New York City is an exciting place to be, whatever the weather. What with Times Square, Bryant Park, the Rockefeller Center, Central Park and more, the Big Apple is just as exciting in winter as it is in the warmer months. If it’s chilly outside, visit The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) or head to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Head to Broadway to enjoy the latest show, take in a concert or the latest films or dine on the finest cuisine in the city’s restaurants. There are also plenty of outdoor activities available. Scroll below to find out things to do in winter in New York City, USA, including sledding and snowshoeing, carnivals, music festivals, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.
1. Head to the Winter Carnival at Bryant Park
The Winter Carnival at Bryant Park was previously held over a weekend, but has been extended to nine days. It’s a time to dress warmly and embrace the cold weather while enjoying a variety of attractions and events. Among the attractions on offer is a Silent Disco, an Ice Ball, free curling and skating lessons, an outdoor Winter Brew House, a doggie meet-up event and a cozy warming lodge.
Winter Carnival at Bryant Park
Address: Bryant Park, New York City, USA
Website: Winter Carnival at Bryant Park
2. Don't miss out on Winter Jazzfest
The Ladybugs at NY Hot Jazz Fest Stage at Winter Jazzfest 2015 We had an absolute blast last January at our Hot Jazz...Posted by New York Hot Jazz Festival on Thursday, 7 January 2016
Held from January 4 to 12, New York’s Winter Jazzfest is a must for fans of the music genre. With a huge line-up of performers, the Winter Jazzfest also supports gender equality, social and racial justice and immigrant rights, all important topics in today’s world. Each socially engaged artist of the jazz event shares musical messages, standing in line with #metoo, #blacklivesmatter and #wehavevoice. They address all the issues threatening the jazz music community and the world.
Address: New York City, USA
Website: Winter Jazzfest
3. Stroll in snowy Central Park
Wrap up warm and get away from the bustling city streets this year. Head to the Central Park winter wonderland. Experience the hush in the air as snow falls and coats the park in a dazzling white scene. Here you can enjoy cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing, right in the heart of the city. There’s also Lasker Rink and Wollman Rink if you are in the mood for ice-skating. Take a trip to Central Park Zoo to visit the snow leopards, penguins, sea lions and seals. Take the kids for a ride on the famous Carousel, with its 57 horses and calliope music.
Address: New York City, USA
Website: Central Park
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
Price: from 57 USD
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New York Botanical Garden Admission
Price: from 20 USD
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NY Christmas Rocketts, Rockefeller Center and Holiday windows
Price: from 121 USD
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The Grand Central Holiday Fair is now open through December 24! 🎁 Come to Vanderbilt Hall to shop thousands of one-of-a-kind gifts from 40 artisan vendors. #gctholidayfairPosted by Grand Central Terminal on Monday, 12 November 2018
Running from Monday, November 12, 2018 to Monday, December 24, 2018, the Grand Central Holiday Fair is a one-stop, magical shopping experience. 40 talented and unique artisans will feature a range of American-made, handmade products made with locally-sourced materials and often with a socially-conscious business model behind them. The fair will occupy half of Vanderbilt Hall, selling clothing for everyone, accessories, home goods and art work.
Grand Central Holiday Fair
Address: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York, USA
Website: Grand Central Holiday Fair
NYC Holiday Sights and Markets Tour
Price: from 46 USD
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New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Party
Price: from 936 USD
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Brookfield Place is the perfect spot to enjoy all the holiday traditions, great shows and shopping for your loved ones. Between November 30 and December 2, enjoy “The Nutcracker” in the Winter Garden. Experience the glowing lanterns, activated by your special wish for the holidays. Funds raised will benefit a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization. Gaze at the fashions on the Designer Runway from November 19 to January 4. Enjoy free ice-skating on the Brookfield Place waterfront and the dulcet tones of the Dickens Carolers. No family trip would be complete without a visit to Santa.
Address: 230 Vesey St, New York, USA
Tel. No.: +1 (212) 978-1673
Website: Brookfield Place
Enjoy all the winter activities in New York City this yearWhether looking for entertainment, original gifts to buy or wishing to ice skate or snowshoe, New York City is the perfect winter destination.
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