What to do in New York City January 2013: NYCTourist.com Lists the Biggest NYC Events and Attractions This Month

What to do in New York City January 2013: NYCTourist.com Lists the Biggest NYC Events and Attractions This Month

January in New York City is the time to keep enjoying the winter activities, as well as special exhibits in museums, concerts and Broadway shows. NYCTourist.com lists the best things to do in NYC this January.

Most people came to New York City over the holidays to see the Christmas lights, watch the Ball Drop and drink all the eggnog and champagne they could get their hands on. Now that the holiday festivities are over, less people are visiting the Big Apple, but there are just as many reasons to come! Concerts, events, winter festivities and the always popular famous and iconic New York City attractions provide tourists with more than enough reasons to travel after the holidays are over. Put the money and new stuff Santa brought to good use and keep the good times rolling with the best things to do in New York City January 2013.

Broadway Shows
The holiday shows are over! Over the holidays, Wicked broke a box-office record when it made $39 million in just one week. Of course, no one can go wrong with this classic Broadway hit. It’s a great choice if this NYC vacation is a family trip, and so is Annie on Broadway and The Lion King. For an adult night out this January, now’s the perfect time to see that little firecracker Roxie Hart in Chicago the Musical. For something new this season, check out The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Find Broadway show tickets online to find the lowest prices and stay true to that money saving New Years resolution.

New York Museums
It’s cold outside and the holidays are over. Now is the time to take advantage of the great museums in New York City. Some popular exhibitions at top NYC museums end this month, see them before they head out. Christian Marclay - The Clock is still at the Museum of Modern Art until January 25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is still exhibiting Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art until January 13. See the Picasso Black and White exhibit at the Guggenheim until January 23. They’re still running extended hours on select Sundays and Mondays through January 21.

Basketball Game
Luckily, New York has two basketball teams. See the Brooklyn Nets this January at Barclays Center. A few notable games this month in New York City include the Suns, the Grizzlies and the Miami Heat. Catch the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden all month long too. The Knicks are starting the month off strong in NYC with a game against the Celtics, followed by matchups like the Bulls, the Hornets, the Magic and the Clippers. Then on January 21st, the Knicks and the Nets are playing each other. Get NYC basketball tickets for any of the games this month.

New York City Concerts
If you didn’t get enough music in on New Years Eve, check out some of the concerts in New York City coming up this month. January 7, Wale is performing at Bowery Ballroom. Eric Benet is playing January 20 at the iconic B.B. King Blues Club. Ellie Goulding has the spotlight on January 21st at Terminal 5. The xx have January 24 and 25 locked down at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade has been taking place annually in January since 1986 in New York City. The parade travels up 5th Avenue (between 61st and 86th) with floats and tributes to one of the most important historical figures in American history. Be sure to bundle up for this family friendly event and come out for a great celebration. Plan a 3-day weekend vacation this weekend and take advantage of NYC hotel deals to make the weekend even better. Many hotels are offering packages for travelers looking for romance, family vacations or tourists ready to explore the city. Find deals at the best hotels in NYC near top attractions to fit in all the best things to do in NYC on this trip.

New York City is a top tourist attraction year-round, but in January, the crowds die down a little bit making it a relaxing time to see more of the city. Take advantage of all the winter activities still going on, like ice skating at Rockefeller Center and sledding in Central Park. Save the date for any and all of these great events this January in NYC.