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Bryant Park

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Address: between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: +1 212-768-4242
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a...

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 also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown.

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Christmas market

there is a very nice Christmas market now, with an ice-ring and a big tree, very nice atmosphere had a cup of really good hot cider- would recommend it!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Beersheba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

there is a very nice Christmas market now, with an ice-ring and a big tree, very nice atmosphere had a cup of really good hot cider- would recommend it!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped at the park to shop and get coffee .it was a very pretty park and had tents to shop in.i had a great cup of coffee. the shop offered a state necklace with a star added to show what part of the state you were from.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting to visit at this time of year, ice skating rink, lots of shopping stands and the tree-lighting ceremony was good but very crowded.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place all year but at Christmas with the market and skating rink it is magical. The tree and surrounding lighting with the market and specialty food stands reminds you of a European Christmas market. Very enjoyable and not to be missed during the holidays. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy. Go early as... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a weekend in New York with our granddaughter and we spent the morning ice skating at Bryant Park. Beautifully decorated for Christmas with a huge tree full of decorations and lights. The wait in line was 30 min but you can pay extra and get in the express line. No charge to skate but charge to rent skates. The... More 

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North Babylon, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited this park many times in both Summer and Winter and it is a wonderful place to see and enjoy in any season! In the winter they install a holiday shopping area with many shops and a food court. They have a carousel and an ice skating rink. It is decorated beautifully for the Christmas season. Stop in!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Bryant park when there was a Christmas market on. The market was really good with a huge selection of stalls selling numerous things including jewellery and food. There was a huge ice rink which was good to watch people skate around! Great place !

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Back in the bad old days of the 1980's the Park was a place you wanted to avoid. Now it is a go to place -- with outdoor movies and concerts and Broadway in the Park in the Summer, the reading room in the Spring thru the Fall season, and the wonderful winter activities including the Christmas/Holiday Market, the Christmas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bryant Park has been transformed into a skating rink and lots of small Christmas shops. Very nice to stroll around for a look during the holiday season.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I see that this is now viewed as one of the best Christmas Markets in the world. Not so sure. Anyone who has been to a European/German market would baulk. It's relatively small. Similar stalls and very few drinking outlets. It is a relatively mini experience without atmosphere compared to Bavarian excess!!

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