HOLIDAY DECOR

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Find pics of our personal faves on our instagram, plus see our complete holiday guide for happenings for all ages, including free under-the-radar Santas.

MIDTOWN

UPTOWN

DOWNTOWN

Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Fidi

Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, games and food and drinks along­side warm­ing fire pits. Explore win­ter arts and cul­tur­al pro­gram­ming amid a sparkling dis­play of hol­i­day lights and a his­toric Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga.

⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skat­ing rink on his­toric Colonels Row. Online reservations recommended, lim­it­ed walk-up spots available. $11 admission, $8/skate rental; free admis­sion on Thurs­days (walk-up only). Lock­ers and skate aids avail­able on a first come, first served basis.

🛷 Rent bikes from Blaz­ing Sad­dles NYC (or sleds when it snows – see recommended hills),

🍽 Food available for purchase includes Lit­tle Eva’s new sea­son­al menu, with warm drinks and new takes on clas­sic com­fort food like brats, veg­an chili, fish and chips and more plus an eclec­tic array of week­end food trucks and Joe Cof­fee.)

⛴ Arrive via ferry  from the from Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) or Brooklyn. ($4/ages 13+.  for adults, free for seniors & kids and everyone on Saturdays and Sundays before noon).

Thu-Fri 12 – 5:30pm
Sat–Sun 10 am – 5:30pm

 

Aurora by Ithaca Studios

Seaport

Over 4,000 individually-controlled overhead lights create spectacular effects inspired by the natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis, including swirling colors and shooting stars, all synchronized to music. Take a spin under the lights on the free admission Ice Rink.

Each month the theme of Aurora will change with different lighting concepts and soundtracks.

Gov­er­nors Island Ice Sculp­ture Show

Fidi

Join an excit­ing after­noon of live ice carv­ing from skilled ice artists. Enjoy every­thing the Win­ter Vil­lage has to offer and help choose the win­ner at the end of the event.

Food available for purchase includes Lit­tle Eva’s sea­son­al menu, with warm drinks and new takes on clas­sic com­fort food like brats, veg­an chili, fish and chips and more plus an eclec­tic array of week­end food trucks.

Skate on a 5,000-square foot outdoor ice rink (10 am – 5:30 pm).

Rent bikes or sleds from Blaz­ing Sad­dles NYC (see recommended sledding hills), play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga and explore win­ter arts and cul­tur­al pro­gram­ming

Arrive via ferry  from the from Battery Maritime Building  at 10 South Street ($4/ages 13+.  for adults, free for seniors & kids and everyone on Saturdays and Sundays before noon).

BROOKLYN