Since winter basically takes over most of the New England year, you know that there are plenty of things to do in the area. From holiday markets, to zip lining over snowy mountains to getting chocolate wasted as you sip hot cocoa at each and every one of your town's eateries - it's not hard to stay occupied during the long winter months.\nSo whether you're on winter break, you're just looking for something different to do this weekend, or you're taking a "sick" day from work, here are 43 bucket list things to do in New England to make your winter one to remember.\nVisit the frozen Arethusa Falls in the White Mountain National Forest.\nAnd maybe even attempt some ice climbing if you're feeling extra adventurous.\nRent a rustic cabin in the middle of the mountains.\nTry and make your reservations on a snowy weekend to really up the ante.\nGo snowmobiling in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.\nKnown for the best snowmobiling trails in the East!\nStar gaze on a clear night at the BU Observatory.\nLonger nights = more opportunity to enjoy those twinkling wonders of the world.\nGo snow tubing at Nashoba Valley Tubing Park.\nIt's the largest park in New England.\nTry your hand at curling.\nYeah, it's weird...but also pretty fun.\nVisit America's oldest bar in Newport, RI.\nAnd warm yourself up with a warm, heavily boozed, drink. Or two.\nTry ice sailing. (Or just watch some pros in action.)\nDid anyone else know this even existed???\nKick back and enjoy a heartwarming Christmas movie at the Mendon Twin Drive-In Theater.\nBe sure to bring blankets and hot cocoa to keep you cozy.\nRough it and go winter camping at Acadia National Park in Maine.\nIt WILL be cold.\nOr just go glamping in the Berkshires instead.\nTo each their own.\nTake a cooking class in the Kitchen of the Boston Public Market.\nSeasonal tapas, gingerbread houses, pasta - they've got tons of options to pick from.\nRaise money to support the Special Olympics, and take the Polar Plunge.\nJust a quick dip in the FREEZING ocean never hurt anyone...\nFace New England's largest vertical drop and ski Mount Killington.\nDon't worry, there are smaller peaks too.\nBurn your Christmas tree...\nAt the Old Newbury Bonfire tree burning event. Burn, baby, burn.\nGo on a hot chocolate crawl in Boston.\nStart at L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates.\n...Or a hot toddy tour.\nMake sure Jim Curley is on your list.\nVisit 3 of the prettiest winter towns in America (as awarded by Travel & Leisure).\nThey include: Old Wethersfield, Ct; Bethel, ME; and Grafton, VT.\nTour the Winter Wine Trail in CT.\nWine, wine and more wine.\nVisit an ice castle in Lincoln, New Hampshire.\nYour very own winter wonderland.\nCast your eyes on the unbelievable Newport Mansions.\nAnd cry that you'll probably never, ever live in one. Sniff, sniff.\nGo to a Bruins hockey game.\nOr go support your local team.\nGo airboarding at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont.\nIt's kind of like tubing, but you have full control and can maneuver your way down the mountain.\nShred some gnar at Sugarloaf.\nIf you ski, try snowboarding for once...if you snowboard, give skiing a shot. If you do neither - toss a coin.\nTry a new workout class...like glow-in-the-dark-yoga.\nAnd actually commit to those New Years resolutions.\nClimb to the top of Mt. Washington.\n...and face the world's worst weather. Lol.\nOr just summit Baxter Peak and cross Knife Edge in Maine.\nApparently it's New England's most exhilarating mile! (This one is NOT for the faint of heart...as in, you should probably be an experienced mountain climber.)\nTake a legit sleigh ride in Woodstock, Vermont.\nSo this is what it feels like to be old St. Nick.\nRide the Polar Express along the Cape. Seriously.\nDreams really do come true.\nCruise through the blistery air on a zip line at Cranmore.\n*Face mask highly recommended.\nWitness the magic that is Zoolights at Stone Zoo.\nThe perfect excuse to go to the zoo in sub zero temps.\nOr the charm that is the Lantern Lights Tour at Mystic Seaport, CT.\nHave you ever seen anything so beautiful?\nGo ice skating at the first custom designed skating rink in New England.\nGrab your partner, lace up those skates, and try to stay on two feet.\nGo Christmas light hunting.\nEnter any zip code into this ingenious search engine to locate incredible Christmas light displays near you.\nGet your fancy on at the Champagne Lounge in the Rumba Hotel Bar in Boston.\nBring on the bubbly.\nBuild an igloo at the Montshire Science Museum in Norwich, Vermont.\nYou will learn the ins and outs of building a sturdy, insulated igloo...which could come in handy one day. You never know.\nFind great beer, drink great beer on the Valley Beer Trail.\nWith a DD of course.\nGo dog sledding in Bethel, Maine.\nAnd try not to steal one of the adorable huskies. HEART. MELTING.\nOr possibly skijouring in Mass?\nIt's like cross-country skiing...with your dogs.\nMaybe even snowkiting.\nThink kiteboarding, but on snow.\nTake a weekend road trip to explore the best Winter towns in New England.\nYou can't beat the beauty of a New England winter, so you might as well see it all.\nGet nice and cozy in a speakeasy...like Backbar in Somerville, MA.\nBecause winter is the perfect time to sneak away to a dark, mysterious bar and get wasted. I mean, classy drunk.\nSoak in some incredible winter views from top of the Tufts library.\nGorgeous AF.\nRide a mountain coaster at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, MA.\nBobsledding. But safer. I think.