khalid Latif, Simranjeet Singh and angel Kyodo Williams Sensei as they discuss the role of religion and spirituality in “bringing about a more racially just world” Tickets $7.33-$12.61.

Kimmel Center for University Life (Greenwich Village)
Monday, Dec. 4 from 7-9:30pm

 

The Winter’s Tale

Taking a break from bringing free, world-class productions to the five boroughs, The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit comes home to perform Shakespeare’s sweeping story of loss and redemption, The Winter’s Tale, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. FREE

The Public Theater (East Village)
Through Sunday, Dec. 17 (check site for times)

 

SantaCon

Some may say that SantaCon is the only thing that sucks about the holidays in New York, but we say, where’s your Christmas spirit? Join the herd of Kris Kringles as they make their way through the city’s bars, boosting the economy and our spirits. FREE

TBD
Saturday, Dec. 9 10am-7pm

 

Miracle on 9th Street

Every year Mace transforms into a veritable winter wonderland — Miracle on 9th Street! The Christmas-themed pop-up bar totally goes over the top to serve customers holiday-inspired drinks and cheer.

Mace (East Village)
Monday-Friday from 4pm-2am; Saturday-Sunday from 2pm-2am

 

Washington Square Park Tree Lighting

Mark the start of the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony in Washington Square Park. Festivities include holiday songs with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet (songbooks will be provided) and Santa Claus, who’ll be handing out candy canes to all. FREE

Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
Wednesday, December 6 at 6pm

 

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