"Bryant Park's Winter Village Will Open For The Season Before Halloween This Year" - TimeOut NY

“On Saturday, October 27 at noon, this magical, winter wonderland returns to Bryant Park for its 17th year. Not only is there free ice-skating on the 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (you may bring your own skates or rent a pair for $20), but Urbanspace (the brand that’s responsible for Union Square’s and Columbus Circle’s holiday markets as well as Mad. Sq. Eats) is bringing more than 170 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries for your shopping and eating pleasure.

There is also a different rinkside pop-up restaurant this year called "The Lodge." Picture a food hall serving grub from eateries like Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery, Pierogi Boys, Good Stock, Todaro Bros, Chimney Cakes by Stackery, a S'Mores Bar by Squish and more. There's even an outdoor beer garden! It’s the perfect spot to grab a bite and get into the holiday spirit.” - TimeOut NY

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