We love NYC any time of year, but there is something truly magical about the city in winter. Here’s why the New York in winter is a veritable Winter Wonderland.

The Holiday Train Show

November 17 – January 21

While the holidays will be behind us once 2019 starts, there will still be three weeks of the beloved Holiday Train Show in New York City. The exhibition is an annual hit and winter favorite with elaborate exhibitions and models. This year’s focus will be Lower Manhattan with recreations of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and other landmarks. The show will take place at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Valentine’s Day Events

In February, the city will get extra cozy for everyone in town when Valentine’s Day comes around. There will be Valentine’s tours of the Museum of Modern Art, marriage renewal services in Times Square, live jazz under the stars of the Hayden Planetarium, and many other unique ways to celebrate love.

The Shopping Is Great

New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so shopping here anytime of year is exciting. When you visit the leading designer boutiques within walking distance of the Duane Street Hotel in Tribeca, you’ll expose yourself to some of the leading winter designs out there. For some guidance in getting started, check out our piece on winter shopping in NYC.

Central Park

Central Park is absolutely beautiful in the winter months, and is well worth a visit after a fresh snow. Be sure to take a visit on your next winter vacation to Manhattan, and take some time to go ice-skating at Wollman Rink or explore the rest of the park for sledding and cross-country skiing opportunities.

The Bars Are Cozy

After walking on the frosty streets during a winter day in New York City, you may find yourself wanting to pop into a local bar to warm up with a cocktail. Manhattan has a variety of likeable spots to visit, including closed-in rooftop bars that are open year round, and bars designed like old lodges with fireplaces. To find out where to visit, check out our piece on the coziest bars in New York City.