It’s Christmastime in the City, and we’ve compiled a short list of things you must do.
See a Christmas Cornucopia at Rolff’s German Restaurant
So cheesy, so fun, so cozy. Head to this bar and drink your evening away surrounded by an tremendous amount of Christmas tchotchkes.
Pro-Tip: The line gets long. Get there early and try to get a table. The bar is bananas.
Drink in an Igloo at 230 5th
Kelle put us on to this, after spending some winter drinking time at an Igloo in London.
“Grab Your Drink from Inside an Igloo on a Rooftop Bar This Winter in NYC”
230 Fifth is extending rooftop bar season by re-opening their PVC igloo-shaped tents back.
The rooftop deck is partially heated and the “igloos” can host up to eight people– they’re also translucent enough that you can still take in the very ‘Grammable skyline.
Pro-Tip: Call ahead to confirm if there are any events, shoot to book a reservation or get there early.
Experience Alvin Ailey at New York Center
Ailey is a Holiday tradition. Snag tickets until December 31st. You will be happy you did.
Grab some bites at a Ski Chalet Pop-Up, Baita
The Italian Alps have arrived in NYC. And you don’t even need to ride a ski lift to appreciate all the winter coziness. A short ride up Eataly’s elevator to La Birreria transports you to Baita, a rooftop Italian ski lodge serving up hot cocktails, fresh pastas and plenty of festive holiday decor. (Source: http://www.amny.com/eat-and-drink/eataly-nyc-opens-baita-in-la-birreria-rooftop-1.11185178)
See The Tree at Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 30. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 9pm on January 7, 2017.
Ice Skate for Free or Just shop at Bryant Park Winter Village
Free Skating at The Rink
The Rink is the centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The 170′ x 100′ rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities.