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.

Butterfly Conservatory at AMNH
Oct
23

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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Ice-Skating Rinks
Oct
23

Outdoors & Recreation
Ice-Skating Rinks

Lace up your skates to carve figure eights at one of NYC's many outdoor (or indoor) ice rinks.

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Holiday Markets
Oct
23

Shopping
Holiday Markets

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Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
Nov
10

Arts & Culture
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

This iconic song-and-dance extravaganza, featuring the legendary Rockettes, is one of the holiday season's must-see attractions.

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Holiday Train Show
Nov
16

Attractions
Holiday Train Show

The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal is back with its annual Holiday Train Show.

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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
Nov
22

Attractions
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Model trains navigate painstakingly crafted miniatures of New York City’s built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts.

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Nov
24

Arts & Culture
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

No NYC holiday season is complete without seeing choreographer George Balanchine’s ballet.

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Winter's Eve
Nov
27

Performing Arts
Winter's Eve

The neighborhood around Lincoln Square serves as the setting for the City's largest holiday festival--for one night only.

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Rock Center Tree Lighting
Nov
29

Attractions
Rock Center Tree Lighting

The celebrated tree lighting is a holiday-season staple, and the ceremony always features celebrity guests, musical performances and more.

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Lighting Hanukkah Menorahs
Dec
12

Things to Do
Lighting Hanukkah Menorahs

Celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the world's largest menorah, at Grand Army Plaza in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Kwanzaa
Dec
30

Festivals & Parades
Kwanzaa

This weeklong celebration of African-American heritage takes place December 26 to January 1 each year, and culminates in a feast and gift-giving ritual.

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Three Kings Day Parade
Jan
5

Arts & Culture
Three Kings Day Parade

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