Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

​Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink, the Holiday Shops, and rinkside eats and drinks at The Lodge Deck by Urbanspace. Please note: skate time reservations will open end of October!

Per New York State safety guidelines*, things have changed in order to keep all visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and Safety
New this Year: Ice skating at Winter Village is now a fully outdoor experience, and the Holiday Shops have a reconfigured layout with fewer shops to allow for more spacious walkways. At The Rink we are also implementing:

  • Enhanced cleaning protocol: high contact surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Contactless payment: advance online booking is now required for all rink reservations.
  • Skate sessions: to reduce capacity on The Rink and give more visitors a chance to skate, skate time will be booked per timed session.
  • Masks: all visitors must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths for the duration of their visit to The Rink.

Please read more details about ice skating at Winter Village below. Coming soon: skate reservations (tickets go on sale in a few weeks).

We’ve spent the summer working hard to plan for the safe execution of Winter Village during the Covid-19 pandemic, and are excited to welcome you all back!

*Bryant Park Corporation must adhere to all New York State guidelines to open and operate Winter Village this upcoming season

Ice Skating Info

To prioritize guest and staff safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve changed the rink visitor experience in a few key ways. Please carefully read the information below, as many things are different this season.

Booking your visit

  • Advance online booking required for all skaters.
  • Tax and a processing fee will be added to each ticket.
  • Skaters with their own skates must book online in advance.
  • Non-skating chaperones will be allowed on a limited basis to accompany young skaters, or a visitor with a disability. Other non-skaters will not be allowed entry into ticketed area.

This system allows us to limit touchpoints between staff and visitors.

Safety and sanitation

  • Masks
    • Skaters and chaperones must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths for the duration of their visit to The Rink, both on the ice and adjacent areas.
    • Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any noncompliant skater or chaperone.

  • Cleaning: For your safety…
    • All rental equipment fully sanitized between uses.
    • High-touch surfaces disinfected throughout the day.
    • Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations available throughout park.

  • Identification
    • Each skater or group of skaters will provide a name and email address for contact tracing.

The ice experience

  • Reduced capacity for social distancing
  • Shortened skate sessions so more people have an opportunity to skate at The Rink.
  • This year, skate sessions are timed from arrival to departure from rink. Off-peak days will have longer sessions.
  • Visitors must exit the rink at the end of their ice time, change into their shoes, and leave the deck. Skaters cannot stay in the Skate Pen to wait for the next session.
  • Each skating session will be divided into groups of skaters, and entry and exit to the rink will be staggered to avoid crowding at doors and gates. Your group’s ice time may be earlier than other skaters that arrived after you.
  • For the safety of all skaters, we ask that you comply with staff directive to leave the rink when your ice time is up.

Can I skate longer?

  • Skaters who want a longer ice time should book 8am tickets.
  • The first session of each day, beginning at 8am, will be 75-90 minutes .

Bag check

  • Bag check is located on the south side of the park, outside of the Rink ticketed area.
  • Bag check is required for large items like luggage, strollers, and shopping bags.
  • Skaters should plan ahead and minimize the number of personal belongings you bring to your skate session.
  • You must visit bag check prior to the time on your ticket.
  • Purses and handbags must be checked if they cannot fit into the shoe bag.

What’s a “shoe bag?”

  • For a more contactless experience, lockers have been removed, but skaters will now wear a “shoe bag” onto the ice: a small drawstring-style bag, worn on the back while skating, intended to hold the pair of shoes you arrived in.
  • Skate rentals come with a shoe bag. If you bring your own skates, you can bring your own drawstring bag (no bigger than 16” x 18”), or purchase one of ours.
  • If there is room inside the bag, skaters may include other small personal items
  • Nothing can hang outside of the bag.
  • Skaters may keep their shoe bag after using it.
  • For the safety of all skaters, management reserves the right to make a determination onsite regarding what bags can be worn on the ice.

Dress warmly

For the health and safety of all, Winter Village is now an exclusively outdoor experience. Please dress accordingly.

Plan Your Trip

Where to Stay

Park Terrace Hotel
18 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

Find refuge at a luxury address that mixes impeccable, artful design and warm natural light with the iconic style that embodies NYC. Park Terrace Hotel, overlooking Bryant Park, places you at the epicenter of Midtown Manhattan – offering a place to feel inspired by the city’s energy as you network, explore or relax.

Andaz 5th Avenue
485 5th Avenue at 41st Street, New York, NY, 10017

Settle into our boutique hotel across from the iconic New York Public Library and prepare to live like a local. Our hosts know every corner of the city and can point you to gems off the beaten path. Connect with the art scene through our collection of NYC-based artists and exchange ideas during our complimentary wine hour.

The Bryant Park Hotel
40 West 40th Street, New York, NY10018212.869.0100

Situated directly across from New York City’s storied Bryant Park, and steps away from the media, fashion, retail and transportation centers of Manhattan, the Bryant Park Hotel’s midtown address alone renders it prime accommodations for the business and leisure traveler alike.

Where to Park

Icon Parking

Global Parking, LLC
143-145 West 40th Street
Entrance on 40th between 7th Ave and Broadway

1114 Sixth Parking, LLC
1114 Avenue of the Americas
Entrance on 43rd Street between 5th Ave and 6th Ave

1010 6th Avenue Garage Corp.
66 West 38th Street
Entrance on 38th Street between 5th Ave and 6th Ave

59-61 West 36th Street Parking Corp.
59 West 36th Street
Entrance on 36th Street between 5th Ave and 6th Ave

Holiday Shops

Our European inspired open-air market hosts artisans from New York City and around the world. Located along Bryant Park’s allées, plazas, and terraces, the Holiday Shops are housed in custom-designed kiosks.This year, to prioritize shopper and shop staff safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve changed the Holiday Shops in a few key ways:

Smaller, safer: We’ve reduced the number of kiosks and reconfigured the layout to avoid congestion and allow for more spacious walkways. Staff will wear face coverings, make hand sanitizer available, and conduct contactless payments.

Park safety: Handwashing stations are available throughout the park. Visitors must wear a face covering at the Holiday Shops and maintain social distance while circulating through the park. Be safe, be kind, and please heed all park and Holiday Shops’ directives.

Find Holiday Shops and learn more about safety here


October 30, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-8pm
Many Shops are open on holidays and keep later hours after Thanksgiving

The Lodge Deck

Winter Village’s rinkside outdoor, après skate-escape where visitors can cozy up with a festive cocktail, enjoy delicious food, and watch the ice skaters or admire the Christmas Tree. The Lodge Deck by Urbanspace is a cozy winter destination with a festive cocktail bar and food options to fulfill the cravings of New Yorkers and visitors alike.

To prioritize guest and staff safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Lodge has changed in a few key ways. Learn more!

October 30, 2020 – March 7, 2021
Daily, 8am-10pm

Holiday Hours
8am-10:30pm (except New Year’s Eve)