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The Holidays in Miniature

Whether it's the Grinch stealing Christmas or Lamb Chop singing about Hanukkah, there's plenty for little ones to see this holiday season.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas
St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-239-6200.
Thankfully, Broadway becomes Whoville once again as the popular musical returns for a second year.
• Dates: Through Jan. 6; Wed. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.
• Price: $23.75–$108.75

Gingerbread Adventures
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy. at Fordham Rd.; 718-817-8700.
Gingerbread houses are fine for flyover states, but Balthazar pastry chef Mark Tasker's gingerbread Empire State Building is a more fitting creation for New York.
• Dates: Through Jan. 13; times vary
• Price: $20, $18 seniors and students, $7 children 2-12; free for children under 2

A Christmas Carol
TBG Arts Center, 312 W. 36th St., nr. Eighth Ave., third fl. ; 212-802-4537.
Personal Space Theatrics keeps it traditional with its production of Dickens's classic story, interspersed with holiday songs.
• Dates: Dec. 7–22; Tues.–Wed. 7 p.m., Thurs. 6:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
• Price: $10–$20

The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree
Vital Theatre Company, 2162 Broadway, at 76th St., fourth fl.; 212-352-3101.
Original songs provide the soundtrack for a little boy and a discarded Christmas bulb who save the day when their town suffers a blackout.
• Dates: Dec. 8–Jan. 6; Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Dec. 26–Dec. 28; Wed.–Fri. 1 p.m.
• Price: $18

Santa Roof Rescue
New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St., nr. Varick St.; 212-691-1303.
Once New York's Bravest get St. Nick inside safely, it's time for photo ops and hot chocolate.
• Date: Dec. 9, noon
• Price: $5, $2 students and senior citizens, $1 children under 12

Chanukah Celebration With Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop
Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., at 76th St.; 646-505-5708.
Didn't know that Lamb Chop was Jewish? Well, she is, and she'll be belting out original Hanukkah tunes in a concert with plenty of audience participation.
• Date: Dec. 10, 5 p.m.
• Price: $18–$22; free for children under 1


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