Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced the details of the Empire State Building’s (ESB) annual gifts to New Yorkers, tourists and fans across the globe this holiday season – “ESB Unwrapped.” The month-long celebration will feature dazzling holiday decorations in the building’s Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, appearances by surprise special guests and a tower light show, synchronized to holiday music.
“Each year, the Empire State Building warmly welcomes the holidays to New York City,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “We invite the millions of visitors who come to New York to experience the holiday heart of NYC with a visit to the Empire State Building this season.”
You never know who you may run into during a visit to ESB and 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.
On November 18, visitors will watch as the building “unwraps” its custom Fifth Avenue window display, designed by Mark Stephen Experiential Agency, featuring vignettes that incorporate models of the building within glistening, holiday scenes. Decorations in shades of gold, bronze and silver, highlighting the global icon’s Art Deco architecture, will adorn the building’s lobby from November 18 through January 5.
Iconic Tower Lightings:
ESB will continue the holiday festivities with tower lightings in celebration of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. In addition, ESB will partner with iHeartMedia for its annual holiday light and music show, synchronized to holiday songs broadcast on iHeartMedia New York’s radio stations.
For the full lighting schedule, please visit: http://www.esbnyc.com/explore/tower-lights/calendar.
Holiday Music Performances:
From November 30 to December 18, during the hours of 8-11 a.m., 12-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m., a pianist will perform in the Fifth Avenue lobby, playing holiday classics and a collection of seasonal favorites. In addition, ESB will premiere a music video at Z100’s Jingle Ball in NYC on December 11, showcasing the iconic tower’s multiple light shows and celebrity appearances.
Professional musicians will perform their renditions of holiday hits from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the South West corner of the Observatory’s 80th floor “Dare to Dream” exhibit. The holiday concert lineup includes:
December 26 – Jazz with Mike Howell
December 27 – Jersey Four Tribute
December 28 – Anderson Brothers Jazz
December 29 – Baby Soda
December 30 – Dan Levinson Jazz Band
December 31 – Melissa Hammens