Winter Fun for Kids

NYCgo Staff

(Updated 10/17/2016)
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The fun, kid-friendly events that New York City has planned this winter make it a great time for families to visit. Whether you’re here to celebrate the holiday season, catch a kids’ film festival or bring the brood to a scenic skating rink, there is no more magical place to be. Read on for our picks.

Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal
Dec
9

Attractions Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal

The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal is back with its annual Holiday Train Show, whose new layout features Lionel trains traveling through a two-level, 34-foot-long miniature New York City and countryside scene. Vintage trains from the museum's collection, including New York Central models, and posters from the 1920s through the '40s will also be on display.

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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
Dec
9

Attractions New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

The Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden features painstakingly crafted miniatures of New York City's built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts. Seeds, bark, leaves and twigs are among the botanical resources employed to create the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and other landmarks. Model trains navigate the familiar, fantastically rendered New York landscape.

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Ice-Skating Rinks
Dec
9

Outdoors & Recreation Ice-Skating Rinks

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Holiday Markets 2016
Dec
9

Shopping Holiday Markets 2016

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The Christmas Show
Dec
9

Performing Arts The Christmas Show

Staten Island’s glittering song-and-dance extravaganza at St. George Theatre.

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Butterfly Conservatory at AMNH
Dec
10

Museums & Galleries Butterfly Conservatory at AMNH

Celebrate the annual return of this re-created tropical forest environment filled with over 500 live butterflies. The butterflies live in a magical summer-like environment, surrounded by tropical flowers and lush vegetation in 80-degree temperatures. It's the perfect exhibition on a cold fall or winter day, and great for children and adults.

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Kwanzaa Celebrations
Dec
26

Festivals & Parades Kwanzaa Celebrations

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Three Kings Day Parade
Jan
6

Arts & Culture Three Kings Day Parade

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Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Feb
5

Festivals & Parades Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

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NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival
Feb
17

Arts & Culture NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival

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Orchid Show
Feb
18

Arts & Culture Orchid Show

This year's show features thousands of orchids in a Thai-style setting.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar
17

Festivals & Parades St. Patrick's Day Parade

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