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Staten Island Holiday Events 2019

Get into the holiday spirit and take advantage of all the events Staten Island has to offer!

Winter Lantern Festival. Photo by Elite Ziegelman

  • Winter Lantern Festival

1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden- Tickets 

Now- January 12 : 5 P.M.- 10:30 P.M.

Transforming Snug Harbor into a beautiful light show. Bring your whole family to wonder at 8 acres of lights, live cultural shows, interactive exhibits, and more!


  • Castleton Avenue Holiday Tree Lighting

347 Davis Ave, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church – More information

December 8 : 11 A.M.-5 P.M.

The winter extravaganza that will offer shoppers unique holiday gifts and handmade decorations as they soak in the seasonal festivities. Ornaments, crafts, baked goods and Mrs. Claus’ Attic Treasures will all be available in the Third County Courthouse.


  • Annadale Tree Lighting

3929 Amboy Rd, next to Richmond County Savings Bank- More information

December 1 : 5 P.M.- 7 P.M.
On Annadale Road next to Richmond County Savings Bank • Text SSBID to 313131 for info
Featuring a DJ, music, train ride for kids, bouncy houses, hot chocolate, live performance by Miss Caroline’s Dance Elite, photos with Santa. After the event, bring your friends & family to a local restaurant or business in Annadale for holiday discounts.


  • Christmas in Richmond Town

441 Clarke Ave, Historic Richmond Town- Tickets

Sunday, December 8 • 11 A.M.- 5 P.M.

Experience nostalgia all through the Historic Village. Visit New York City’s most complete historic village all dressed up for Christmas. Take an old-fashioned carriage ride down historic Center Street and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of winter in the country. Other activities include ice skating, ornament making, holiday shopping and more! Plus see the annual tree lighting at 5pm.


  • Borough Hall Tree Lighting

10 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island Borough Hall- More information

December 9: 6:30 P.M- 7:30 P.M.


  • Annual New Dorp Lane Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival

New Dorp Lane, between New Dorp Plaza & 10th St- More information

December 1 : 4 P.M.-7 P.M.

There will be Christmas caroling, a family photo booth with Santa, a trackless train, animals, costume characters, free gift wrapping and much more! Free event.


  • Annual Richmond Road Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival

1639 Richmond Rd, Casale Jewlers- More information

December 15 : 3 P.M- 5 P.M.

Free family photos with Santa, trackless train, Christmas caroling, free refreshments, raffles and giveaways, and dance demonstrations.


  • Borough Hall Menorah Lighting

10 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island Borough Presidents office- More Information

December 23 : 6:30 P.M.- 8:30 P.M.


  • Victory Blvd Merchants Association Holiday Event & Tree Lighting

1899 Victory Blvd- More information

December 3: 5 P.M.- 7 P.M.

Santa, caroling, entertainment. Bring unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots.


  • Annual Breakfast with Santa at Applebees

2655 Richmond Ave, Staten Island Mall- Tickets

December 7 : 8 A.M.

Expressway Plaza location, 1451 Richmond Avenue‎ – Tickets

December 8 : 8 A.M.

Outerbridge Crossing location, 115 Bricktown Way – Tickets

December 7: 8 A.M.

430 New Dorp Lane, New Dorp- Tickets

December 8: 8 A.M.

*100% of proceeds will be donated to the Grace Foundation. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.


  • The St. George Theatre Christmas Show

35 Hyatt St, St. George Theatre- Tickets

December 13-15 : 7 P.M.

The tradition continues! In its 14th year, the two-hour production is a high energy, rhinestone-studded series of songs and dances the whole family will enjoy. All ages.


  • Merry Music Series at the S.I. Children’s Museum

1000 Richmond Terrace- More information 

December 7 : 2 P.M. Aurelia Curtis & The Staten Island Steel Pan Orchestra

December 14 : 1 P.M. Maker Park Radio presents: Dj Santa

December 21 : 2 P.M.  Yvette Washington-Wheatley and The Brighton Heights Youth Orchestra

December 22 : 3 P.M. Grace-ful Glee

December 31 : 1 P.M. Music with Patrick:New Year’s Eve (day) Party!

Celebrate the season with special musical performances throughout December!


  • Colonial Christmas

7455 Hylan Blvd, Conference House- More information

December 8 : 11 A.M.-4 P.M.

Tour the beautifully decorated Colonial Manor House, enjoy live seasonal music and visit with “Father Christmas.”


  • Conference House Annual Grand Illumination

7745 Hylan Blvd, Great lawn in Conference House Park – More information

December 6 : 7 P.M.- 8 P.M.

Welcome the holidays by singing Christmas carols while the Historic Conference House is illuminated from within. Dress warmly, as the festivities take place outdoors.


  • Holiday Lantern Walk

7455 Hylan Blvd,  Conference House- More information

December 6 : 7 P.M. *begins immediately after  the conference house Grand Illumination*

Join an after-dark holiday lantern tour along moonlit park trails to view the park’s other historic houses which are also decorated and illuminated for the holiday season.


  • Jacob Marley’s “A Christmas Carol”

7455 Hylan Blvd, The Conference House- Tickets 

December 12, 13, 14 ,15 and 19, 20, 21, 22
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 8 P.M., Sunday Matinees at 2 P.M.
Staten Island holiday tradition continues . . . for the 11th year in a row! Come join us for the story of a classic Dickens tale seen through the eyes of Scrooge’s partner Jacob Marley.


  • Photos with Santa at Lower Level JCPenney Wing

Staten Island Mall- Tickets

Now –  December 24

Don’t miss the easiest way to visit Santa—just reserve your time and skip the line!


  • Santa Cares Day at Lower Level JCPenney Wing

Staten Island Mall- Tickets

December 8 : 8:30 A.M.- 10:30 A.M.

Join us Sunday, December 8 for Santa Cares Day in Staten Island, NY! Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa at Staten Island Mall.


  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Storytime

2655 Richmond Ave, Barnes & Noble- More information 

December 7 : 11 A.M.

This classic, heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts three sizes. Activities to follow.


  • Richmond Road Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivals 

1630 Richmond Rd, Santander Bank parking lot- More information

December 15 : 3 P.M- 5 P.M.

The event will feature a visit by Santa Claus, a DJ, rides for children and refreshments from local establishments. The celebration will coincide with a holiday party at the local firehouse on the corner of Four Corners Road and Richmond Road.The festivities are made possible due to support from the Richmond County Savings Foundation, Councilman Steven Matteo and Councilman-elect Joe Borelli.


  • Empire Outlets Tree Lighting Ceremony

55 Richmond Terrace, Empire Outlets – More information

December 3 : 3 P.M.- 6 P.M.

The first-ever tree lighting at Empire Outlets will showcase a 40-foot crystal tree and an evening of live music and caroling, hot chocolate, seasonal bites, in-store shopping deals and holiday revelry for the whole family. Guests are asked to bring much-needed toys for kids in need during the holiday season, to be donated to Toys for Tots in honor of #GivingTuesday.


  • Chanukah WonderLand and Grand Menorah Lighting

Staten Island Mall

December 22 : 4 P.M.-5 P.M.

Enjoy performances, music, dancing, crafts and prizes! Remember the day and take photos at the Photo Booth or get a Chanukah manicure. Refreshments will be provides


Photos provides by, Elite Ziegelman


Happy Holidays from all of us at Staten Island Lifestyle!