NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Empire State Building today announced the details of "ESB Unwrapped" – its annual gift to New Yorkers, tourists, and fans across the globe this holiday season. The month-long celebration will feature dazzling holiday decorations in the building's Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, appearances by special surprise guests and a tower light show, synchronized to holiday music.
"Once again, the Empire State Building warmly welcomes the holidays to New York City and shares the holidays in New York City with the world. We bring the holidays to the skyline with our magical music-to-light show. Our lobby holiday decorations are a must see," said Anthony Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT.
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. Last year, we welcomed the acapella group, Pentatonix.
On November 17, 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 wintry, 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 17 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. ESB will also 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 28 to December 30, Monday through Friday, a pianist will perform in ESB's iconic Fifth Avenue lobby. Guests are invited to listen to holiday classics and a collection of seasonal favorites during the hours of 8-11 a.m., 12-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the "World's Most Famous Building." With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named
America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions as the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding , @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2016, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 707,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
SOURCE Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.