Things For Kids To Do In Southern Brooklyn: The Nutcracker, Holiday Tree Lighting, Card Making & More

Things For Kids To Do In Southern Brooklyn: The Nutcracker, Holiday Tree Lighting, Card Making & More
Photo by Ron Guest
Photo by Ron Guest

Looking for something to do with the whole family this week? There are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in Brooklyn, and we’ve selected some of our favorites. See the full details below!

For more things to do around Brooklyn, and to add your own upcoming event, check out our calendar.

Babies & Books
When: Wednesday, December 9, 11am
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street
What: Parents and caregivers can bring babies up to age 18 months to this fun, interactive program that encourages literacy.
How Much: Free!

Game On!
When: Thursday, December 10, 4pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, Bensonhurst
What: Got a young board game fan? Point them to this library, where kids can try their hand at classics like Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, and more.
How Much: Free!

Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Thursday, December 10, 6:30pm
Where: Lady Moody Triangle, Avenue U at Village Road N, Gravesend
What: Senator Marty Golden is hosting this lighting of the neighborhood Christmas tree — the event includes hot chocolate, caroling, and a special visit by Santa Claus, who will bring gifts for the kids. And since it’s the season of giving, consider bringing a donation for Toys for Tots, which will be collected at the event.
How Much: Free!

Creating Christmas Cards With Microsoft Publisher
When: Friday, December 11, 4pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, Bensonhurst
What: For those creative kids looking for a way to make some unique holiday cards, this event will show them how to make them with the Microsoft Publisher program.
How Much: Free!

Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Friday, December 11, 6:30pm
Where: Hendrick I. Lott House, East 35th Street & Fillmore Avenue, Marine Park
What: Two Christmas tree lightings in one week from Senator Golden! Same deal as the one listed above — fun, hot chocolate, Santa, and gifts!
How Much: Free!

Coloring Pages
When: Saturday, December 12, 1-3pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street
What: They provide the colors, the kids provide the creativity!
How Much: Free!

The Colonial Nutcracker
When: Sunday, December 13, 2pm
Where: Walt Whitman Theatre, Campus Road at Nostrand Avenue, Midwood
What: This annual holiday favorite features the Dance Theatre in Westchester performing its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic.
How Much: Tickets are $18 and may be purchased here.

Kids Create: Storycraft
When: Monday, December 14, 4pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue
What: Kids will enjoy listening to a story, and then will create a craft based on the tale.
How Much: Free!

For family-friendly news, events, information, and more from around Brooklyn, check out our sister site, City Kid Corner.

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