In any other year, the title of this would not shock anyone. In fact, our readers would probably wonder why its even a headline. In today’s environment and the horror of living through 2020, being inside, in the cold is a perk! We are living in a world where outside of your home, there are few places to go and stay warm. Outside of grocery shopping and Duane Reade of course. If you can brave the cold and dine al fresco on our snow-covered seats, bon appetite! If you’re like many of us here and need some warmth while you’re out and about, then think about heading over to The Met. It’s the Holidays and they should be celebrated properly in our city. So, if we can’t do it over a cocktail and a packed restaurant, we’ll celebrate among jubilant performances, festive displays, holiday shopping, and more in the galleries.

Two of the gallery views that we’d like to highlight include Eastern European Silver Menorah and the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche. Both are on view through January 6, 2021.

In conjunction with the celebration of Hanukkah, one of the largest silver Hanukkah lamps known will be on display in The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Galleries. This magnificent late 19th-century silver Menorah was made in Lviv, Ukraine, and is on loan from The Moldovan Family Collection. Now if that doesn’t get you in the spirit, then maybe our second recommendation will.

Christmas Trees are the universal symbol of the Season. This beloved holiday tradition features a 20-foot blue spruce adorned with 19 cherubs, 59 angels, and an additional 71 figures that evoke 18th-century Naples Nativity scenes.

Outside of these galleries, you can also check out The Met in Gingerbread, Handel and Haydn Society: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and other performances that include online options.  The Season is here and in these troubling times, the Met is helping us get in the spirit!

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