Go see the enormous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. it is a great place to take pictures and do some ice-skating.
At the Saks Fifth Avenue department store there is the beautiful display of decorated windows offering a show of music and flashing lights every 15 minutes after 4:30 p.m.
The world's largest menorah, standing 32-feet-high, can be found at Manhattan's Grand Army Plaza, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street.
Students can also celebrate the holidays on Dec. 18 at the Jewish Community Center at 334 Amsterdam Avenue and 76th street in Manhattan. Admission for non-members is $16. Registration and additional information can be obtained by calling (646) 505-4444.
The TKTS booths, located in the heart of Times Square on 47th Street and Broadway, with another location at the South Street Seaport, sell tickets at 25 to 50 percent off each day to shows on and off-Broadway. Holiday hours and other information, can be found at tkts.com. The TKTS booth in Times Square is open every day including Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years.
The Knitting Factory bar and club at 74 Leonard St, is offering a presentation on Christmas Eve and day. On Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Dec. 25 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. there will be a show called "What I Like About Jew." Talented musicians and comedians will be performing a night of "Jewtastic" songs and comedy that will be entertaining for all faiths.