The To-Do List: Things to do in NYC Dec. 6 - 8 (some are free!)

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The holidays are in full swing and it's the best time to be in New York City! Take a break from shopping and take some time to enjoy the cheer. Whether you're looking to party it up or relax, we've got you covered with the best food, drinks, shows and music the city has to offer.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

It's not the holidays until the tree is light at Rockefeller Center! Each year thousands flock to the Rock to gaze and admire the tree. The tree is a Norway Spruce and is 77 feet tall, 46 feet wide and weighs approximately 12 tons. This year, the city has implemented new pedestrian zones in the area, so grab some hot cocoa and stay and watch the skaters on the rink. 

Where: Rockefeller Center

When: Friday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 8, 5:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

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Rockefeller Center Tree

Hello Panda Festival

The largest lantern festival in North America returns to Citi Field. The festival features over 120 lantern exhibits, live entertainment and interactive experiences that celebrates the traditional Chinese art of lantern making with magical displays of light and color, handcrafted by world-class artisans.

Where: Citi Field, Queens

When: Friday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cost: $28

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Christmas in the Garden

Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photo ops with Santa, tree lighting, and holiday crafts and activities.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 12 p.m.– 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

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