Winter Wonderland: NYC

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14 Dec

Winter Wonderland: NYC

The holiday season is here! Hooray for the beautifully decorated streets of New York. The excitement of Christmas is palpable in the air, and joyful holiday tunes can be heard everywhere!

It’s that time of the year to celebrate friendships, a year of success, and the exciting new adventures to come. We can’t think of a better way to embrace the spirit of Christmas than to enjoy holiday events in NYC!

We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorite winter events in the city for you and your friends to enjoy. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are visiting for the holidays enjoy the best New York has to offer this Winter and embrace the holiday spirit around.

Grand Central Holiday Fair

Nov. 12- Dec.24

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at this “one-stop holiday-shopping experience” at Grand Central Station. Nothing says it’s Christmas more than some holiday shopping at one of New York’s most iconic locations.

Explore this historical indoor fair with 40 vendors offering everything from holiday trinkets to home goods. Since 1993 this fair has provided families and friends with unique gifts and holiday experiences, and it’s your turn to join the fun!

The Magic Flute

Dec. 19 – Jan 5

Looking for a more cultural approach to the holidays? Have a night filled with musical wonder at the Metropolitan Opera. Mozart’s fairy tale opera “The Magic Flute” is the perfect musical event for family and friends alike.  

Make sure to check out this musical masterpiece for a night filled with wonderful talent, beautiful settings, and holiday fun.

Holidays at the Met

Nov. 20 – Jan. 7

Planning an artistic holiday date? We have the perfect place for you! Visit the Met Museum for an installation guaranteed to help you immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Set in front of an 18th-century Spanish choir screen located in the Museum’s Medieval Sculpture Hall; this exhibition boasts a twenty-foot blue spruce and and 18th century Neapolitan nativity scene.

More than just an exhibition, this holiday setup also features a daily tree lighting ceremony daily. Enjoy a cozy night at the museum surrounded by Christmas music at one of New York’s most iconic settings.

Gingerbread Lane

Nov. 10 – Jan 21

Ever wondered what the biggest gingerbread village in the world looks like? Look no further, Chef Jon Lovitch has spent the entire year designing, baking, building and decorating a village sure to blow your mind away.

GingerBread Lane is the Guinness World record-holder for the largest gingerbread village in the world! Each year Lovitch brings the magic of baking and the holiday spirit and shares it with the public. This holiday season don’t miss the chance to explore the magic of GingerBread Lane.

New York Botanical Garden

Nov. 17 – Jan 21

If you love large scale model trains, be sure to visit the The Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG). Model trains run on a nearly half mile long track through 175 miniature NYC landmarks, including The Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Yankee Stadium. The entire exhibit is set in a enchantingly landscaped giant greenhouse.

Accompanying the exhibit is a series of related programming, from kid-friendly Evergreen Express, to outdoorsy Annual Bird Count, to adults only Bar Car Night.

Whether you live here or are just visiting, make sure to check out these holiday specials and make your holidays in New York one of the best ones yet.

From all of us at Dharma, Happy Holidays!