If you live in New York or have the pleasure of visiting around the holidays, the Bryant Park Winter Village is one of the absolute GEMS of the season here in the city! While there are other pop ups across the boroughs, none are quite as cozy and warm feeling as this one (in my opinion anyways). I am lucky enough to work just a few blocks south of the park and have been able to stop by during lunch or after work, countless times already this season.
The winter village has over 100 vendors with food and shopping kiosks and is home to one of the city's many ice ranks! I personally am not the biggest fan of ice skating, but I actually think that this rank is much better than the one at the Rockefeller center, simply because it feels more cozy and intimate (it's on ground level and you don't have as many people watching you)!
If that isn't enough to spark your interest, this ice rank is ABSOLUTELY FREE! You can even reserve your spot online in advance! Think of the potential for family fun, adorable date nights in the village and even an after work skate for some festive exercise.
Click here to reserve your spot to skate:
The shops in the Winter Village will be open Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and during the weekends, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the 5th of January. Below I've linked the list of every vendor at the village this year! So make sure to stop by and check them out.
I genuinely hope you get a chance to visit, but if you can't make it this year-- be sure to add it to your NYC bucket-list for the future! New York City has an extra special magic to it during Christmas time.