Top 100 Winter Activities in the New York City Area

Top 100 Winter Activities in the New York City Area

Your guide to the best things to do in winter in and near NYC, including Connecticut, Long Island, northern New Jersey, and Southeast New York. You'll find Christmas and holiday shows and events, places to ski and ice skate, where to go maple sugaring, lots of indoor activities, and much more!

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New York City

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The top 20 things to do in winter in New York City include several holiday shows, such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker, as well as ice-skating, free Christmas tree lighting festivals, the beloved Holiday Train Show, and non-holiday activities such as sledding in the parks and the annual Kids Food Festival.



winter events in connecticut

Our list of the top 20 things to do in winter in Connecticut includes visits with Santa and his reindeer, the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival, performances of The Nutcracker, Disney on Ice shows, an Astronomy Family Day, the annual Winter Wonderland Children's Ball, and much more.


Long Island

winter events on long island

Your guide to the top 20 things to do in winter on Long Island includes a visit to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, New York Islanders hockey games, farms that have cut-your-own Christmas trees, the annual Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson, Harborfrost in Sag Harbor, ice-skatingskiing and snowboarding, and more!


Westchester County, NY

winter events in westchester

Don't get cooped up during the cold months! Instead, check out these top 20 things to do in winter in Westchester County, including indoor and outdoor ice skating, Christmas tree and menorah lighting festivals, breakfast with Santa, visits to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, a winter program at the Wolf Conservation Center, the Royal Hanneford Circus, maple sugaring programs, and the annual Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair, which will help you plan your child's summer.


Rockland County, NY

winter activities in rockland county

Plan plenty of cold-weather fun using our guide to the top 20 things to do in winter in Rockland County. Our top picks include a visit to the Town of Ramapo Challenger Center, Hanukkah celebrations, holiday shows from The Nutcracker to The Bossy Frog Band, tour stops by Disney On Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters, and maple sugaring as it nears spring.

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