4. One World Trade Light Show

Photograph Courtesy of Slanted Studios

The base of One World Trade will light up this season with festive scenes of presents, snowflakes, candy canes and more holiday images. All four sides of the tower’s podium are seamlessly covered in LED panels that stretch over 200 feet high. The show is made of original imagery by Slanted Studios, a creative company that has been producing the show at the Freedom Tower since 2017.

The inside of the tower is winterized as well. During the winter months, One World Observatory turns into a “Winter Onederland.” As you head up to the observation floor, snow swirls around you inside the SkyPod elevators. You can meet Santa, wander through a glacial cave and follow the journey of Ollie the Snowy Owl.