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Fall and Winter Fun in NYC

NYC Fall and Winter Events

Get settled in our garment district neighborhood, near Macys Herald Square, Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue shopping. Don't forget to check out what's happening this fall and winter season!
  • September 23 - October 31: Scarecrows & Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden showcasing eye-popping pumpkins, spooky scarecrows, and plenty of fun. Throughout this fall celebration of frights and fun, take part in special activities and demonstrations featuring creepy creatures, hands-on crafts, and more.
  • October 5 - 8: Wear an Ironman t-shirt or a full cape-and-cowl at this packed pop culture mecca, where anyone can be a superhero at the New York City Comic-Con bringing in more than 151,000 visitors, and making NYCC the second-biggest event in the city.
  • October 8: Witness 35,000 marchers and nearly 1 million spectators along Fifth Avenue to mark the day when Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas and to celebrate the heritage of the Italian-American community for the Columbus Day Parade.
  • October 12 - 15: Spend four days feasting at tastings, classes and dining events all over the city with appearances by the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Guy Fieri, Dominque Ansel, Martha Stewart and more at the NYC Wine & Food Festival.
  • October 21 - 22: Check out the Giant Pumpkin Weekend on the main display at New York Botanical Garden's pumpkin garden. These monstrous gourds-weighing up to 1,800 pounds-are available for your photo-taking pleasure.
  • October 28 - March 2018: Lace up and go ice-skating at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.
  • Through October 29: Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form-by day and night by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly showcasing more than 20 installations at the New York Botanical Garden. On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG's sweeping vistas.
  • October 31: Now in it's 44th year, march in your best costume with the ghouls during NYC's infamous Village Halloween Parade. Not in the mood to dress up? Head to the East Village for the annual Thompson Square Dog Parade with puppies in adorable outfits at Thompson Square Park.
  • Starting in October - dates vary: Check-out some of the best pop-up holiday markets where local purveyors set up shop at locations such as Union Square Holiday MarketHoliday Shops at Bryant Park, indoor Grand Central Holiday Fair and Shops at Columbus Circle.
  • November 5: Cheer on more than 40,000 marathoners as they run through all five boroughs over a 26.2-mile course during the TCS NYC Marathon
  • November 7 - 12: Reserve your seat to this year's New York Comedy Festival drawing national headline acts featuring comedians Chris Hardwick, Bridget Everett, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah and more.
  • November 10 - February 4, 2018: No one does meta better than L.A. artist Laura Owens, whose Pop-slash-abstract paintings play Scrabble with art history at The Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • November 10 - January 1: Experiencing the legendary Rockettes is one of the season's must-see attractions. The show combines classic scenes as "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" & "New York at Christmas" in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • November 22 - January 15, 2018: See the amazing plant sculptures at the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show featuring miniature NYC landmarks built out of plants
  • November 23: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will usher in the holiday season with familiar sights like giant balloons, high-kicking Rockettes and Santa's sleigh, plus celebrity appearances.
  • November 24 - December 31,2017: Let the dancers of the New York City Ballet mesmerize with their rendition of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker which has become one of the City's signature family-friendly traditions
  • November 29 - January 7, 2018: Stop by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, towering above the ice rink, all decked out in its finest Swarovski holiday bling. You can also pop in to Jaques Torres Chocolates at Rock Center for the best hot chocolate
  • Dates vary by store: Feast your eyes on Fifth Avenue's holiday display windows. Everyone from department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor to Macys - all who compete for the best window decor on the block
  • December 12 - 19: Visit the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah, a 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street  to celebrate the annual Jewish Festival of Lights
  • December 31: Ring in 2018 in Times Square and watch the ball drop live.
  • Through January 1, 2018: Check out the MoMA's "Max Ernst: Beyond Painting" who was a pioneer of both Dadaism and Surrealism. His work, distinguished by its dark, dreamlike imagery, reflected the disastrous changes in Europe resulting from World War I.
  • All-year long: Forget the freezing temps and go see lemurs and tropical birds at Central Park Zoo's Tropic Zone. You can also check out the rainforest section of the Bronx Zoo, which has cool attractions like an Amazon tree boa and a Malayan mouse deer.
  • Through February 4, 2018: "Modigliani Unmasked" at The Jewish Museum presents the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Amedeo Modigliani's early drawings made in the years after he arrived in Paris in 1906. The show spotlights the role his Jewish background played in the evolution of his art.
  • February 14: Celebrate Valentine's day in Times Square on the most romantic day of the year where couples popped the question on a big screen, tied the knot in the heart of the City, and said "I do" all over again in a vow renewal ceremony on Duffy Square's red steps.