New York January 2024

New York January 2024 Events

New York January 2024 Events

Bundle up for a Visit to NYC in January

Average temperature low and high: 39°- 26°
New York is iconic for a reason. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the wide range of broadway shows, and the New York Aquarium are all exciting attractions to keep you toasty during the bitter January temperatures. Exhibits and candlelight concerts are also popular, as well as Chinatown at night because of its dazzling lights. For food, you'll have no shortage of the classics, like pizza slices, soup dumplings, and pastrami on rye, but if you're craving something more unique, check out the "Dining in the Dark" experience. Remember to check back here for more exciting NY events.

Broadway shows in January

Broadway shows in January

2023 on Broadway begins with a bang as music, comedy, and drama springs to life in the heart of New York.

Welcome the new year by attending some of Broadway's most famous shows. "Chicago - The Musical" will play at the Ambassador Theatre, while "The Phantom of the Opera," the longest-running show in history, can be experienced at the Majestic Theatre on West 44th.

"Funny Girl" at the August Wilson Theater is another exciting option, as it showcases the talents of Lea Michele and Jane Lynch, who starred in the hit show "Glee." Additionally, classics like "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Lion King," and "Aladdin" continue their open run at the Westside Theater Upstairs, Minskoff Theater, and the New Amsterdam Theater, respectively.

If you're looking for something more off-broadway, we recommend "Colin Quinn: Small Talk" and "Sugar Daddy," the latter of which stars comedian Sam Marrison. For Tony award-winning productions, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," "Wicked," and "Hamilton" are not to be missed.

January Event Calendar

Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Celebrate the winter season by witnessing the beauty and magic of Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Walk along a dazzling path of millions of twinkling lights featuring giant lighted sculptures, trees, water features, and more. Along the route, hot chocolate and light snacks will be available.

General admission for adults is now $24, and children ages 3 to 12 cost $12. Toddlers 0 to 2 years of age are free. Off-peak value packages are available. Book your Lightscape tickets today​.

Moulin Rouge - The Musical

Head down to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre for your chance to see Moulin Rouge the Musical, live. Expect thrill, lots of vibrant colors, and nostalgia at this fun-filled Broadway show. With receiving Tony awards for both best musical and best orchestrations, it's a performance that you won't want to miss. Tickets start at $80 and can be purchased here. 

Billy Joel

Billy Joel remains a captivating and talented live performer, but his career is winding down. The singer-songwriter is wrapping up a run of 150 shows at Madison Sqaure Garden in 2024, capping an impressive sold-out residency of 10 years. Whether you catch the Piano Man in New York or on the road, you're sure to hear hits like "You May Be Right" and "Movin' Out."

New York Events in January


Theater & Headliners



Upcoming Events

Fri, Jan 05 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Sat, Jan 06 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Thu, Jan 11 at House of Yes HOT & FRESH · Burlesque Night
Fri, Jan 12 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Sat, Jan 13 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Thu, Jan 18 at House of Yes HOT MESS · Drag Competition
Sat, Jan 20 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Sat, Jan 27 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Things to do in New York

Things to Do in New York in January

Get A Luxurious Spa Treatment

Get A Luxurious Spa Treatment
Winter means dry skin and stress for many people, but fortunately, New York City has some of the best spas in the world.  Take a day to yourself and splurge on unique spa treatments, like a wine bath at Aire, a Geisha facial using nightingale droppings at Shizuka Day Spa, or leech therapy at Silesian Holistic Center.  While some may seem odd, you'll be amazed at how refreshed you feel afterward.

Eat In Pitch-Black

Eat In Pitch-Black
Try an entirely new sensory experience by having dinner at Dining In The Dark, hosted by Abigail's Kitchen.  Guests are blindfolded for the meal, enhancing your senses of taste and smell.  The meal is a set menu that isn't released in advance so that diners enter with no preconceptions, but they are always delicious.  It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience food in a new way.