In its 22nd season, Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 190 merchants at the Holiday Shops by Urbanspace Markets (around 80& of which are minority/female/BIPOC-owned), including a new area off of 40th Street set to open in November. Returning favorites include Cheesesteaks by Truffleist, known for its delicious sandwiches, and 5th & Madison. known for its candles, aroma diffusers and bath products. The gorgeous jewel box kiosks will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a winter wonderland. Local crafts, artisan provisions and beautiful gifts will be available for purchase at the European-inspired open-air market.
This year’s festivities will include NYC’s only free-admission skating rink, holiday market and delicious food. Be sure to book your skate time here. The 17,000-square-foot rink will feature free skating shows and events throughout the season. We also love the Curling Café, where packages include 90 minutes of a private heated dome, food and drinks, and an iceless curling lane serving up to 8 people.
photo by Colin Miller
After you’ve finished shopping, head over to the Lodge, an après skate escape where you can enjoy a festive cocktail and food while watching the skating. There are plenty of festive bars and food options to meet every craving.
Finally, we recommend booking a cozy igloo to escape the cold and enjoy food and beverages with friends and family.
The Rink and the Lodge will be open daily through March 3, 2024, while the Holiday Shops by Urbanspace will be open daily through January 2, 2023.
Photography by: by Colin Miller; courtesy of Bank of America Winter Village At Bryant Park