Staten Island Holiday Events - Staten Island NYC
Christmas Tree Lightings, Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, & Kwanzaa Candle Lightings on Staten Island and Holiday Events & Things To Do NYC
December 23, 2022 / Staten Island Neighborhoods / Staten Island Holiday Events / Staten Island Things To Do / Staten Island Buzz NYC.
*** Be sure to visit our Staten Island Holiday Markets page, as it contains related holiday events with a shopping element to them.
*** For links to holiday events and markets in all five boroughs of NYC scroll down to the bottom of this report.
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How The Staten Island Holiday Events Page on this Page are Organized
These holiday events on Staten Island are organized as follows:
1. BY NEIGHBORHOODS OF STATEN ISLAND
2. BY DATE - (not always as it depends on when the info comes in)
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.
3. ALL OF THESE ARE FREE UNLESS FEES ARE SPECIFIED.
4. Note STATEN ISLAND HOLIDAY MARKETS are published on a separate page - the links to which are posted at the bottom of this page, along with links to other boroughs.
Staten Island Holiday Lights, Christmas Tree Lightings, Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, Kwanzaa Candle Lightings Background
The holidays are a special time of the year. In ancient times there were harvest celebrations to give thanks and enjoy the bounty after a long growing and harvesting season aka a year of work.
And there were also winter solstice celebrations to commemorate the end of the darkening of the skies. Some cultures celebrate with a festival of lights, and in Christian cultures the holidays are marked with holiday lightings including tree lightings and candle lightings - as well as the celebration of giving through the most well known and most generous man in the world - Santa Claus.
Meanwhile, back on Staten Island 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 Staten Island holiday celebrations and Staten Island holiday markets and shopping for folks to enjoy between now and the end of the year.
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Staten Island Holiday Events, Christmas Tree Lightings, Menorah Lightings & Holiday Things To Do
Staten Island Christmas Tree Lightings, Staten Island Menorah Lightings Hanukkah, Staten Island Holiday Things To Do SI NYC
The following includes a number of Staten Island holiday markets & Staten Island holiday events including Staten Island Christmas tree lightings, Hanukkah menorah lightings and possibly Kwanzaa candle lightings.
UPDATED WEEKLY THRU THE HOLIDAYS
Many of the events planned this holiday season have been Updated.
Asterisked events have been updated to 2022, while the remainder are not.
Pay attention to the dates / year.
I. North Shore Staten Island Holiday Events & Things To Do SI NYC
North of Hwy 278 and East of Hwy 440 / Dr. Martin Luther King Expwy on Staten Island NYC
* Holiday Market & Party at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Botanical Garden & Staten Island Museum
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11 am - 4 pm
Description. There's a Holiday Market at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center with various units within the complex participating. Here's what they say about the market.
" ... Find that perfect holiday gift while supporting local artists and artisans. Vendors showcase handmade jewelry, artworks, ornaments, knitted and crocheted items, and more [Art Lab Bldg H] ... The event features handmade art, antiques, books, cards, jewelry, ornaments, photography, prints, scarves, soap, and more! Live holiday music at 2 pm [Noble Maritime Collection] ... Shop local at Cottage Row Curiosities, a community artisan market at Snug Harbor featuring over 40 Staten Island vendors–plus music, entertainment, food, Entertainment: MakerPark Radio’s DJ Kitty will be spinning a set of catchy, festive tunes. Pop-up performances throughout the day are presented by Staten Island School of Rock’s Christmas Choir, led by Janine Moises, Ariel Ubaldegaray, and Josh Limage, featuring the vocal talents of students Anna Mancino, Joseph Picioccio, Adrianna Frendowski, Delilah Cambiero, and Daria Kuzniatsova. Food and Drink:
Harbor Eats, Celebrate at Snug Harbor, and CHAP Winery [Cottage Row, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C&G and Carpenter’s Shop on Chapel Road] ... Work your way through a market full of delicious local and regional treats to give this holiday season. This delectable fair is filled with specialty items and artisanal goods expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri ..." Free admittance.
Location. At the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island.
* Holiday Events at Snug Harbor on Staten Island
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22, 23, 27-31, 2022 & January 1, 2023 generally from 5 pm - 11.45 pm
Description. There's an interactive exhibit entitled Eggers Winter Wonderland. They describe the event as follows: " ... This festive experience allows groups to reserve an igloo for a one-hour session, where they can enjoy a beverage of their choice (homemade hot cocoa is a fan favorite), ice cream, assorted treats, letters to Santa ... reservation fee includes an additional 30 minute trip to the North Pole where guests receive a printed group photo with Santa (If they desire), a holiday Christmas cookie, and the opportunity for kids to make a craft. During selected weekends, a special snowy princess will be making appearances ...".
Location. Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island.
Tickets / Contact. Admission / Rsvp $25 / $20. Tickets may be purchased at https://snug-harbor.org/
* This Wreath Making Workshop 2022
Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 3 - 6 pm
Description. There's a Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island. Tickets cost $45 and include materials - but you're encouraged to bring personal items you might want to weave into the wreath. Holiday events and markets in the Randall Manor neighborhood.
Location. Meet at Visitor information booth where Gazebo and Chapel Roads meet at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island.
Tickets / Contact. Tickets cost $45 and include materials - https://snug-harbor.org/
* Victory Blvd Holiday Event in Castleton on Staten Island
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 5 - 7 pm
Description. There will be caroling, a tree lighting, entertainment, hot chocolate and Santa will be there. A Castleton neighborhood in Staten Island holiday event organized by Victory Blvd Merchants Association.
Location. At the corner of Victory and Wescott Blvds.
Contact. They have a Facebook page with details at www.facebook.com/VictoryBlvdMA. And their website is www.victoryblvdmerchantsassociation.com.
* Alice Austen House Holiday Market in Shore Acres Near Rosebank on Staten Island
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 12 noon to 3 pm
Description. There's a photo shoot whereby you can get 'Aura Photos'. They describe the event as follows: " ... Holiday Aura Photos Saturday. Pose alone or with family to create a unique holiday card this year. $20 Aura photo, $30 Aura photo plus interpretation. Both include admission to the Alice Austen House. Registration not required ...". Holiday markets, holiday events and Christmas gift shopping in the Shore Acres neighborhood.
Location. The Alice Austen House is located at 2 Hylan Blvd in the Shore Acres neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. https://aliceausten.org / 718.816.4506.
* They did a Holiday Market at the Museum Store on 11/27/22 [use link above to see SI holiday markets], Otherwise I don't see Anything other events for the Holiday Season
Christmas Events at the National Lighthouse Museum SI
OLD _ NOTE YEAR _ Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 12 - 4 pm
Description. There will be a free pass to the museum given for donations to Toy for Tots. There will be arts and crafts projects for kids, Santa will be visiting, and there will be food and beverages.
Location. At 200 The Promenade in the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island near the St. George Ferry.
* Empire Outlets Holiday Events, Tree Lighting in St. George SI
* Fridays, December 2, 9 & 16, 2022 from 6 to 7 pm - Holiday Performances
Description. There will be performances by Unison Steel Band on 12/2, the Spotlight Theatre on 12/9 and Patrick and the Rock a Silly band on 12/16. On Level 3 in the center court. Free.
* Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 7 to 8 pm - Holiday Tree Lighting
Description. There will be a tree lighting accompanied by a dance performance by Dance Xpress and the Wagner High School Theater. There will be refreshments and Santa will be there with Frankie the Ferry Hawk. In the center court on Level 3. Free.
* Saturday, December 3 & 4, 2022 from 11 am to 7 pm - Holiday Market
Description. There will be a market entitled Created for You Artists Market open on Level 2 next to Badass Bootcamp. Free admittance.
* Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10 - 11 am - Breakfast with Santa
Description. Bring an unwrapped gift for the Salvation Army and enjoy a breakfast with Santa. On the 3rd Level next to Levi's. Free with unwrapped gift.
Location. At Empire Outlets Mall which is adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
* SI Borough President Vito Fossella's Christmas Tree Lighting on Staten Island
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 6.30 to 8 pm
Description. There will a Christmas Tree lighting organized by the Staten Island Borough President's office. There will be a dance performance, book giveaways and a visit by Santa. A Staten Island holiday event in the St. George neighborhood.
Location. At Borough Hall in the Borough Hall Plaza at 10 Richmond Terrace in the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. www.statenislandusa.com / Tel 718.816.2000
* St. George Theatre 19th Annual Christmas Shows & Staten Island Jazz Festival - Downtown Staten Island
* Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 9, 10 & 11, 2022 beginning at 7 pm nightly, and 3 pm Matinees on Saturday & Sunday - 19th Annual Christmas Show
Description. The 19th Annual Christmas Show is a fundraiser for the theater. The show is an all-volunteer cast of 100 people performing song and dance routines centered around a grandmother telling a tale that weaves local Staten Island places in with other places around the world. Tickets are $50 / $40 / $30 / $20 / $10.
* Universal Temple of the Arts - Staten Island Jazz Festival
Friday, December 16, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm [doors open at 6.30 pm]
Description. The 34th Anniversary of Staten Island’s longest-running jazz festival, presented by Universal Temple of the Arts. Tickets $35 / VIP $125.
Location. The historic St. George Theatre at 35 Hyatt Street - only steps away from the ferry terminal in St. George.
Contact. https://stgeorgetheatre.com / Tel - 718.442.2900 xt 503
* Tappan Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 3 - 6 pm - Tree lighting and Santa / Toy Giveaway
Description. Tappan Park Christmas Tree Lighting and toy giveaway. Also pictures with Santa. Free.
Location. In Tappan Park on Bay Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. Organized by the Van Duzer Civic Association of Stapleton.
* Westerleigh Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 18, 2022 beginning at 5 pm
Description. Westerleigh Park Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting.
Location. In Westerleigh Park at Willard Avenue & Woodbridge Place in the Westerleigh neighborhood of Staten Island.
* DISCONTINUED _ Winter Wonderland at Richmond County Ball Park Staten Island
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Weekends beginning Friday, November 30 thru December 23, 2018 from (est) 11 am to 11pm
Description. In 2017 there was the Staten Island Winter Wonderland. The holiday event included choreographed Holiday light show, Santa's Workshop, life-sized gingerbread house with baking area, rides, food & drinks at cash igloo bar, ice skating, rides and shopping vendors in 85,000 square feet. Holiday markets, holiday events and Christmas gift shopping in the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island.
Location. The Richmond County Bank Ballpark - only steps away from the ferry terminal in St. George.
Contact. WE COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THIS FOR 2018 or 2019.
* Winter Lantern Festival at Yankee Stadium on Staten Island
October 2022 - January 1, 2023 - Over the Holiday open daily from 5 pm - 9.30 pm
Description. There's a Winter Lantern Festival. A light show. Tickets are $18 / $29 at
Location. At 75 Richmond Terrace [the stadium] on Staten Island.
II. East Shore Staten Island Holiday Events & Things To Do SI NYC
North of Great Kills, East of LaTourette Park and South of Hwy 278 on Staten Island NYC
* Richmond Road Holiday Event in Dongan Hills
Staten Island Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Event in by Richmond Road Merchants Assn in Dongan Hills near Midland Beach SI
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 5 - 7 pm
Description. The annual holiday event organized by the Richmond Road Merchants Association includes a visit by Santa w/ reindeer, holiday characters, entertainment, refreshments likely hot cocoa or cider, and a Christmas tree lighting.
Location. Located in the parking lot at 1630 Richmond Road [near Casale Jewelers] in the Dongan Hills near Midland Beach neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. FB - https://www.facebook.com/exploredonganhills / Tel 718.477.1400 xt 828
* Historic Richmond Town Holiday Events, Candlelit Tours & Colonial Shopping / Holiday Market on Staten Island
* Historic Richmond Town Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Market
Saturday, December 10, 2022 beginning at 5 pm
Description. A tree lighting ceremony in Historic Richmond Town. I believe this particular event is free, although surrounded by paid events before [craftsmaking] and after [candlelight tours]. See below and see the holiday markets page using the link at the beginning of this report.
Prior to the tours on Saturday 12/10/22, Historic Richmond Town is hosting a crafts making event at many of the local shops, whereby you can watch how things were made a century and a half ago, and then buy them. Tickets are $12 / $10. On Saturday Only at 5 pm there's a tree lighting ceremony at 5 pm.
* Historic Richmond Town Holiday Candlelit Tours
Saturdays & Sundays, December 10 & 11 and 17 & 18, 2022 - departing every half hour from 5.30 to 7.30 pm
Description. The one hour long candlelit tours will take you through an 1860's household preparing for Christmas, another preparing for Hanukkah, the General Store, the Tavern, the Courthouse and an English / Dutch household all going through their holiday routines in the mid 19th century on Staten Island. Holiday events on Staten Island. Tickets are $25 / $23 / kids age 5 and under are free.
See our Staten Island Holiday Markets page for their Holiday Crafts & Shopping days.
Location. Meet at the 3rd County Courthouse on the main campus in Historic Richmond Town at 441 Clarke Avenue. Holiday events in Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island.
Contact. www.historicrichmondtown.org / Tel. 718.351.1611.
* I don't see anything for 2022 as of this post
New Dorp Lane Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 17, 2021 from 4 - 6 pm
Description. New Dorp Lane District Christmas Tree Lighting.
Location. At New Dorp Lane between 8th and 10th Street in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island.
* William H. Pouch Scout Camp Tree Lighting on Staten Island
Saturday, December 10, 2022 beginning at 6 pm - Holiday Tree Lighting and Celebration
Description. Crafts projects, snacks, carnival, DJ and photos with Santa. Tickets $5.
Location. 1465 Manor Road in northeast / central Staten Island.
III. South Staten Island Holiday Events & Things To Do SI NYC
Charleston, Rossville, Arden Heights, Eltingville & South on Staten Island NYC
* Conference House Christmas Grand Illumination Event in Tottenville on Staten Island
* The Historic Conference House Hosts Holiday Tours
Saturdays in November 2022, from 12 noon to 4 pm
Description. The Urban Park Rangers are hosting an historic tour of the 17th - 19th century buildings near the Conference House at 298 Satterlee Street in Tottenville.
* Yule Log Jog Through Conference House Park
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9 to 10.30 am
Description. A walk, jog and / or run through Conference House Park. Admission $25.
* The Historic Conference House Hosts Outdoor Holiday Market & Lighting Events
Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 11 am to 4 pm
Description. There's the Conference House outdoor holiday market followed by the Grand Illumination at 4.30 pm. At 4.30 pm there's a Colonial Christmas Celebration at the Historic Conference House in the park by the same name. There will be holiday lanterns, cider and cookies and an open fire pit. This year that wasn't included on the notice, but an rsvp is required so you'll know ahead of time. CoVid protocols remain in effect at this and all other events.
Location. This Historic Conference House is nearby at 298 Satterlee Street [at 7455 Hylan Blvd] in the Tottenville neighborhood on Staten Island. The Historic Conference House Park building is located at 70 Saterlee Street.
Tickets / Contact. Admission $20 / family or $5 per child / https://theconferencehouse.org / Tel. 718.984.6046
* Nothing like the event below planned for 2022 - Marley
OLD _ NOTE DATE _ Thursdays through Sundays, December 12 - 15 & 19 - 22, 2019 beginning at 8 pm
Description. The 11th Annual showing of the play entitled Marley, by the Staten Island Shakespearean Company runs through two long weekends. The play is about Christmas from the point of view of Jacob Marley. Tickets are $30 / $25 which you can purchase via www.sishakespeare.org. Holiday events and shopping on Staten Island.
Location. The Historic Conference House at 298 Satterlee Street [at 7455 Hylan Blvd] in the Tottenville neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. www.conferencehouse.org / Tel. 718.984.6046. / admin@
* Nothing like the event below planned this year per their website as of 11/29/22
Biddle House Holiday Events on Staten Island
Staten Island Holiday Markets & Events in Tottenville SI
OLD _ NOTE DATES / YEAR _ Weekends, December 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022 - from 1 pm - 4 pm
Description. Live Christmas trees with women's handcrafted ornaments celebrating Staten Island's maritime heritage and women's handiwork in the Staten Island community.
Location. At the Biddle House at 70 Satterlee Street in Conference House Park. Tottenville Historical Society located there and organizes events.
Tel 718.984.6046 / - m/th/f 10a - 3p / Linda Hauck President - email@example.com
* Holiday Sunday Brunch with Santa in Rossville on Staten Island
* The Historic Old Bermuda Inn Hosts a Holiday Brunch Event with Santa
Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18, 2022 from 11 am to 3 pm - Two Seatings
Description. There's a Holiday / Sunday Brunch with Santa at the Historic Old Bermuda Inn. The brunch includes a buffet, but not alcohol, tax or gratuities. Holiday brunch in the Rossville neighborhood.
Price. $40 adults / $25 for kids ages 3 - 10
* The Historic Old Bermuda Inn Hosts a Holiday Memorial Tree Lighting with John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home
Monday & Tuesday, December 5 & 6, 2022 beginning at 7 pm - Tree Lighting & Service
Description. The Service begins at 7 pm and decorations by participants must be unbreakable and registered with the John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home by December 1st, 2022.
Location. The Historic Old Bermuda Inn is located at 301 Veterans Road West in the Rossville neighborhood on Staten Island
Contact. For rsvps call 718.948.7600 or www.theoldbermudainn.com.
Holiday Wreath Workshop at the Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center in the Charleston Neighborhood
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10 am - 12 noon
Description. There will be a Holiday Wreath Workshop. Adults / teens only. Rsvp required at 718-605-3970 x201. Tickets cost $15.
Location. The Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center at 2351 Veterans Rd West in the Charleston neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event-results.aspx?pk=166 / Tel 718.967.1976
IV. West Staten Island Holiday Events & Things To Do SI NYC
North of Fresh Kills & La Tourette Park & west of Hwy 440 when north of Hwy 278
* Holiday Breakfast w/ Santa & Holiday Markets Near Manor Heights Neighborhood on SI
Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9 to 11 am
Description. A holiday breakfast with Santa for kids ages 3 - 11, including Santa, a holiday market, candyland and arts & crafts. Holiday events in the Manor Heights neighborhood. Tickets $25 / $15.
Location. At Colony Hall in the Sea View Farm Colony at 460 Brielle Avenue in the Manor Heights neighborhood of Staten Island. Organized by the Grace Foundation.
* Holiday Performances - Nicotra's Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn SI
Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18, 2022 beginning at 5.30 pm Saturday and at 1 pm and 4 pm on Sunday
Description. Performance of the classical ballet, the Nutcracker, by the Staten Island Ballet Dancers.
Location. In Nicotra's Ballroom in the Hilton Garden Inn at 1100 South Avenue in the Bloomfield neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. https://www.siballet.org / https://nicotrasballroom.com/
* Holiday Events - Staten Island Mall in New Springville / Heartland Neighborhoods SI
Sunday, mid November - December 24, 2022
Description. Santa will be available for photos at the Staten Island Mall at 2655 Richmond Avenue in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island. Holiday events in the Springfield neighborhood. This event may cost $$.
Location. Staten Island Mall at 2655 Richmond Avenue in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. https://www.statenislandmall.com / Tel 718.761.6800
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