This year, why not take a break from creating the perfect holiday celebration and embrace the spirit of the season on a New York City getaway?
Park Terrace Hotel couldn’t be a more ideal home base, steps from all the holiday festivities in Midtown Manhattan. Toast the season with a seasonal craft cocktail and a spectacular view and enjoy a sweet holiday discount—our gift to you!
Just outside Park Terrace Hotel’s front door is Bryant Park’s Winter Village, where you’ll step into a glittering winter wonderland right out of a holiday movie.
Take a spin around the ice-skating rink under the towering Christmas tree, then cozy up with your love over a cup of hot cocoa and seasonal bites in a heated igloo. Each dome is enclosed with clear walls, so you won’t miss any of the action.
Leave plenty of time to browse the European-style open air market for unique gifts sure to delight everyone on your list. The holiday market is open through January 2, but the ice rink is open for free skating until March 5, plenty of time for a pre- or post-holiday getaway.
During the holidays, New York City has a jubilant energy. Lights come on, store windows are transformed into fantasy-scapes, and everywhere you look people are smiling. Making the rounds is an event in itself! Park Terrace Hotel’s central location puts it all within strolling distance.
A visit to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, tops any list of holiday landmarks. For more than eight decades, the iconic tree has been a holiday standard for New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world. This year’s Norway spruce is strung with more than 50,000 multi-colored lights and topped with a 900-pound Swarovski star studded with 3 million sparkling crystals. It is lit from 6:00 AM to midnight every day until Christmas, when it twinkles around the clock.
After you ooh-and-ahh at the tree, marvel at NYC’s skyline from the Top of the Rock’s three-level indoor and outdoor observation decks. The highest, the open-air deck on the 70th floor, treats you to unobstructed 360-degree city views day and night.
Around the corner from 30 Rock, the Fifth Avenue holiday window displays will amaze you with fanciful design and exquisite detail. Here’s a quick guide:
Other windows on our must-see map: Macy’s Herald Square’s animated storytelling dioramas (West 34th Street at 6th Avenue), Bloomingdale’s nostalgic scenes featuring a penguin family playing old-school video games and a red T-Rex on a skateboard (1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street), and the giant Nutcrackers, candy canes, and Christmas presents at the Empire State Building (34th Street at Fifth Avenue).
A cherished tradition since 1933, this year’s Christmas Spectacular adds to its perennial favorite numbers such as “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers”, transforming Radio City Music Hall into a fairyland with diaphanous “frost fairy” drones swooping above the audience during the “Dance of the Frost Fairies”. If you’ve somehow missed seeing Santa, he makes a surprise visit at the show’s end.
During the holidays, the talented mixologists in Park Terrace Hotel’s Terrazzo create a selection of artisanal cocktails to celebrate the season. Savor your favorite—or another curated cocktail from the menu—and gaze out over the lights of Bryant Park and NYC’s iconic skyline, crowned by the Empire State Building.
Whether you want to create a new holiday tradition, are in need of a relaxing break before the festivities, or are looking for a little romance or adventure heading into a fresh new year, we invite you to embrace the joys of winter in New York City with us at Park Terrace Hotel.
Make Park Terrace Hotel your home for the holidays and receive up to 15% off your stay through January.