NYC's Best Winter Performing Arts Festivals

Carianne Carleo-Evangelist

Winter in New York City brings events and entertainment to suit all tastes, with holiday traditions leading the way. Seasonal favorites like It’s a Wonderful Life (performed live), A Christmas Carol (in three separate productions) and The Nutcracker—the Balanchine classic by the New York City Ballet and a more modern take by the Brooklyn Ballet—highlight the calendar. For details on these and other performances, read on.

Nov
19

Off-Broadway
The Other Josh Cohen

The critically acclaimed musical comedy comes to Off-Broadway.

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Nov
19

Broadway
The New One

Mike Birbiglia's new Broadway show is about his first days of fatherhood.

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Nov
19

Other Theater
Broadway Under the Stars

Family-friendly Broadway performances held indoors at The Shops at Columbus Circle.

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Nov
19

Other Theater
Yeti, Set, Snow!

This must-see marionette show celebrates the winter season.

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Nov
19

Museums & Galleries
Posing Modernity

This exhibition explores the representation of the African-American figure in art.

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Nov
20

Museums & Galleries
Sterling Ruby: Ceramics

Exhibition focusing on ceramic creations of LA-based artist.

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Nov
20

Broadway
Network

An anchorman’s breakdown on live TV becomes ratings gold.

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Nov
20

Museums & Galleries
The Velvet Underground Experience

You better run, run, run, run, run to this exhibition on the history of NYC's all-time coolest rock band.

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Nov
20

Museums & Galleries
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

the Morgan's annual tradition features Scrooge in 2018

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Nov
21

Museums & Galleries
Tiffany’s Iridescence

an exploration of the science and artistry behind Tiffany glass

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Nov
21

Museums & Galleries
A City for Corduroy

This exhibit celebrates the word of children's book author, artist and longtime New Yorker Don Freeman.

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Nov
21

Sports
NIT Season Tip-Off

Kansas, Louisville, Marquette and Tennessee compete in a preseason college basketball tournament.

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