Featuring stunning holiday decorations in the building’s Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, the Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the details of “ESB Unwrapped,” its annual gift to New Yorkers, tourists, and fans across the globe this holiday season.
You never know who you may run into during a visit to ESB. Throughout the months of November and December, the building will welcome notable celebrity guests to its world-famous 86th floor Observatory to enjoy the 360-degree views and say hello to fans.
ESB will continue the holiday festivities with tower lightings in celebration of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. ESB will also partner with iHeartMedia for its annual holiday light and music show, synchronized to Gwen Stefani’s holiday hit “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” broadcast on iHeartMedia New York’s radio stations beginning December 19 through Christmas Eve. For the full lighting schedule, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com/explore/tower-lights/calendar.
From November 27 to December 29, Monday through Friday, a pianist will perform in ESB’s iconic Fifth Avenue lobby. Guests are invited to listen to holiday classics and a collection of seasonal favorites during the hours of 8-11 a.m., 12-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m.
“New York City comes alive during this time of the year, and the Empire State Building is a magical and integral part of that transformation from the tip of our tower lights to our holiday Fifth Avenue lobby windows,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “Observatory visitors look forward to our annual festivities, and we can’t wait to share the holiday cheer this season.”