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City Winery brings private igloos and a new rink-side bar to Rockefeller Center this winter

Enjoy holiday drinks, heated igloos and more at the City Winery Winter Pop-up at Rockefeller Center.

By Christina Izzo
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Frankly, we all could use more wine right about now—but we especially could use more wine while nestled inside a cozy, heated igloo dome while overlooking a picturesque New York winter scene. Luckily, City Winery is offering just that with the opening of not one but two pop-up experiences at Rockefeller Center.

The first is an open-air wine garden on the plaza level, complete with light bites, local sips (City Winery vino, Montauk tapped bears), and those iconic private igloos, which can be reserved for 90-minute stints for up to eight people, and will set you back $150 minimum during lunchtime (1–3:45pm) or $250 minimum during dinner (4–8pm). For the COVID conscious, temperature checks are required upon arrival and domes are cleaned between groups with an “electromagnetic fogger” (whatever that means).

The second experience is a new rink-side café and bar, offering winter warmers like cinnamon buns, Bavarian pretzels, and hot spiked cider, as well as front-row views of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Reservations are suggested, but walk-in guests at both pop-up areas may be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. City Winery at Rockefeller Center will run from November 21st through January 17, 2021, from 9:30am to 10pm.

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