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The Best Winter Events in New York City

A Merry, Memorable Manhattan Getaway

Make it a magical winter in Midtown Manhattan when you spend the season at The Gotham Hotel. Whether you're here for the holidays, on winter vacation with friends, or traveling with the whole family, winter in NYC has something for everyone. Find the most popular things to do, can't-miss events, and activities during the winter and holiday season in New York City.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Winter in NYC kicks off with the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. A longstanding New York City tradition, the parade route starts in Central Park, with the iconic balloons making their way to Herald Square where live music and performances await. 

Holiday Window Displays

Throughout December and the winter holiday season, many of New York City's largest department stores boast incredible window displays that you won't want to miss. Nearby shopping destinations in Midtown Manhattan like Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy's deck their windows with fantastical holiday-themed displays. Stroll along 5th Avenue or window shop 34th Street at night to catch the seasonal displays and holiday spirit.

Holiday Theater & Performances

Get into the spirit of the winter season with special performance at nearby Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center. Kick-start the holidays with the Rockettes when you attend a performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Revel in the Christmas spirit with a rendition of The Nutcracker at the legendary Lincoln Center. 

Christmas Tree Lighting

One of the most anticipated winter events in NYC, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center is a must-do during your stay. The Gotham Hotel is just steps from Rockefeller Center where the enormous tree and its festive lights is lit. Attend the tree lighting and enjoy the sights, plus live music, holiday shops, and more!

New Year's Eve in Times Square

Join thousands of revelers at the biggest party of the year on New Year's Eve in Times Square. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the ball drop in Times Square is the most popular winter event in NYC - and the most festive! Stay close to the party at The Gotham Hotel, just a few blocks from Times Square.