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Bryant Park

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“christmas market”(535 reviews)
“winter village”(194 reviews)
Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter. Take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park...more
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between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
+1 236-565-2365
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed within a block of Bryant Park and enjoyed the holiday festivities and vendor booths. It was a good selection with young children in our party. Lots of lights and decorations making for a pleasant holiday experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Larry H
Reviewed yesterday

Much less crowded than the Rockefeller Center park - Bryant Park had a 'pop up' Christmas market for some shopping fun. Ice skating was an option too. Nice location just a bit away from the big holiday crowds...do visit Bryant Park if you are in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed yesterday

Xmas market here was great. Lots of lovely stalls with a variety of items for sale. Great place to pick up your souvenirs. The stall holders happy to chat about the goods for sale.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J4701YCsusanm
Reviewed 2 days ago

In 1884, New York City's Reservoir Square, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, was renamed Bryant Park in honour of William Cullen Bryant. When we visited in December, the park was filled with a massive Christmas market containing an amazing variety of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bryant park is treasured gem in the hustle and bustle of NYC. Weekend before Thanksgiving was filled with locals and tourists alike for ice skating and browsing the many kiosks selling their holiday gifts and cheers. It provides a great locale to meet up with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a cute little park where the majority of tour buses drop you off and pick you up at. The bathrooms here are very nice! The cleaning lady is friendly too. The park has some shade trees and tables to drink your coffee at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wintersnowflake1986
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I spent a few hours today in Bryant Park. It is full on Christmas season and everyone was having a good time. Lots of shops and food. So much to choose from. Not surprisingly, the crowd was a little overwhelming. Although, there were plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 885MarkP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice variety of shops and food for holidays. Lines not like I thought, reasonable wait for food at noontime. Good way to share and try variety of local fares.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dianemM9365PN
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of little shops and in the Christmas season very busy. They have a nice rink full of people skating.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JVRyan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely park to visit. we came in December and there was an ice rink and christmas market. It is also outside the New York public library - which is also a must visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 6, 2018|
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Response from wiinks2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were vendors that served breakfast pastries and such.
November 30, 2018|
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Response from Sam612014 | Reviewed this property |
The rink is open it shouldn’t depend on outside temp but i don’t thing it’s going to warm up any time soon . Anything happens with mother nature
Kelly W
October 22, 2018|
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Response from bateso | Reviewed this property |
It is free except ice skating and everything else is retail selling food Nitems great selections Jimbo bateso
Travel Forum Posts
Bryant park Summer Film Festival (3 Replies)
Have just seen that "Saturday Night Fever" will be showing on 16th June as part of the Summer Film festival while my sister and I will be in NY - we are both so excited and really want to go to this event - anybody got any tips about what time we should aim to get there [it starts at 8pm] /will we be able to buy food and drink?/presume everyone just sits on the ground?/restroom facilities? Many thanks for any input.
May 21, 2014|
Response fromter1413|
People bring blankets/wine/some light food. Get there as early as you like as the weather will be nice and it will help you secure a good spot.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brunch on a Saturday in December (5 Replies)
A group of 4 of us will be traveling by bus on a Saturday in December. We will be arriving around 10am and would like to do brunch around 11am. Im looking for a brunch spot near Macy's/Bryant Park area or near the the start of the upper east side. I have thought about Alice's Tea Cup chapter 2, but I'm worried about possible wait times. Any suggestions or input?
November 23, 2015|
Response fromv11231|
This is a little confusing as Alice's/UES is not near Macy's or Bryant Park. Which area are you looking in?
Boston, Massachusetts
An evening to explore a new part of town (3 Replies)
We are going to be in NYC from Dec 26-30 and find that we have an evening free with no plans. We've been to New York before, but have mostly stayed within the area from Rockefeller Center down to Bryant Park and back over to Times Square. I thought it would be fun to explore another part of town on our evening free. We are planning to have Brunch on the Upper East Side and visit Central Park and the Frick on Sunday, so it would need to be somewhere different from that. I was thinking of...More
December 13, 2013|
Response fromTheDiceMan|
Other areas of interest that you should at some point explore . SOHO Greenwich Chelsea area. Personally, my opinion, I would not recommend Chinatown.