Holidays at the Museum

Graphic of two gingerbread people standing next to a sign with the exhibition title, pointing to three gingerbread houses

Celebrate the sweetness of the holiday season at the Museum of the City of New York. 

Join us at 103 & 5th—at the tip of Museum Mile—to see our new exhibitions, take part in our festive programs, and find the perfect gift in the Museum Shop or at our Holiday Markets.

What's On View: See exhibition highlights

What To Do: Shop & Explore 

  • Capturing Times Square— Saturday, December 2 at 2pm. FREE! Join a conversation with artist Jane Dickson and historian Lynne Sagalyn about what it means to capture Times Square in art and historical narrative. Moderated by James Sanders.
  • Gingerbread NYC Community Day—Saturday, December 9 from 1–5pm. FREE! Join us on this special day to see (and smell!) gingerbread creations highlighting iconic New York structures. Throughout the event enjoy snacks, kids activities, and… a special guest appearance by Santa! Register
  • Cocktails & Culture: Winter Blast—Thursday, December 14 from 6–9pm. Celebrate the holidays in style at MCNY! Spend the evening dancing to DJ tres dos, sipping seasonal cocktails, decorating gingerbread cookies, and exploring our latest exhibitions.
  • MCNY X Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday MarketSaturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17 from 10am–5pm. FREE!  Drop in and discover 25 artisans, designers, and makers representing all 5 boroughs. 
  • Winter Break WeekTuesday, December 26–Saturday, December 30 from 11am–3pm. FREE! celebrate the season with art activities, musical performances, and holiday film screenings for children of all ages and their families to enjoy. Drop-in activities every day. 

Explore individual events below.


Holiday Schedule:

The Museum is open 10am–5pm Friday–Monday and 10am–9pm Thursday.
In addition, the Museum will be open Tuesday, December 19 & 26, and Wednesday, December 20 & 27.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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