Winter in New York City is undeniably beautiful– but since the rest of the world seems to be clued in on that fact, it's also totally overrun by tourists.

Need a break from the holiday crowds and bell-ringing Santas?

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden brought back free weekday admission from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through February 28th, 2017.

So if you have a free week day (or can afford to play hooky, we won't tell!), you should definitely head over.

As reported by Time Out NY, you might not think there's much to do at a garden during the winter months but you would be wrong. You can check out their full list of winter programing at the Botanic Garden's website

Weekday highlights include Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tours on Tuesdays, the Wandering Winter Solstice Concert on Wednesday, December 21st, and Winter Terrarium Classes on select Fridays in December.

Other winter activities include Holiday Plants Tours, Plants of the Lunar New Year, and First Sundays, which is a series of festive wintertime events a the BBG.


First Sunday programs will run this year on December 4th, January 8th, February 5th, and March 5th, so mark your calendars!

Highlights from December 4th's programming include origami crafting for kids, brunch at the Garden's indoor cafe, the Yellow Magnolia Canteen, and special outdoor walking tours.


Also, if you're still looking for the perfect holiday gifts, don't forget to stop by the Garden Shop, which offers local Brooklyn edibles, holiday hanging terraria, and other seasonal gifts. 

You're bound to find something that will make the hipster in your life very happy.

[via TimeOut NY] [Feature Image Courtesy]