Bryant Park


Bank of America Winter Village Opens Next Week

The dramatic annual transformation of Bryant Park is nearly complete. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is poised to open on Tuesday, October 21. Visit the 17,000 sq.ft. free admission ice rink, over 125 distinct Holiday Shops, and the rinkside bar and restaurant Celsius.

Erin Kestenbaum

This will be the longest season ever for Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, which includes The Rink, Manhattan’s only free admission ice rink, Holiday Shops, and Celsius, the gleaming winter-themed bar-restaurant.

The centerpiece is The Rink, 17,000 sq. ft. of perfectly maintained ice located in the park’s lawn area. Admission is still free, and all the amenities return: skate rental, skate sharpening, bag check, free lockers, and private lessons (for individuals or groups). There’s also a rink-side party room available for your own private party; Ice Bites café, serving hot chocolate and snacks inside the Skating Pavilion; and FastPass, giving you and your group VIP access to the ice, skate rental, and bag check for one low price.

Expect crowds. The Rink is one of Manhattan’s most popular winter attractions, and sometimes the line to get in takes some time. There’s nothing like experiencing the glamor of the Manhattan holiday season at full bore, but for a quieter experience, try visiting at a less busy time. Office workers who own skates know that a brisk turn on the ice before work clears the mind and restores energy, and midday in the early part of the week is a great time for a relatively quiet outing.

The Holiday Shops will open the same day as The Rink, giving New Yorkers more time than ever to browse for distinctive gifts from over 125 shops offering clothing, accessories, decorative items, and gourmet foods – both ready-to-eat and packaged for gift-giving.

Completing the winter ensemble is Celsius, Bryant Park’s gorgeous, glass-enclosed winter bar and restaurant. Spectacularly situated alongside The Rink, Celsius offers indoor and al fresco sitting, classic American bistro fare, and a full bar including specialty drinks. It’s a great spot for an after-work drink, a snack after skating, or a romantic meal.  

The Rink
Oct 21, 2014 thru Mar 1, 2015
Open daily
8am – 10pm

Holiday Shops
Oct 21, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015
Open daily
Mon – Fri, 11am – 8pm
Sat, 10am – 9pm
Sun, 10am – 6pm
*Some shops extend hours during peak holiday season.

Oct 21, 2014 thru Mar 1, 2015
Open daily
Mon – Fri, 12pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun, 11am – 10pm

All operations are weather-permitting.

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