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Bronx Holiday Markets / Bronx Holiday Events & Things To Do

Bronx Holiday Shopping, Bronx Christmas Tree Lightings, Bronx Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, Bronx Kwanzaa Candle Lightings & Bronx Holiday Markets

bronx holiday markets bronx holiday things to do events bronx holiday markets bronx nycDecember 8, 2019 / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Holiday Events / Bronx Events & Things To Do / Bronx Shops & Shopping / Bronx Buzz NYC.

The holidays are a special time of the year. In ancient times there were harvest celebrations to give thanks and enjoy the bounty of the year after a long season / year of work.

There were also winter solstice celebrations to commemorate the end of the darkening of the skies. Many cultures celebrate with a festival of lights, and in Christian cultures the holidays are marked with holiday lighting, tree lightings, candle lightings - as well as the celebration of giving through the most well known and most generous man in the world - Santa Claus.

The photo at right shows the Christmas tree at the three corners plaza at Third Avenue, 149th Street and Willis / Melrose Avenue in the Mott Haven and Melrose neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, back in the Bronx we celebrate in a number of ways, which carry on some of these ancient traditions. The following provides the dates / times / locales and some details regarding many of the various Bronx holiday celebrations and Bronx holiday markets for folks to enjoy between now and the end of the year.

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Bronx Holiday Markets / Bronx Holiday Events & Things To Do

Bronx Holiday Shopping, Bronx Christmas Tree Lightings, Bronx Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, Bronx Kwanzaa Candle Lightings & Bronx Holiday Markets - Also includes Bronx Small Business Saturday Sales

December 8, 2019 updated from 11/29/19 / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Holiday Events / Bronx Events & Things To Do / Bronx Shops & Shopping / Bronx Buzz NYC. Continued.

The following includes a number of Bronx Christmas tree lightings, Bronx Hanukkah menorah lightings and Bronx Kwanzaa candle lightings.

 

THESE HOLIDAY EVENTS & HOLIDAY MARKETS ARE ORGANIZED

1. BY NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE BRONX

2. And BY DATE

Watch carefully as some locales have multiple dates, and all dates for a given locale are shown at the time the venue is first listed.


I.

South Bronx Holiday Markets

Bronx Holidays Shopping & Events


* Bronx Holiday Event - Terminal Market Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5.30 to 7.30 pm

Description. This Bronx holiday things to do - includes music, arts & crafts, prizes & gifts and a visit from Santa with live reindeer. #WinterWonderland.

Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at the pedestrian bridge at 151st Street and River Avenue in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.bronxterminalmarket.com


* Bronx Holiday Event - Hunts Point Produce Holiday Market Giveback

Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 12 noon - 3 pm

Description. This Bronx holiday things to do - includes givebacks of 2,000 bags of fresh produce by the Hunts Point Produce Market while supplies last. Each bag contains about 2 lbs of fresh produce including items like apples, oranges, potatoes, cranberries, garlic, squash, carrots and rutabagas.

Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at the Julio Carballo Fields at 1230 Lafayette Avenue in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.huntspointproducemkt.com


* Bronx Borough Hall Holiday Tree Lighting Event

bronx holiday markets bronx holiday things to do events bronx holiday markets bronx nycThursday, December 5, 2019 at 5.30 pm

Description. There's a Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa handing out small gifts prepared by Mr. & Mrs. Claus while supplies last. There will also be hot chocolate and Christmas carols sung by a local Bronx high school choir.

Location. In the Lou Gehrig Plaza at Bronx County Building at 851 Grand Concourse at 161st Street in the Concourse neighborhood in the Bronx.

Contact. Email lroldan@bronxbp.nyc.gov / Tel - 718.590.3522 / Edwin Molina bxbpnygv.

The photo at right shows the Christmas tree at the Bronx Borough Hall in 2018.


* Bronx Museum - Holiday Events & Holiday Markets

Family Affair Winter Wonderland / The Bronx Museum Holiday Market seems on Hiatus since 2017

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1 pm - 4 pm

Description. A festive holiday afternoon for parents with kids aged 4 - 12.

Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at the Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.bronxmuseum.org


* Bronx Holiday Tree Lighting Event by the 3rd Avenue BID

bronx holiday markets bronx holiday things to do events bronx holiday markets bronx nyc Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5 - 8 pm with lighting at 6 pm & giveaways at 6.30 pm

Description. There will be 100 goodie bag giveaways, hot cider & chocolate, cookies and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. This Bronx Xmas tree lighting / holiday event is organized by the Third Avenue BID in the Bronx.

The photo at right shows the Christmas tree lit up in 2018 at the HUB in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.

Location. At Roberto Clemente Plaza aka 'The Hub' where 149th Street, Willis and Third Avenue meet in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.thirdavenuebid.org / 718.665.3983


* NOT RETURNING _ Bronx Holiday Markets - 3rd Avenue HUB Holiday Market

OLD 2018 _ November 25, 2018 - January 6, 2019 from 11 am - 7 pm**

** I visited this market on Monday night 12/10/18 around 6 pm and it was closed. But the space was clear, well lit and did appear to have seen recent activity as there were many boxes. So perhaps it's a weekend holiday market venue?

Description. This Bronx holiday shopping market includes locally-made jewelry and crafts, vintage finds, artfully curated fashions, home items as well as drinks, food, workshops, music, and family fun in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.

Location. This Bronx holiday market is located at 2817 3rd Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, near the HUB in Melrose.

Contact. https://thirdavenueholidaymarket.splashthat.com/


* La Isla Garden Bronx Holiday Tree Lighting

Bronx Tree Lighting Event in the Highbridge Neighborhood, near Yankee Stadium in the Concourse Neighborhood

bronx holiday markets bronx holiday things to do events bronx holiday markets bronx nycThursday, December 10, 2019 beginning at 5.30 pm

Description. This will be the second annual holiday tree lighting event by La Isla community garden including music, hot chocolate, the tree lighting, toy giveaways and good old fashioned community warmth.

Location. The Christmas Tree Lighting and toy giveaway will be held at Virginia's Hair Salon at 95 Ogden Avenue just south of 167th street in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. The sponsor of this event was the Bridge Builders Community Partnership at 718.293.4352. Run by Green Thumb in collaboration with NYC - CENYC, 51 Chambers Street, Rm 228 New York, NY 10007. Zonia Ortiz 718.664.5671 - email zoniaortiz@gmail.com

The photo at right shows the Christmas tree at La Isla Garden in 2018 after the tree lighting event had ended. This year the event is being held in a NEW LOCATION.



II.

Central Bronx Holiday Markets

Bronx Holiday Events & Shopping


* NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

NYBG Holiday Train Show in the Belmont Neighborhood of the Bronx

November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm

Description. This 28 year old family-friendly Bronx holiday event includes a scenic train show of G-scale toy locomotives that run through 175 NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge - all made of natural materials. Tickets go fast, so you're advised to rsvp at www.nybg.org. Tickets cost $23 / $20 / $10 on most weekdays and $30 / $28 / $18 on weekends and holidays.

Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Enid Haupt Conservatory in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx.

The video below was taken earler this year at the Holiday Train Show during Bar Car Nights at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

* Bronx Holiday Markets - Bar Car Nights at NY Botanical Garden

November 23, 29, 30 & December 7, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2019 / January 3, 4, 11 & 18, 2020

Hours. From 7 - 10.30 pm for adults 21 and older.

Description. Purchase food at the Bronx holiday market pop up, and drinks from seasonal bars, before or after visiting the holiday train show at night. Visit the fire pits at the Leon Levy Visitor Center, see ice sculpting demonstrations, listen to dueling pianos at the Pine Tree Cafe and listen to roving acapella groups. Tickets are $38 Non Members / $28 Members.

Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Enid Haupt Conservatory in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx.

 

* NY Botanical Garden Holiday Menorah & Tree Lighting Event

bronx holiday markets bronx holiday things to do events bronx holiday markets bronx nycSunday, December 8, 2019 from 4 - 5.15 pm

Description. The NY Botanical Gardens and Fordham Road lights up a menorah and the giant conifers beginning at 4 pm. Free with NYBG admission.

Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at 2900 Southern Blvd not far from the Enid Haupt Conservatory in the Bedford Park neighborhood located near the Belmont, Fordham, Norwood, East Tremont & Bedford Park neighborhoods in the Bronx.

Contact. www.nybg.org

The photo at right shows the Christmas tree at the New York Botanical Garden.


* Bronx Zoo Holiday Events

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Program in Belmont Near Bedford Park in the Bronx

November 29 - December 31, 2019 & January 3 - 5, 2020 with preview showings starting Nov 22nd - from 5 - 9 pm Sunday - Thursday and until 10 pm Friday & Saturday

Description. The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights program began Friday, November 29th and continues through January 5th. The Bronx Zoo stays open until 9 - 10 pm during the holiday lights program which runs daily up until Christmas Eve / Christmas Day and resumes until New Years Day & January 2nd. Tickets run $23 - $30 for kids / adults and children 2 & under are free.

Location. The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact.


* Bronx Holiday Sales - Little Italy Bronx Small Business Saturday Sales & Christmas Tree Lighting

Small Business Saturday in the Belmont Neighborhood of the Bronx

Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 4 pm - 6 pm

Saturday Sales Description & Location. There will be Bronx Small Business Saturday Sales / special offers along Arthur Avenue between East Fordham Road and Crescent Avenue in the Belmont / near Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx, which is frequently called the Little Italy of the Bronx.

Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting Description. This family-friendly Bronx Christmas tree lighting event includes music, hot chocolate, Italian cookies, a visit by Santa and the tree lighting.

Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at Ciccarone Park at 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.bronxlittleitaly.com / This Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is organized by the Belmont Business Management Association.


* Bronx Holiday Tree Lighting Event by CB7 Norwood

Christmas Tree Lighting Event in the Norwood Neighborhood of the Bronx

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6 pm

Location. At Mosholu Parkway Lawn at Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx.

Description. Community Board 7 hosts an annual holiday Christmas Tree Lighting with 100 goodie bag giveaways, hot cider & chocolate, cookies and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. This Bronx Xmas tree lighting / holiday event is organized by CB 7 in the Bronx.

Contact. www.nyc.gov/bronxcb7 / Tel - 718.933.5650


* Bronx Holiday Tree Lighting Event - Fordham BID

The Fordham BID Organizes its 15th Annual Tree Lighting Event in the Fordham Neighborhood near Belmont and Bedford Park in the Bronx

Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 - 9 pm

Description. The Fordham BID is hosting its 15th annual holiday Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies, gifts and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. They tell us the theme is,

"... Sparkling the Heart of Fordham ... [and that there will be] Music, live performances, raffles & prizes, special visit from Santa Claus & free presents for kids."

This Bronx Xmas tree lighting / holiday event is organized by the Fordham BID in the Bronx.

Location. In Bryan Park at East Kingsbridge and East Fordham - across from 301 Fordham Road - in the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.fordhambid.org / 718.562.2104


III.

East Bronx Holiday Markets

Bronx Holiday Shopping & Events


* Bronx Holiday Event - Holiday Tree Lighting at the Mall at Bay Plaza

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Baychester Neighborhood Bx

Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5 pm - 8 pm

Description. This is the 3rd Annual Holiday tree lighting event at the Mall at Bay Plaza. The event includes the arrival of Santa, multi-talented elves, a magical Jack Frost, dancing and music by DJ Omar with kid giveaways.

Location. At the Village Area entrance on the Avenue level at the Mall at Bay Plaza at 200 Baychester Avenue in the Baychester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.mallatbayplaza.com


* Bronx Holiday Shopping Event - Westchester Square BID - Bronx Small Business Saturday Sales

Small Business Saturday in the Bronx, as well as Thanksgiving Dinner & a Visit by Santa to the Bronx

Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 11 am - 3 pm

Description. On Thanksgiving Day there's free food for all. The event is sponsored by Westchester Square BID neighborhood of the Bronx.

Location. At the Harvest Field Community Church at 2626 East Tremont Avenue in the Westchester Square neighborhood. This event has been moved from Owen Dolan Recreation Center at 2551 Westchester Avenue where it was held last year.

 

Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 12 noon - 3 pm

Description. On Small business Saturday the Westchester Square BID will be giving free gifts for purchases of $25 or more in the Westchester Square BID at East Tremont Road and Williamsbridge Road while supplies last.

Location. In the plaza located at East Tremont & Williamsbridge Road and down to Westchester Avenue in the Westchester Square neighborhood of the Bronx.

 

Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5 - 8 pm

Description. Santa will be visiting the Westchester Square Business Improvement District and there will be holiday treats, the Yuletide Singers and tree lighting.

Location. Owen Dolan Park at Westchester & Tremont Avenues.

Contact. www.wsbid.org / Tel 718.597.4629


* Bronx Holiday Events - Thanksgiving, Christmas & Hanukkah Events on City Island

City Island is hosting a Thanksgiving InterFaith Service, Thanksgiving Dinner and both a Christmas Tree Lighting & Menorah Lighting

Monday, November 25, 2019 beginning at 7.30 pm

Description. 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service at Temple Beth-El including Grace Episcopal Church, Trinity Methodist Church and St Mary's Star of the Sea Roman Catholic. All are welcome to attend.

Location. At Temple Beth-El at 480 City Island Avenue.

 

Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 12 noon - 3 pm

Description. Thanksgiving Dinners being served free at Trinity Methodist Church.

Location. At Trinity Methodist Church at 331 City Island Avenue.

 

Saturday, November 30, 2019 beginning at 7.30 pm

Description. There's a Christmas Tree Lighting at which the St Mary's Star of the Sea Choir, led by Ken Farnum, will give a holiday musical performance. There's a reception after at the Kaleidoscope Gallery across the street. Also shop along City Island Avenue for Bronx Small Business Saturday Sales.

Location. At Hawkins Park at 281 City Island Avenue [the main drag] on City Island neighborhood in the East Bronx.

 

Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 5 pm - 5.30 pm

Description. Menorah Lighting in Hawkins Park followed by a hot apple cider reception at the Kaleidoscope Gallery across the street.

Location. At Hawkins Park at 281 City Island Avenue [the main drag] on City Island neighborhood in the East Bronx.

Contact. www.CityIslandChamber.org / Tel 718.885.9100


* Bronx Holiday Event - Throggs Neck Merchants Assocation Holiday Celebration

Throggs Neck Christmas Tree Lighting & Celebration in the Bronx

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5 pm - 8 pm

Description. This holiday event includes free toys, hot chocolate & cookies and free picture with Santa Claus and a tree lighting. St. Benedict's Grammar School choir will be singing holiday songs. The Throggs Neck holiday tree lighting event is organized by the Throgs Neck Merchants Association [Bob Jaen President] and sponsored by NYS Assemblyman Mike Bennedetto.

Location. At the Bronx Library at DeRosa O'Boyle Triangle at Dewey Avenue, East Tremont Avenue & 177th Street in the Throgs Neck neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.throggsneckmerchants.com / Tel 646.657.1312.


* Bronx Holiday Concerts - St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parkchester

Bronx Holiday Concert in Parkchester

Sunday, December 15, 2019 beginning at 4.30 pm

Description. This will be the 38th annual concert - a holiday event favorite which they describe as,

"Celebrate the Yuletide season with Handel's Messiah ... The Bronx Concert Singers (BCS) and music director Robert René Galván ... [perform] ... their 37th Annual Holiday Concert ... with professional soloists and orchestra, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church...".

Tickets cost $20 / $15 / $5.

Location. Located at 1891 McGraw Avenue in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.bronxconcertsingers.org / Tel - 917.743.4641 / Tel St Pauls - 718.822.4535.


* Bronx Kwanzaa - Holiday Market & Celebration in Parkchester

Bronx Kwanzaa Celebration in Parkchester

Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm - Kwanzaa Program starts at 6 pm

Description. The event is described as, "... African attire - African Market - Raffle - Cultural Performances - speakers. Please bring a handicraft or educational children's gifts & games (Books, Toys, etc.). There's a church parking lot available. Please register for free admission & food - Suggested minimum donation of $15 - Vendor or Sponsor call 347.525.4943 or 718.409.5253."

Location. At St. Helena's Church at 1315 Olmstead Avenue downstairs in the gym in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. This Bronx Kwanzaa holiday event & Bronx holiday market is organized by D.Oguamah.


IV.

North & West Bronx Holiday Markets

Bronx Holiday Events & Shopping


* Bronx Hanukkah Markets - Riverdale Temple Holiday Gift & Craft Sale

Bronx Hanukkah Markets in the Riverdale Neighborhood of the Bronx

Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 11 am - 4 pm

Location. Located at 4545 Independence Ave at 246th Street in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx.

Description. The Riverdale Temple event features items and including jewelry, clothing, accessories, ceramics and woodworks made by local New York area artisans or fair trade (3rd world) crafters. There will also be crafting project activities for kids. Bronx Hanukkah holiday markets and sales in the Riverdale neighborhood.

Contact. www.riverdaletemple.org / Tel 718.


* AWAITING UPDATE _ Bronx Hanukkah - Chabad Bronx Giant Menorah Lighting in Riverdale

Bronx Hanukkah Events - Menorah Lightings in the Bronx

Sunday, December 2 - 10, 2018 beginning at 4 pm*

* Please note that Sunday, December 2 is the big ceremony that they do each year with the dignitaries and such. The menorah lightings will continue through Hanukkah beginning at 4 pm Sundays and weekdays except at 3 pm on Friday, December 6th and 6.30 pm on Saturday, December 7th.

Description. This Bronx Hanukkah menorah lighting in the Riverdale neighborhood includes live music, hot latkes, donuts, dreidels, and balloons.

Location. This Bronx menorah lighting is located at the Bell Tower Monument at West 239th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway in the Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx.

Contact. www.chabadbronx.org / Tel 718.549.1100 / 4397


* AWAITING UPDATE _ Bronx Hanukkah - Riverdale Y Menorah Lighting

Friday through Monday, December 7 - 10, 2018 at 4 pm Friday, 5.15 pm Saturday & Sunday and at noon Monday

Description. This Bronx Hanukkah menorah lighting in the Riverdale neighborhood includes music and holiday foods.

Location. There will be a Bronx menorah lighting at the Riverdale Y at 5625 Arlington Avenue in the Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx.

Contact. www.riverdaley.org / Tel 718.


* Bronx Holiday Event - Van Cortlandt House Museum

The Van Cortlandt House Museum Celebrates Holiday History & St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11 am - 4 pm / Park Mounted Horses from 12.30 - 1.30 pm [weather permitting]

Description. This Bronx holiday event celebrates the anniversary of St Nicholas, a Dutch cultural icon. The holiday event includes historical stories around the campfire, hot chocolate, games and for a brief period there will be mounted Park Enforcement Patrol horses for an hour-long meet & greet.

Location. At the Van Cortlandt House Museum at Broadway and West 246th Street in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. It's at the end of the #1 subway line.

Contact. www.vchm.org / Tel - 718.543.3344.


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