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.

Oct
28

Attractions
Beyond King Tut

A cinematic immersive exhibition that takes guests on a journey to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

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Nov
18

Museums & Galleries
Nick Cave: Forothermore

The beloved artist is the subject of a not-to-be-missed career survey.

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Nov
18

Museums & Galleries
Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves

Examine the work and life of the art nouveau architect whose impact on Paris can still be seen.

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Nov
23

Museums & Galleries
No Existe Un Mundo Poshuracán

Puerto Rican artists commemorate the tragedy in this moving group show.

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Dec
7

Museums & Galleries
Edward Hopper's New York

This exhibit traces the artist’s relationship to the City.

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Dec
7

Museums & Galleries
I'll Have What She's Having

Discover the role of the Jewish deli in American life.

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Dec
7

Museums & Galleries
The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming

Explore the contemporary legacy of Salem

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Dec
7

Museums & Galleries
David LaChapelle: Make Believe

A world of surreal photos awaits

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Dec
7

Museums & Galleries
Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

A Southern folk artist gets a major retrospective.

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Dec
7

Museums & Galleries
The Little Prince: Taking Flight

Examine the creative process behind a beloved children’s story.

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Dec
7

Museums & Galleries
Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces

A Chicago artist pays homage to his local influences.

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Dec
7

Performing Arts
Straight Line Crazy

Ralph Fiennes takes on the Role of Robert Moses

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