How is the Weather in NYC in December?

If you are planning to visit New York in December, the city can be magical, even in one of the coldest months of the year. The last week of December is the best time to visit New York if you want to experience snowfall.

NYC December Weather Average Temperatures

  • Average High: 44°F (7°C)
  • Average Low: 32°F (0°C)
  • Rainfall days: 11

What to Pack in December in NYC

  • Sweaters
  •  A heavy coat
  • Long-sleeve pullovers
  • Long pants, leggings, jeans
  • A scarf, a warm hat, and gloves
  • Comfortable and warm boots
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Umbrella

You will need to pack a number of options and layering will be the key. Be sure to dress in layers so you don’t roast inside, as most venues have adequate heating systems to counter the cold outside. For more tips explore our Guide to Visiting New York City in Winter.

Things to do in December in NYC

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