Once you’ve seen Central Park under a fresh coat of snow, you’ll understand why so many visitors have fond memories of winter visits to New York City. Among the season’s main draws are open-air ice-skating rinks and the City’s holiday festivities—including the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop. It’s also a good time to try indoor attractions like basketball or hockey games at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, the art institutions on Museum Mile and shows at NYC’s many comedy clubs and music venues.
This winter, kids can enjoy ice-skating at Rockefeller Center, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden and Fifth Avenue's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Here’s where to ice-skate indoors and outdoors throughout NYC.
See some of our favorite snapshots from the MCNY show.
NYC’s streets, store windows and social calendar are extra-vibrant during the holidays.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at these restaurants, which are as passionate about holiday decor as they are about cuisine.
Keep warm, arrive early and stay safe as you welcome the New Year in NYC.