Onederland at One World Observatory

One World Observatory, perched atop the nation’s highest tower, is used to turning things up a notch—literally. 

And they are doing it again this year with ONEDERLAND, a lovely Christmas experience.  

Climb to the top of One World Trade Center for a magnificent mountaintop-inspired experience with unforgettable views and cheer-filled moments around every corner.

There are unique photo opportunities, snug chalet lounges, and a festive marketplace all set against the breathtaking background of the world’s most recognizable cityscape. 

From 101 floors in the sky, visit the ONEDERLAND Restaurant & Bar for themed dining options and seasonal beverages.

Winter ONEderland at One World Observatory will open over the holiday season and close on 7 January. 

“One World of Wonders,” a multimedia experience in which guests join Winter ONEderland mascot Ollie the Owl as he takes flight, a Glacier Cave for guests to stroll through, a snowy elevator ride, and a large snow globe exhibiting New York City’s famed skyline, are among the experiences available. 

Finish with a visit to Old St. Nick in Santa’s Village, where parents can schedule a time for their children.

This freshly unveiled mountaintop-inspired display on the 100th level of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan features a warm chalet lounge, gingerbread cafe, and entertaining photo ops. 

Onederland at One World Observatory is all you will wish for this holiday season in New York City! You can learn everything about it here. 


The ONEDERLAND experience takes place at the One World Observatory. 

Address: 117 West St, New York, NY 10007

The Observatory’s entrance is located in the Northwest Corner of the World Trade Center, near the intersection of West and Vesey Streets.

The Celebration

The Winter ONEderland experience is available till 7 January and Santa will make a weekend visit to One World Observatory until Christmas Eve.

ONEderland at One World Observatory is decked out in holiday splendor. 

You will get various photo choices, including a ski lift surrounded by trees and a classic red-and-white sleigh. 

These could be perfect if you still need a photo for your holiday card.

Relax in an Adirondack chair next to a false fire pit surrounded by gingerbread trees in the Chalet Lounge. 

It’s almost as if you’re on the slopes.

Opening Hours of the ONEderland at One World Observatory

Opening Hours of the ONEderland at One World Observatory

The experience will be open daily from 9 am to 9 pm till 7 January (special hours on 25 December and 1 January, early closing on Sunday and 24 December).

Book your One World Observatory tickets in advance and experience a dazzling ONEDERLAND Christmas at the One World Observatory!

There are more adventures here that visitors should learn about.

Ollie the Snow Owl 

Ollie, the mascot for the One World Observatory’s Winter ONEderland, has joined the most breathtaking views in NYC. 

Through a multimedia experience, Ollie, an animated companion, guides guests through the lobby and the observatory.

Guests enter the foyer and meet Ollie as he takes flight, navigating through One World of Wonders’ wintry animations of the world’s most popular sites.

One World of Wonders and Glacier Cave

One World of Wonders and Glacier Cave

The magnificent hallway leads to the One World Observatory’s famed elevators via 144 individual displays. 

Guests can accompany Ollie the Owl as he takes flight worldwide in this multimedia adventure. 

The panels display images of iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China, Sydney, Australia, Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

Glacier Cave is the next One World Trade surprise after the World of Wonders. 

Visitors follow a winding path through an underground winter grotto filled with shimmering crystals and icicles.

Snowy Sky Pod Adventure

It wouldn’t be a winter paradise without snow! Nothing beats a winter vista when riding in the fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere high above New York City. 

The SkyPod elevator takes 47 seconds to reach Floor 102 at roughly 23 miles per hour. 

During the ascension, floor-to-ceiling LED technology immerses viewers in a snow-covered time-lapse reenactment of New York City’s skyline evolution. 

You must not miss this one-of-a-kind winter wonderland experience.

Massive Snow Globe

The gigantic snow globe exhibiting New York City’s famed skyline, suitable for the ultimate photo moment, is one of the gems of the Winter ONEderland experience. 

Mechanical fans blast “snow” through the carefully placed glass sphere, which gently falls over a facsimile of the One World Trade Center—a stunning image with the Manhattan skyline in the backdrop.

Santa Claus’ Village

Is there a better holiday surprise than seeing Santa Claus 102 stories above New York City? 

Santa Claus is available for one-on-one visits every weekend until Christmas for a memorable encounter in a gorgeous location.

You may take home a memory of your encounter with Santa on top of the World. 

Every purchase of the Santa package also includes a surprise present.

Holiday Snacks at the One Dine Restaurant 

The restaurant One Dine and bar One Mix at One World Observatory are ideal partners for your holiday experience while visiting Winter ONEderland. 

You can try snowman cupcakes and snowflake biscuits for a Christmas treat at the restaurant. 

Seasonal beverages for those over age 21 include the espresso martini and white chocolate eggnog.  

Both have new holiday menus, unique cocktails, and daily specials, such as turkey roulade with pecan, cranberry stuffing, and a dry-aged New York strip steak. 

Holiday specialty drinks like the Boozy Apple Cider are also available here. 

We recommend making reservations before you visit. 

Views from Incredible Height

Views from Incredible Height

One of Manhattan’s most popular tourist attractions is the observation deck atop the 104-story tower at the former site of the Twin Towers. 

The main draw of this place is the expansive views!

At 1,776 feet, the structure is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, providing tourists with an unrivaled view of New York City and its stunning environment. 

The Observatory’s tagline is “See Forever,” you can truly see for miles and miles and miles.

If there’s one advantage to the sun setting early, it’s that you can enjoy the brilliant lights earlier in the day.

You can check the sunset time before booking your One World Observatory tickets to see the sun set into the sky as the city lights slowly flicker on.

ONEDERLAND is a must-see activation that allows visitors to take in the magic of the holiday season in New York City—with the Observatory’s signature skyline views as the backdrop that one shouldn’t miss.

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