- Let us guess: You haven't done any shopping yet, and you're broke to boot. Head to the Brooklyn Lyceum Artisan Craft Market for unique, wallet-friendly gifts from 60+ D.I.Y.ers who could all use your dollars. Also, there'll be drinks and music. Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-7PM.
- Kick up your heels as Maestro George Gee and his swellegant 22-piece Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra transport you back to the holidays circa 1933 with Sleigh Bells Swing at the Edison Ballroom. The two-week run kicks off Saturday at 7PM.
- Celebrate the whimsy of Clement Clarke Moore (and join in a nearly 100-year-old New York tradition) with a reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and a stroll to the poet's grave in Harlem. Then warm up with something mulled. Sunday at 4PM.
- Roast your chestnuts at the annual Murray Little Christmas, downtown icon Murray Hill's naughty and nice holiday variety extravaganza, which packs the Zipper Factory with burlesque and old-school vaudeville (performed by a drag king, so how old-school can it be?). Saturday at 8PM and 10:30PM.
- How often to you get to see a fully-restored organ? The one at Cathedral of St. John the Divine was almost destroyed in a fire, but it's back in all its booming glory for Paul Winter's 29th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM.
- It's the 104th New York National Boat Show! What, no money to buy a boat? Come oooon -- windowshop for when the tide turns and you'll be poised to surf (ha!) the upswing. Javits Center, 12PM-8PM Saturday and Sunday.
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