New York To-Do List 12/06 12/12: Christmas is Just Behind the Corner

Nov 29, 2021

Christmas is almost upon us, and the To-Do List gets stacked – events keep popping up all over New York, and some charities start officially opening their holiday campaigns in the week between 12/06 and 12/12.

Andrea Bocelli at the Madison Square Garden

Opera superstar Andrea Bocelli embarked on a large-scale tour, featuring dates in North and South America, as well as Europe. He planned to be in the Madison Square Garden for only one night – Dec. 15, Wednesday, but due to high ticket demand, the Italian tenor added a second date – Thursday, Dec. 16.

The two dates in the Madison Square Garden are part of the Believe World Tour. Besides promoting Andrea Bocelli’s most-recent album Believe, the tour is part of a large charity campaign backed by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and PLUS1. So, $1 from every ticket sale will go towards empowering people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, and distress due to illness and social exclusion.

Besides its noble cause, Believe celebrates the ability of music to heal the soul. The tour setlist includes a selection of arias, his beloved crossover hits, and famed love songs.

A night in FAO Schwarz

Have you ever dreamed to spend a night in the FAO Schwarz? Well, now you can! Who said child dreams can’t come true!

You can rent the New York branch of FAO Schwarz all for yourself for just $260 via Viator. The money will be donated to Candlelighters NYC – a charity actively supporting kids and families fighting cancer.

When in FAO Schwarz, you’ll be greeted by a toy soldier, who will be your guide. The first tour will officially take place on Monday, December 21, along with a handful of other unique perks:

  • A $1,000 FAO Schwarz shopping spree paid for by Airbnb
  • A catered feast in front of FAO Schweetz, the store's candy section
  • A music lesson on the giant dance-on piano
  • A Build-A-Bear workshop session
  • A chance to build your own remote-controlled car & race it through the store
  • An immersive science experiment led by an FAO Schwarz "professor"

The Rose Room: Circus Nightlife Experience

The Rose Room is an award-winning circus and various nightclubs, offering award-winning international cuisine, world-class entertainment, and unique after-party parties.

After 3 DollarBill and the New York Theater District were sold out. The Rose Room partnered with FEVERUP to obtain permanent residency at The Triad, the historic New York juggling club.

Watch the acclaimed Rose Room Show on Thursday to Sunday nights, as well as special events for the rest of the week, including punk rock juggling, wild performing arts, and secret magic lounge nights. So come and sip delicious premium cocktails and witness an ever-changing night of magic, mystery, and chaos!

SantaCon, 2021

What screams Christmas more than Santa? A full street of Santas!

SantaCon celebrates the upcoming Christmas holidays with a huge Santa bar crawl made with a lot of humor and a charity on its mind. Of course, the Santas have a list of rules that can be summarized by their six F’s:

  • 1.Don’t F*** with Kids
  • 2.Don’t F*** with Cops
  • 3.Don’t F*** with Bar Staff
  • 4.Don’t F*** with NYC
  • 5.Don’t F*** with NYC Vax Requirements
  • 6.Don’t F*** with Santa’s Charity Mission

SantaCon supports several non-profits and charities, including City Harvest, Secret Santa Claus Project, FIGMENT, Dance Parade, Materials for the Arts, Clowns Without Borders, and more! So far, SantaCon has raised more than half a million dollars of aid!

In conclusion

Christmas is just around the corner, and New York and the To-Do list is getting busier by the week, as we may see in the 12/06 – 12/12 edition! Keep the Christmas spirit high and don’t forget to help others!

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