Holiday Break Family Fun in Downtown NYC

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Holiday Break Family Fun in Downtown NYC
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As Christmas is only two days away, kids will obviously be out for winter recess. In this case, keeping them busy is a must and of course, Downtown New York has you covered with activities that’ll make them want to extend their winter break!

Museum of Icecream:

From December 14 through March 1, 2020, the exuberant ice cream pop up will be opened in Soho. Kids will relish sliding down the immense three-tier slide as well as tasting original and new ice cream flavors. There is also an ice-cream-themed “subway” for the kids to take the ride of their lives and a pool of rainbow sprinkles to go for that dive! The best part is that yummy treats will be provided at every little nook and cranny for them to munch on. All tickets cost $39 and children ages two and below won’t need a ticket.

How to Keep Your Kids Occupied for Holiday Break in Downtown NYC
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558 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Let It Snow Slime Workshop:

Are your kids into the ooey gooey stuff? Well, they are in luck because the Ottendorfer Library in the East Village is offering a workshop to make snow slime at 3 pm. Children ages 4 to 12 can access this event. Also, all materials are complimentary!

How to Keep Your Kids Occupied for Holiday Break in Downtown NYC
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135 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Paddington Gets in a Jam:

Come to the DR2 Theater in Union Square with your kiddos to watch one of society’s favorite bears come to action. Paddington Bear is making his beloved marmalade jam with Mrs. Bird, the housekeeper’s, assistance. The pair runs out of sugar for the marmalade which causes Paddington to go next door and borrow some sugar from his irritable neighbor Mr. Curry. Afterwards, Paddington enlists in helping to get the house ready for his visitors, which becomes a recipe for disaster!

How to Keep Your Kids Occupied for Holiday Break in Downtown NYC
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Showtimes vary and tickets start at $29.00.

103 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience

This literary classic will be shown live at the The Seaport Museum. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience showcases a bunch of puppets, truly adapting three of Eric Carle’s stories: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, including the main story of the event, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

How to Keep Your Kids Occupied for Holiday Break in Downtown NYC
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All performances emphasize The Very Hungry Caterpillar paired with the story listed below:

12/26, 12/28, 12/29:
10 am – Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 11:30 am – 10 Little Rubber Ducks; 1 pm – Brown Bear, Brown Bear

12/27:
10 am – 10 Little Rubber Ducks; 11:30 am – Brown Bear, Brown Bear;1 pm – 10 Little Rubber Ducks

The cost to attend this event is $25.

12 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038

Angelina Ballerina: A Very Merry Holiday Musical:

Come with your kids to watch this spectacular show at the SoHo Playhouse. This musical is based on Angelina and her friends planning a fun holiday dance pageant for the holidays. Angelina and her crew experience a mix-up that stops the pageant from happening, therefore, the group has to utilize their creativity to make it happen! Overall, this show will teach your kids a great moral, which is about spreading and sharing the holiday cheer rather than presents you receive.

How to Keep Your Kids Occupied for Holiday Break in Downtown NYC
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Tickets start at $25 and should be ordered in advance.

15 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

See More:

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The Downtown Kids Gift Guide 2019

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