Holiday Caroling in NYC is a fun tradition and a hallmark of the holidays of the city. There are a host of places to see performances of beloved holiday tunes.
On the Upper East Side, Holiday Caroling in NYC is a fun tradition, catch the Il Contori choir singing at East End Avenue at 86th Street; enjoy hot chocolate, candy canes and holiday cheer!
Unsilent night is a non-traditional take on holiday caroling! Composer Phil Kline leads a chorus of boom boxes from the West Village to the East village on December 13 at 7:00 p.m. Further uptown, Saint Barts Church (325 Park Avenue) hosts caroling events annually; this year’s festivities take place on December 15 at 5:30 p.m. on the church steps.
Post-caroling, enjoy some of the best hot chocolate in the city. The City Bakery (3 W. 18th Street) features an exclusive hot cocoa flavor daily with everything from Ginger Hot Chocolate to Rum Raisin flavored hot cocoa. Rich flavors, and house made marshmallows (plus an array of delicious baked goods) make The City Bakery a must visit stop on any hot chocolate tour of NYC. (Fun fact: City Bakery hosts an annual Hot Chocolate Festival every February that’s a must-do for all die-hard fans of hot cocoa.) In SOHO, we love the Francois Payard Bakery’s (aka FPD) (116 West Houston Street) version of hot chocolate. The hot cocoa at FBD is thick like a milkshake and decadent — we recommend pairing it with one of their delightful bakery treats like macaroons or their divine gateau voyage. Serendepity 3 (225 East 60th St.) makes a frozen hot chocolate, should you visit on a warmer day. MarieBelle (484 Brome St) is known for her hand-painted ganache, but the bakery also makes a stellar hot chocolate as well. Their drinking chocolate includes 60-80 percent cocoa content so you know you’re in for a chocolatey treat. These hot chocolates will leave you singing!