Thanksgiving is in our rearview mirror, which means that it’s all about the holiday season in Brooklyn from now through the rest of the year. The borough offers a number of multicultural events and attractions for all kinds of travelers, and these are some of our favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit throughout Brooklyn.

Shopping At Holiday Markets

One of the most popular things to do during the holiday season is go shopping, and luckily Brooklyn is well stocked with high quality, original places to do just that. Check out one of the borough’s many holiday markets. Some of our favorites include the Winter Market at Industry City, the FAD Market at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and the BUST Craftacular Holiday Edition at the Brooklyn Expo Center.

Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights

Every year, the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights draws thousands of tourists with its extravagant Christmas lights tradition. A friendly competition amongst the area’s locals, the tradition results in a brilliant display of apartment buildings, houses, and front lawns lit up with all of the colors of the rainbow, and a number of creative yuletide decorations.

The World’s Largest Menorah Lighting

Home to a number of exceptional Christmas traditions, Brooklyn is also a proud hub of Jewish culture and history. Head out to Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights this Hannukah season to check out the spectacle that is the World’s Largest Menorah Lighting. The lightings are often accompanied by live music and latke vendors.

Kwanzaa at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The rich and fascinating history of Kwanzaa will be celebrated once again at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this year. The 10th Annual edition of this event will feature over five days of fun with educational sessions on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, as well song and dance workshops, history lessons and a whole lot more.

WinterFest At Brooklyn Museum

Throughout the whole month of December, you can head to the beloved Brooklyn Museum to enjoy the festive extravaganza that is WinterFest. Daily programs and activities will range from a maker’s market, to entertainment from local musicians and artists, Santa-fueled attractions, and a number of fun holiday parties. There are a number of different packages for family and solo travelers.