It is no secret that New York City is one of the greatest winter destinations in the world. Every winter, the city turns itself into a real-life winter wonderland. There are a lot of incredible things to do all season long during the snowiest time of the year. From outdoor winter activities and pop-ups to indoor exhibits, here’s how to spend the winter season in New York City.
Experience the joy of color through interactive installations, immersive rooms, and carefully curated moments inspired by the Color Factory, an interactive art museum located in Soho.
Kravis Nightcap Series
Take part in a lively musical exchange and performance. Nightcap presents cabaret-style concerts curated by composers and performers who engage in conversation about the music to explore themes related to Philharmonic performances.
Pink Pier at Watermark
Calling all loved ones to experience the world’s first all pink Pier. Located at Watermark’s Pier 15, come sit on Lover’s Throne, take a photo in the life-size Sweethearts box, and enjoy views of the skyline across the East River. This unforgettable dining experience will leave you full of love and chocolate (January 26 – March 31, 2023).
Step into an immersive cinematic journey at ARTECHOUSE through a euphoric color universe at MAGENTAVERSE and explore the boundless sights, sounds, feelings and inspirations of the Pantone Color of the Year 2023 (January 20 – March 5, 2023), Viva Magenta. ARTECHOUSE is a multi-sensory experience in Chelsea.
Glide above New York City at Sky Skate presented by Dunkin’ Rewards – New York City’s highest skating rink! Skate in the sky on a 1,024 square foot Glice® rink, a zero-energy ecological and synthetic ice rink, as you take in the best views of the city for a truly epic adventure. Skate at Hudson Yards through March 14, 2023.
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
Check out the city from a whole new perspective with a challenging, inspiring, and thrilling experience in Midtown East.
Winter Igloos at City Winery
Retreat in your own private igloo at City Winery’s winter pop-up in Rockefeller Center. Warm up with spiked cider, mulled wine and hot chocolate and enjoy variety of small bites.
Museum of Modern Art’s Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio
The Museum of Modern Art’s Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio exhibit focuses on Del Toro’s first stop-motion animated feature. Visitors are invited to experience being on a movie set and witnessing first-hand how an international team of designers, craftspeople, and animation artists worked collaboratively to realize Del Toro’s vision. It highlights the handcrafted nature of stop-motion filmmaking and features a time-lapse video of an animator at work, set pieces, puppets, marionettes, drawings, archival photos and props from the film (Through April 15, 2023.)
Winter Jazz Fest
The Winter Jazz Fest is one of the city’s most prominent events in January, featuring some of the best performers. Get ready to listen to new and exciting sounds and scenes from over 700 artists performing in different venues scattered across NYC. Performances will run from January 12 – 18, 2023.
NYC Broadway Week
NYC Broadway Week is a great time to save big on the best of Broadway. Get two-for-one tickets to some of the City’s hottest Broadway shows. The next Broadway Week is January 17 – February 12, 2023 and shows will be announced January 10, 2023, when tickets go on sale.
NYC Winter Restaurant Week
The twice-annual discount dining event, NYC Restaurant Week is back. With New York City being home to some of the best restaurants in the world, Restaurant Week gives visitors the best taste of New York, at a fraction of the price. With more than 300 restaurants participating, you’ll get to enjoy some of the city’s most iconic eateries (January 17 – February 12, 2023).
Central Park Winter Jam
This annual winter sports festival takes place on Saturday, February 4, 2023 includes a variety of winter activities such as ice carving, snowshoeing, sledding, curling, ice bowling, and Bobsled and Snowcat photo ops.
Come February, New York’s streets are packed with the world’s best dressed, as celebrities, models, photographers, writers, and stylists come together for NYFW. There is plenty of excitement to absorb around the city, from Lincoln Center to Bryant Park and several other venues across the city that host fashion shows and events (February 9 – 15, 2023).
Date Nights at The Met
Every Friday and Saturday night enjoy live music, drinks, and gallery chats at the Met.
Richard Avedon: MURALS
A new exhibit at the Met presents a selection of American photographer, Richard Avedon’s most innovative life-size photomurals/group portraits. While Avedon first earned his reputation as a fashion photographer in the late 1940s, his greatest achievement was his stunning reinvention of the photographic portrait (January 19 – October 1, 2023).
Museum of Broadway
Check out the newly opened and first-ever permanent interactive and experiential museum dedicated to celebrating Broadway’s rich history, the behind-the-scenes and its game changers.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Nothing says “Winter in New York” quite like a trip skating around the iconic Rockefeller Center Ice Rink.