Our Ultimate Guide On Things To Do In NYC This Winter
New York City becomes magical during the holidays. For starters, the city is filled with must-see attractions, hidden gems, and everything in between to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. If visiting, we have listed the best places to stay and unwind, or if you are local, some exciting happenings to experience this winter season. From the breathtaking window displays, to sipping a Cuffing Season cocktail by the fireplace, here is our list of things to in NYC this winter.
Where To Stay
The Mark Hotel
The Mark Hotel’s penthouse is the ultimate “home away from home” with extraordinary amenities. Their “Mark Holiday Penthouse Spectacular” package highlights tailored fitness classes with The Mark’s personal trainer, professional family photos lensed by a world-renowned fashion photographer, A four-course holiday feast created by Chef, Jean Georges Vongerichten, a private skating rink atop The Mark Penthouse ‘s Terraces overlooking Central Park and The Manhattan Skyline, and a private screening by the fire of a holiday classic or unreleased Hollywood blockbuster. Book It.
Lowes Regency New York Hotel
Stay in midtown on New York’s Park Avenue- just steps away from the city’s biggest attractions and shopping experiences. Beginning November 29, Loews Regency New York Hotel is teaming up the iconic Bloomingdale’s in creating a Pop Up shop to help hotel guests, and today’s traveler. A curated selection of holiday gifts, stunning accessories, iconic Bloomingdale’s merchandise, and on-site monogramming of leather gifts by ROYCE New York will be on display through December 24. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to round their purchase up at the register with the change being donated to the Child Mind Institute, Bloomingdale’s holiday philanthropic partner. Or just stop by The Regency Bar &Grill to eat, drink, and be merry with Holiday Cocoa + Cocktails. Beginning December 1- January 1 guests can experience creative spins on their favorite holiday libations, including cocoa-themed cocktails for adults and sweet variations of cocoa for kids. Book It.
Where To Go
The Bronx Zoo is bringing back the celebrated holiday tradition with dazzling light displays that will cover and sparkle acres of the zoo. Starting November 21 through January 5, visitors will be able to stroll through the zoo to experience wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns, and animated light shows. Events will include holiday-themed music performances, caroling, ice-carving demonstrations, train rides, and seasonal treats featuring hot chocolate, s’mores, and more. For tickets and more information, visit www.BronxZoo.com.
City Winery Holiday Outdoor Pop Up
Sip wine in an igloo at Rockefeller Center. Gather your friends and enjoy City Winery’s famous wine on tap with unobstructed views of the Christmas tree and The Rink at Rockefeller Center. This temporary winter wonderland is equipped with heated lamp, blankets and plenty of holiday-themed drinks including spiked hot apple cider to ensure you’re still super cozy. We can’t wait for the opening of City Winery’s new venue on Pier 57 in 2020, but in the meantime, this will certainly do. For more information please visit www.citywinery.com/newyork/rockefellercenter
Annual Holiday Train Show At Grand Central Terminal
Every holiday season, the New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery & Storeplays host to a holiday tradition beginning November 21 through February 23rd, 2020. It features a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. The exhibit features Lionel model trains traveling along a 34’ long, two-level, “O” gauge model train layout. This year’s Holiday Train Show is set against artwork by acclaimed cartoonist Julia Wertz. Commissioned by the New York Transit Museum, the large-scale mural sets the stage for the Holiday Train Show and celebrates New York’s past and present through Wertz’ signature black-and-white streetscapes. For more information, visitnytransitmuseum.org/visit.
Clinton Hall Month-Long Thanksgiving Feast
If you want to skip the kitchen, head to Clinton Hall this month. They have whipped up an eccentric Thanksgiving Feast that is being offered now until November 30 for $25. The festive menu highlights The Turducken Burger, Turkey, duck and chicken burger layered with swiss cheese and topped with housemade mac and cheese, brussel sprout relish, and cheddar, Cornbread stuffing, sweet potato waffle fries, pecan pie, paired with Pumpkin Supercraft Beer.
Cozy Up With Mondrian Alpine Terrace By Club Med
This winter the Mondrian Terrace transformed into a ski chalet getaway overlooking Park Avenue South. Snap photos in the ski chair photo booth, and enjoy signature cocktails like the Black Diamond Flask, or the Spiced Cranberry Collins alongside shareable dishes like Prosciutto and Fig Flatbread and Dipalo’s Burrata Toast. For more info: Mondrian Alpine Terrace
Sip On A Cuffing Season Cocktail At Refinery Rooftop
This venue offers an unbeatable NYC view year-round. Try the Cuffing Season Frozen Ciderfeaturing Redemption Rye Whiskey, Apple Cider, Apple Pie Moonshine, lemon and baking spices while enjoying views of the Empire State Building. Added bonus: The cocktail benefits the I Give a Sip campaign which donates a portion to a different charity each month. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sip Afternoon Tea At Oscar Wilde
Head to Oscar Wilde and warm up with their newly expanded Afternoon tea program. It features an organic Serendipitea selection of teas, traditional English finger sandwiches, scones and more. For more information, visit: https://www.oscarwildenyc.com/afternoon-tea