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Things to Do in New York City for Winter 2016

Although it doesn’t feel like it at times, December 21st marks the first day of winter. We are looking ahead at the calendar of events and there are a lot fun things to do in New York City for winter 2016. So whether you are a Star Wars fan or a foodie, there is something for you!

Three Kings Parade – Jan 6
The Three Kings Parade in East Harlem is full of color, music and dance. Three Kings Day is a popular holiday in Hispanic communities and it celebrates the last day of the Christmas season. It is sure to be a lot of fun!

Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival – Jan 14 to 17
The Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is a great chance is see some unusual and strange science fiction movies and it is great chance to attend Q&A’s of some of the filmmakers featured here.

NYC Restaurant Week – Jan 18 to Feb 5
NYC Restaurant Week is still the premier foodie event in New York City and it is always the perfect opportunity to try new restaurants. Check out our guide on NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2016.

Broadway Discount Week – Jan 19 to Feb 5
Broadway is an iconic part of New York City and there is no better time to explore this than Broadway Discount Week. Tickets go on sale January 7. Perhaps you can set up a day to take advantage of both NYC Restaurant Week and Broadway Discount Week!

Chinese New Year – Feb 8
Chinese New Year is February 8 in 2016 (Year of the Monkey). Don’t miss out on all the Chinese New Year festivities in Chinatown!

Star Wars Exhibition at Discovery Times Square – Now until Mar 31
There has been so much hype and excitement about the new Star Wars movie. After watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens you can also make your way to Discovery Times Square and check out the Star Wars: The Power of the Costume exhibition, featuring costumes from all seven movies. The exhibition ends in March 31, 2016.

Skating in Rockefeller Center
Finally this winter definitely check out the iconic ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center. There is something magical about this rink and it is something you have to see for yourself. There are also ice skating rinks in Central Park, Bryant Park and now Brookfield Place.

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Winter is a great time to visit New York City and it is also a great time check out our tours of Chinatown and Little Italy!