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Ultimate Guide To Visiting New York City In Winter & NYC At Christmas

Ultimate Guide To Visiting New York City In Winter & NYC At Christmas

We’re going to show you why Christmas and the harsh Winter months of January and February are one of the most wonderful times of the year to visit New York City. Let’s start planning your bucket list Winter city break to NYC!

Imagine iconic New York City landmarks Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building blanketed in deep powdery white Winter wonderland snow at Christmas …

Grab that city bucket list, tear it up and re-write your heading as ‘The most magical city break, ever’. Christmas in NYC is every kids dream, every proposers idyllic get-down-on-one-knee scenario and every retail therapists paradise.

But let’s get back to reality. Will it even snow around Christmas? And what can you actually do on a Winter visit to NYC in January and February once the Christmas rush has vacated the city?

Well, we lived in New York City from December 2020 through April 2021, arriving right after Christmas and leaving as the last of the snow melted.

So we know exactly what the city is like in Winter and we’re going to explain everything you need to know about planning a visit to NYC at Christmas and beyond!

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Why Visit New York City In Winter?

Here’s our favorite way of looking at it:

Winter in New York City is harsh and cold, but New York City in Winter is extraordinary and unique.

Now, let’s start with your intentions:

  • Are you visiting NYC in Winter because you want to experience the city in snow like you’ve seen in the movies?
  • Or are you planning a visit at this hostile time of year because you are a savvy money saving traveler?

Both are excellent intentions!

We moved to NYC for each of those reasons combined. Winter was the perfect time for us to get a taste of life in the city, see the snow and do it on the (relative!) cheap.

We endured a long and impatient wait for one of those intense blizzard-like snow dumps so we could tick off classic movie locations around the city. It did not disappoint, but more on that later.

It is important to manage your expectations. We can’t guarantee you’ll get that quintessential NYC Winter snow around Christmas, but we can guarantee you will save money in January and February versus a visit any other time of year.

Even December and the build up to Christmas isn’t as expensive as you might think to visit NYC.

Christmas and snow aside, here are some of the more practical reasons Winter is a great time to visit New York City:

Amazing Deals On Flights, Hotels, Shows And Dining In January and February

NYC is one of the top bucket list places to visit in the USA. In the harsh Winter months of January and February, tourism naturally plummets in New York City.

That means airlines, hotels, broadway shows and even restaurants need to go the extra mile in order to tempt people to spend their hard earned cash.

The result is a considerable drop in prices compared to a typical average price point.

A London to JFK return flight may cost US$ 800 in August, but you can pick up return flights for US$ 400 in January. Planes need to fill their seats, right?

Similarly, hotels need to fill their rooms. When searching for New York City hotels in January and February, allow yourself to look at more luxurious options than you typically would.

Even around Christmas you can find better value than in the peak of Summer season. Be flexible with your dates to pick up the very best deals.

Less Crowded At The Top NYC Attractions Throughout Winter

There aren’t many places on Earth you can visit in the depths of Winter, see and do its most famous attractions and still leave feeling the same amount of ‘wow factor’.

We can tell you from experience that every single thing on your wishlist of the best things to do in New York City is just as amazing in Winter as it would be any other time of year.

But with one major (and we really mean major!) benefit – sparse crowds are a breath of fresh air.

Before moving to NYC, we had visited in late Summer a few years back before covid. Every landmark and attraction felt like a theme park. Top of the Rock was like being at a music festival with no capacity limit. Brooklyn Bridge was practically impassable!

In Winter, including Christmas, you will have the freedom of New York City. Anything you want to see or do, you can in relative peace. Trust us, that is not something to take for granted.

And we suspect that is why many of you are planning to visit NYC in December, January or February…

Where Are Those Morgans standing under an arch at Bethesda Terrace in New York City in Winter around Christmas Holidays

Christmas In NYC

Fabled Christmas trees, colorful lights, ice rinks and the best shopping in the world make New York City the perfect Christmas vacation.

What are you thinking? A quick weekend break if visiting from another US city? Maybe a 4 day NYC itinerary if flying over the Atlantic from London or Paris?

The weeks leading up to Christmas are a popular time for families and couples to visit New York City and prices are reasonable despite the obvious popularity.

There is a perpetual feel good buzz in NYC around Christmas. The same as many other places but just more intense! If you wanted to be less touristy, try heading into a more residential area like West Village or Williamsburg and go bar hopping.

For couples, it doesn’t get much more romantic than NYC at Christmas. If you strike it lucky and have a bona fide snow day during your visit, we promise it will elevate romance into the stratosphere.

Who hasn’t always dreamed of a romantic stroll through Central Park arm in arm with a loved one in the pouring snow?!

Marriage Proposals

New York City plays host to hundreds of couples saying ‘YES’ each year and Christmas has to be up there with most wonderful times of the year to pop the question.

Here are some of the most popular places you can expect to see a proposal or two:

  • Bethesda Terrace and Fountain – Gorgeous spot in Central Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge – Both on it and near Jane’s Carousel
  • Empire State Building and Top of the Rock – Stunning city views
  • Ice Rinks – Classic NYC Winter proposal locations
  • Rooftop Bars – Views, drinks and an audience cheering
Bow Bridge in snow central park in winter around christmas

Winter Weather In New York City

OK, just before we get into the best things you can do during Winter in New York City, we need to cover weather conditions so you know what to expect.

Here’s the most important thing to remember about Winter weather in New York City – It isn’t always cold and it certainly doesn’t always snow.

In fact, it rarely snows in the city. The rest of New York does see a lot of snow (we spent a lot of time in upstate NY and know real snow!) but the city only really sees a handful of days with significant snowfall each year.

Snow In New York City

So why do you see NYC covered in snow so much?

Well, it’s because after each significant snowfall, the temperature rarely gets above freezing and that means ground snow can stick around for quite some time.

Average snowfall for Winter months in NYC:

  • December – 4.7 inches
  • January – 7.0 inches
  • February – 8.4 inches

Average amount of snow days in New York City:

  • December – 2.5 days
  • January – 4.3 days
  • February – 3.1 days

Days with over 1 inch of snow on the ground:

  • December – 2.8 days
  • January – 7.9 days
  • February – 7.0 days

We highly recommend you wait until late January or early February if you are visiting New York seeking a snow day.

We had to wait a long time for our dreamy snow day in Central Park. It wasn’t until February 7th we had one of those fairytale-like downpours and once it happened, everyone in New York beelined for Central Park.

It was one of our favorite content collecting days since starting this travel blog and we have everything crossed hoping that you will get to experience the same on your visit to New York City.

How Cold Does It Get In New York City In The Winter?

Yes, the strong likelihood is that you can expect cold weather on your Winter visit to NYC. However, the temperature can vary quite significantly in December and around Christmas.

Just look at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 2020, when average high temperatures in NYC (according to historical weather data) were a balmy 62 f and 63 f respectively. Sunscreen was more of a necessity than a Winter coat!

But January and February are brutal. January is the coldest month of the year in NYC and has the most amount of days where the temperature drops below freezing. February is only slightly less hostile.

Average low temperatures in New York City:

  • December – 31.4 f
  • January – 26.1 f
  • February – 28.1 f

Number of days below freezing in NYC:

  • December – 15.1 days
  • January – 21.1 days
  • February – 18.9 days

Now those cheap flights and hotels are starting to make more sense, right?!

We spent a lot of time walking around New York in sub-zero temperatures, which made sunrise, sunset and night photography even more challenging!

Wondering what NYC is like in Spring? Read our guide to the 10 key things you should know about visiting New York City in April, including weather, crowds and costs.

What Should You Pack For Your Winter Trip To NYC?

In December you can pack for late Fall and Winter. Plan for the worst but hope for the best, and you might even get it. But for January and February, you should pack Winter heavy.

Although they are a pain to transport and take up a lot of room if flying, you will need to take a warm insulated Winter coat. We wouldn’t have survived NYC in Winter without ours.

Hats, gloves and scarves should be a given to keep warm and you can dress them up if needs be.

Taking base layers is not overkill. We often wore high quality moisture wicking base layers to keep warm, especially pants, so that just a pair of jeans over the top was enough protection.

Footwear is important if it snows. That fluffy pair of Ugg boots isn’t going to cut it in the snow! Nor will running shoes or fashionable shoes for that matter. You will need a robust and/or waterproof pair of shoes to keep your feet dry and warm.


Best Things To Do In New York City In Winter

New York is one of just a few cities you can visit any time of year and it will be an experience you will never forget.

Each season brings its own blend of amazing benefits to the table, but we have to say Winter (especially around Christmas) is the most magical time to visit NYC. And it is so much quieter!

What is the most important thing to know about planning a Winter visit to New York City?

Well, you can see and do almost all of the same things as you would in Spring, Summer or Fall. You are in the city that never sleeps, after all!

However, with that said, there are some unique things in NYC you just have to do in Winter. Crowd free attractions, discount prices, a wonderful atmosphere and a bit of help from the weather gods will make this a trip for the scrap book.

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Let’s take a look at the top 10 things you can’t miss during a Winter visit to New York City:

1. Explore Snowy Central Park

Wagner Cover in Central Park NYC on a snow day

When it comes to iconic New York City landmarks and attractions to visit in Winter, we can’t think of a better place to begin.

Central Park is one of the most famous urban escapes in the world. Local New Yorkers run, cycle and walk dogs, while tourists explore every nook and cranny of the diverse landscape.

  • In Spring, you can walk among beautiful soft pink cherry blossoms.
  • Summer turns Central Park into an ocean of emerald green.
  • Fall stuns with a vibrant array of golden yellows, burnt oranges and fiery reds.

But there is just something so special about Central Park in Winter.

Here’s a little of what you can expect:

  • Stunning trees, movie scene benches and historic statues lining The Mall covered in a foot of snow, kids hurtling down shallow hills on improvised sledges made from dustbin lids and maybe even a giant octopus sculpture expertly crafted from snow.
  • The exquisite tiled ceiling of Bethesda Terrace Arcade glowing orange with heavy snowfall blanketing Bethesda Fountain and pro photographers snapping wedding shots.
  • A maze of narrow winding paths intricately transporting tourists through The Ramble, passing by frozen ponds and under ornate stone arches.

Don’t forget to buy a hot cup of coffee before you begin exploring the park!

Read: Our guide to the 12 Best Places to Visit in Central Park in Winter so you don’t miss any of the snowy action.

2. See The Legendary Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Rockefeller christmas tree outside rockefeller center with ice rink in january

Home Alone fans rejoice! After the movie scene locations extravaganza in Central Park, you finally get to see the enormous Christmas Tree from the end of Lost in New York.

The world famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree is symbolic of the holiday season in New York City and no Winter visit would be complete without seeing it up close.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is a Norway Spruce and stands at anywhere between 65 – 100 ft tall.
  • A televised lighting ceremony takes place the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving.
  • So in 2021, the lights will illuminate Rockefeller Plaza from December 1st.
  • Typically, the tree will be lit for around 30-35 days.
  • The star on top is Swarovski crystal.
  • One of the best viewing points is from Fifth Avenue, through the Channel Gardens.
  • The tree is positioned between the Rockefeller Center and the Rockefeller Ice Rink, with golden statue of Prometheus at its base.

If you’re lucky enough to get a snow day around Christmas in December, do not miss a visit to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in the early evening once darkness descends over the city.

3. Watch The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop In Times Square

Times Square NYC empty where are those morgans standing alone surrounded by lights around christmas in winter

Sydney’s Harbor Bridge, Rio’s Copacabana Beach, London’s Big Ben and New York City’s Times Square host some of the biggest New Years Eve parties on the planet.

Fireworks, bells chiming, thousands of people cheering … and a ball dropping gradually down a flagpole from 11.59pm until 12am bring in the New Year for millions in New York.

NY ball drop facts:

  • The fifth (and current) iteration of the NYE ball is 12 ft in diameter and has been in use since 2009.
  • It is lit by over 32,000 LED lamps and weighs almost 12,000 lbs.
  • You will find the ball on its flag pole perched atop the One Times Square building.
  • If you want to see the ball drop, plan to arrive at Times Square no later than mid-afternoon.

You might be wondering what type of magic we used in the photo of us at Times Square above. How could we possibly be the only 2 people in shot?

Well, this isn’t a Photoshop edit, it is real and we were the only 2 people in all of Times Square. This was taken at 6am, on a Tuesday morning in January, during covid. That’s just about the only way you’re going to get a similar shot!

Top tip: The Renaissance Hotel on Times Square has a handful of rooms and a bar overlooking the NYE ball drop and celebrations.

4. Go Ice Skating On A New York City Ice Rink

Bryant Park ice rink on a cold january day

Does your home town have an ice rink in Winter? Can you see the Empire State Building from it?!

Taking to the ice is classic bucket list NYC in Winter and they are open throughout the entirety of the cold season. Ice skating is perfect for the family, for couples and even for groups of friends visiting the city.

We’ve already mentioned the famous ice rink at Rockefeller Plaza, but be warned, despite its iconic status, the rink is very small.

If you’re looking for a bigger ice rink with room to move, you can venture out a handful of alternatives, including:

  • Central Park’s Wollman Ice Rink
  • Bryant Park’s Winter Village
  • Pier 17’s rooftop ‘Skyline’ Ice Rink

The photo above shows a few dozen skaters swirling around Bryant Park ice rink. We had already whizzed round a few times ourselves and took the photo from a table as we sipped on Belgian hot chocolate and ate waffles to refuel.

New York’s ice rinks aren’t huge, they are overpriced and they are a little gimmicky, but that’s not going to come as a surprise to you. Embrace it, you are in NYC at Christmas or in Winter!

5. Shop Fifth Avenue And Enjoy NYC Holiday Window Displays

Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window display

In NYC during Winter, the most famous and expensive shopping street on Earth comes to life in a dazzling display of Christmas colors and design.

Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan is a shopping haven for millions each year, and Christmas presents couldn’t be purchased from a more legendary place.

High end designer to popular high street flagship stores line its flanks, including renowned department store Saks Fifth Avenue. Don’t miss the varied window displays as you walk alongside the Saks building.

Macy’s might not be on Fifth Avenue (it is on 34th street between 6th and 7th avenue) but it more than deserves to be included on your NYC Christmas and Winter shopping bucket list.

The ‘World’s largest store’ is unmissable for shopping lovers any time of year, but the bright red sign with white letters spelling out Macy’s is another iconic stop on your itinerary.

Top tip: If you visit NYC at the end of November, just before Winter technically begins, you can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Best Christmas Lights In NYC

If you have time or are visiting NYC for the most Christmassy Christmas break, you have to make the effort to visit Dyker Heights in Brooklyn.

The residents of 11th avenue to 13th avenue from 83rd to 86th street put on a festive extravaganza each December.

It will take an hour each way via subway or you can take this guided tour of Dyker Heights with transportation included.

Either way it is well worth the effort for lovers of Christmas!

6. New York City Winter Walks

Where Are Those Morgans walking the High Line in NYC at Winter

There is no better way to see New York City than by foot. Sure, the subway is great if you need to cover a longer distance but walking really allows you to get a taste for the vibe and atmosphere of a new neighborhood or part of town.

We chose to walk as much as we possibly could in three months living in NYC, despite it being Winter.

If you visit New York in Summer, you are going to share sidewalks with a lot of other people, but the colder months mean sparsely populated walkways are more accessible.

Here are just some of the best places to take a leisurely Christmas or Winter stroll around NYC:

  • The High Line – Pictured above, one of the most popular walkways in the city.
  • Brooklyn Bridge – The famous bridge is way less crazy in Winter.
  • Central Park – Without snow the huge park will be very quiet.
  • Dumbo / Brooklyn Bridge Park – Shop, eat, photograph bridges and see the Lower Manhattan skyline.
  • Financial District – Hit the touristy sites around Wall Street.
  • SoHo – If Fifth Avenue isn’t high end enough, try glitzy SoHo instead.
  • Broadway – Central Park to Union Square walk passing a host of famous sites in central Manhattan.

Just be sure to wrap up, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy seeing the city with barely any crowds.

7. Watch The Rockettes Perform In The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City lights at night Rockettes Show at Christmas in one of the best things to do in NYC in Winter

Did you know New York’s Radio City is the largest indoor theater in the world?

The entertainment venue was opened at the end of 1932 as part of a sprawling Rockefeller Center complex and seats up to 5,931 patrons.

In recent years, the music hall has played host to various tv shows, awards ceremonies, concerts and even the NFL draft from 2006 through 2014.

New: Radio City is undergoing development for the construction of a rooftop garden, 90 years after original plans were shelved.

But the biggest event of the year comes right around Christmas, when the Rockettes perform their precision dance show as part of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, NYC.

Shows typically run from the beginning of November and end around the beginning of January. In the Winter of 2021/2022, tickets are on sale from November 5 until January 2.

Search ticket prices and availability to watch the Radio City Rockettes.

Broadway Week

If you plan to visit later in Winter, you won’t get the chance to see the Rockettes perform a NYC Christmas classic. However, there are many more shows to see in New York, and you will find them at discounted prices in January and February.

Broadway theater shows are among the very best in the world. Elite actors, dancers and performers wow locals and tourists alike with a wide range of theater hits from classics to the most modern shows.

Each year around late January and early February, Broadway Week is a highly anticipated slot in the calendar for theater lovers, as all shows sell 2-for-1 tickets for roughly a 20 day period.

The most popular shows sell out incredibly quickly, so keep an eye on dates and when tickets are released on NYCgo.

8. Explore The Best New York City Museums In Peace

Egyptian exhibit in the MET museum

Are you a history buff or an art aficionado?

If the answer is yes, you are going to love New York City. And better yet, you are going to enjoy a Winter visit to NYC even more once you step foot inside the top museums.

Not only is Winter the perfect time to explore museums because of cold weather outside, but by far one of the greatest aspects of visiting NYC in Winter is bearable crowds at the most popular attractions.

We visited a dozen or so museums during our time living in New York and never once felt overwhelmed by hordes of people.

For reference, we visited The Louvre in Summer a few years back and couldn’t even get into the room that houses Mona Lisa. Similarly, our Summer visit to The Vatican in Italy was insanely busy. And we suspect Summer in New York’s top museums is likely the same story.

There are hundreds of amazing NYC museums you could visit in Winter, but here are our top recommendations.

Top NYC Museums

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET)
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • Tenement Museum
  • New York Transit Museum

The MET and 9/11 were our two personal favorite museums and you should plan to spend several hours at each one.

If you are interested in the history of NYC mass transportation or want to visit a unique museum, you will also like the New York Transit Museum.

9. See NYC From Above And Have Room To Move

Sunset at the Edge in NYC observation decks are quiet during winter in new york city perfect for tourism

What is the one thing you can’t miss when you visit New York City?

For us, it was photographing the world’s most recognizable skyline from high up among its most iconic skyscrapers.

Even if architecture and buildings aren’t of particular interest to you, we can guarantee you will be blown away by the immense urban landscape of Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

Here are the 5 observation decks you can stand atop with sweeping city views:

We can’t possibly tell you which one to visit because they are all amazing and offer unique aspects. But what we can tell you is that each observation deck will be easily accessible and relatively crowd free if you visit in Winter.

During previous Summer visits to NYC, we have both stood on the very top floor of Top of the Rock at sunset and seen how ridiculously packed it gets.

At sunset on a Saturday in February we were two of only 5 people on the same top floor.

Different Take On NYC Observation Decks:

Can’t decided which observation deck to visit? Don’t miss our detailed comparison between the 5 popular NYC observation decks.

10. Dine Out On Cheap High End Meals During Restaurant Week

Afternoon tea at the whitby hotel in manhattan

Foodies are going to love this one.

Twice a year – once in the Summer months of July and August, and once again in Winter months of January and February – some of New York City’s best restaurants offer us the chance to eat top quality food at bargain bin prices.

Since 1992, Restaurant Week in both Winter and Summer have been celebrating New York’s world famous culinary culture by allowing the average local or tourist to taste luxurious food samples from high end eateries and the best chefs in the city.

If you are planning a visit in January or February and right now you’re thinking “Man, I hope our 4 day trip falls into restaurant week”, you’ll be happy to know that Restaurant ‘week’ actually lasts for around a full month.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Typically, the Winter ‘week’ runs from around January 20 through February 20, give or take a few days either side.
  • You can pick up prix fixe (multiple courses charged at a fixed price) meals at lunch and / or dinner.
  • Prices are $21, $39 and even $125 for a ‘signature dining experience’.
  • Most restaurants only have this offer available Monday through Friday.
  • Find all the information about restaurants, dates and FAQ’s on NYCgo.

Sorry, NYC Christmas visitors but you will miss out on this awesome perk!

Best Places To Stay In NYC During Winter

Choosing which hotel to stay in which NYC neighborhood can be the hardest part of planning your visit any time of year. But Winter gives you a much better chance of picking up a bargain, particularly in January and February.

Our extremely popular where to stay in New York City neighborhood guide will help you work out the best place to set up your NYC HQ.

If you would rather take a deeper look at hotels, we have also written a complete guide to the 30 best hotels in NYC which you can read on our sister site.

If you don’t have time to read our detailed guides, here are four of the top rated New York hotels we see get the most action:

Hotels do tend to book up rooms between mid December and the end of December, so we would recommend you get your hotel booked early if planning a visit to New York City at Christmas or New Year.

Be sure to have a good look around if you visit in January or February. You stand an excellent chance of picking up a luxury hotel room at very reasonable prices.

Search all New York City hotels on to find your Winter bargain.

1 hotel central park room overlooking the park

Best Winter Month To Visit New York City

Armed with all of this new information, when do you think is the best time for you to visit New York City: December, January or February?

Here’s a brief summary of what you need to know about each month:


The lead up to Christmas and New Year is a wonderful time to visit NYC. The atmosphere is electric, you can buy gifts for others (and yourself!) on Fifth Avenue or at Macy’s, watch the ball drop in Times Square or eat and drink your way through the festive period with locals.

It is busier and more expensive than January or February but that might be what you are looking for anyway. Hustle and bustle, socializing and soaking up the NYC lifestyle.

There’s less chance of snow in December around Christmas and it might even be surprisingly mild during your visit to NYC.


If you want to pick up the very best deals on flights and hotels, January is your month. It is also the time to visit if you are dead set on avoiding the chaos of Summer months.

It will be brutally cold, but you will have the freedom of the city. All museums and attractions will be quiet and foodies can take advantage of restaurant week toward the end of the month.


Very similar to January, with additional benefits of the first three weeks falling into restaurant week and you will have the highest probability of snow.

Museums and attractions remain quiet, flights and hotels remain cheap, plus the weather is slightly less harsh than January.

Don’t forget the next celebration after Christmas is Valentines Day, and NYC might just see a couple hundred more marriage proposals!

Four major nyc attraction passes displayed in iPhones
The four popular NYC attraction passes

New York City Attraction Passes

If you are planning to visit the top attractions in New York, we recommend you purchase a New York City attraction pass.

The idea is simple with these attractions passes; the more attractions you visit, the more money you will save.

Having used the NYC attraction passes ourselves when we lived in New York, we recommend the New York Sightseeing Pass because its extremely easy to use while offering both flexibility and big savings.

Many of the attractions on this New York in winter guide are included with the NY Sightseeing Pass and we have an exclusive 10% discount just for our readers.

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You can also read our guides below to help decide which is the perfect pass for your visit to New York:

Travel Tip: If you have a New York attractions pass, you will not have to pay the extra fee for a sunset time slot at the any of the NYC observation decks when you reserve your timed entry ticket online.

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We hope this ultimate guide to visiting New York City in Winter helps you plan your dream trip to NYC around Christmas!

Please let us know if you have any question about visiting NYC in winter or New York City in general in the comments below.

Happy Travels,

Mark and Kristen

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