It’ll be a winter wonderland!
Brooklyn Museum will host an open-air winter festival featuring carolers, holiday shopping, and booze, starting on the day after Thanksgiving. The Kings County repository of fine art hopes that the festival will help to bring people — and businesses — together for the holiday season, according to the museum’s president.
“The festival is a great opportunity to support local businesses and foster a sense of community and celebration during the holiday season,” said David Berliner.
The six-week-long al fresco market, dubbed Winterfest, will occupy a roughly football-field-sized area in the parking lot behind the Museum’s giant Beaux Arts building from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.
Attractions will include an enchanted tree maze, the Snowzilla fun slide, and a giant-sized snowman — and snow globe — in addition to daily live musical performances. The space will also have a giant Menorah with lighting events during Hanukkah, as well as a Santa Land area, where the jolly old elf and Mrs. Claus will pose for pictures and host story time.
And while the kids frolic and play, adults can cozy up to a tall mug of ale at Winterfest’s holiday beer garden, or partake in the magic of the Vinopolis wine-tasting experience.
Entrance to Winterfest is free, but patrons will want to bring their wallets for the “Angels Market,” which will feature about 50 local merchants hawking artisanal holiday gifts out of booths shaped like Swiss chalets.
Not all the details have been finalized yet — the Museum is planning for a few special, ticketed events that have yet to be announced, and is still seeking performers for its free stage. Interested artists should contact parti
Check out Winterfest at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Parkway between Washington and Flatbush avenues in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.winte
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