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Bypass all queues and take our red carpet all the way up to the very top of the building! Pass includes expedited entry to the 86th and 102nd Floors.
Santa’s helpers delivered special surprises to the Empire State Building (ESB) this year, which include festive decorations, musical performances, and multiple visits from Santa Claus himself. Ornaments, wreaths, and bows with silver and gold accents adorn the entire Observatory Experience with a large, bright menorah in front of the two-story building model. Guests can also take their holiday photos on the iconic 86th Floor Observatory in a snowy corner display of birch branches and gold lights. Don’t miss the chance to experience holiday magic in New York City!
Want to take your guest experience to the next level? Discover behind-the-scenes content of the world’s Most Famous Building with our new QR Code labels. Simply scan the camera of your mobile device over each QR code plaque when visiting the exhibits to learn fun facts about how King Kong was made, sustainability elements of the building, and even more about our parent company, Empire State Realty Trust!
We are pleased to announce that Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, released the 2022 winners of the coveted Travelers' Choice® Award series: The Best of the Best Things to Do. Out of a list of many qualifying competitors, the iconic Empire State Building was awarded the #1 Attraction in the U.S. for travelers to visit, and #3 in the world overall. We are proud to provide the most authentic New York experience for our guests from around the world.