One of the best things about the holiday season is the diversity in celebrations, as people from all backgrounds and cultures bring their traditions out for sharing. New York is a city blessed with a vibrant array of individuals, and everyone has their own way of making merry! This week, you can treat yourself to treasured rituals while finding new favorites at these holiday festivities!

Tuesday, December 16 through Saturday, December 20 – Handel’s “Messiah”

Holiday music doesn’t get much more traditional than George Frideric Handel’s choral masterpiece, “Messiah”. The New York Philharmonic proudly presents this phenomenal work, with an impressive cast of soloists as well as the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Performances run from Tuesday to Saturday at Avery Fisher Hall, at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts (10 Lincoln Center Plaza).

Tuesday, December 16 through Tuesday, December 23 – Lighting the World’s Largest Menorah

The big Christmas trees in New York get more than their fair share of attention. Give a little love to Hanukkah’s brightest decoration this year, and head over to Brooklyn for the lighting of the world’s largest menorah! It’s 32 feet tall, which is as large as Jewish law allows, and requires a cherry picker to lift someone high enough to light it. People of all faiths or none will enjoy the ceremony each night, since there’s music and hot latkes for everyone. Head over to Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

International Holidays 1

Thursday, December 18 through Saturday, December 20 – Winter Solstice Celebration

Warm up with the sounds of Puerto Rico at the 35th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration! Spend the longest nights of the year enjoying a show filled with music and dance, in one of New York’s most beautiful landmarks. Check it out at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue).

Seastreak wishes all our customers happy holidays of whatever variety they celebrate! We’re proud to share great customer service and luxurious rides all through the year.


Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family



Filed Under: Solstice, Christmas and Hanukkah Festivities