What to do in New York in January 2025

Highlight of the month

Go ice skating in New York

Go ice skating in New York Head to one of the ice skating rinks in New York and enjoy a fun winter’s day.

Eric’s tips

New York in January is cold and often covered in snow. So plan your activities accordingly! A perfect month for attending a sports game, both the ice hockey and basketball seasons are in full swing. The Hop on Hop off bus is great to explore the city. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in January 2025

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1 Jan
Wednesday
New Year's Day
Start off the year with a great view of the city from the Top of the Rock, take a walk in Central Park, visit one of the iconic museums or a Broadway show.
3 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
5 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
6 Jan
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
6 Jan
Monday
Metropolitan Opera: Rigoletto
Start time: 19:00 | Opera | Starting at $157.00
10 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
12 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
13 Jan
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
14 Jan
Tuesday
Metropolitan Opera: Aida
Start time: 19:00 | Opera | Starting at $157.00
15 Jan
Wednesday
National Bagel Day
It's National Bagel Day today! Pay a visit to one of my favourite bagel places in town to celebrate this New York classic.
17 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
19 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
20 Jan
Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
An American federal holiday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. A good excuse to visit Harlem today.
20 Jan
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
24 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
26 Jan
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
27 Jan
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
29 Jan
Wednesday
Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony
600,000 firecrackers explode in order to scare away evil spirits. Enjoy dancers and food vendors at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Starts at 11:00. Entrance is free.
31 Jan
Friday
National Hot Chocolate Day
What a perfect day to treat yourself with a nice cup of hot chocolate and some winter fun. Go ice skating in Bryant Park!
31 Jan
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
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