Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2015 Holiday Events and Winter 2016 Activities in Manhattan

Hello Blogosphere!

We know it's been awhile since our last blog entry, so we thought what better way to ring in the giving season with a brand new post! While temperatures are dropping, there's no shortage of exciting events just in time for the holiday season. If you're visiting NYC for the first time or a regular, don't miss these events!


Holiday Markets

Time Out New York says:
"This European-style winter market boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork." East 14th Street and University Pl. Weekday hours are 11am-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-8pm, and Sundays from 11am-7pm. Until Dec. 24

Time Out New York says:
"Not only is there free ice-skating on Bryant Park's 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (bring your own skates!), but also 128 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries such as Marty V’s Burger and Super Mac + Cheez. And after you shop and skate, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. FYI: The vendors are only there until Jan 3, but If you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak hours (open through March 6)." Sixth Ave between 40th and 42nd. Sun–Thu 8am–10pm; Fri–Sat 8am–midnight.

See description of Union Square Holiday Market. Until Dec. 24 Central Park South at Central Park West. Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 10am–7pm

Ice skating

See description of Winter Village at Bryant Park. Skate rentals are $19. Sixth Ave between 40th and 42nd. Through March 1. Sun–Thu 8am–10pm; Fri–Sat 8am–midnight.

Only 150 people are allowed on the ice at once. Unfortunately, that also means that you should prepare for long lines. 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 49th and 50th Sts. Through April. Mon–Sun 8:30am–midnight. $25-$32, seniors and children under 11 $15; skate rental $12.
Braving the crowds is worth it for the priceless Central Park scenery. Enter at W 59th St and Sixth Ave. Open Oct–March. Mon, Tue 10am–2:30pm; Wed, Thu 10am–10pm; Fri, Sat 10am–11pm; Sun 10am–9pm.
Holiday Window Displays

Bergdorf Goodman
Saks Fifth Avenue
Henri Bendel
Lord & Taylor
Tiffany & Co.

Ongoing/Special Events:


Experience a NYC holiday tradition at Radio City Music Hall through January 3rd. Tickets are $46-$215

Don't miss George Ballentine's ageless choreography and some of the best ballet dancers in the world. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center; Through Jan 3 at various times; $35–$265

NewYears Eve celebrations at Times Square
The biggest New Year's Eve celebration in the country happens every year in Times Square. If you don't mind the crowds (and the cold), then this is the place to be.


Jan.18th-Feb.5th: NYC Restaurant Week


15th-16th: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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