The Winter Jam is a festival full of winter activities for all ages that takes place in Central Park every year. It’s totally FREE and the perfect event to enjoy NYC during the winter season. And fortunately, this year’s festival is back on after last year’s cancellation.

The epic event is slated to happen this Saturday, February 4, so mark your calendars.

Presented by NYC Parks, Olympic Regional Development Authority, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, a snowfield is blown by Gore Mountain in the morning at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, and all day New Yorkers can try their hand at skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more.

Winter Jam snowshoeing
NYC Parks

In years past, New Yorkers even got to experience some other fantastically frosty activities such as:

  • Sledding
  • Curling
  • Ice Bowling
  • Snowplay
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Puppet Making
  • Activities with the New York Public Library
  • Bobsled Photo Op
  • Snowcat Photo Op
sledding central park
Shutterstock via James Kirkikis

And after all the fun you’ll be having, you can enjoy food and drinks available for purchase onsite to warm you up!

NYC Parks shared on their website that a waiver must be signed for those participating in the following: Sledding, Snowshoeing, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Curling, and Bowling.

Central Park Winter Jam is happening rain or shine so don’t forget to dust off your snow pants and lace up your boots!