Winter Village at Bryant Park: Days, Hours and Events

The Winter Village at Bryant Park will definitely put you in the holiday spirit. Featuring the Ice Skating Rink, the holiday shops that are fantastic and fun to explore, the carousel for kids, and cool events. You’ll find delicious food and hot drinks to grab as you.

Winter Village at Bryant Park is a great destination to go with friends, on a date, with family, or on your own!


When is Winter Village at Bryant Park

OCT. 2021 – FEB. 2022.


Winter Village Hours

All hours weather permitting.


October 29, 2021 – March 6, 2022

  • Daily 8am – 10pm
  • All the info about ice-skating at Bryant Park here!

October 29, 2021 – January 2, 2022

  • Daily: 11am – 8pm

Only available in peak season (November, December & beginning of January).

More than a hundred boutique shops in an open-air market in the park, featuring artisans from all around the world! Very fun to explore. You’ll find great gift ideas for home decor, jewelry, food, sweets, clothing, and more.



October 30, 2020 – March 7, 2021.

Hours: Mon-Thus: 10am – 10pm. Fri-Sunday: 10am – 11pm.

Rinkside bar and food hall indoors featuring different types of food shops, hot chocolate, coffee, etc!


Where is Winter Village

Winter Village is at Bryant Park!

40th to 42nd Streets between 5th & 6th Ave.

Ice Skating in Bryant Park: FREE Admission

One of the most famous ice skating rinks in NYC.


Daily: 8am to 10pm through March 6, 2022.

  • Admission: FREE!
  • Skate Rental: $15-$45 depending on if you go off-peak, mid-season, holiday season. Check calendar here. Or save money and bring your own!
  • Helmet Rental: $6
  • Sock purchase: $6
  • Skate Aids for Kids: $22 an hour
  • Bag check: $5 small, $12 medium, $15 large.
  • Locker usage: Free. Lock purchase: $12 (or save money and bring your own!). COVID-19 UPDATE: There won’t be any lockers available this year!

You can reserve any entry time for off-peak dates by clicking here.

If you wanna know more about the Top Ice Skating Rinks in NYC click here.

HOLIDAY SEASON PRICES: usually from Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) thru all December till Jan. 5.

MID-SEASON: the week before Thanksgiving, Dec. 2-5 & the holidays of Jan. & Feb.

  • Mornings are less crowded, but going in the evening is magical with all the lights!
  • Try going on weekdays to skip long lines and congested skating.
  • Wear waterproof pants, gloves, and warm clothing.
  • Less crowded than the rink at Rockefeller Center.


Winter Village Calendar 2021-2022 & Featured Events

Click here to view the full calendar at the bottom of the page under “upcoming events”.

Check here for Bryant Park Programs.



Dec. 6, 2021! It’s usually around Dec. 5th! With Christmas sing-along, Santa, Fireworks & More!

An original tale on ice at the rink. Check top Christmas attractions in NY and the best NYC Christmas Trees.


Bryant Park Frost Fest

2022 dates: to be announced!

It’s usually the last week of January / Beginning of Feb.

Featured Activities:

  • Cozy Igloos with seasonal food & drinks.
  • Entertainment at The Lodge.
  • Bumper Cars on Ice. Great & Super Fun for Kids!
  • Ice Carving Performance.
  • Live Band Karaoke.
  • Skating Showcase.
  • Silent Disco.
  • Live Music.

Check full schedule here.




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Not sure they’ll be back on 2022 yet! 

BUMPER CARS in Bryant Park: Jan. 17 – Feb. 28, 2020! Not sure if they will be available for the 2020/2021 season yet!

Daily 10-minute rides.

Book tickets in advance here (they sell out fast!).

Tips to Book your Bumper Cars Tickets in Bryant Park:

  • They sell-out fast so make sure to book your tickets the first day they release the new ones for the following week!
  • A limited number of stand by tickets may be reserved there for that same day if you couldn’t book in advance!
  • You can follow Bryant Park on Twitter for ticket releases and latest updates.
  • Tickets are booked in one hour segments.
  • Rides are first-come-first-served within your time slot.
  • No refunds, no exchanges.
  • Single rides only.
  • Age: 7 or older. At least 42 inches tall.
  • More info here.


  • When: Not sure if they will be back this year (2021). Check their website for updates.
  • Hours: 1pm to 3pm.
  • Pricing: FREE!
  • Photos: bring your own camera or elves will take your picture with Santa which you can download from Winter Village’s Flickr Page.



The 2021 info will be posted soon!! Below you’ll find the events featured last year at Winter Village in Bryant Park so you can get an idea!


Usually in February. Last year was on Feb. 17-22.

Celebrating winter season in Bryant Park.


  • Ice Ball
  • Winter Carnival Skating Showcase
  • Outdoor Winter Brew House & Warming Lodge: 12pm – 10pm. Food, hot drinks and fun photo takeaways!
  • Curling Lessons
  • Musical Performances
  • and more!

Check this link for updates and info.


Winter Village at Bryant Park Map


Links of Interest:

NYC with Kids

NYC in Christmas





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