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 17, 2021 / 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.
EDITOR NOTE. While it seems we've turned the corner on the CoVid pandemic, it's after effects still linger. Hence a number of holiday events we saw in 2019 may not yet return in 2021 for reasons related to CoVid, or possibly finances. So while they may not return this year, they might make a comeback next year.
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
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.
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.
We'll continue updating periodically through the holidays.
Pay attention to the dates / year.
Asterisked markets have NOT been updated to 2021.
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
Staten Island Holiday Event at Snug Harbor
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 5, 2021 - January 9, 2022 generally from 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Description. There's a Winter Lanterns event now into the second weekend of the New Year. There are 1,000 lanterns artistically sculpted into the Snug Harbor campus.
Tickets. Cost $25 / $17. Not shown Mondays - Thursdays.
Location. Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island.
Contact. www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com / www.snug-harbor.org / Contact the Business Department for rentals via email email@example.com or by phone 718-425-3516.
Snug Harbor - Staten Island Museum - Edible Holiday Market
Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11 am - 4 pm
Description. There's a Holiday Market - Edible Island Market at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island. Entrance is FREE and here's what they say about the market.
" ... artisanal tastes, bites, and gift-able take-homes indoors ... Specialty items ... edible goods, expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri, will be for sale ..."
Location. At the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. This is in the Staten Island Museum gift shop.
This Wreath Making Workshop / Holiday Party Event does Not Appear to be Returning in 2021
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4 - 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 $40 and include materials - but you're encouraged to bring personal items you might want included in the wreath.
Location. At the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Meet at Visitor information booth on Chapel Road.
Contact. Tickets may be purchased at www.snug-harbor.org.
Holiday events and markets in the Randall Manor neighborhood.
Victory Blvd Holiday Event in Castleton on Staten Island
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 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.
This Holiday Market does Not Appear to be Returning, as of this post
Alice Austen House Holiday Market in Shore Acres Near Rosebank on Staten Island
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm.
Location. The Alice Austen House is located at 2 Hylan Blvd in the Shore Acres neighborhood of Staten Island.
Description. There's an arts & crafts fair with one of a kind gifts by local artists and artisans. Holiday markets, holiday events and Christmas gift shopping in the Shore Acres neighborhood.
Contact. www.aliceausten.org / 718.816.4506.
This year  They did a Golf Outing on Friday, 12/3/21
Christmas at the National Lighthouse Museum SI
Family Christmas Fun on Staten Island & Toys For Tots Dropoff
OLD _ NOTE DATE / 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 Tree Lighting in St. George SI
Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm. In the past they have done a caroling pre-show at 5 pm, but this year don't know.
Description. The first Empire Outlets holiday tree lighting on Staten Island was described in 2019 as, "... 6 pm with a 40-foot crystal tree for an evening of live music, hot chocolate, seasonal bites, in-store shopping deals and holiday revelry ...". There will be special performances by Spotlight Repertory Theatre of Staten Island, a sample of St. George Theatre's Christmas Show, JAGMAC which is a American pop band, and a special visit by Santa Claus.
Location. At Empire Outlets which are adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
Borough President Oddo's Christmas Tree & Menorah Lightings on Staten Island
Monday, November 29, 2021 beginning at 6 pm
Description. There will a Hanukkah Menorah lighting organized by the Staten Island Borough President's office. A Staten Island holiday event in the St. George neighborhood.
Location. Both lighting events will be held at the Staten Island Borough President's Office in SI Borough Hall Plaza at 10 Richmond Terrace.
Contact. www.statenislandusa.com / Tel 718.816.2000
AWAITING NOTICE OF 2021 EVENT _ Monday, December 23, 2019 from 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Description. There will a Christmas tree lighting organized by the Staten Island Borough President's office. A Staten Island holiday event in the St. George neighborhood.
St. George Theatre 18th Annual Christmas Shows - Downtown Staten Island
1. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 10, 11 & 12, 2021 beginning at 7 pm nightly, and also at 3 pm on Saturday & Sunday - 18th Annual Christmas Show
2. Sunday, December 19, 2021 - Two Showtimes 1 pm & 6 pm - The Nutcracker by the NYC Ballet
Description. 1. The 18th Annual Christmas Show is a fundraiser for the restoration of 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 in local Staten Island with the rest of the world. Tickets are $50 / $30 / $20 / $10.
2. The Nutcracker by the NYC Ballet. Tickets $50 / $35.
Location. The historic St. George Theatre at 35 Hyatt Street - only steps away from the ferry terminal in St. George.
Contact. www.stgeorgetheatre.com / Tel - 718.442.2900 xt 503
Tappan Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 3 - 6 pm - Tree lighting and Santa / Toy Giveaway
Description. Tappan Park Christmas Tree Lighting and toy giveaway. Also pictures with Santa.
Location. In Tappan Park on Bay Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. Van Duzer Civic Association of Stapleton
Westerleigh Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 17, 2021 from 5 - 6.30 pm - Holiday Light Show in Veterans Park organized by the 121st Precinct, followed by a Christmas caroling crawl starting from Westerleigh Park
Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 4 - 7 pm - Traditional holiday tree lighting
Description. Westerleigh Park Christmas Tree Lighting.
Location. In Westerleigh Park at Maine & Willard Avenues in the Westerleigh neighborhood of Staten Island.
CLOSED _ Winter Wonderland at Richmond County Ball Park Staten Island
[DISCONTINUED beginning in 2018 & ever since] Weekends beginning Friday, November 30 thru December 23, 2018 from (est) 11 am to 11pm.
Contact. WE COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THIS FOR 2018 or 2019.
Location. The Richmond County Bank Ballpark - only steps away from the ferry terminal in St. George.
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.
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
Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 5 - 7 pm
Description. The 6th annual holiday event organized by the Richmond Road Merchants Association includes a visit by Santa w/ reindeer, rides, games, entertainment, refreshments likely hot cocoa or cider, a trackless train and a Christmas tree lighting.
Location. Located in the parking lot at 1630 Richmond Road in the Dongan Hills near Midland Beach neighborhood on Staten Island. And also 1639 Richmond Road at Casale Jewelers.
Contact. FB - https://www.facebook.com/exploredonganhills / Tel 718.477.1400 xt 828
Historic Richmond Town Holiday Events on Staten Island
Historic Richmond Town Candlelit Tours on Staten Island
Saturdays & Sundays, December 11, 12 & 18, 19, 2021 - departing every 20 minutes from 4.30 - 7.50 pm
Description. Walk through Historic Richmond Town on a candlelit tour that lasts an hour.
Admission. $25 and rsvp.
PREPANDEMIC / HISTORICALLY THEY DID A TREE LIGHTING. There's a Christmas tree lighting at 5 pm that I believe is still FREE, but the rest of the day has a ticket price of $10 / $8, except for youngsters 4 and below who are also free. Last year they told us that the, "Hosted by The Women's Auxiliary of Historic Richmond Town, [where you can] experience a winter extravaganza that will offer shoppers unique holiday gifts and handmade decorations as they soak in the seasonal festivities. Ornaments, crafts, baked goods and Mrs. Claus' Attic Treasures will all be available in the Third County Courthouse."
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.
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.
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 Tour
On Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10 am - 12 noon, 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.
The Historic Conference House Hosts Holiday Lighting Events
Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 12 noon - 4 pm
Description. From 12 - 4 pm there's the Conference House 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 Park. There will be holiday lanterns, cider and cookies. In prior years there was a $3 admission. 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. The Historic Conference House Park at 70 Saterlee Street. This Historic Conference House is nearby at 298 Satterlee Street [at 7455 Hylan Blvd] in the Tottenville neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. www.conferencehouse.org / Tel. 718.984.6046
The following event does not appear to be returning in 2021, we'll update you for next year.
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ 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@
Biddle House Holiday Events on Staten Island
Staten Island Holiday Markets & Events in Tottenville SI
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Market & Holiday Brunch in Rossville on Staten Island
The Historic Old Bermuda Inn Hosts a Holiday Market Event
Sundays, December 5, 12, 19, 2021 from 11 am - 2 pm
Description. There's a holiday brunch at the Historic Old Bermuda Inn. There are two seatings. It includes a buffet, but not alcohol, tax or gratuities. Holiday brunch in the Rossville neighborhood.
Price. $38 / $24
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
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 Markets, Shopping & Events at the Staten Island Mall
The Staten Island Mall Hosts an Arrival of Santa Event in the New Springville / Heartland Neighborhoods of SI
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, November 17, 2019
Description. There's Santa's Arrival Christmas Parade with a tree lighting event in the Staten Island Mall.
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sundays, running from November 17 - December 24, 2019 from 10 am - 8 pm / hours are extended after Thanksgiving
Description. There will be a Caring Santa at the Staten Island Mall at 2655 Richmond Avenue in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island. They offer Fast Passes to meet with Santa and photos w/ Santa packages that run between $40 & $50. Holiday events in the Springfield neighborhood.
Location. Staten Island Mall at 2655 Richmond Avenue in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. www.statenislandmall.com / Tel 718.761.6800
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