It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there are few places better to take it all in than New York City! Aside from shopping at Christmas markets, ice skating, admiring the Rockefeller tree, seeing the Rockettes, strolling by glowing storefronts and other Big Apple traditions, this city gets extra lit thanks to outrageously festive holiday pop-ups that completely transform favorite hot spots into whole new worlds filled with more spirit than you could ever wish for. Looking to eat, drink and be merry this season? Then check out these 13 pop-ups that are taking the season’s festivities to the next level.
Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia
Ophelia, the rooftop lounge located on the 26th floor of the Beekman Tower in Midtown East has been completely reimagined into a shimmering snow globe in the sky. Designed to resemble an illuminating jewel box, this glass-encased rooftop lounge is decked out in holiday grandeur and will be open through January. With garlands adorn with thousands of crystals and sparkling snowflakes suspended from the 17-foot-tall ceiling in the main bar area and greenhouses, white sheepskin throws covering all of the plush furniture, golden candelabras and more, guests will feel as though they are truly inside a snow globe. On the menu are indulgent cocktails like the Rising Star, with cognac, rum, cinnamon simple syrup, and lotus cookie infused cream; the Fireside with whiskey, kina lair d’or, lillet bloc, suze, and orange bitters; and desserts like churros and tiramisu.