Bayside Hills Holiday Festival 2016

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The Bayside Hills Civic Association is hosting its 2016 Holiday Festival on Sunday, December 18th at 5 p.m.

The event will be hosted at the Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue mall.

The festival will feature a Christmas tree and menorah lighting, musical performances by PS 203’s chorus and In Motion Dance Center, refreshments,┬áinvited elected and religious officials and more.

For more information, visit the civic association’s Facebook page and their website.

Queens Botanical Garden’s tree lighting ceremony

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The Queens Botanical Garden is hosting a Christmas celebration at the garden on Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

The celebration will include later and ornament making for kids, an a cappella performance by The Rough Dozen, photos with Santa and most importantly, a tree lighting ceremony.

At 5 p.m., participants will walk to the Cherry Circle, lanterns in hand, for the event’s tree lighting.

The entire event is free, except the photos with Santa.