This week’s Priceless Things To Do will have you stuffing your stockings, visitingwhoville and grabbing a holiday cocktail. There’s only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!Brought to you by Mastercard Priceless.
Stuff Your StockingsDate: Monday, December 15
How’s that holiday shopping coming along? Whether you’re looking for a few small stocking stuffers or haven’t even gotten started yet, Delphinium is a great place to visit. Delphinium has lots of quirky little items to choose from like clocks, bar paraphernalia, bath accessories and home decorations. They also feature a wide array of richly scented candles to choose from with brands like Rewined and Thymes Frasier. Delphinium is open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays.
Put Chocolate On EverythingDate: Tuesday, December 16
Love chocolate? Who doesn’t?? This Tuesday is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day and Roni Sue’s Chocolates on Essex Street is the place to be. Roni Sue’s has just about every kind of chocolate delicacy you can imagine – and then some. Falling into the “and then some” category is their Pig Candy, or chocolate-covered bacon. Pig Candy is prepared by hand dipping individual strips of crispy bacon in a combination of milk and dark chocolate. For a full menu or to order online visit their official website. Roni Sue’s Chocolates is open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
See The Grinch Steal ChristmasDate: Thursday, December 18
The world’s most famous arena is hosting a classic Christmas performance this Thursday when Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas takes the stage. Watch The Grinch discover the true meaning of Christmas while listening to live performances of hit songs like “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Where Are You Christmas?” The story is narrated by Max The Dog who talks the audience through The Grinch’s sinister plan of stealing Christmas from the citizens of Whoville only to discover that the true spirit of the holiday can never be stolen. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets start at $54.
Grab A Holiday CocktailDate: Friday, December 19
Get in the holiday groove by stopping for a cocktail at Betony on W. 57th Street. Betony is ran by one of the finest mixologists in the city, Eamon Rockey, who has crafted one of the premium cocktail menus in all of New York. One of their standout performers is the Betony Milk Punch made from whiskey, tea, juice and milk to create a crystal clear drink that is sure to impress. For more information on their full cocktail, wine or dinner menus visit their official website.
Spend One Day With MatisyahuDate: Sunday, December 21
What do you get when you mix an Orthodox Jew with reggae, rock and beat boxing? You get Matisyahu, who will be playing The Paramount on New York Avenue in Huntington this Sunday. Matisyahu burst onto the scene in 2005 with his top 40 hit, “King Without A Crown.” Since then the West Chester, PA native has put out four albums and in 2010 his single, “One Day,” was featured during television coverage of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Matisyahu’s latest album, Akeda, came out earlier this year and cracked the top 10 of top independent albums, top modern rock albums, top rap albums and top rock albums charts. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. and general admission tickets cost $40.
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Matt Weiss is an associate producer for CBS Local’s Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on Twitter.