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We break down the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park by the numbers

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

Today is the grand opening of the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. Every year, the holiday market takes over the midtown park in a festive display of seasonal cheer. But you may be surprised to learn just how much effort goes into bring the North Pole to 42nd Street every year! We break down the city's merriest markets by the numbers. And make sure to check out the village tonight at 5:15pm when New York Islanders Eric Boulton and J-F Bérubé (as well as few more All Stars) will take the first spin and christen the the rink for the 2015–2016 season. 

New vendors: 13, including Best of Pals pet toys, MUJUS eco-conscious jewels, and sunglasses from Fento Eyewear 

Days the shops are open this year: 129 (Vendors pack up January 3, but the rink’s around until March 6.) 

Pairs of ice skates rented per season: approximately 300,000

Pairs of ice skates rented per season: approximately 300,000

Size of Manhattan’s only free ice rink: 17,000 square feet

New eateries: 6, including health-conscious Vedge and comfort-food specialist Super Mac + Cheez

Cups of hot chocolates consumed at the pavilion each season: 2,500

Individual LED lights on the Christmas tree: 3,000

Total vendors at Winter Village this year: 128

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