"A Victorian Holiday" celebrates the holidays with a 30-foot glowing tree, miniature trains, caroling & holiday puppet show. Watch bunnies skate & ice fish at "City Bunnies' Winter Wonderland" [through 1/9]. Get your picture taken with Thomas the Tank Engine from Fox [Sat. & Sun at 1, 2 & 3, through 1/9]; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8773; noon-5, free w/grounds adm., free after 4.
PROSPECT PARK'S WOLLMAN RINK
Daily ice skating at Brooklyn's outdoor skating rink in Prospect Park, Parkside Ave. (Ocean Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-282-1226; $4, $2 child/s.c., $3.50 skate rentals [through 3/00].
FAMILY ART PROJECT
Create a collage from plant material during "Gather the Colors of Winter" workshop; Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
Learn the importance of exercise & nutrition with the Central Park Conservancy staff; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), 348-4867, res. req.; Sat. 11-1, free.
FUN FOR KIDS
Programs for children (ages 6-11) & families at the 92nd St. Y. Today, "Paleontology: Dinosaurs & Their Cousins;" 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. at 10 a.m., $35 per adult & child, $10 add. person.
Jewish camping & arts & crafts; UJA-Federation, 130 E. 59th St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 751-0477; 11-3, free.
NOONIE'S MASTERPIECE IN PURPLE
Children's play about a pre-teen who revamps her family's portrait in art class & not everyone is pleased; Looking Glass Theater, 422 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-9467; Tues. & Mon. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $8, $5 child. [through 2/20].
Hike to Dana Discovery Center while learning problem-solving skills & the history of landmarks throughout the park; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), 348-4867, res. req.; Sat. 11-1, free.
PICTURE BOOK HOUR
For ages 3 & older; St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave. (81st St.), 877-4380; Tues. at 4, free [through 1/25].
rock climbing classes
Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up?learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Thurs. & Tues. 3:30-5:30 & Sat. 1:30-3:30, free [through 1/29].
Weekly family events incl. "Animals, Animals, Animals" with storyteller Felix Pitre (11-11:45) & depiction of Spanish-speaking countries during "Cuentos! Tales from the Latin World" with storyteller David Rafael Gonzalez (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $6.
Things to See & Hear
BIG APPLE CIRCUS
Returns to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; call for times, $15-$60 [through 1/10].
caroline's kids klub
Allynn Gooen & Annie Hickamn "Search for the Love Bug" at Caroline's, 1626 B'way (49th St.), 757-4100; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $14.
Series at Symphony Space screens Pirates of the Sea; 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org; Sat. at 11 a.m., $8.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1:30) & Pinnochio (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 3/5].
NEW YORK NEW YEAR
TADA! youth theater's musical celebration of NYC; TADA! Theater, 120 W. 28th St. (betw 6th & 7th Aves.), 627-1732; Thurs. & Fri. at 7, Sat. & Sun. at 2 & 4, $12, $6 child. [through 1/17].
Musical adaptation of Rumplestilskin; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7 [through 1/22].
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK
Five-woman acapella group performs African-derived songs & chants during 11th annual children's concert at Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Pl. (16th St.), 307-7171; Sun. at 2, $14, $12 adv.
Marianna Loosemore directs production about Clifford the Pig's birthday; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 11 a.m., $7 [through 1/22].