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​Winter Village at Bryant Park 2019

Manhattan's winter wonderland and the oasis of fun in a busy district


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Bryant Park Winter Village is a perfect lunch-time or evening destination during your busy day. With festive illumination and numerous holiday shops, it is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Read a book while sipping hot chocolate or watch skaters at The Rink, which is the centerpiece of the park and the only ice skating rink in NYC that has free admission.

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The 17,000-square-foot rink is open late, but it gets rather crowded during peak hours. On some days it features skating shows and other special events.

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The Winter village is set up at Bryant Park in late October. The Rink and The Lodge are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day up until early March. The Holiday shops are open until early January. About 125 kiosks offer hand-made decor, jewelry, clothes, and foods. There are even hand-made toys for kids and pets!

Bryant Park is situated behind the iconic New York Public Library in the middle of Manhattan.

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