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Dec 21, 2016

Christmas in Astoria 2016

Merry Christmas Astoria! If you’re looking to stay in the neighborhood over the holiday weekend, we’ve got plenty of places that will be open serving up delicious feasts, discounts, parties, (…)

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astoria-park-christmas-tree-2014-queensMerry Christmas Astoria! If you’re looking to stay in the neighborhood over the holiday weekend, we’ve got plenty of places that will be open serving up delicious feasts, discounts, parties, and activities. Check out your options below.


Alobar Holiday SpecialKick off the Holiday Spirit, with an actual spirit! Head over to Alobar in LIC for either Brunch or Dinner and give that Holiday Daiquiri a try.

Alobar 46-42 Vernon, Long Island City|Facebook | InstagramTwitter

Chateau le Woof

Hawaiin Christmas_On Christmas Eve Chateau le Woof is having an Hawaiian Themed Christmas Party from 1pm to 4pm – complete with a Rasta Santa (yes it’s exactly how you’re imagining it) that dogs and humans are welcome to take photos with, roots reggae music, and a warm beachy Christmas vibe. Owner Natassa grew up in Hawaii, and is bringing that Island vibe to Astoria!! Mele kalikimaka!

Chateau le Woof  30-02 14th St Astoria
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HiFi Records

hifi-recordsOn Friday the 23rd, kick off the holiday weekend with HiFi Records. Live music from local bands: SickWalt, Supersmall, Museyroom & more… Giveaways, Finger foods & Spirits from Crescent Wine and Singlecut’s best brews!!! (from 7-11:00 pm)

HiFi Records 23-19 Steinway, Astoria| Facebook | Instagram |

Off the Hook

Off the HookOff the Hook will be serving a Christmas Eve Dinner, for $35/person, you can enjoy a 3 Course Prix Fixe. Plus they’ll be open on Christmas Day serving up special seafood dishes. Tis the season for seafood!

Off the Hook 28-08 34th St. Astoria  | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

Passage Irish Bar & Kitchen

Passages Irish BarFabulous roasts, Irish desserts, and a full bar. Sounds like a solid way to spend Christmas Day. Don’t forget to make a reservation!

Passage Irish Bar & Kitchen  40-11 30th Ave, Astoria | Facebook | Instagram


Petals & Roots

Petals & Roots_WreathPetals & Roots will be open on Christmas Eve from 10:00-3:00 pm. Wreaths are 50% off when you mention We Heart Astoria! Also if you need a beautiful centerpiece ready to rock the family table, they start at $55.

petals-and-roots-astoria-queensPetals & Roots  31-27 31st Street Astoria| (718) 267-1700 | Facebook | InstagramTwitter


QEDQED has several events going on both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve at the Twas A Night Before Christmas Show you can enjoy your favorite comedians telling jokes, drinking mulled wine, and leading sing-alongs. Sounds like fun! (6:30-8:00 pm)

chinese-and-a-movieOn Christmas Day if you want to get out of the apartment or recover after family time. Head over for Chinese food & Movies! Movies are free and takeout Chinese food will be available for purchase in addition to the usual snacks. Movie schedule below.

11:30AM – Kubo and the Two Strings
1:30PM – Sully
3:15PM – Hell or High Water
5:15PM – Don’t Think Twice
Q.E.D 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

Sac’s Place

tree-at-sacsThe Feast of the Seven Fishes is a meal on Christmas Eve that consists of seven different seafood dishes. It originates from Southern Italy, where it is known simply as “The Vigil (La Vigilia).” This celebration commemorates the wait, the “Vigilia di Natale,” for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. The Sacramone family takes part in this tradition every year. You can make reservations at (718) 204-5002.

Sac’s Place 2541 Broadway, Astoria| (718) 204-5002 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Tea & Milk

Tea & Milk_Holiday DrinkIf you are out and about on Christmas Eve, Tea & Milk will be open until 5:00 pm. Take any of their delicious teas and top them with toasted marshmallow from Squishmarshmallows!  A perfect treat to put you in the holiday spirit, if you are running around doing some last minute shopping. (Yummy!)
Tea & Milk 32-02 34th Ave Broadway, Astoria| | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

The Queens Kickshaw

Asian Jewish Brunch_2016The Queens Kickshaw will be hosting their annual Asian Jewish Brunch on both Friday (the 23rd) & Christmas Eve from 9am-4:30 pm. On the menu:
Cinnamon Challah French Toast

Egg in a Latke Basket
Shiitake Satsumaimo Knish
Kreplac Pho (think soup dumpling)
Pad See Ew Kugel
Makgeolli Cheese with Egg on a Bagel

Singlecut Jan Olympic Lagrrr (collaboration with TQK; szechuan peppercorn matzah beer)
Egg Cream Bubble Tea
Mandarin Orange Mulled/Spiked Cider

The Queens Kickshaw 40-17 Broadway, Astoria | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

The Thirsty Koala

Thirsty Koala_New LogoThe Thirsty Koala will be open with modified hours. On Christmas Eve Brunch will be served from 11:00am – 3:30pm. With brunch you’ll get (1) free mimosa, bloody mary, bellini, juice, coffee or tea. Dinner is served from 3:30pm  with Christmas Eve dinner specials.
On Christmas Day Brunch will be served from 12:00noon – 3:30pm, they’ll have $20 pitchers of mimosas or bellinis. Dinner menu will be available from 3:30pm – 9:00pm.

The Thirsty Koala (35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria) | (718) 626-5430 | Facebook  | Instagram Twitter

Toca NYC Store

Sometimes waiting to the last minute pays off. Take 20% off ALL inventory at Toca NYC Store.
Toca NYC Store 1405 31 Drive, LIC| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar

Feast of the Seven Fishes_VestaAnother Italian family celebrating the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve is Vesta. Menu is above and reservations are suggested.
Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria| (718) 545 5550| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

William Hallet

William Hallet_Christmas DayAlso celebrating the influnce of Jewish and Asian food on Christmas is William Hallet. They’ll be open for both brunch & dinner. I suddenly have a hankering for General Tso Chicken…
William Hallet 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria| (718) 545 5550| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Zenon Taverna

Zenon Taverna_Xmas Day Dinner
It’s all Greek to me, but I know the menu listed above sounds like deliciousness.
Zenon Taverna  34-10 31st Ave, Astoria| Facebook | Twitter
From all of us here at We Heart Astoria, we want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

About Emily Rios

Emily Rios manages special events, sponsored content and advertising clients as WHA's Business Development Director. She is a passionate and dedicated youth developer with a strong background in non-profit management, and works as Senior Manager of Youth Leadership at generationOn.