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The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens this week!

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Jennifer Picht

Wait, is The Rink at Rockefeller Center actually opening this Saturday? You bet it is. By the time you pick out the perfect costume at a Halloween Store in NYC, a wave of festive decorations and holiday cheer will have already spread throughout New York, like a bad cold.

RECOMMEDNED: Full guide to Christmas in New York

It all begins with The Rink at Rockefeller Center opening on October 8, and then The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park opening shortly after on October 29. The Rink is open daily from 8:30am to midnight, but our advice? Start practicing your axels ASAP. Once we hit holiday and peak season, you’ll be shelling out $27 or $32 just to skate (versus $25 for general admission). Oh, and skate rentals cost an extra $12. You can check out the full schedule and pricing for The Rink at Rockefeller Center here. And if you’re searching for cheaper options, you can always check out our recommendations for the best places to go ice-skating in NYC.

If you thought the best NYC events in October were all about Halloween, think again. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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