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.

Dec
11

Museums & Galleries
Navigating New York

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Dec
11

Museums & Galleries
When A Pot Finds Its Purpose

inaugural exhibit in BAM's new visual arts space

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Dec
11

Museums & Galleries
Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York

Exhibition exploring similarities between Statue of Liberty and Italy’s Liberty of Poetry.

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Dec
11

Festivals & Parades
Hello Panda Festival

Family-friendly Chinese lantern and lights festival with entertainment and food vendors.

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Dec
11

Museums & Galleries
Machine Hallucination

Immersive large-scale installation exploring NYC’s architecture.

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Dec
12

Theater
Twas the Night Before

Cirque du Soleil's take on the holiday classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore.

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Dec
14

Museums & Galleries
Signs and Symbols: Spotlight on Symbolism

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Dec
14

Museums & Galleries
Museum of Ice Cream

following the sold-out 2016 run, the museum returns with a permanent space

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Dec
15

Museums & Galleries
The Red Bean Grows in the South

Exhibition opening new space from Danish collector Jens Faurschou.

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Dec
15

Museums & Galleries
The Red Bean Grows in the South

inaugural exhibit at Faurschou Foundation's Greenpoint location

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Dec
16

Comedy
Butterboy Comedy

One of New York City’s hottest weekly comedy shows features dirt-cheap tickets and big names.

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Dec
20

Concerts
Terry Riley Live at 85

The minimalist composer appears with friends at a Red Hook arts space.

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