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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 24, 2020?

16 free events take place on Thursday, December 24 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out December 24 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of December . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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16 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, December 24, 2020

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Play | A Christmas Carol: Beloved Holiday Classic (virtual)


A unique take on the Dickens classic that integrates traditional theatrical storytelling with technological possibilities only available with new media. Ebenezer Scrooge is guided by Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on a heartwarming journey toward redemption that you can now share with friends and family no matter where they live. Make the spirit of the season come alive with a memorable holiday experience filled with hope for the whole family. The show will be available for streaming on-demand through Jan 10th.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Plays, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, A Christmas Carol: Beloved Holiday Classic (virtual)

Performance | Cirque du Soleil: The Best Moments from Christmas Spectacular 'Twas The Night Before (virtual)


'Twas the Night Before... is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas classic as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine. This festive show about the wonders of sharing and friendship promises to spark lasting memories in the hearts of families this holiday season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Performances, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Cirque du Soleil: The Best Moments from Christmas Spectacular 'Twas The Night Before (virtual)

Concert | Ella Wishes You A Swingin' Christmas: Vanessa Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The American Pops Orchestra (virtual)


The American Pops Orchestra and guest vocalists recreate Ella Fitzgerald's iconic 1960 album "Ella Wishes You A Swingin' Christmas." Featuring Vanessa Williams, who explains the story of Ella's life between songs, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Broadway and jazz singer Carmen Ruby Floyd, Broadway star Morgan James, Grammy and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis, and recording artist Nova Payton. The event can be streamed anytime of the day and night.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Concerts, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Ella Wishes You A Swingin' Christmas: Vanessa Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The American Pops Orchestra (virtual)

Discussion | Netflix’s Emily in Paris: Creator (Sex and the City) and Cast in Conversation (virtual)


Join the creator Darren Star (Sex and the City; Beverly Hills, 90210) and cast Golden Globe nominee Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Ashley Park and Lucas Bravo for a behind-the-scenes conversation about Netflix’s hit rom-com series Emily in Paris. Star has the Midas touch in writing strong female characters. In Emily in Paris, his charming lead is a 20-something American working at a chic Parisian luxury goods firm less than welcoming to a bold young woman who doesn’t speak the language. Emily Instagrams her way through the pleasures of Paris — fabulous clothes, dreamy French men, orgasmic croissants — all while deflecting the displeasure of the locals and a boss who can’t stand her. Star and cast talk with journalist Ruthie Fierberg about the show’s irresistible escapist appeal through the confines of a pandemic, its hilarious embrace of Parisian stereotypes, those incredible clothes, and what’s in store for season two in a series as delectable as a Ladurée macaron.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Netflix&rsquo;s Emily in Paris: Creator&nbsp;(Sex and the City) and Cast in Conversation (virtual)

Staged Reading | Noel Coward: A Marvellous Party with Broadway and London's West End Stars! (virtual)


A star-studded collection of performances celebrating the continuing legacy of Noel Coward and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of his West End debut as a 19-year-old playwright. Performed by Kate Burton, Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Montego Glover, Derek Jacobi, Josh James, Cush Jumbo, Robert Lindsay, Kristine Nielsen, Bebe Neuwirth, Julian Ovenden and others. This event has premiered in September, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Staged Readings, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Noel Coward: A Marvellous Party with Broadway and London's West End Stars! (virtual)

Film | The Christmas Candle (2013): Holiday Story (virtual)


A pastor who's suffered a personal loss accepts a position in a town that believes in a Christmas miracle candle, which he strives to abolish. Directed by John Stephenson Starring Hans Matheson (Doctor Zhivago, Sherlock Holmes, The Tudors), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables film), Lesley Manville (Netflix's The Crown) The film can be streamed anytime of the day and night.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Films, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, The Christmas Candle (2013): Holiday Story (virtual)

Concert | Tony-Winning Broadway Star and Singing Voice of Disney's Jasmine and Mulan (virtual)


Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Once On This Island) as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters "Aladdin" and "Mulan" from the Sydney Opera House. This is a pre-recorded performance. Available till Dec 25th.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Concerts, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Tony-Winning Broadway Star and Singing Voice of Disney's Jasmine and Mulan (virtual)

Musical | Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)


In this heartwarming holiday musical, the Smith family grapples with life changes and new love in a bustling St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World's Fair. This special digital adaption from Charlotte Moore (Anna Smith in the original Broadway cast) will include favorite tunes, including "The Trolley Song," "The Boy Next Door," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," along with the romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks that make this classic musical a holiday treat for families of all ages. This production is an abridged version of the Broadway musical Meet Me in St. Louis (1989), based on the 1944 film of the same name starring Judy Garland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)

Tour | Moscow: Magical Red Square Live (virtual)


This is the best time to visit Moscow. Walk through this luminous city to feel the magic of a Russian winter because at this time of the year Moscow turns into a snowy wonderland. You will learn about the history of New Year and Christmas celebrations in Russia and uncover why Russians celebrate Christmas in January but exchange presents on New Year's night. You will even get to talk about festive Russian food. All while discovering the magical Red Square.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Moscow: Magical Red Square Live (virtual)

Tour | Christmas in NYC: Rockefeller Center (virtual)


The holiday season is often considered the best time of the year to visit New York City... and you can see why! From the Bryant Park holiday markets to the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, there's plenty to put you in the spirit of the season. Grab a mug of cocoa or hot buttered rum and get merry with your tour guides Aaron and Patrick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Tours, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Christmas in NYC: Rockefeller Center (virtual)

Play | Short Plays by Emmy Nominee: Love, Pain, Passion and Joy (virtual)


Crossroads is a collection of 6 plays, written and directed by Obie winner and Emmy-nominated Israela Margalit (Gold Medal The New York Film and Television Festival). Cast: Matthew Boston, Christian Conn, Tracey Conyer Lee, Lynda Gravatt, Renata Hinrichs, PJ Johnnie, Rita Rehn, Sturgis Warner, Keona Welch, Jennifer Dorr White.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Short Plays by Emmy Nominee: Love, Pain, Passion and Joy (virtual)

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker with Dancers from the New York City Ballet (virtual)


Come along with Marie as she dreams of a fierce battle between giant mice and toy soldiers followed by a magical journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Performed by The New Paltz Ballet Theatre featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. The streaming will be available through Jan 1, 10 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, The Nutcracker with Dancers from the New York City Ballet (virtual)

Concert | Christmas Concert: Carols, Spirituals, J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams (virtual)


Enjoy a holiday concert of vocal works by J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams, Holst, as well as Christmas carols and spirituals. The evening will also feature interviews with the artists. Performers: Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Molly Quinn, soprano; Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Sands, tenor; Charles Wesley Evans, baritone; Jonathan Woody, bass; Hank Heijink, lute
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Christmas Concert: Carols, Spirituals, J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams (virtual)

Classical Music | Christmas Concert: Emanuel Ax, The New York String Orchestra and Others (virtual)


It's a holiday tradition reimagined for 2020! For more than 50 years, the New York String Orchestra has dazzled audiences every Christmas Eve with concerts that feature some of the country's most talented young musicians alongside celebrated guest artists. Revisit past performances and go behind the scenes with conductor Jaime Laredo and frequent guest pianist Emanuel Ax as this year's seminar goes online.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Christmas Concert: Emanuel Ax, The New York String Orchestra and Others (virtual)

Comedy Club | Stand Up Comedy (virtual)


Join live virtual stand up comedy show each Thursday at 8 pm. Different quarantined comics every week!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Stand Up Comedy (virtual)

Classical Music | Christmas Eve at a Sacred Place: Organ and Voice Live (virtual)


John Ramseyer, tenor, and Julian Bennett Holmes, organ, present a unique performance of Heinrich Schutz's "Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi" (1660). As permitted by the composer's original instructions, the Evangelist's recitatives will be performed as written, while the nine intermedia will be replaced by organ improvisations on the relevant subjects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 24, 2020, 12/24/2020, Christmas Eve at a Sacred Place: Organ and Voice Live (virtual)
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