Aside from all the Halloween and other autumnal events in October, New Yorkers go nuts for this fall festivity: The Bryant Park Winter Village. It’s officially Christmas in the city once the 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink and more than 170 shopping kiosks and food vendors return to one of the best NYC parks. Once again, this year’s opening date occurs before we’ve even made a dent in our trick-or-treat candy. This guide contains all the information you need to know, from new vendors and special events to when the market officially opens (and closes) to the public. Get ready to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
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When is the Bryant Park Winter Village 2018?
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 for the season on Saturday, October 27 at noon. The holiday shops close on January 2, 2019. The Rink and The Lodge will run through March 2019.
What are the hours of operation for the Bryant Park Winter Village 2018?
Skating hours: Daily 8am–10pm.Holiday Shops:Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat, Sun 10am–8pm, through January 2. Many shops are open on major holidays.
Where is the Bryant Park Winter Village 2018?
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 2018?
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 more than 170 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries for your shopping and eating pleasure. There is also a different rinkside pop-up restaurant this year called The Lodge (open daily from 8am–10pm). Picture a food hall serving grub from eateries like Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery, Pierogi Boys, Good Stock, Todaro Bros, Chimney Cakes by Stackery, a S'Mores Bar by Squish and more. There's even an outdoor beer garden!