The Empire State Building Celebrates the Holidays with Stunning Decorations, Surprise Celebrity Guests and Annual Music-to-Light Show
NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced the details of the Empire State Building's (ESB) annual gifts to New Yorkers, tourists and fans across the globe this holiday season – "ESB Unwrapped." The month-long celebration will feature dazzling holiday decorations in the building's Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, appearances by surprise special guests and a tower light show, synchronized to holiday music.
"Each year, the Empire State Building warmly welcomes the holidays to New York City," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. "We invite the millions of visitors who come to New York to experience the holiday heart of NYC with a visit to the Empire State Building this season."
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.
On November 18, 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 glistening, 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 18 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. In addition, ESB will 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 30 to December 18, during the hours of 8-11 a.m., 12-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m., a pianist will perform in the Fifth Avenue lobby, playing holiday classics and a collection of seasonal favorites. In addition, ESB will premiere a music video at Z100's Jingle Ball in NYC on December 11, showcasing the iconic tower's multiple light shows and celebrity appearances.
Professional musicians will perform their renditions of holiday hits from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the South West corner of the Observatory's 80th floor "Dare to Dream" exhibit. The holiday concert lineup includes:
December 26 - Jazz with Mike Howell
December 27 - Jersey Four Tribute
December 28 - Anderson Brothers Jazz
December 29 - Baby Soda
December 30 - Dan Levinson Jazz Band
December 31 - Melissa Hammens
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, 2015, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 700 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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