Have some vacation time off? Kids home from school? Don’t just sit around the house, get out to these Seastreak-approved winter break activities in the Big Apple.

The Shops at Columbus Circle continue their indoor light show through the 3rd of January. Expect to see twelve 14-foot stars throughout the main room light up to holiday music’s tune. While you’re there, walk across the street to the magical Central Park, which is just as beautiful in the cold as it is in the summer.

The Shops at Columbus Circle 2

10 Columbus Circle

New York, NY 10019


With the recent opening of two ice-skating rinks in Manhattan and Brooklyn, there’s no shortage of rental skates or good times:

Le Frak Center

Prospect Park’s newest addition is a 32,000 square foot two-level rink with a cafe and public programs and classes. They just opened on Friday, so they truly are brand spanking new!

Le Frak Center

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Holiday Hours (December 21, 2013 – January 1, 2014)

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm

Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm


Entry to the LeFrak Center, café, and restrooms is free.

Skating Rink Admission: $6/person weekdays, $8/person weekends and holidays

Free Admission (for children 12 and under): Mondays 3 – 6 p.m. (excluding holidays)

Skate Rental: $5


The Rink at Brookfield Place

Even though it opened back in November, this rink in Battery Park City isn’t slowing down anytime soon. They’re open 10am-10pm every single day. If you are avoiding the club scene at all costs on New Year’s Eve, they’ll be open from 10pm-12:30am to celebrate the New Year!

The Rink at Brookfield Place

250 Vesey Place

New York, NY 10007

Public Skating Rates:$15

Skate Rentals:$5

Sessions All Day, Every Day:

10a-1130a, 12p-130p, 2p-330p, 4p-530p, 6p-730p, 8p-930p

Let Seastreak make your winter break activities outing even more fun!  We’re sure you’ll love the ride, and the breathtaking views!  Check out these videos to see what you’ve been missing!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

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