Take a few steps outside Park Terrace Hotel’s front doors, and you’ll find yourself immersed in the magic of Bryant Park’s Winter Village. Bryant Park, one of New York’s most beloved green spaces, is a year-round attraction filled with exciting activities, live performances, artistic workshops, and heaps of holiday fun during the winter. The Winter Village at Bryant Park transforms green space into a glittering winter wonderland complete with free admission ice skating, vendors, and holiday shopping in a European-style open air market. Every square inch of the park is draped in glistening cheer and celebratory entertainment, and you can book your Bryant Park ice skating tickets now.

Friends and families enjoy Bryant Park's Winter Village ice skating rink.

Bryant Park in the Winter

Bryant Park Holiday Shops

From one-of-a-kind home décor creations and all-natural beauty products to handcrafted artwork and children’s toys, the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park have it all, including boutique food stalls. Revel in the quaint shopping experience of bespoke treasures from NYC’s boroughs and around the world. You’ll find an extraordinary gift for your special someone, plus an endless supply of tasty treats and festive beverages for yourself.

Grab a festive cup of hot apple cider or cocoa to enjoy while browsing the gift options from this year’s vendors. The Bryant Park Holiday Shops are open Monday – Friday from 11 am to 8 pm and on the weekends from 10 am to 8 pm. The Holiday Shops will close early on the last day, January 2, 2024. 

Ice Skating in Bryant Park

Bryant Park Winter Village features the only free admission ice skating rink in NYC, and you can reserve your Bryant Park ice skating tickets online to secure a skate time. Ice skates are available for rent in children’s and adult’s sizes. Skate aids for children and adults are also available for rent if you have a skater who needs assistance on the ice. Take advantage of lessons at The Rink’s Skate School or book reservations for your group. If you’re thinking about proposing on ice, contact Bryant Park to make your magical engagement moment come true.

Bryant Park’s ice skating rink is open during the holiday season daily from 8 am to 10 pm. November and December weekend and holiday hours are 8 am to midnight. Ice skating in Bryant Park’s Winter Village will close for the season on March 3, 2024.

Image of a fountain in the Bryant Park Winter Village

More Things to do in Bryant Park’s Winter Village

When each name is crossed off your shopping list and your feet are ready for a break from ice skating fun, Bryant Park’s Winter Village has a few more activities for you, your friends, and family to enjoy.

Bryant Park Igloos

Escape the cold weather while savoring the sights and sounds of Bryant Park’s Winter Village in a Cozy Igloo. Unlike igloos made of ice, these dome-shaped rentals are heated and feature clear walls and comfortable seating. Family and adult packages are available for up to eight guests with beverages and bites included. Book your 90-minute session in one of these intimate igloos any day of the week.

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The Lodge Bar + Food Hall

Park your party at The Lodge, a great rink-side overlook in Bryant Park that’s open daily from 10 am to 10 pm and on select weekends and holidays from 8 am to midnight. You’ll enjoy several bars and eateries at this exciting winter hot spot that stays open until the end of the Winter Village at Bryant Park. It’s the perfect place to grab a sweet treat, delectable bite, or restorative cocktail.

The Curling Cafe and Bar

Another unique activity for families and groups of friends is a visit to the Curling Café & Bar. Enjoy iceless curling, food, and drinks in your own heated dining dome. You and your group will have access to a dedicated curling lane and a private, heated dining dome for 90 minutes. Delight in a meal for up to eight guests with an iceless curling experience that mimics the real sport. Small and large group packages are available Wednesdays through Sundays.

Young romantic couple is having fun outdoors in winter.

Hotels Near Bryant Park

The Park Terrace Hotel, nestled just across the street from Bryant Park, satisfies guests with modern amenities, luxurious accommodations, and panoramic views of NYC. Our Midtown Manhattan location is the ultimate hotel for your winter escape to the Big Apple.

Located steps from major subway lines and train stations and easily accessible from the city’s three main airports, Park Terrace Hotel is parked in the perfect location for a New York getaway. Our convenient center-city location will put you in the heart of New York’s best dining, shopping, entertainment, and cultural institutions, including Bryant Park!

There’s always a great deal available on a stay at the Park Terrace Hotel. Find your winter escape at our luxury address that mixes impeccable, artful design, and warm natural light with the iconic style that embodies NYC. Book your room or suite, and start planning your NYC holiday adventure today.

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