• Marty Sullivan II

Midtown Manhattan’s Bryant Park Transformed into a Winter Village

Temperatures are getting colder in New York City which means winter is right around the corner. Mixed with the holiday season, this season opens the door for many winter-themed events throughout the city. Bryant Park, in midtown Manhattan, has already been transformed into a winter wonderland. The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is a free-admission event fit for the whole family.

The park known for its summer yoga classes is now covered with lights, Christmas trees, and oversized gift boxes. To combat the effects of the pandemic, this year’s village was created to be completely outdoors. Reservations for skating and eating also promote social distancing. With a quick walk into the park, one would find plenty of things to enjoy without reaching for their wallet.

Although the event is free to attend, there are many stores for those looking to do some last-minute holiday shopping. The Holiday Shops contains 54 stores with merchandise ranging from decorative socks, jewelry, art, and Christmas themed trinkets.

The Lodge Deck, with a menu of food and drinks, is presented by Urbanspace, a public market curator. “The shopping is the best. With all of the different stores, we have absolutely everything out here,” stated an Urbanspace attendant in the park.

How can one visit a winter village and not take part in ice skating? Whether on the ice or sitting rink side, you are bound to get a good experience. The Rink is now open throughout the day with sessions that can be reserved online.

The Winter Village is a destination for family fun, a friend’s night out, or even a solo trip. If you cannot make it to the Winter Village in December 2020, you are in luck. The Holiday Shops remain open until January 3, 2021.


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