Looking for some festive fun this month? Here are 10 pop-ups and winter experiences to enjoy in Jersey City and New York City!
Festive Food + Drink
Miracle on Mercer
Franklin Social, 292 Barrow St, Jersey City
Miracle on Mercer is Franklin Social’s holiday pop up, open through December 31. Enjoy festive cocktails and food in a beautifully decorated space.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 4PM to 12AM. Saturday: 12PM to 12AM. Sunday: 12PM to 11PM.
281 3rd Ave, New York
Rolf’s is known for their year-round Christmas decorations. Make a reservation to dine in the most festive restaurant in the area.
Hours: 7 days a week, 12PM to 10PM
The Greens at Pier 17
89 South St, New York
Get cozy with private dining cabins and a great view this winter at The Greens at Pier 17. Make reservations online to grab a cabin and enjoy seasonal drinks.
Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 12PM to 9PM. Thursday – Saturday: 11AM to 10:30PM. Sunday: 11AM to 9PM.
The Standard’s Winter Garden
25 Cooper Sq, New York
The Standard’s Winter Garden is back in the East Village. Enjoy a festive dinner in heated alpine yurts. Tables can be booked in advance online.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 4PM to 9PM. Friday: 3PM to 9PM. Saturday – Sunday: 11AM – 9PM.
349 Broome St, New York
The Garret Cocteleria is back with their holiday pop-up through mid-January. Make a reservation online to enjoy tacos and holiday cocktails.
Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 5PM to 1AM. Thursday – Friday: 5PM to 3AM. Saturday – Sunday: 1PM to 3AM.
Arts + Experiences
LSC After Dark: Holiday Edition
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Liberty Science Center is back with their 21+ After Dark events, and they’re kicking it off with a Holiday event. Enjoy festive drinks and activities within the science center. Tickets are limited and available for purchase online.
Nimbus Presents: Jersey City Nutcracker
329 Warren St, Jersey City
Nimbus Dance is back with their Jersey City Nutcracker show from December 10 to December 23. Afternoon and evening shows are available. Tickets start at $30 for adults.
NYC Winter Lantern Festival
The NYC Winter Lantern Festival has events in three locations this year: Staten Island, Queens, and Long Island. All available through January 9, Long Island offers a drive-thru light experience, Staten Island has their ESCAPE festival lights set up, and Queens is offering an immersive experience at the Queens County Farm Museum.
Whitney Pond Park, 7 Community Dr E, Manhasset
Open through January 9, LuminoCity Festival showcases a creative light display at Whitney Pond Park. Tickets start at $38 per adult.
Lightscape at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave, New York
Enjoy an after-dark lightscape as you walk through the grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Admission tickets for adults are $34 with off-peak discounts offered on certain days through January 9.