Photos courtesy of Colin Miller
Bryant Park’s beloved Bank of America Winter Village will return for its 22nd season next month. Starting October 27, enjoy New York City’s only free admission ice-skating rink, the park’s famous open-air holiday market, and the rinkside festive Lodge. The Winter Village runs through March 3, 2024.
Located in the heart of the Winter Village is the city’s largest free-admission ice-skating rink. The 17,000-square-foot ice rink is open daily through the holiday season. Skate sessions and rentals through November 29 can be reserved in advance here, with new skate reservation dates set to be released throughout the season.
Situated at the side of the rink is the Lodge, where visitors can enjoy festive cocktails and food and watch the ice skaters. The cozy space is also equipped with both indoor and outdoor areas and big TV screens to watch sports.
Hosted by Urbanspace, the Village’s European-inspired holiday market is open to New Yorkers from October 24 through January 2, 2024. At the market, visitors can browse the wares of more than 180 new and returning merchants, including vendors from Bank of America’s Small Business Spotlight.
The program hosts four NYC minority-owned small businesses with annual revenues of $1 million or less and showcases their goods for free.