January 31, 2023

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Winter ‘ONEDERLAND’ is back after three years at One World Observatory – Time Out

Perched at the top of  the nation’s tallest skyscraper, One World Observatory is used to taking it up a notch—literally. And this year, they’re doing just that again with  a delightful holiday experience aptly titled ONEDERLAND.    

This newly opened, mountaintop-inspired  display  brings a cozy chalet lounge, gingerbread cafe and fun photo opps to the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. It’s back after a three-year hiatus amid the pandemic and will run through  January 8.

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Decked out in holiday decor, ONEDERLAND includes:

  • Photo opportunities: Snap a photo on a ski lift surrounded by scenic trees and on a classic red-and-white sleigh. If you still need a photo for your vacation card, these might be simply the ticket.
  • The Chalet Lounge: Relax in an Adirondack chair next in order to a faux fire pit among gingerbread trees. It practically feels like you’re at the slopes.  
  • ONEDERLAND Bar and Restaurant: Try festive treats like snowman cupcakes and snowflake cookies. For the 21+ crowd, sip some seasonal drinks like the espresso martini and white chocolate eggnog.    

A couple holds up seasonal drinks at ONEDERLAND.
Photograph: Courtesy of One Globe Observatory

Of course , the main event here is always the panoramic views. The particular Observatory’s tagline is “see forever” and it really does feel like you can see for miles and kilometers and mls.

If there’s one good thing about the sun setting earlier, at least you’ll get to see the particular dazzling lights even sooner in the afternoon. Our tip: Check the time of sunset then book your ticket so a person can watch the sunlight dip into the sky and the city lamps slowly flicker on.  

A view of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty from One World Trade.
Photograph: By Rossilynne Skena Culgan / Time Out

“ONEDERLAND is the must-see activation that allows visitors to take in the magic of the holiday season in New York City, with the Observatory’s signature skyline views as the particular backdrop, ” Delfin Ortiz, managing director of One Planet Observatory, said in a press release. “We are excited to be contributing to the vacation festivities across the city and are looking forward to seeing the delighted faces of our site visitors. ”

ONEDERLAND is open daily at  One Entire world Trade Center (117 West Street; near the intersection associated with West plus Vesey Streets). Tickets start at $38 (kids’ tickets from $32).