Christmas in Queens

Decorating christmas tree, holiday christmas family dinner

Here at Farenga Funeral Home, we think there is no better time of the year than Christmas in Queens! This season, if you have out-of-town guests here visiting, or if you’re out and about in our great borough, you’ll want to know of some of the holiday events that are happening. We know this place well, and whether it’s your home – or your home away from home – we think you’ll find a sense of warmth that transcends the holiday season. So, consider bundling up and stepping out to see what Astoria and Queens has to offer this year.

  1. The Oratorio Society of Queens Sings Handel’s “Messiah

Decorating christmas tree, holiday christmas family dinner The Oratorio Society of Queens Sings Handel’s “Messiah” will include traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs. You won’t leave without a touch of holiday spirit! This special event will take place at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Bayside on Sunday, December 17.

  1. 1st Annual Tinker Fest and Holiday Tree Lighting

The 1st Annual Tinker Fest and Holiday Tree Lighting will take place at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum in Flushing on Saturday, December 16 from 1 pm – 5:30 PM. Come and have fun building and tinkering with piles of Legos, being a part of a holiday season-themed sketch contest, learning to make LED cards and e-lanterns, and more! It’ll bring you great cheer. Admission is free with refreshment vendors onsite, so bring the whole family!

  1. The Holidays Come to the Artist Market on Linden!

The Holidays come to The Artist Market on Linden is a community collective holiday bazaar and night market featuring creative performances, craft and food vendors, music, sips, and more! This would make a great date night – just come on out to Innovations Creative Arts on Linden Blvd. in St. Albans on December 17 and 23. The event is free and open to all!

  1. Lights, Cameras, Santa!

Santa Claus / Father Christmas sitting in his grotto holding a gift wrapped present for you. Located at Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst, New York, Lights, Cameras, Santa! will be held from now until Dec. 24th on level two of the mall. Times vary depending on what day you go.  10 am – 8 pm, daily (Level 2, JC Penney Wing). Check in and see what Santa and his helpers are up to in the next few weeks!

As your neighbor here at Farenga Funeral Home, our hope this holiday season is that you are able to celebrate with your friends and family and enjoy the fullness of your time together. We understand that if you’ve lost a loved one this year, the holiday season may appear more daunting than hopeful. This is especially true if you and your family are struggling with grief and not sure how to move forward from the recent loss of your loved one. We hope, if you feel up to it, you’ll spend some time with your neighbors at these community events.

And of course, we are always here for you. If you need help managing grief during the holidays,
contact us to connect with local grief resources.