Festive Things to Do in New York City This Winter


Visiting New York City during the holidays is something everyone should experience. Witnessing the preparations that go into turning the city into a whimsical wonderland is a way to spark some holiday spirit and engage in what many consider the most wonderful time of the year. Check out some of these festive activities to feel the magic of the season!

New York Botanical Garden Glow


New York Botanical Garden – 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

You may have heard about the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show, but the New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG) has added a new holiday installation. Experience the second annual NYBG Glow! This outdoor light experience will brighten up the grounds with thousands of energy-efficient LED lights and festive installations. Watch the iconic NYBG sights and buildings come to life as dramatic, glittering canvases. 

Bronx Zoo Holiday Light Show


Bronx Zoo – 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

During the holiday season, the Bronx Zoo will come to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns and animated light shows across the zoo. There will be more than 260 lanterns representing almost 70 animal and plant species, showcasing the wildlife and places that the staff works to protect.

Brooklyn Botanical Lightscape 


Brooklyn Botanical Garden – 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a new after-dark illuminated installation for the holidays. Visitors can walk through the Cathedral of Light Tunnel, Fire Garden, Sea of Light and other works by located artists. Bring the family to celebrate the beauty of nature in winter on this trail of dazzling lights.

Visit the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Plaza


Rockefeller Plaza – 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111

We all know about the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree! While the attraction may seem touristy, there’s something about seeing an 80-foot tree with 45,000 LED lights that just doesn’t get old. The tree will be lit on December 1st and will shine brightly until January 16, 2022.

Cirque Du Soleil: ‘Twas the Night Before 


Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden – 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

Witness Cirque du Soleil’s exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas classic, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The festive show celebrates the wonders of sharing and friendship to spark memories in the hearts of families this holiday season.

Looking to stay in New York City this winter?

If one of your bucket list items is to visit New York City during the holidays, make it happen this year! Furnished Quarters can offer furnished apartments that fit every need for your stay in the Big Apple. Contact us today to get started.