Walking in a “Winter ONEderland” on The Top of the World

Walking in a “Winter ONEderland” on The Top of the World



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On Friday, Nov. 17th One World Observatory—the indoor observatory at the top of One World Trade Center will debut “Winter ONEderland: A Holiday Experience Above It All” a full seasonal transformation that will be the centerpiece in an array of must-see seasonal experiences at the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. The family-friendly exhibits, drinks and dining experiences and Santa visits will run continuously through the holiday season, ending on January 7. The festive experience will transform the observatory into a one-of-a-kind winter wonderland located 1,250 feet above the ground.


If you’ve already visited the One World Observatory, here are some new additions to the experience that you don’t want to miss:


  • 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
  • Glacier Cave: Guests will wander through a magical underground winter grotto
  • Snowy SkyPod Journey: Visitors will delight in the thrill of snowfall while riding above New York City’s sparkling skyline in the fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere;
  • Magical Frosted Windows: Whimsical seasonal characters invite guests into their interactive shimmering frosted world
  • Giant Snow Globe: Visitors can marvel at a giant snow globe showcasing New York City’s famous skyline, and enjoy the ultimate social media selfie moment.
  • Santa’s Village: Parents can reserve a time for the kids to meet Santa at his new Manhattan home. 


The One Mix and One Dine restaurant will offer festive fare, specialty cocktails and daily features.New menu additions for the holiday season include hearty entrees, such as turkey roulade with a pecan and cranberry stuffing, and a dry aged New York strip steak. 


Holiday cookies and specialty drinks crafted specifically for the season will also be available. New cocktails will include the 5th Avenue, made with cinnamon infused whiskey and Irish cream; the Winter in Central Park with vanilla-infused vodka, white chocolate liqueur and peppermint; and the chocolate-covered pomegranate martini—a sweet twist on the fruity classic.   


If you’re in lower Manhattan this holiday season, stop into the World Trade Center for the Winter Wonderland experience which will be open daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (special hours on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st; early closing on Sun., Dec. 24th). Santa visits will begin Nov. 24th and continue each weekend until Christmas Eve. Purchase advance tickets here.






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