The weather may be chilly, but we’ve found lots of winter warm-up fun to be had inside. From a sing-along Thomas & Friends show to a mitten crafting session and one of the biggest dessert giveaways we’ve ever seen, we bet you’ll have one awesome weekend with our tips.



All Aboard with Thomas and Friends
The NYBG’s Holiday Train Show continues in January and now you can add on a special fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by Thomas and Friends. Bring your camera because after the show, you’ll have a photo op with the favorite train character. Fri., Sat., & Sun., various times. Bronx. $10-$16/kids ages 2-12, $20-$28/adults. All ages. Event details.

Be Amazed by Magician Mike Super
The inner of the TV show Phenomenon, Mike Super, magician and illusionist will mystify both you and your kids at this intimate NYC appearance. Sun. 11:30 a.m. Upper West Side. $21/adults; $14/kids. All ages. Event details.

Create Your Own Mittens
Join CMOM for this seasonal art workshop. Kids can get creative as they make their own artsy warm winter mittens. Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:15 p.m. Upper West Side. Free with admission. Ages 0-4. Event details.

See a Stella Queen of Snow Theater Performance
This Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia stage performance features whimsical puppets and original music that bring Marie-Louise Gay’s book to life. This charming story is about two children playing in the snow, discovering the world of winter together. Sat. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Upper West Side. $16/kids, $26/adults. All ages. Event details


Create a Super Hero Costume
Kids can create a wearable super hero-style chest plate featuring their first initial, lots of bright colors and curvy fonts. The inspiration? Michael Scoggins and his comic book inspired lettering. Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. West Village. Free with admission. Ages 5 and older. Event details.


Goldilocks & the 3 Bears Puppet Show
Your kids already know the classic story of Goldilocks and now they can see the tale come to life with the magic of hand puppets. Sat. & Sun., various times. Park Slope. Ages 3 and older. Event details

Get Icky with the Trummytones
Learn about germs, gak and gunk at Icky Fest, then dance out those icky feelings with The Trummytones. Front man Vinny Nobile, renowned trombonist, leads the high energy band that’s fun for all ages. Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Crown Heights. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.


Gingerbread Lane House Giveaway
The New York Hall of Science’s homemade gingerbread house exhibit ends today and you can take a piece of the 300-square-foot gingerbread village home with you. Sun. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Corona. Free with admission. All ages. Event details

What are you up to this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below. 

— Julie Seguss