The only time your mom, girlfriend, roommate, or a co-worker who is misguided into thinking your friendship extends to outside the cubicle can get you to attend an event is if there are free drinks to be had. There's no shame in that game. We all play it.

Having some semblance of a social life ain't cheap in New York City. The rent for your shoebox apartment could buy half the Midwest and parts of Hawaii. So, when someone says free and your toes start to quiver, embrace it. Here are 25 free things happening this holiday season that will get you out of bed. Don't fight the toe tingle.

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