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The best things to do this winter break with kids: Dec 21 to Jan 1

Make the most of the kids’ time off school this winter break with abundant activities for the whole family.

Winter Jam 2013 in Central Park

Winter Jam 2013 in Central Park Photograph: Marielle Solan

When the bell rings after school on Friday the kids will finally be let loose for vacation, and the city is bursting with fun winter break activities to seamlessly fill up their free time from December 21 straight through January 1! It's not too late to register your little one for an awesome winter break camp where they'll spend the day playing ice hockey, cooking or even building robots. Those in the mood for some holiday cheer have their pick of Christmas tree viewings, Santa sightings, and other seasonal happenings. Embrace the cold and bundle up for a skate at one of several city ice rinks, including two brand new spots, or hold on to your cash and peruse our extensive list of free events for each day of vacation. Enjoy the time off with your family!

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