Trip by Skyscanner is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.” Trip by Skyscanner’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.
Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip by Skyscanner. Visit the Trip by Skyscanner website or download the app for more upcoming events.
You’ll want to sport your tackiest and gaudiest Christmas sweater on this holiday yacht party. Get in the spirit of things with Christmas tunes, games and prizes, winter-inspired appetizers and cocktails and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline! Tickets start at $37.92
Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 15
Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 6:30-9pm
To celebrate National Sangria Day, Mad Dog & Beans is slashing sangria prices in half with any order of an entree. You’ll also want to stick around for the complimentary tequila tasting by Astral Tequila from 6-8pm.
Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina (FiDi)
Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 12pm-11pm
Make Music Winter is an outdoor concert that turns audiences into band members. From African drums to handbells, each event has its own unique sound. Come spread holiday cheer at one of over a dozen participatory musical parades across New York! FREE
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Thursday, Dec. 21 (check website for times)
The biggest holiday treat does not come in a box, but in the form of a key. Though you won’t actually get the key to the uber-exclusive Gramercy Park (Manhattan’s only private park), trustees of this two-acre paradise will open its gates to the general public for some holiday caroling. Bring a flashlight. FREE
Gramercy Park (Flatiron)
Sunday, Dec. 24 from 6-7pm
The biggest Jewish singles ball, Matzoball organizers have been throwing this annual party for over 30 years now! Mazel tov and happy hunting, ladies and gents! Tickets start at $53.74
Sunday, Dec. 24 from 9pm-3am