Explore Bryant Park’s Winter Village
As the holiday season wraps New York City, residents of 555TEN are perfectly positioned to experience the enchantment of the Bryant Park Winter Village. This transformation brings with it an air of yuletide cheer, making the park a must-visit.
From the end of October until January, the park’s familiar greenery makes way for the Winter Village holiday market, a bustling open-air fair. The seasonal display is home to scores of unique kiosks, filled with creative gift ideas from local artisans and crafters. Explore a diverse range of offerings, including jewelry, accessories, apparel, home decor, and gourmet treats. Standout items include the exclusive seasonal candles from the Bryant Park Shop and whimsical, literary-themed gifts at the New York Public Library’s pop-up.
For those looking to savor some of the local fare, options abound. From the melty goodness of Baked Cheese Haus to the authentic flavors of Bao by Kaya, visitors can indulge in a world tour of tastes. Cheesesteaks by The Truffleist and Crepe Café offer classic American and French treats, respectively. For those craving something savory, Crispy Chick and German Bratwurst are must-visits. Palenque BBQ brings Colombian flavors, and Petisco Brazuca introduces Brazilian tastes. Finally, for the sweet tooth, the Winter Pie Shop provides a perfect endnote.
A visit to Bryant Park’s Winter Village wouldn’t be complete without spending time on the ice. And post-skating, indulge in a warm spiked cider while relaxing in one of the park’s intimately arranged igloos. Kids can partake in cookie decorating while parents sip on craft cocktails from the open-air cocktail bar.
Before your return to 555TEN, take a moment to admire the Bryant Park Christmas Tree. As evening falls, the park transforms into a luminous wonderland. Over a hundred thousand lights twinkle on trees and buildings. Stroll through this urban retreat to find an array of perfect photo opportunities before a quick saunter home, bags in tow.