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Winter Garden

This mesmerizing installation and holiday tradition features a canopy of colorful lights emanating from hundreds of suspended lanterns. Luminaries was created by the LAB at Rockwell Group for Brookfield Place, inspired by the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, and community.

Please note that Luminaries closes early (at 7pm) on January 3rd, the last day of the installation. 

LIGHT SHOWS (8am-10pm):
Special light shows will be presented at the top of every hour, set to popular holiday songs by Michael Bublé, The Bird and The Bee, Tony Bennett, and featuring a new show featuring “Let it Snow” by Pentatonix!

The interactive exhibit includes three Wishing Stations located on the ground that will allow visitors to send a touch-activated wish to the canopy of lanterns above, activating a magical display of lights and colors. Brookfield Place will donate $1, up to $25,000, for every wish made during the holiday season to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit that is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. Visitors can also donate to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer here. The wishing experience follows the light show for approximately 55 minutes between 10am and 8pm.

Join Brookfield Place for the first lighting of Luminaries on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5-8pm. Light Up Luminaries signals the start of the holiday season with an evening full of cheer as Brookfield Place celebrates the spectacular light installation and annual tradition. Guests can also enjoy free ice skating on the waterfront, sweet treats, and live performances.

Due to events in the Winter Garden, Luminaries’ shows and wishing experience will be modified on the following dates:

    • Friday, December 6, open 8am – 3pm; after 3pm, no wishing experience or shows
    • Saturday, December 7, no wishing experience or shows on this date
    • Sunday, December 8, no wishing experience or shows on this date

Plan a magical holiday experience at BFPL with ice skating, shopping, dining and more! After experiencing Luminaries, spend the day at Brookfield Place, New York City’s most dynamic district. Enjoy signature shops, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, pictures with Santa, and ice skating along the waterfront!

Through the concept of local events and online cookie sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted nearly $16 million to date, funding 110 research projects that have led to 42 new treatments becoming available for children battling cancer today. The organization inspires individuals, organizations, and businesses to join in the fight against pediatric cancer by raising the funds for new, improved and less toxic treatments. Since Cookies for Kids’ Cancer launched in 2008, there have been more than 10,000 events in all 50 states and 16 countries. For more information, to sign up for a bake sale or purchase cookies, please visit cookiesforkidscancer.org.


BFPL WinterGarden Luminaries

Luminaries in the Winter Garden at BFPL


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