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Discover the Best Things to Do in NYC Winter

Each winter, thousands upon thousands of people from around the world flock to New York City. While other destinations seem to shut down this time of year, New York really comes alive. There’s never a shortage of things to do in NYC during the winter—from the many markets popping up around the city, to the range of special events and celebrations, it’s easy to understand why people love a New York winter.

Our convenient location in Times Square makes The Pearl Hotel and ideal choice for those looking to explore the city with ease. Browse through our favorite NYC winter activities and attractions near Times Square.

Winter Markets

Among the most beloved winter traditions in New York are the annual winter markets and villages. Within a short distance of our hotel, guests can enjoy both the Bryant Park Winter Village and the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. Great for picking up trip souvenirs, these markets are a part of the classic NYC winter experience.  

Ice Skating

Nothing says winter in the city quite like ice skating while surrounded by towering skyscrapers. Our hotel offers easy access to popular outdoor ice skating rinks around the city. Most notably, guests typically enjoy skating at the famous Rockefeller Ice Rink as well as The Rink at the Bryant Park Winter Village.

Restaurant Week

Those visiting us at the end of January, make sure to come on an empty stomach as you’ll be in the throws of New York City’s Restaurant Week. This semiannual event celebrates fine dining throughout the city, all at an affordable price. Reservations open in early January, so start planning your culinary tour of the city today!

New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Unlike anything in the world, the Times Square New Year’s Eve is a landmark event in the city that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Watch the ball drop in the packed city square as the clock strikes midnight. Our nearby location makes getting to and from the celebration seamless.

NYC Broadway Week

Theater lovers visiting in mid-January will delight in the massively popular Broadway Week. Each winter, shows throughout Broadway participate in this event which offers theatergoers the opportunity to get 2-for-1 tickets.