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The Bryant Park Winter Village guide

Everything you need to know about the Bryant Park Winter Village from admission-free ice-skating to shopping the vendors

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!

Bryant Park Winter Village 2018

Bryant Park's Winter Village will open for the season before Halloween this year
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Here’s the 2018 vendor list for the Winter Village at Bryant Park
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Here’s the 2018 vendor list for the Winter Village at Bryant Park

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The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park announces new partners for 2016
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The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park announces new partners for 2016

Ahh, don’t you just love the holidays in New York? Out of all the things to do in fall in NYC, everyone looks forward to the return of The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park the most. Why? Because once the 17,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and more than 100 shopping and food kiosks open for business, this means that Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are officially right around the corner. The most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Christmas in New York The legendary holiday market will open to the public on Saturday, October 29 (similar to 2015’s speedy opening date). However, unlike last year, Bryant Park Corporation has teamed up with some new and interesting local business partners. Remember Bryant Park’s rink-side pop-up restaurant, Celsius? Well, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is taking over by opening a fine-casual, seasonal eatery dubbed Public Fare—like Meyer’s former Central Park takeout spot. The grub hub will sit on the northeast corner of The Rink, and will operate food concessions inside the Skating Pavilion. This all-day operation (open from 8am to 10pm) will serve locals and tourists tasty food such as sandwiches, soup and coffee, and will then transition into a wine and cocktail bar at night. The spot will also be co-designed by Crate and Barrel, so you know it will be festive and cute as f*ck. Another change is that Urbanspace (y’know, the brand that’s responsible for Union Square’s a

Here's the vendor list for the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
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Here's the vendor list for the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

On October 29, the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will open for the 2016 holiday season! (Yes, we know it's not even Halloween yet). We've already told you about all the changes and new partners set for the Winter Village last month, but the good news just keeps rolling in with the announcement of this year's vendor list. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Bryant Park Winter Village As we previously mentioned, the Winter Village teamed up with Urbanspace—the brand that handles the holiday markets in Union Square and Columbus Circle—for this year's Christmas utopia. And Urbanspace's roster of makers, creators and food purveyors certainly doesn't disappoint. This year's holiday shops will feature over 125 boutiques hawking everything from jewelry and decorative goods to beauty products and food. Speaking of the grub, the culinary section features over 30 of the best eateries in the city. Check out the highlights from the vendor list below. The shops:New York Puzzle Co.R. Nichols StationaryVosges ChocolatesMarc TetroPop Chart LabSoap and Paper FactorySaskia De VriesLe Souk CeramiqueTate’s BakeshopStrand Bookstore The food:Home FriteMeatball ObsessionMr. BingVeselkaConey ShackBaked Cheese HausBolivian Llama Party

Johnny Weir is named the first Winter Village Skating Ambassador
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Johnny Weir is named the first Winter Village Skating Ambassador

On the same day that the United Nations made history by designating Wonder Woman as an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, NYC's Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park has announced a rather bold ambassadorship of their own. Starting on November 1, everyone's favorite ice skater with attitude, Johnny Weir, will serve as the park's first-ever Winter Village Ambassador. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Bryant Park Winter Village What exactly does a Winter Village Ambassador do with one's time, you might ask if you are a sane human being. Apparently, the two-time Olympian and reality TV favorite will perform feats on ice throughout the season, serve as a creative consultant for the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, and welcome guests to the park. This year's Winter Village promises to have more colorful perks than ever, with UrbanSpace bringing in new retailers and vendors including Strand Book Store and Farm to People. The Village is open November 1–March 5, 8am–10pm, with special holiday shops through January 2nd.      A photo posted by 马洁 (@sakimmma) on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:01pm PDT   The polls are open! Vote for your favorite spots that deserve a Love New York Award.

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