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This Week in NYC: Dec. 7-13

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The tree is officially up in Rockefeller Center, ice skating rinks are open, and holiday markets are aplenty. Although it’s tempting to hunker down at home with some hot cocoa, get out there and celebrate the season. Eat, drink, and be merry; here’s what we’re looking forward to this week.

No room for a tree in your tiny apartment? No worries! Head down to South Street Seaport and enjoy their official tree. Check out the holiday market while you’re there and knock a few things off your Christmas to-do list. Find out more here. South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St, New York, NY 

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Who wants to see canvas merely painted on? How about it used and abused and ripped to shreds for the sake of art? Come check out Burri’s new exhibit, The Trauma of Painting, at the Guggenheim this month. More info here. 1071 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

Tis the season for warm clothes, warm drinks, and Christmas trees. Head over to Washington Square Park at 6 p.m. tonight for the annual tree lighting. More info hereWashington Square Park

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Come one and all and enjoy some festive spirit provided by local artisans selling food, drinks, crafts, and more at the Union Square Holiday Market. It’s a great way to load up on unique gifts and support local entrepreneurs. More info here. Union Square

Uptowners, can’t make it down to the Union Square Market? Fret not! There’s a holiday market up in your neck of the woods too. Enjoy the same festive spirit with different vendors at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. More info here. Columbus Circle

Saturday…Celebrate at Pig & Khao where for one night only, chefs Leah Cohen and Grayson Schmitz are teaming up to serve a dinner in which East meets West, Uptown comes Downtown, and former Top Chef contestants cook alongside current Top Chef contestants. The Notorious P.I.G. dinner starts at 7 p.m. Need a ticket? Get it here68 Clinton St, New York, NY

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In Italy, it’s a favorite tradition known as “Pizza a Giro”—in New York, we call it “bottomless pizza.” The guidelines are simple: beginning today through Christmas Eve, tables can order as many of Rossopomodoro’s wood-fired Neapolitan pies as they can eat for $20/person (pizzas normally range from $10-16 each). Learn more here118 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY

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