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December in New York City Weather and Event Guide

New York City is a great place to experience Christmas and New Year's Eve

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December Weather:

  • Average High: 44°F (7°C)
  • Average Low: 32°F (0°C)
  • Don't let the cold weather keep you from seeing all of New York City's great December sights.

What to Wear:

  • sweaters
  • a warm, windproof jacket
  • long pants
  • closed toe shoes, comfortable for walking and water-resistant, if possible
  • gloves or mittens, a hat and scarf to keep warm

December Perks:

December Cons:

  • hotel prices and airfares are high, as this is peak travel time
  • the weather can be quite cold

Good to Know:

December Highlights/Events:

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