12/25-26: X-Mas Dinner, Jolly Bowl

... and the best drag performers in the city

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    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Onlookers stand by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree after it is illuminated at the annual lighting ceremony November 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    The annual Brooklyn Jolly Bowl! An NYC weekend wouldn't be complete without live tribal music, great food and, of course, bowling. Christmas Day -- $10 at the door, Brooklyn Bowl, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and extravaganza kicks off 2 hours later. Every $1 goes to Picks for Peace, a group that works to prevent child abuse.

    Central Park Zoo extravaganza. What to do with the kids? Feed the sea lions and penguins some holiday cheer from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Central Park Zoo Christmas Day. If you've got a full house for the holidays, here's a good way to give the kids some fresh air (and your hard-working self a reprieve).

    Christmas Day Dinner at the Plaza. If you don't plan to cook at home, few dining spots in the city could be more Christmasy than near the tree at Rockefeller Center. Christmas Day dinner at Rock Center Cafe features a $58 prix-fixe menu, including appetizer, main course and dessert.

    Radio City Christmas Spectacular. While you're near the plaza, check out the Radio City Rockettes. Radio City's offering a multitude of shows throughout the holiday weekend, and those legs are something you don't want to miss.

    Bar D'Or Reunion.
    On Sunday, check out the best drag performers in the city (your relatives will love it!) when Sherry Vine and Joey Arias come to town for their annual Bar D'Or Reunion. Indochrine, 430 Lafayette Street, $20, doors open at 6:30 p.m.