Bayside Hills Holiday Festival 2016


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


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.