Some of the questions we get asked most often by our community on Instagram are: when is it snowing in New York? Will it snow this year on Christmas?
Obviously we can’t give you a sure answer about that, no one knows when the first big snowfall in New York will happen.
What we can tell you, however, are some statistics:
Last year (2020) the first big snowfall in New York happened on the night of December 16. It was really intense. So beautiful. The whole city woke up on the 17th morning full of snow. Many people went around the city during the night to take beautiful pictures.
December however is not the coldest month in New York. A few times, temperatures during Christmas week have even been mild.
In 2015, for example, people were walking around in t-shirts and shorts on Christmas Eve.
Crazy to believe for those who weren’t there, but it’s the truth.
2017, on the other hand, was a very cold year. Very low temperatures were recorded between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
We’re really curious to see what’s in store for this winter season.
However, if your goal is to visit New York during a snowfall, then the best months to choose for your vacation are January and February, which are also the months when hotels and flights cost less. The reason? They’re the coldest months, so it’s harder to stay outside.
Then from March and April the temperatures rise again and consequently also the prices of everything related to the tourism sector.
What about you? When are you planning your next trip to New York?