Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Music Hall is home to the Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. Bring your family to the holiday stage show, which is a New York City Christmas tradition. The show lasts 90 minutes and features original music. It runs through Jan. 2. Visit rockettes.com/christmas/ to purchase tickets, which vary based on date and time.
Union Square Holiday Market: The internationally renowned market returns to Union Square Park through the holidays. Attendees have the opportunity to pursue gifts made by local craftsmen and artists. This year features new sections like Little Brooklyn and Urbanspace Provisions, a warming station and a kids’ craft studio. The market runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 24 and is closed on Thanksgiving. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit urbanspacenyc.com for more information.
Cranksgiving: Every year since 1999, New York City hosts Cranksgiving, a unique food drive. Partially a bike ride, partially a food drive and partially a scavenger hunt, this event allows participants to raise money and collect food to benefit needy families. Bring a bike, a bag, a lock and $15-$20 to buy food. This year’s Cranksgiving will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Registration is at 1 p.m. at Hudson Yards (East side of 11th Ave between 34th and 35th streets). The after party takes place from 4-7 p.m. at Sogo Patagonia (72 Greene St). To learn more, visit cranksgiving.org.
Bar Car Nights: The New York Botanical Garden transforms into the perfect location for festival holiday outdoor adventures. From 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19, enjoy an after-dark viewing of the expanded Holiday Train Show. Indulge in a cocktail through a series of station stops, which includes some of NYC’s favorite street performers. The event also runs on Nov. 26, Dec. 2, 3, 16, 17, 23, 30 and Jan. 7 and 14. Tickets are $35. Visit www.nybg.org to purchase tickets.