The Rink At Rockefeller Center
With just four sleeps until the big day, Gotham is in winter wonderland overdrive with light-festooned streets and carolers on just about every corner. But the most Christmassy quarter of all is the Rockefeller Center, bedecked as it is with a great glittering tree and the prettiest ice rink we ever did see.
Tucked between some of the city’s biggest cultural and historical treasures, and embellished with a veil of frosting, this glide and slide sanctum is arguably New York’s most iconic festive foray. Locals have been making tracks here in the heart of Midtown for over 80 years, with a snowfall of events and skating packages to entice even the most seasoned scrooge.
Huddle with the holiday hordes or shimmy on through to the heated VIP chalet for 90 minutes of ice time. The Rink also offers exclusive experiences for first-time skaters and families with children, including a special breakfast with Santa.
Refuel after all those axel jumps with top eats at neighbouring Sea Grill, Rock Centre Cafe and Cucina & Co against one of the most magical backdrops in town.
Feeling particularly merry? Up the ante by combining your skate date with toe-tapping tunes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Lace up!
Oct-Apr, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and even Christmas Day.
Rockefeller Center / 5th Ave / Midtown / +1 212 332 7654 / 8.30am-midnight daily / therinkatrockcenter.com