Experience the Holidays in the Bronx!

Check out the amazing events happening right here in our borough!


HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW | NOV. 21 2015—JAN. 18 2016 | NY Botanical Garden

NYC’s Favorite Train Show Is Bigger Than Ever! Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition features3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space, making room for dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show's behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multi-sensory finale of light and sound.

BAR CAR NIGHTS | Nov. 21; Dec. 4, 5, 18, 19;
Jan. 2, 8, 9, 15, 16; 7–10 p.m.| NY Botanical Garden

Festive and fun outdoor activities set the scene for experiencing the Holiday Train Show® during these nights for adults. Pick up a complimentary cocktail, beer, or glass of wine as you explore the Haupt Conservatory after dark, before heading outside for seasonal fun including live music; ice sculpting; fire performances; and warming spiked cocoa from Frosty's Schnapps Haus, a new outdoor dining option open during the exhibition.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS CHANUKAH CELEBRATION | Dec. 8, 2015 12:30PM | The Bronx County Building

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosts the Annual Bronx Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting Ceremony. The Bronx County Building, Veteran’s Memorial Hall 851 Grand Concourse RSVP required: jlaufer@bronxbp.nyc.gov or 718.590.6116 #4 and D train to 161st Street, Yankee Stadium.

Kwanzaa 2015 | Dec. 10, 2015 7:00PM | Hostos Repertory Theater

A cultural event for the entire family featuring Harambee Dance Company who incorporates the traditional as well as contemporary to create a new style of African dance.  

(718) 518-4455

The Christmas House of the Garabedian Family | Pelham Gardens

For over 3 decades the Garabedian family has made their family home a must visit during the holiday season The house is surrounded by almost 200 animated figurines, Disney figurines and dolls! 



1040 LOUNGE: COQUITO MASTERS QUALIFYING ROUND |December 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm | Bronx Museum of the Arts

As part of the 14th Annual Coquito Masters competition, contestants bring in their version of coquito, a traditional coconut-based Puerto Rican holiday drink, and you become the judge to see who goes on to the 2015 New York finals! ID required to taste and vote. Presented by the International Coquito Federation.






BRONX MUSEUM HOLIDAY MARKET | December 12 and Sunday, December 13, 11:00am to 6:00pm | Bronx Museum of the Arts

Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx Museum’s Holiday Market Weekend! In collaboration with FromTheBronx.com, The South Bronx Farmer’s Market, THE POINT, and The Bronx Beer Hall, the Bronx Museum welcomes more than 25 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed. Free admission!



NAVIDAD FLAMENCA |December 12, 5:00pm to 7:00pm | The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II presents Navidad Flamenca in collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of the 7th annual Flamenco in the Boros Tour

Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)

Location: Lower Gallery

Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes | Dec. 19 - 10:00AM-1:00PM
|Wave Hill House

Walk among Wave Hill’s majestic conifers with their wonderful scents and textures. Then, using live pine boughs we provide, create a winter wonderland resembling a snow globe. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snow-like shapes and natural objects like cones, dried herbs and spices.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. 

Gun Hill Brewery Holiday Party | Dec. 19, 2015 5:00PM | Gun Hill Brewery 

Free food, discounted pints, beer cocktails, raffle to benefit  Montefiore Children's Hospital.