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Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Plan your family's best weekend yet in Queens!


Enjoy these fun things to do this weekend with your kids in Queens. Start planning your weekend now with our robust list of the top things to do in Queens.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

December Kids Zone: Reindeer Stable or Gingerbread House FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

During the December Kids Zone event, kids will have a choice to make a Reindeer Stable or Gingerbread House. Kids also receive a collector’s pin, and a special lanyard to hold their Kids Zone pins. Mom & Dad receive a special coupon offer that can be combined with other coupons on that day.

WANT TO GO? 718-592-1800.
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Kids Holiday Event

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 12-4pm
WHERE: Open Streets, 31st Avenue between Steinway Street and 38 Street, Astoria, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, see special performances by the Christmas Matters holiday carolers, Penny and the Puppetts, The Bindelstiff Family Circus, Reflexion Dance, Art House Astoria, and the Fiddle Foxes. There will also be balloon art, caricatures, arts & crafts, and more!  

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 718-728-7820.
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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas

WHEN: Dec. 10 - 11, Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A young person caught between two worlds attempts to bring their two cultures together with Aztec-inspired dances performed to Christmas carols, and Mariachi music melds with Tschaikowsky.  WANT TO GO? $25-$35; 4 for $90. 718-760-0064.
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Holiday at the Castle: A Family Celebration!

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2-5pm
WHERE: Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bayside Historical Society is ringing in the holidays with a festive day of seasonal crafts for kids, refreshments, storytelling, sing-a-longs, and of course, a visit from Santa! The beautiful Castle will be decked out for the holidays, and Santa and his helpers might have some surprises in store. Reservations are recommended.

 

WANT TO GO? $10 per person (max $30); $35 per family of 1-5; $45 per family of 6-10 . 718-352-1548.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Illuminate The Farm

WHEN: Nov. 11 - Jan. 8, Fridays-Sundays, and daily between 12/26-12/29, 5-9pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Expect a luminescent display consisting of lanterns inspired by theme parks and Chinese myths and legends. In addition, there will be various illuminated tunnels, illuminated swings (rideable) and plethora of other lights! WANT TO GO? $26.99; $17.99 youth.
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Photos with Santa at the Queens Center Mall

WHEN: Nov. 17 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd, Level 3, in-between Pretzelmaker and CHAMPS, Elmhurst, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. Pre-Booking your visit is recommended to help reduce wait time. 

WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 718-592-3900.
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Circus Vazquez

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Dec. 11, Mondays-Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays, 12pm, 3pm and 7pm, Sundays, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm
WHERE: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The show includes thrilling acts, like X Metal Riders and Super Tumblers, featuring performers from all over the world. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $25.
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Amaze Light Festival

WHEN: Nov. 20 - Jan. 8, See website for schedule
WHERE: Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This wonderland of light is an all-immersive storybook experience highlighting five-themed worlds of displays and activities with 3D lighted decor and photo opportunities around every corner from dancing with festive trees to holiday music and dynamic live performances.  WANT TO GO? $44; $36 child. VIP: $94; $86 child.
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Photos with Santa at The Shops at Atlas Park

WHEN: Dec. 1 - 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Left of the Regal Cinemas Marquee, Glendale , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. Pre-Booking your visit is recommended to help reduce wait time.

WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 718-326-3300.
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Free Photos with Santa FREE

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 17, Saturdays, 12-2pm
WHERE: Rego Center, 6135 Junction Blvd. , Rego Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet and take photos with Santa for free! First Come, First Served.

WANT TO GO? 718-275-2696.
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Braata Productions Christmas Grand Market: A Caribbean Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30pm
WHERE: Merrick Academy Charter School, 136-25 218th St., Springfield Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Braata Productions, in association with Councilwoman Selvena N. Brooks-Powers and Assemblyman Brian Cunningham, announces the annual Christmas Grand Market: A Caribbean Celebration. The Grand Market is a longstanding tradition in Jamaica that takes place after the usual Christmas morning service or on the eve of Christmas Day. The whole community will be out in their numbers participating in a variety of games and competitions for all ages. Lots of gifts, including many toys, will be on sale from brightly decorated stalls, there is food and drink in abundance, and a great time will be had by the entire family throughout the day. Come check out the vendors, the museum display, and then enjoy a festive concert. Hosted by Dahlia Harris, the markets will all feature performances by Jodian Pantry (Jamaica), Denise Belfon (Trinidad & Tobago), Braata Folk Singers, Jonkanoo Parade, and many more. 

WANT TO GO? $25 in advance; $30 day of; $20 children and seniors. 646-765-4773.
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Breakfast with Santa 2022

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9-11am
WHERE: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar at Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a hot family breakfast along with a visit from Santa and take a picture with the big man, too! WANT TO GO? $15.50 .
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Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 1-4pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn the basics of block printing and create your own set of holiday cards to give to loved ones. Ages 10 and older. WANT TO GO? $35; $30 members. 718-886-3800.
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Christmas Grand Market 2022

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30-9pm
WHERE: Merrick Academy Charter School, 136-25 218th Street, Springfield Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Grand Market is a longstanding tradition in Jamaica that takes place after the usual Christmas morning service or on the eve of Christmas Day. The whole community would be out in their numbers participating in a variety of games, and competitions for all ages, lots of gifts including many toys were on sale from brightly decorated stalls, there was food and drink in abundance, and a great time was had by the entire family throughout the day.

WANT TO GO? $20-$30. 971-668-2209.
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Wrap and Ribbon Holiday Market + Family Fun Day!

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 12-4pm
WHERE: Commonpoint Queens, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Local vendors will sell gifts of all kinds including jewelry, clothing, food and beverage items, and more. You can also take part in workshops to make your own gifts. Celebrate the entrepreneurship, flavors, and diversity of the community with incredible products and foods! Vendors include: Michele Benjamin Jewelry Design Lavender Works SDSauce Jewelry & Clayworks by Valerie Shahrin Azim Radical Henna Artist Sue Fieberts Art Crochet 444 Baddies Roseyhill Costume Jewelry Love Mother EarthA Miracles Made Publishing Bonnie Astor Art Florence Balan Jewelry Fluffy Clouds, LLC Funky Tykes byToni Naturals Julez Art Studio And more to be announced! There will also be a Family Fun Day with the following activities: Baking with Bakers & Shakers – Calling all young chefs! Get your aprons ready to cook up something delicious! $18 per child (ages 5+) Spaces are limited! Game Show with Mainstages – this interactive extravaganza fuses trivia with interactive improv games! $5 per child (Ages 2+) Winter Painting with Little Art Studio – For mini-Monet’s and peewee Picasso’s you’ll love this art project! $18 per child (ages 5+) Spaces are limited! Available Sign-Up Times for events include: 11:30am- 12:15pm, 12:30-1:15pm and 1:30 – 2:15pm. You can register for these activities online. If you have any questions about the Family Fun Day activities, please contact Sivan at [email protected] 

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, fee for optional workshops and activities. 718-225-6750.
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Jolly Breakfast with Santa FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Flushing YMCA , 138-46 Northern Boulevard, Murry Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy a day at the Flushing YMCA. Enjoy Arts & Crafts, Face-painting, breakfast, a movie and taking a photo with Santa Clause.

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Santa Visits the New York Irish Center

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-3pm
WHERE: New York Irish Arts Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

On this special day, the Center opens its doors to welcome local children from across our diverse community, and throughout the Boroughs, for a chance to conference with Santa Claus ahead of the Big Day. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be on hand! And each child who walks through the door receives a free gift!

WANT TO GO? $5. 718-482-0909.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

Whether you're looking for fun things to do with your kids right here in Queens or you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination, there’s lots to do this weekend with your family in the World's Borough, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Queens—you're sure to find something to do that keeps the whole family happy and having fun! Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in Queens with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Astoria, Floral Park, Flushing Meadows, Corona, Jamaica, Bayside, Woodside, Corona Park, Flushing, Long Island City, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, and the Rockaways, and check out our calendar for hundreds of things to do each month! You can also find things to do around the area in our ManhattanBrooklynWestchesterRockland, and Long Island roundups.

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