Manhattan and the great New York City area embraces it’s unique and usually exceptional nature when winter and the holiday season settles on the city. Skyscrapers, iconic sites, cultural centers, and sprawling Central Park are dusted with snow. The big apple invites locals and non-native numbers to enjoy the countless enriching musical presentations and performances that can be found throughout the city.

Read on to learn a bit more about where you and your family can enjoy the perks of metropolitan performing arts, sensational instrumentation, and incredible vocals during the holiday season:

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Both adults and children find joy at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Music lovers of all age attend the irreverent musical productions. In addition to providing access to musical keys at Alice Tully Hall, CMS’s Winter Festival showcases the dawn of chamber music concert life, with four programs performed in Vienna in the 1820s, featuring the Juilliard, Miró, Escher, and Shanghai String Quartets and a host of CMS artists. Click here to find times and tickets.

The Little Orchestra Society

The Little Orchestra Society is a charming opportunity that has an emphasis on community. Concert programming, filled with charming musical talent is made available to adults and family audiences for decades. In its third year, LOS KIDS series at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, put on dynamic repertoire, incorporating multiple art forms for the delivery of meaningful experiences. They additionally have educational programming and engagement efforts that encourage children to become lifelong fans of the arts.

The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College

Pre-concert activities and orchestral music are led by professional musicians and students. Young people receive hands-on, once in a lifetime experience.

Carnegie Hall Family Concerts

Carnegie Hall is a world-famous stage, but did you know that offered an incredible host of musical programming for families? Both choral or orchestral events welcome children, who are encouraged to interact and dance if they feel so inclined. Young audiences particularly enjoy Ensemble ACJW and The Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

The New York Philharmonic

The Philharmonic has drawn together and celebrated each period of symphonic compositions: Classical, Modern, Romantic, and Baroque, reward audiences masterful works. For nearly a century individuals of all ages have enjoyed the legacy and mission of the Philharmonic. The Young People’s Concerts put on by the The New York Philharmonic is an incredible mission to preserve ongoing love for magnificent, playful music. Click here for dates, times and tickets.

The NYC Opera

Finally, the New York City Opera, dubbed “The People’s Opera” is an opera company that’s laser-focused on providing quality production and impeccable sound, with the unique mission of showcasing American works at an affordable cost. This holiday season, and every holiday season, audiences can enjoy a winter concert, a series of productions can be seen. While the NYC Opera has a state-of-the-art home at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, creations are enjoyed city-wide at places like Carnegie Hall and Harlem Stage.

If you happen to know other places where New Yorkers and visitors might enjoy revered masterworks, please be sure to share!