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Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

After the success of Seaport Summer 2018, The Howard Hughes Corporation announced its winter series of events, Seaport Winter 2018, which will begin in early December. Seaport Winter 2018 will feature seasonal and holiday activities and entertainment for New Yorkers of all ages in the Seaport District all winter long, including menorah and Christmas tree lightings. In addition, The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland will open Dec. 15, featuring New York City’s first outdoor, rooftop ice-skating rink.

“After a successful Seaport summer, we are excited to introduce Seaport Winter 2018, a new season of community-oriented activities and programming for all New Yorkers to enjoy,” said Saul Scherl, president of the New York tri-state region at the Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are committed to providing a year-round amenity for local residents and visitors and look forward to bringing everyone together to celebrate the holiday season and the highly anticipated opening of The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland.” 

The Seaport District Holiday Block Party will kick off Seaport Winter 2018 on Monday, Dec. 3. Festivities begin at 5pm, with a live DJ and free hot chocolate. Residents and visitors of all ages can enjoy live music performances, try tasty treats and drink specials from Seaport restaurants, view holiday decorations based on illustrations by American artist Kris Ruhs, and participate in the countdown to the lighting of the Seaport Christmas Tree. Block party attendees should also be on the lookout for Santa’s helpers, who will be rewarding displays of holiday cheer with gift cards ranging in value from $10-$1,000.

A menorah lighting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6-8pm at 207 Front St. The Hanukkah celebration will include food, arts and crafts, live music, and guest speakers. Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer will also perform his world-renowned Klezmer music.

The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland is a new seasonal installation designed by Rockwell Group. It features the city’s first outdoor, rooftop ice-skating rink and winter-themed bars and restaurants. The ice rink is scheduled to open Dec. 15, and it will offer ice-skating lessons, curling, broomball, and fitness classes. Plus, the rink will offer seasonal memberships, as well as ice-skating discounts for neighborhood residents.

In addition, the Seaport District will be home to a holiday market on Sundays, Dec. 2-23, from 11am-5pm.

Katelin Walling


Katelin Walling is the Editorial Director for NYMetroParents. She can often be found reading, knitting, or whipping up a vegan treat—all with a cup of coffee nearby.

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