In its 17th season, the iconic holiday experience will feature its beloved ice-skating rink (the only free admission skating rink in NYC), more than 170 holiday shop vendors curated by Urbanspace, and the debut of The Lodge, an après skate-style escape from the cold anchored by a festive cocktail bar and a luxury Champagne Bollinger bar, along with 12 new and classic restaurant concepts.
New Yorkers and visitors can also stop by Santa’s Corner for a free holiday photo opp with Santa and his helpers from Dec. 16-23.
Address: West 40th Street
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
Midtown, NY 10018
About Bryant Park
Standard hours: Opens 7am. Closing time varies by season.
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Today’s version of Bryant Park–with its gravel paths, green chairs, and jaunty le carrousel–is a recent invention. Though the space has been called Bryant Park since 1842, the park has had a checkered career. By 1979, it was the site of frequent muggings and drug deals and was avoided by knowledgeable New Yorkers. An almost ten-year effort, begun in 1980, transformed the park and its reputation.
Upcoming Events at Bryant Park: