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Experience a Disney North Pole adventure at Pier 17 in New York City!

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In a dazzling fusion of pop culture and festive cheer, The Rooftop at Pier 17 brings a slice of Disney magic to the heart of New York City! It’s like stepping into a scene from one of Disney classics, where Frozen meets the heartwarming charm of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.

This year's theme is Disney’s The Santa Clauses Winter Wonderland, and the event promises to be a highlight of the holiday season. Spread over an impressive 65,000 square feet, the venue has been transformed into a captivating North Pole paradise, complete with a stunning panoramic view of New York City's iconic skyline, if the decor wasn’t enough of a crowd-puller!

🤩 Great! What can I expect?

Well, for starters, you can glide across Manhattan’s unique rooftop (synthetic) skating rink, surrounded by breathtaking views of the city skyline. This year's eco-friendly, synthetic rink enhances the skating experience, adding a sustainable touch to the festivities. A much-needed tradition to encourage one and all!

Then, there’s Santa's sleigh overlooking the water that you can explore, dinner at one of the private cabins, and a LOT of seasonal treats to indulge in! There’s Judy’s hot cocoa-inspired cafe where you can stay warm with some delicious hot chocolate.

Oh, let’s not forget to check out Santa's living room, complete with a cozy fireplace, which provides the perfect backdrop for some great photos.

There’s also the North Pole VIP Lounge for those of us who want a more exclusive experience, with some cozy indoor seating, a special menu, and a lovely place to just unwind with loved ones. All in all, it’s truly a Christmas miracle and we couldn’t have asked for more.

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⌚ Timings:

Wed, November 22, 2023 - Sun, January 7, 2024
Monday – Thursday: 3:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday: 1:00 PM – 11:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00AM – 11:00PM


Pier 17, South Street, New York, NY, USA
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🎄 Holiday highlights at The Rooftop include:

  • Manhattan’s only rooftop (synthetic) skating rink for a unique skating experience.
  • Judy’s hot chocolate, cider, and sweet treats are available at the Gingerbread Bar.
  • Stunning waterfront views and photo opportunities on Santa’s Sleigh
  • A selection of delicious food & cocktails, including Santa's s’mores.
  • Festive holiday cocktails and mocktails.
  • Appearances by Santa for guests to share their holiday wishes.

  • 🤩 So much to do!

    There’s just so much to do and see in NYC this winter! Get into the festive spirit with our guide to Christmas in NYC! Spending all of December or parts of it in NYC? We’ve got just the thing to help make it a fun experience. Oh, and how can we let you leave without something to look forward to for New Year’s Eve? Here’s everything you need to know about NYE at Times Square!

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    Winter Wonderland at Pier 17