Starting in October (and running through March), it is time once again for the best winter market in New York City to open its doors. The Winter Village in Bryant Park is not only the largest Christmas market in the city but also by far the nicest on account of its adjacent ice rink and places to shop and eat. This along with its amazing location among all the skyscrapers makes for an amazing Christmas experience.
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UPDATE: Ice skate rentals are free with the New York Pass! Find more info on the New York Pass website.
New York’s Best Christmas Market
Midtown’s winter wonderland is once again open for the season. With NYC’s only free admission ice rink, a huge variety of holiday shops, and even a full-fledged restaurant the Winter Village at Bryant Park is definitely the best Christmas market in NYC. The market offers new and creative gift ideas, activities, food and a whole lot more. The atmosphere is always festive and is the perfect opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit right in the middle of Manhattan.
After a long day of sightseeing, the Winter Village at Bryant Park is a great place to grab a bite to eat. You will find everything ranging from mac & cheese to authentic German bratwurst.
The Winter Village at Bryant Park has a huge amount to offer. Countless stores ranging from home decorations, artwork, and jewelry to food sweets and gifts give you plenty to explore. You can really spend a whole afternoon here, ice skating, eating, drinking and enjoying the pre-Christmas atmosphere. It really is a magical place for kids and adults alike and is the only European inspired Christmas market of its kind in NYC. When we visited in 2016, we ended up going multiple times because there was so much to explore and it only gets bigger and better every year.
If you are looking for a unique place to have dinner definitely check out the Overlook restaurant. Located above the rest of the Winter Village, it gives you some amazing views of the surrounding skyscrapers, the ice rink, and the rest of the beautifully decorated Bryant Park. For us, this is definitely the highlight this year and we highly recommend you visit.
Overview of all the stores and food vendors
To take a look at what you can expect once you get there in terms of food, shopping and more, click the button below. You will find a filterable list of all the stores and shops so you can already take a look at which ones might be interesting for you!
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