It’s 41 degrees, it’s Saturday and, well, I’m still not ready to get up and check out the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (that’ll happen later today). So, due to my laziness (and the fact that I’ve never been to this event) I figured that I would do some research about what I was getting myself into. My only current information is that the Winter Village is one of New York’s main holiday season attractions and features a conglomeration of little shops, some food and an ice rink is located somewhere on the premises. If any of those events seem appealing to you feel free to check out my more detailed explanations of the Bank of America Winter Village below.

Winter Village at Bryant Park – Holiday Shops 

When you go shopping in New York you can almost guarantee that if you can dream it, you can find it in New York. And, the Winter Village Holiday shops just offer more diversity to those dreams. With over 125 different little boutiques shopping at the Winter Village is your one-stop shop for all of your holiday needs whether you are looking for jewelry, decorative goods and other artisan products. The shops are open from 11am to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 9pm on Saturday’s.

Free Skating at the Rink 

I’m from Buffalo. Which means that out of the 12 months of the year, six or seven of them are bitter cold and snowy. And, skating is one of the winter activities that is ingrained in every person from the Queen City (we basically start skating before we can walk). According to the Winter Village at Bryant Park website the rink is the centerpiece of the entire village. Featuring a 170′ by 100′ rink you will have plenty of space to skate around, fall (it happens to the best of us) and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with your friends afterwards. Skating at the rink is free if you bring your own skates (they do offer rentals) and I’ll be able to update you later on the condition of the line to get onto the ice (that seems to be the only drawback to free skates, at least the ones I’ve been to).

If shopping and skating sound like appealing activities to you then please, feel free to check out the boutiques and ice rink at the Winter Village at Bryant Park. We might even see you there if you’re over there today. Hopefully see you soon!

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