7 Fun Things To Do in Brooklyn During Winter

christmas lights in dyker heights

Are you looking for fun things to do in Brooklyn during winter? From sweet treats and playing in the snow to Hanukkah celebrations and our Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights, we’ve got you covered.

Eat struffoli at Villabate Alba.

Struffoli are small fried dough balls covered with honey that start to appear every December in Brooklyn. They originated in Naples but we love the ones made at Villabate Alba.

brooklyn desserts

Attend the Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Grand Army Plaza.

One of the beautiful things about Brooklyn is its diversity of people and culture, so you know we do Hanukkah as big as we do Christmas. Visit the 31.5 foot menorah at the entrance to Prospect Park. Come to Grand Army Plaza during the evening on December 12-19 for menorah lighting, music and latkes.

menorah in front of grand army plaza

Go Christmas shopping at the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar.

The Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar has the best of Brooklyn all under one roof to make your holiday shopping convenient and fun. Browse local venders and eat delicious food with family and friends. The Bazaar is open November 25 and 26 from 11-6 at 501 Union and The Green Building in Gowanus.

brooklyn holiday bazaar

Go sledding at Fort Greene Park.

Think there’s no where to go sledding in a big city? Think again. Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park or Owl’s Head Park are perfect places for dashing through the snow.

sledding in the park

Sip hot chocolate at Jacques Torres Chocolate in DUMBO.

When the scarves and hats come out you know it’s hot chocolate season. You’ll love the chocolatey drink at Jacques Torres. In fact, they make some of the best chocolate in Brooklyn, which is why we take you there on our Chocolate Tour.

jaques torres treats

Ring in the New Year at the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge.

Have you ever done a polar bear plunge? This New Year the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will be doing their 114th annual plunge. Are you ready to jump in freezing cold water to ring in the new year?

polar bear swim

Experience Christmas in Brooklyn on our Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights.

Rockefeller Center? FUHGETTABOUDIT! Experience the famous Christmas lights of Dyker Heights, known as “Dyker Lights” each December. The festive homes are known around the world and like nothing you’ve ever seen. You’ll stay warm on our luxury bus while our multimedia TV screens add to your perfect Christmas experience with Holiday music and nostalgic TV specials!

dyker christmas lights

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