The indoor observatory at the top of Manhattan’s One World Trade Center will transform into a “Winter Onederland” of seasonal fun starting on Nov. 17.
“Winter Onederland at One World Observatory” debuts on Friday, Nov. 17, and will run continuously through the holiday season, ending on January 7. This year’s Winter Wonderland experience at One World Observatory will include “One World of Wonders,” a multi-media experience where guests join Winter Onederland mascot Ollie the Owl as he takes flight, journeying past the wonders of the world – both ancient and modern; an Glacier Cave for guests to wander through; ‘magical’ frost and snow on the windows and in the elevators; a giant snow globe showcasing New York City’s famous skyline; and Santa’s Village, where parents can reserve a time for the kids to meet Old St. Nick in his new downtown digs.
“The holiday season is a truly special time in New York City,” said Keith Douglas, Managing Director of One World Observatory. “We are thrilled to reimagine the visitor experience for the holiday season. One World Observatory offers so much more than amazing views. Our holiday program transports visitors on a journey around the world that culminates with a visit to the observation deck, complete with holiday treats, thematic dining options and a visit and photograph with Santa.”
One Mix and One Dine, the bar and restaurant at One World Observatory, will offer holiday fare, specialty cocktails and daily features, including turkey roulade with a pecan and cranberry stuffing, and a dry aged New York strip steak. Holiday cookies and specialty drinks will also be available. New cocktails will include the 5th Avenue, made with cinnamon infused whiskey and Irish cream, the Winter in Central Park, a vanilla-infused vodka with white chocolate liqueur and peppermint, and the Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Martini, a sweet twist on the fruity classic. The Gallery at One World Observatory will offer commemorative holiday and seasonal merchandise, including ornaments, accessories, scarves and knit caps.
The experience will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (special hours on Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1; early closing on Sunday, December 24). Santa visits will begin Friday, Nov. 24 and continue each weekend until Christmas Eve. Admission to One World Observatory starts at $34 per person, and goes up to $67 with VIP entry and escorted tours.
To buy tickets in advance or for more information, visit oneworldobservatory.com.