No plans Christmas Eve? No in-laws to mingle with? Or trees to trim or kissing to be done under mistletoe? You are not alone. There are many who will wander the 24th looking for a good time, peeking into Chinese restaurants to find others like them. But if you're in the Christmas (or other Holiday) spirit, there are a few things that can be done about it:
The Queens Kickshaw: Woks and Lox
Where: 40-17 Broadway, Astoria, Queens; (718) 777-0913
Price: Dinner $59, Nosh Party $28
Fancy grilled-cheese haven, The Queens Kickshaw, opens its doors for the very first Woks and Lox night bringing Asians and Jews together to celebrate a combo of the two cultures and to "wipe away those lonely tears" on Christmas Eve. Check in at the Bar Mitvah sign-in board, play some mah jongg, and take part in a bunch of giveaways! Watch below for more details:
Where: 200 Hudson Street, (212) 601-1000
Price: $13 in advance, $15 at door
Janeane Garofalo and Sandy Marks are just a few of the all-star comedians dropping by 92Y's Tribeca location for a special comedy show, where the group promises to host a night of laughter with the occasional dreidel quips.
Chanukah vs. Christmas: The Battle Royale of Beer+Burlesque
Where: Southpaw, 125 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 230-0236
When: Friday, 8PM
For anyone looking to start the holiday weekend early, this duel of duels is scheduled for the eve of Christmas Eve, where Southpaw will be hosting a night of musical performances from Lil' Miss Lixx and Grand MaFun. Plenty of beer specials to go round as DJ Mikey Palms spins the dreidel. Dirty Santa will be present as well.
Sephardic Music Festival and Heebonism
Where: Le Poisson Rouge; 158 Bleecker Street; (212) 505-3474
Price: Both events $38 in advance, $43
Legendary Israeli musician Miki Gavrielov will be headlining Le Poisson Rouge this Saturday in collaboration with The Sephardic Music Festival to bring revelers a night of music and raging fun with this year's Heebonism party.
Christmas Eve at Huckleberry Bar
Where: 588 Grand Street, Brooklyn; (718) 218-8555
Price: Free admission
Huckleberry Bar's delicious brunch will be served as usual, but mix in some homemade chocolate, mulled wine, fresh cookies, and hot buttered rum for Christmas Eve festivities. The special treats will be served all day, but remember, closing time is at midnight this Saturday!
Where: 130 Bowery Street, (212) 334-5500
Join in on the party that'll bring 7 cities across the country for a night of mixing and mingling. Proceeds from the event will go to My Charity Water to help bring clean water to those in need.
Hearth: Feast of Seven Fishes
Where: 403 E. 12th Street, (646) 602-1300
Price: $65 per guest
East Village favorite, Hearth, invites you to celebrate the Feast of Seven Fishes with a wonderful, prix-fixe dinner full of delectables that include clams oreganta and a shrimp and mussel cacciucco dish. Also, check out some of these restaurants to help you choose other places to dine out for both Christmas Eve and Christmas day.