Out of all the things to do in the fall in NYC, no other event or holiday market receives as much hype as the Bryant Park Winter Village. Why? Because once the 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink and over 125 shopping kiosks and food vendors open for business, this means that Christmas in New York has officially arrived. This guide contains all the information you need to know, from new vendors and attractions to when the market is open. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
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When is the Bryant Park Winter Village?
By the time you choose a costume at a Halloween store in NYC, The Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park will already be open for business. The merriest holiday market opens its doors starting Saturday, October 29. The Holiday Shops will be hawking seasonal gifts through January 2, 2017. The Rink and Public Fair will run through March 5, 2017.
What are the hours of operation for the Bryant Park Winter Village 2016?
Skating hours: Daily 8am–10pm, through Mar 5. Holiday Shops: Daily 11am–8pm, through Nov 24. Starting Nov 25, the hours are Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat, Sun 10am–8pm, through Jan 2.
Where is the Bryant Park Winter Village?
At Bryant Park, of course! (41 W 40th St between Sixth and Fifth Avenues).
What is there to do at the Bryant Park Winter Village?
Not only is there free ice-skating on Bryant Park's 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (you may bring your own skates or rent for $20), Urbanspace—the brand that’s responsible for Union Square’s and Columbus Circle’s holiday markets as well as Mad. Sq. Eats—is bringing over 125 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries for your shopping and eating pleasure. There is also the aforementioned rink-side pop-up restaurant Public Fare (open daily from 8am–10pm), serving coffee, snack, sandwiches and soup during the day as well as dinner and drinks during the evening.