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It’s the most wonderful time of the year - and New York State is jam packed with festivities the whole family will love. Spend your December days exploring a winter village, stopping by the North Pole, and ringing in the New Year in Times Square. No matter what mother nature serves up this month, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in New York State!

New York is magical in the winter. The state's iconic mountains and valleys are blanketed in snow, its lakes and rivers sparkle with ice, and its cities come alive with holiday revelry. And the dropping temperatures don't slow things down - far from it. Whether you want to zoom down a mountain, race through one of the nation's most fun museums, or just chill out by the pool, New York has got you covered this winter. 

New York State offers no shortage of amazing shopping opportunities if you're looking to stock up on holiday gifts before you've even had your first leftover-turkey sandwich. But not everyone is energized by the crowds and the chaos of Black Friday. If you're looking to avoid the lines - or avoid shopping all together - New York has got you covered this Black Friday. 

Ski season is here! Just a stone's throw from New York City, you'll find mountains that offer winter fun for every age group and every skill level. Whether you're looking for a quick day-trip or a weekend-long getaway, these ski areas near NYC will make winter getaways easy, fun and carefree for the whole family.