New York City now has a spectacular new holiday light display that has already drawn in large holiday crowds and tourists to Lower Manhattan. Luminaries debuted at the iconic 10-story, glass-enclosed Winter Garden at Brookfield Place on December 2.
Created by the award-winning design firm Rockwell Group, Luminaries consists of a massive, glowing canopy of 650 custom lanterns embedded with LEDs, each capable of changing color and intensity. Three glowing ‘Wishing Stations’ are positioned throughout the Winter Garden, which allow guests to send a “wish” to the lanterns above by placing their hands on the touch-sensitive stations. Upon releasing their hands, color erupts in the canopy above, translating the wish into a mesmerizing display of colors that travel throughout the lanterns. For every wish sent by the public, Arts Brookfield will donate $1 up to $25,000 to The Grammy Foundation’s “The Grammy in the Schools” program.
In addition, every two hours beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. daily, visitors will be treated to special lights shows inspired by seasonal themes like “Snowfall” and “Northern Lights.”
December 2, 2015 – January 10, 2016
8:00am – 8:00pm, daily
Brookfield Place Winter Garden
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821
FREE – No tickets or reservations required