Date: Daily until January 3
Time: All day
Location: Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 56th St.
Perfect For: Killing a little time before going out

If you have a little bit of time to spare before going out with your girl, City Harvest's Gingerbread Extravaganza is a great way to kill a half-hour. Unfortunately, they won't let you chow down on these creations, but if you feel so inclined, you can donate a dollar to vote on the winner, with the proceeds going to City Harvest. Oh, and it'll put you in a drawing for a five-night stay at the four-star Parker Palm Springs hotel. If you don't have an extra dollar, no worries: looks are free.