New York in winter transforms into a magical winter wonderland that attracts people from all around the world and it’s very easy to see why. We’ve recommended some of the best things to do in New York this winter… but be careful; this will blog post will definitely convince you to book cheap flights to New York in winter.

One of the best things to do in New York in winter is to make the most of the snow! After a good snow in the city, it gives you the perfect opportunity for some winter sports activities; from cross-country skiing to sledding. With many toy stores in New York City, you won’t need to stray far to purchase an inexpensive sled. In Central Park, Pilgrim Hill is the perfect place for sledding and skiing because it’s big and it’s steep. That’ll definitely burn some of the kids’ energy!

A trip to the Big Apple would not be the same without Ice Skating in New York. Within the city are two very famous ice rinks, one being the Ice Rink at Rockefeller Centre. This ice rink first opened in New York on Christmas Day in 1936. Although it isn’t the biggest Ice Rink in New York, it is still an experience to be ticked off the bucket list. Another popular ice rink can be found in Central Park where you can expect to be welcomed into winter wonderland at Wollman Rink. It is a wide outdoor rink with a stunning view of the Midtown buildings peaking over the park’s tree tops.

Christmas in New York is the best time to watch the city sparkle in the winter. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy holiday lighting ceremonies which take place on selected dates in December. One of the most famous events being Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! It is one of New York City’s most celebrated events for over 80 years and starts the Christmas season in the city. The 76 foot tall tree is decorated with 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights and topped with Swarovski crystal star making it an unmissable spectacle.

Staying in New York would not be the same without a shopping spree. It is even better in the winter months, with plenty of areas for you to warm up while splashing the cash. If you’re lucky enough to be spending some time in New York post-Christmas, you will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the January sales!

We can’t forget celebrating the New Year in Times Square under the famous disco ball! For over 100 years, New York City’s Times Square has been the main focus on New Year’s Eve. There are many events happening in the city from clubs to bars, to being in Broadway – however many dream of standing shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people for Times Square Ball Drop. It is a global tradition that you will not want to miss!

New York in the winter months becomes a truly magical place that will be enough to make anyone’s  Christmas extra special and one they will never forget.