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Holiday Events Near Gateway

Dec 7, 2020

It’s the holiday season at Gateway and we’re excited to celebrate! Even with festivities looking a little different this year, there are still plenty of ways to safely enjoy the season. We’ve rounded up the best socially-distanced and outdoor options happening right here in NYC. So grab a mask and check out these terrific Holiday Events near Gateway! 

Winter Village at Bryant Park 

The holiday market and skating rink is back at Bryant Park this year, with plenty of measures in place for everyone’s safety. Enjoy a newly reconfigured food and shopping vendor layout designed to meet proper distancing protocols. The rink and accompanying pop-up restaurant The Lodge Deck are open daily, 8am-10pm, with the holiday shops open Mondays through Fridays, 11am-8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-8pm. BYO skates for the rink or rent online here--either way, you’ll need to book your rink time online beforehand to ensure your spot on the ice.


Magical Holiday Windows

Even with a ton of holiday shopping happening online this year, a visit to the decked out and dazzling holiday window displays in NYC is still a tradition not to be missed (and one that can be enjoyed while observing safe social distancing)! Head to 5th Avenue to see classic storefronts from Saks and Bergdorf Goodman, then venture slightly further east to take in the stunning window displays at Bloomingdale’s.


Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

This year’s tree may have initially prompted a much-needed giggle for the internet, but the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is all lit up and festooned now and spreading all the holiday cheer we’ve come to expect. The tree can be viewed daily through early January, but you’ll want to check here for all the guidelines for visiting safely.


Holiday Happenings at Brookfield Place

Nearby Brookfield Place has a variety of events for getting in the holiday spirit! Hunt for reindeer with their interactive Reindeer Roundup game and then stop by Luminaries, Brookfield’s colorful and interactive light exhibition in the Winter Garden. Visitors can also enjoy a virtual performance of the Nutcracker by New York Theater Ballet. Find more info on all the events happening at Brookfield Place here.


Winter Wonderland at Watermark

A bilevel waterfront venue at Pier 15, Watermark is featuring special Winter Wonderland “Glasshouses” this season to accommodate outdoor dining as the days get chillier. Book your own private, heated enclosed space and enjoy safe holiday dining with spectacular views. Find more information and reserve your space here.


We hope you get to check out these great Holiday Events near Gateway! Show us where you’re getting festive by tagging us at #YourGateway!