Perhaps one of the city’s most iconic venues, the Rockefeller Center rink offers plenty of ice for skating under the glow of the legendary Christmas tree and bronze statue of Prometheus. The Rink first opened on Christmas Day in 1936 and was meant to be a temporary installment, but it remains one of the Big Apple’s most popular places to lace up. With opportunities to skate with Santa, decked-out shops nearby, the Rockettes performing just down the street, and a world-famous tree with twinkling rainbow lights, this is a one-stop shop with everything you need to channel your holiday spirit. Also, if you’re looking for a post-skate place to dine, drop by the newly debuted Rink Level eatery, Jupiter, for seasonal Italian pastas and wine.
Price: Tickets (which include a skate rental) from $20-$54
Hours: Daily from 7 am–midnight