Make Merry Presented by Nordstrom – Holiday 2022

Throughout November and December, Wollman Rink and Nordstrom will welcome guests to Make Merry! This first-of-its-kind holiday partnership with leading fashion retailer Nordstrom is designed to surprise and delight all visitors to Wollman Rink with unique, memorable holiday-themed offerings. The experience will run from November 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

Wollman Rink and Nordstrom share a commitment to supporting the communities they serve and are excited to work together to create programming that will benefit local families, schools, and groups during the holidays. Nordstrom will become the presenting sponsor of Nordstrom After School Free Skates, where they will distribute 500 free skates to children and families in the NYC Parks after school programs.

Beginning November 1, Wollman Rink’s rinkside tent will transform into the wintery Central Park, Nordstrom Chill Lounge for the holidays. Visitors to Wollman Rink will have the option to upgrade their rink admission by $40 for Nordstrom Chill Lounge access, which includes expedited rink entry, skate rental concierge service, cozy seating, free lockers and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and refreshments.

Nordstrom will also play host to recurring weekend activations for all Chill Lounge guests and patio patrons with a Warmth of the Season hot chocolate tasting and Skate n’ Sit With Santa — special appearances from Nordstrom’s own in-store Santa for meet-and-greets with visitors on select days in November and December at Wollman Rink. As an added bonus, Nordstrom is offering all ticket purchasers a complimentary sweet treat at Nordstrom NYC just by presenting their ticket in-store.

“Must-do activities during the holiday season in New York City include ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park and shopping at Nordstrom. Now, our two organizations have joined forces to create one-of-a-kind activations that will further excite locals and visitors alike to take part in the holiday spirit,” said Stefanie Tomlin, General Manager of Wollman Rink and Vice President of Wollman Park Partners. “We’re also proud to have a philanthropic and community-oriented partner in Nordstrom providing children from NYC Parks’ afterschool program the opportunity to visit Wollman Rink and experience the joy this time of year brings.”

“There isn’t anything more magical than New York City during the holidays,” said Jamie Nordstrom, Chief Stores Officer at Nordstrom, Inc. “We love Central Park and have been long-time supporters in keeping their 21 playgrounds safe and well-maintained. We couldn’t be more thrilled about our partnership with Wollman Rink and sponsoring this iconic and popular city tradition, especially having the opportunity to give back to the communities we serve through the free skate day program for NYC students. We’re excited to join with New Yorkers of all ages, and tourists alike, in helping make merry and creating festive family memories that will last a lifetime.”