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Seven Things to Do During the Syracuse Winter

Seven Things to Do During the Syracuse Winter

As the winter months draw near in Syracuse, transplants new to Syracuse area might be in limbo about what to do during this time of the year. Whether snowed in or enduring teeth chattering temperature drops, here are things to do during the Syracuse winter that will be able to keep you engaged.

Destiny USA

Although this may not be a first thought when discussing winter activities, there are attractions and events that can excite even the most recluse winter haters. With attractions like Dave & Busters, an inside go-kart track, a movie theatre, and a laser tag course, etc., there’s a lot of things to do in Destiny to accompany the various demographics in Syracuse.

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Everson Museum of Art

Everson is Syracuse’s premier museum that celebrates the works of several artists and highlights their contributions to Syracuse. This could be a perfect accommodation for tourists and new inhabitants during the Syracuse winter. 


In the past Livable CNY, Yongjia Wang wrote a story about some of the places where inhabitants during the Syracuse Winter can go skiing. There is the Greek Peak, Song Mountain, Toggenburg Mountain Ski Center, which are not far from Syracuse.

Ice Skating

Ice skating during the Syracuse winter creates the ideal ice skating scene during a movie. with the tall peaks of snow piles on the sidewalk are the perfect scenery for ice skating. The ice-skating rink is yearly held at Clinton Square at downtown Syracuse. 

Photo courtesy of Gavin Schaefer


Hockey is one of America’s favorite dangerous past times. During the Syracuse winter, the Syracuse Crunch will be back on schedule and will occupy Syracuse inhabitants time. 

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Syracuse Winterfest

Syracuse Winterfest. Morale is typically saddening during the Syracuse winter. Thus, there’s a Winterfest that captivates the city during February 12-24. The winterfest features many different food events, family events, and entertainment options in order to keep inhabitants engaged with the community.

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage. There are a lot of plays and musicals going on during the winter and the holidays. These theatre performances are perfect for families and make inhabitants of Syracuse want to leave their homes.

Here’s another list of winter activities happening in Syracuse.

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