Holidays at the Museum

The front entrance of the Museum of the City of New York with a wreath on the door and on two lamp posts on either side.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the Museum of the City of New York. With programs and events starting November 30 and running through December 27, there's something for everyone here.

Join us on select Saturdays to get your photo taken with Santa, decorate a cookie, participate in Family Celebrations, and find Holiday gift ideas in the Museum Shop.

Holiday Shopping 

Let us help you find the perfect gift this holiday season! Browse our holiday items, prep for guests with these hosting hints, and check out our jewelry selection, featuring exclusive and New-York made accessories. Join us in-store for even more unique holiday finds, from hats and scarves to books and prints for New Yorker (or New Yorker at heart) in your life. 


Credit: Victoria Martens

An Exclusive Jewelry Line—Museum of the City of New York X Denise Cox Designs

Fine jewelry designer Denise Cox created an exclusive line of pieces for the Museum inspired by the elegant marble inlay of the rotunda and the award-winning radiance of "Starlight" by Cooper Joseph Studio. View a selection of these works here, and even more in-store. Cox began her career as an art director working for Warner Bros. and Disney. She adapted her graphic skills into creating jewelry and handbags, establishing her own line of accessories. In the tradition of fine jewelry houses, her pieces are crafted with high regard—each mold is handmade, stones are set with care and precision—so that it can be worn for years to come.


Credit: Filip Wolak

Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, December 1 from 10 am–6 pm

Stop in for special in-store discounts and deals. This international event promoted by the Museum Store Association
showcases the broad assortment of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts that are found in Museum Shops across the globe. Be a patron and support your local institution.


Family programs and holiday events are free with Museum admission. Advance registration recommended. Space may be limited for select programs. 

For Families Saturday, December 7, 10:00am

Santa at the Museum

Santa will be at the Museum Saturdays, Nov. 30; Dec. 7; Dec. 14; and Dec. 21. Select your time and get your photo taken! Part of the holiday activities at the Museum of the City of New York.
For Families Monday, December 23, 11:00am

Holiday Ornaments

Create ornaments to decorate your home for the holiday. A special holiday snack is included!
For Families Tuesday, December 24, 11:00am

Snow Globe Making

Create your own snow globe to decorate your home for the holiday. A special holiday snack is included!
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