10 Activities to Do with Kids in NYC When Schools Are Closed for Winter Break
While traveling is not the best option right now, you can still enjoy a winter staycation by exploring what's open in NYC.
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No Christmas season is complete without going ice skating at the Rink at Rockefeller Center. This year, reservations and lower capacity will allow for a less crowded, more magical experience under the tree! Open daily, 9am-12am.
Take a Magical Journey at LuminoCity, every day but Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
LuminoCity Festival at Randall's Island park is on display through Jan. 10 everyday besides Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. You'll walk through a 45-minute, narrative journey surrounded by mesmerizing lights and sculptures.
Skate for Free at Bryant Park Winter Village - Monday-Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-8pm.
Bryant Park's Winter Village is NYC's only free admission ice skating rink, and its surrounded by Holiday Shops! Enjoy a magical day or evening at one of NYC's most beautiful parks while its all decked out for the holidays. Don't forget to get a delicious hot cocoa and support some amazing small businesses.
Skate the Skyline The Vale - Wednesday-Friday, 2-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-10pm
The rink at Pier 17 has been replaced by Cabins this year (equally as cool), so if you're looking to skate over the NYC skyline, Vale Rink is the place for you. This rink on top of The William Vale in Williamsburg is 23 floors up and has a heated enclosure for when you want to take a warm break.
Get Lost at the American Museum of Natural History
The most iconic museum in NYC—and arguably, the world—is open on reservation basis. The museum's annual Origami Tree exhibition is on display through Jan. 10.
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