The Santa Claus tracker is doing pretty well. This Norad tracker shows that as of 9:30 this morning, ol’ Saint Nick is in Tokyo and slowly making his way west. As in, Santa uses Greenwich Mean Time to deliver all his presents, because let’s face it, he couldn’t be everywhere at once. A city of 30 million in ten minutes is enough for him.
Christmas in Brooklyn is a special time of year. It’s when everyone is a little friendlier than usual, and a smile goes to you for being a presumable Brooklyn native. All the transplants head home and so there are certain activities intended for those who can’t afford a plane ticket, have always lived here, or just want to stay.
So if you’re going to be here tomorrow, here’s what to do:
Williamsburg: Brooklyn Bowl is having their second annual Jolly Bowl, an all-night party with kosher food and live music.
DUMBO: Galapagos is having a holiday edition of their Floating Kabarette, which should be a nice way to spend time.
Park Slope: Jewltide, the eighth annual party at Southpaw will offer free donuts, karaoke and a lot more fun.
So don’t be glum about Christmas in Brooklyn, be happy that you won’t have to fight through the crowds.