Holiday Fun In Central Park

This year there are more fun ways to celebrate the holidays in Central Park than ever before! Whether it’s watching Gus the Polar Bear open his presents or holiday crafts at Belvedere Castle Central Park has something for everyone.

The park offers the perfect remedy for the stress of holiday planning and shopping. A walk through around the Pond, over Gapstow Bridge and up to the Literary Walk only takes about 30 minutes there and back, but it can add years to your life during the holiday season, and it’s only a few blocks from Bloomingdales.

A few pointers – dress in layers, especially children. It’s winter and you’re going to be going in and out of venues to participate in activities. The constant change in temperature can cause crankiness, that goes for parents as well.

Be nice to tourists from other counties. Especially if they are spending money.

Skip waiting on line for a Horse Drawn Carriage ride. It’s not very Christma-ssy (or Kwanza-esque, or Hanukkah – nian) to sit under a blanket and watch an animal suffer for your amusement.

Stop by Wollman Rink even if you’re not going skating – they have great hot chocolate and it’s almost as much fun to watch.

Download the handy map and Walking Tour on – it tells all about the best places in the lower half of the park, and explains how to get there.

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