At the always-festive Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, head to FrostFest to drink mulled wine and eat s'mores inside heated igloos and ride bumper cars on the ice rink. Folks can don their fanciest formal wear (and skates) for the waltz-soundtracked “Ice Ball.” There's also the opportunity to dine on mouthwatering fare from local vendors, attend a cozy sweater pup meetup, a silent disco and much more winter fun. Date Jan 25-Feb 3. (bryantpark.org/series/frostfest); Free
Searching for things to do in winter? Attend a kick-ass winter carnival or festival in the city or upstate! Sure, you may find it odd to voluntarily sign up for outdoor activities during the colder months, but these events are worth the hype (and the frost bite.) We’ve ranked our favorite winter carnivals and festivals below where you can sip hot cocoa, munch on savory dishes, go ice-skating and ogle beautiful snowscapes.
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