Check out the Empire State Building Observatory this holiday season


The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the details of its annual holiday celebrations. Guests who purchase tickets to visit the world-famous observatory on the 86th and 102nd floors will see more than just the iconic views. This holiday season, take Lonely Planet’s recommendation to visit the Empire State Building Observatory, New York’s No. 1 attraction.

It is the best time of the year for fans of Star Wars(TM) to take advantage of the visit to the ESB observatory. The seasonal window display of the ESB on Fifth Avenue, which is only visible to the tenants of the ESB and visitors to the ESB observatory when leaving the observatory, shows 3D LEGO® models of the Star Wars – kits, including the AT-AT kits(TM), Snowspeeder(TM), The Child(TM), The Razor Crest(TM), Sith TIE Fighter(TM), Poe Damerons X-Wing Fighter(TM) und die Millennium Falcon(TM) set up in a winter wonderland with dazzling LED lights. The modern window will also be adorned with clear geometric shapes and textures as well as a video screen on the festive LEGO® Star Wars Vacation video scenes are played.

The ESB holiday season is also celebrated with a first-ever photo opportunity for family holiday portraits. From November 30th through December 4th, families and guests are invited to make the Empire State Building the backdrop for their 2020-2021 Holiday Card. When purchasing a premium ticket for the observatory on the 102nd floor, guests choose a time slot in which they can have themselves professionally photographed on the grand staircase in the lobby of the observatory. Take a pose, smile, and capture your family’s moment in front of the festive red and green illuminated model of the Empire State Building. Tickets can be purchased at ion

“We’re excited about the reopening and part of New Yorkers’ vacation plans this year – there’s no better time to visit the world-famous Empire State Building. With our $ 165 million redesigned Observatory Experience and new security protocols , which includes reduced capacity and timed ticketing, guests are invited to experience the joy of the holiday season from the heart of New York City, “said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the observatory.

Even if the weather outside may be terrible, guests at our world-famous observatory on the 86th floor will stay warm with heat lamps installed on the 360 ​​degree open air deck.

Throughout the holiday season, the ESB will be decked out with holiday decorations and tower lights that will illuminate the New York City skyline to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years Eve.

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Empire State Building information

At 381 meters above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna tip), the Empire State Building, owned by the Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “Most Famous Building in the World.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public spaces and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted world-class renters from a wide variety of industries from around the world. The Empire State Building was named the World’s Most Popular Travel Destination in a study conducted by Uber and America’s Favorite Building in a survey by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building please visit,,,,,, or

Empire State Realty Trust information

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and greater New York, including the Empire State Building, “The World’s Most Famous Building.” ESRT is a leader in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability in its buildings and is the first commercial property portfolio in the US to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all types of buildings and facilities currently on Operational policies, maintenance logs and design strategies for a safe environment in the face of COVID-19 focused and addressing broader health and safety issues in the future. The company’s office and retail portfolio as of September 30, 2020 comprises 938,320 sq m of rentable space, consisting of 873,288 sq m of rentable space in 14 office buildings including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York as well as approx. 65,032 rentable m² in the retail portfolio.

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