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Holidays in Manhattan

Our 2018 New York City Bucket List

Every year, Manhattan comes alive with iconic imagery and spectacular events that are synonymous with the most wonderful time of the year. From Rockefeller Center’s famous tree, to picturesque scenes of ice skaters swooshing around Central Park, and the smell of roasting chestnuts wafting through the city streets, December in New York is the stuff of legends. Though the temperatures are low, the spirit of the holidays is high and the feeling in the air is truly magical. Alongside festive décor, shopping extravaganzas, and opulent window displays, there is an abundance of deals, packages, and events that make the holidays affordable, fun, and accessible to visitors and locals alike. From offerings that place you in the center of the action to intimate events to escape the crowds, we’ve compiled the ultimate holiday lineup to indulge and celebrate the season:

The Bryant Park Winter Village Guide

One of the city’s favorite traditions, Bryant Park’s Winter Village is Midtown’s Winter Wonderland. Set against the stunning backdrop of the New York Public Library, the fairy-tale like spectacle features over 150 holiday shops and stalls, that house true craftsman and unique, handmade offerings. After you’ve worked up an appetite and completed your shopping, indulge in the park’s various pop-up eateries, and take a spin around The Rink, New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink.
The Rink and Public Fair are currently open and will run through March 4, 2017.
Address: 41 W 40th St between Sixth and Fifth Avenues

Hours of Operation:
Skating hours: Daily 8am–10pm, through Mar 4. Holiday Shops: Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat, Sun 10am–8pm, through January 2. Many shops are open on major holidays.
For additional information on Bryant Park, visit Bryant Park’s website (here).

Bloomingdale’s Holiday Windows

Bloomingdale’s flagship store in Midtown always delivers one of the City’s most jaw-dropping vignettes, and this season is no exception. This year’s display has been dubbed “Greatest Holiday Windows,” and its title stems from its theme as well as its place amongst Time Out New York’s list of top windows. The famed luxury department store has partnered with the film The Greatest Showman (in theaters December 20th) to bring elements of the highly anticipated picture to life. An homage to P.T. Barnum, Bloomingdale’s windows will showcase whimsical visuals, circus acts on display, and outfits and props that reportedly have been adorned with more than 7,600,000 Swarovski crystals to create a truly unforgettable sight.

As if you needed more incentive to check out the dazzling displays, Row NYC offers an amazing deal for visitors with their Bloomingdale’s Shop & Stay Package. Guests receive a $50 Bloomingdale's Gift Card, duffle bag, VIP leather wallet, key chain and special in-store offers alongside their stay at Time’s Square contemporary hotel.

For additional information on Bloomingdale’s, visit their official website (here).

The City’s Best Secret Steals

In celebration of the season, Row NYC is offering guests unbeatable promotions as an added perk. Once guests arrive and log on to the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi, they will receive exclusive promo codes for special deals at District M. Row NYC’s onsite restaurant and lounge has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike for its artisanal cocktails, hand-stretched Neapolitan pizzas, fresh-ground coffees, and curated selection of the best bakery items throughout all of Manhattan. Among the offerings are 30% off on handmade pizzas, a specially priced Holiday Spice Cocktail (we hear it’s a delicious combination of whiskey, Frangelico, and Pumpkin Syrup), and a can’t-be-beat wine deal. District M is the perfect place to indulge and escape from the cold.
Address: At the ROW NYC| 700 8th Avenue, NY, NY10036 | T 212 869 3600 |

Breakfast: Monday – Friday 6:30am – 11:30am | Saturday – Sunday 7:00am – 12:00pm
Cocktails & Dinner: Monday- Sunday 5:00pm – 1:00am

A Global New Year’s Eve Affair

District M at Row NYC will host an international affair complete with a viewing of the New Year’s Eve celebrations around the globe on their massive 14 ft screen. The celebration will begin at 12pm and entry is free until 7pm, and will feature multi-cultural bites and signature cocktails.

After the sun sets, District M will parlay into an evening affair, with a FuturuM theme to ring in the new year. Beginning at 8:00PM, the venue will offer hors d’oeuvres, tarot card readings, party favors, a midnight toast, and live music from DJ Paola Shea.

A General Admission Ticket or Table Service Ticket will be required for entry after 8pm. Must be 21 years of age and older to attend.

General Admission For District M Bar Area Pricing is:

•$60 General Admission for hotel guests
•$125 General Admission for non-hotel guests

Table Service Available:

Includes: General Admission benefits, reserved table, food selection and one bottle of Champagne for midnight celebration. A minimum spend of $100 per person is required plus General Admission fee
•$60 plus $100 F&B minimum per person for hotel guests
•$125 plus $100 F&B minimum per person for non-hotel guests

For reservations and inquiries, please contact the events team at 212-536-2274 or events@rownyc.com

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