With so much going on before the year ends, it can be hard to stop and get into the spirit of the holidays. An easy way to get that festive feeling is by stopping in at one of these decked out holiday pop-ups. If the over-the-top decor and seriously thought-out themes don’t do it for you, the spiked winter drinks and warm seasonal snacks will.
Après Arlo at Arlo SoHo
‘Tis the season to for cozy cabins and hot cocktails. Après Arlo at Arlo SoHo transports guests to the French Alps, with heated cedar cabins, twinkling lights and faux snow. Also on offer: a full-on hot toddy menu.
Arthouse Holiday Movie Revival Pop-Up Bar
Arthouse Hotel NYC just debuted its Holiday Movie Revival pop-up bar, a nostalgic nod to iconic movie moments. The hotel lobby and bar bring Christmas classics to life, with details like a replica of the living room setting from “A Christmas Story.” The cocktails are themed, too, and will be served in vintage cans with labels celebrating the nostalgic, retro holiday spirit of the pop-up.
Chanel N°5 In The Snow at The Standard, High Line
Chanel brings a chic winter experience to The Standard, High Line for one weekend only. From December 12-15, visitors can enjoy ice skating, hot chocolate and plenty of photo ops (think: a sleigh setup and life-size Chanel N°5 perfume bottle).
Coconut Lounge at W New York - Downtown
Already over the winter? Us too. Pretend you’re at the beach at the Coconut Lounge Holiday Pop-Up at W New York - Downtown, outfitted by Studio 11 Design to resemble a lush island escape. Large-format cocktails, disco balls and palm trees await.
Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple
The annual Clicquot Chalet returns to Mr. Purple this winter. Hang out in a huge snow globe dome, cozy up with plenty of blankets and enjoy the whimsical ski lodge decor while sipping Veuve Clicquot champagne cocktails.
Gingerbread Houses at St. Regis New York
For the third year, The St. Regis New York is hosting gingerbread workshops. The two-hour sessions feature elegant tea service, plus kid-friendly menu offerings like hot chocolate and warm apple cider.
A Pink Holiday at Moxy Hotels
Moxy Hotels are sparing no expense to get in the holiday spirit this year, all in pink, no less. Experiences include: Pink Holiday Pop-up at Moxy Times Square; Pink Holiday with Putnam & Putnam at Moxy Chelsea; and Pink Winter Wonderland at Moxy East Village. Each property will offer festive programming like candle and ornament-making workshops with Brooklyn Craft Company, nail art with Sundays and more.
Smith & Sinclair’s Adult Candy Shop Pop-Up
Cocktail innovators Smith & Sinclair’s are inviting of-age New Yorkers to “eat your drink” at their West Village pop-up. The playful space is packed with exciting confectionaries, festive decor, photo ops, a candy confessional and more.
Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia
Rooftop lounge Ophelia brings on the holiday magic, as it was designed to resemble an illuminating jewel box in the sky. Take in the decor--including crystal-encrusted garlands, sparkling snowflakes and white sheepskin throws--as you try their decadent new cocktail menu.