Spending The Holidays In New York City? Enjoy Holiday Shops, Ice Skating and Christmas Tree Lightings!

When the weather outside is frightful…you know the holidays have arrived. Have you gotten into the holiday spirit yet? If not, I’ve compiled a list of ways to bring you some holiday cheer. If you’re already excited about the holidays and ready for all of the food and celebrations, this list will add to your joy.


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What: Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Where: Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

When: October 30, 2015 – January 3, 2016

They offer a skating rink, holiday shops and food to celebrate the holidays. For more information. hours of operation and pricing, visit wintervillage.org



What: Union Square Holiday Market

Where: Union Square

When: November 19, 2015 – December 24, 2016 from 11am to 8pm

Hours: Weekdays 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm (Closed Thanksgiving)

Union Square Holiday Market is powered by Urban Space and includes over 100 vendors of food, clothing and gifts. For more information visit urbanspacenyc.com



What: Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Where: Columbus Circle at 59th Street and 8th Ave

When: December 1, 2015 – December 24, 2016

Hours: Weekdays 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-7pm

Shop over 100 vendors at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. For a list of vendors visiturbanspacenyc.com


What: Grand Central Holiday Fair

Where: Grand Central, Vanderbilt Hall  (42nd St. and Park Ave.)

When: November 17, 2015 – December 24, 2016

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm (Closed Thanksgiving)

Enjoy an indoor shopping experience with 76 vendors that offer all of your holiday needs. For further details visit  grandcentralterminal.com



What: Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

Where: 501 Union in Gowanus

When: November 28-29, 2015

Hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm

A FREE event packed with over 35 local artisans,  food and cool activities for the whole family. There will also be complimentary cocktails and free gift-wrapping. For further details visitbrooklynholidaybazaar.com


What: Winter Flea and Holiday Market

Where: 1000 Dean St. (btw. Classon and Franklin) Brooklyn, NY

When: November through March on Saturdays and Sundays

Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Shop and experience over 125 vendors at this indoor flea market in Brooklyn.



What: Bryant Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

Where: Bryant Park Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

When:  December 1, 2015


What: South Street Seaport Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Where: Fulton Street

When: December 1, 2015 at 6pm


What: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Where: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

When: December 2, 2015 from 7pm-9pm


What: Washington Square Park Tree Lighting

Where: Washington Square Park

When: December 9, 2015 from 6pm-7pm


Winter Village - November 25, 2013 - Photo by Erin Kestenbaum (106)

What: Winter Village Skating Rink at Bryant Park

Where: Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

When: October 30, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 10pm

Price: FREE (There is a fee for rentals)


What: The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Where: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

When: October 10, 2015 – April 2016

Hours: Click for Session Hours: Skate

Price: Click for Rates:  Skate


What: Riverbank State Park Skating Rink

Where: Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive New York, NY

When: November 2015 – March 2016

 Price: $5 Adults, $3 children, Skate Rental: $6 per day


What: Trump Rink in Central Park

Where: Central Park, mid-park between 62nd and 63rd Streets

When: November 11 2015 to the first week of April 2016

Price: Adults $11.25 (Mon.–Thurs.), $18 (Fri.–Sun.); kids 11 and under $6; seniors $5 (Mon.–Thurs.), $9 (Fri.–Sun.); skate rental $8


What: LeFrank Center Ice Skating

Where: LeFrank Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park: 171 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY

Hours: Click for Session Hours: Skate

Price: Click for Rates: Skate

For more ice skating locations, visit nycgo.com

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