Holiday markets are a must-see for visitors coming to the Big Apple in December. In the spirit of the season, LOCALIKE has hand-picked two destinations, making their NYC debut, that shouldn’t be missed.
The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland
Pier 17 is bringing Downtown chic to the best outdoor activities this season. Enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn at the only rooftop ice rink in New York City. Stop by the new lounge & restaurant to replenish energy burnt on the ice, or warm up with tasty seasonal drinks in the warming hut. The seasonal wonderland will also offer sporting activities, including skate & fitness lessons, and curling.
Winterfest at Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum, in Prospect Heights, is now a major destination for seasonal fun. Winterfest, a winter village & market, is turning the museum’s outdoor space into a family destination. You can shop for the perfect gift at the maker’s market, where local designers & artisans sell handmade items. Other attractions include Bouncy (the world’s largest snowman), a gravity-defying snow slide & a candy dome, where you can pick up some hot chocolate to warm those frosty toes & fingers. Stop by Santa’s house for a seasonal family selfie or enjoy a performance at one of the free events.