December may bring chilly weather and snowfall, but the Big Apple truly comes to life over the holiday season. From pop-up markets to arthouse films and ballet, here are the December events you won’t want to miss.
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, New York City, New York, 10019
The Time Warner Center offers more than 50 retail shops and boutiques, which carry everything from cosmetics and jewelry to clothing and housewares. Spend some time browsing, then treat yourself to a Michelin-starred meal at Thomas Keller’s Per Se or Masayoshi Takayama’s Masa, or grab foods for a picnic in the park in the basement-level Whole Foods. While access to the complex’s offices and upscale condominiums is limited to residents and employees, visitors can stay at the center by booking rooms at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental. (Visitors who aren’t guests at the hotel can still enjoy the property’s restaurants and spa.)
Some sightseeing tours include a stop at the Time Warner Center, especially those focused on Midtown or on shopping. You can also visit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and spend as much time as you like exploring the Time Warner Center.
New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission
$129.00 per adult
Mr. J was FANTASTIC!!! He made the experience such a fantastic one! We are so appreciative! He was very informative and made us all laugh. He was very helpful as well!
Brittney_F, Jul 2021
Things to Know Before You Go
The Time Warner Center is popular with visitors looking to shop or experience high-end dining destinations.
The Guest Services desk on the ground floor can assist visitors with outlets inside the building, as well as attractions nearby.
Make sure to secure reservations for the center’s most popular and upscale restaurants in advance.
There is parking on site.
How to Get There
The Time Warner Center is located at the intersection of Broadway, Eighth Avenue, Central Park South, and Central Park West. To reach the complex by subway, take the A, B, C, D, or 1 trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle. A number of buses also stop nearby, including the M1, M5, M10, M20, M31, M57, and M104.
When to Get There
The Time Warner Center is open daily. The various restaurants and in the center have varying hours; the shops are open every day during normal business hours. The center is enclosed, making it a great place to shop and relax during poor weather.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center, on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center, is home to three of the city’s best jazz performance spaces: the Rose Theater, the Appel Room, and the intimate Dizzy’s Club. Get tickets to one of the center’s nightly shows to hear the in-house jazz orchestra, led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, or to see visiting musicians. The center also offers a range of educational programs.
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