Midtown West is rich in holiday traditions that are always evolving. This year, you can go to Rockefeller Center to see the 80-foot-high Christmas tree, the 80th in this longstanding tradition – or ring in the New Year with a first-time swing concert in the Allen Room at the Time Warner Center, hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is something for everyone. See below for our list of holiday events in Midtown West.
The Met’s family-friendly “Barber”:
Beginning Dec. 18 and running until Jan. 5, the Metropolitan Opera will present Bartlett Sher’s production of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” an abridged, English-language version of the popular opera designed to be more accessible to young families. The two-hour production marks the fifth time the Met has offered this type of family-friendly event since Peter Gelb became General Manager in 2006.