The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is opening before the spookiest of days this year, kicking off its 22nd season for 2023-24 on Friday, October 27 at 12pm!
An October opening date means you’ll get the ultimate head start on the holiday season, and before Halloween even gets its time to shine you’ll have the chance to start on your holiday shopping. The Bryant Park Winter Village will be open through Sunday, March 3, 2024, except for the holiday market which will close on January 2, 2024.
Like in past years, all of your favorite spots will be returning:
- The Rink: New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink, right in the middle of the Park. Reservations are even already open on their website!
- The Holiday Shops by Urbanspace: the beloved open-air market featuring more than 180 artisanal vendors selling unique gifts.
- The Lodge: the covered, outdoor “après skate escape” where visitors can cozy up with a festive cocktail or food & watch the skaters.
Also, the Small Business Spotlight presented by Bank of America will return, which lets four NYC minority-owned small businesses with annual revenues of $1 million or less showcase their products in a rent-free booth, made possible by Bank of America, as part of this season’s Holiday Shops. The four selected small businesses will be announced soon.
Their 17,000-foot ice skating rink will be open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. throughout the season, and on select weekends and holidays from 8 a.m.-midnight. The only free-admission ice skating rink in NYC, The Rink is completely outdoors, and skate time and rentals through November 29 are already available to reserve in advance online here. New skate sessions and dates will be released on a rolling basis throughout the season.
With these past summer months being some of the hottest ones yet, knowing the Bryant Park Winter Village is on the horizon is enough to get us excited for the holiday season!
What: Winter Village, find out more on their website here.
Where: Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd St. & Fifth and Sixth Ave.
When: October 27, 2023 – March 3, 2024
Also published on Medium.