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The Chelsea Bell: Top Holiday Dining Experience In NYC

The Chelsea Bell is one of the most popular restaurants in New York City during the holiday season with some of the best Christmas decorations & a special seasonal menu.

by | October 20, 2023

The Chelsea Bell in NYC features some of the best holiday decor for Christmas with oversized bells, greenery walls and reindeer

The holiday season is nearly here, and with it comes many holiday transformations of businesses that we frequent in our day-to-day interactions. Across bustling city centers and quaint neighborhoods alike, one such industry that is prime for magical holiday transformations are restaurants and bars, who are now gearing up with dazzling displays of festive cheer as they prepare to adorn their spaces with the warmth and enchantment of Christmas.

For top restaurants in New York City, this competition among restaurants can be fierce - from culinary excellence to impeccable ambiance and everything in between. During Christmas in New York City, many restaurants strive to outshine the next in their endeavor to create an unforgettable holiday wonderland. The sidewalks, windows, ceilings and other available space become a canvas for creativity and cascading lights. This isn't just about aesthetics—it is a desire to provide an unforgettable experience where the magic of the season is woven into the dining adventure.

As the City transforms itself into a holiday haven, one such bar & restaurant must be mentioned as a top must-visit restaurant for the holiday season. Already a year-round neighborhood staple hangout, The Chelsea Bell Bar & Grill has pulled out all the stops to knock your fuzzy socks off as they go all-out in their commitment to their customer's NYC holiday dining experience.

The Chelsea Bell logo and photo of their top Holiday Decor in NYC

An immersive holiday hang-out and dining experience in Chelsea

Since its opening in 2017, The Chelsea Bell has welcomed neighborhood patrons and groups of all forms and sizes from all over the City. From corporate and small business parties to family get-togethers and alumni reunions, the industrial-style bar and grill can accommodate up to 250 guests at any one time. 

And when it comes to the holidays, they go all out to create a fun and whimsical seasonal experience for their patrons, with just a little holiday magic from Rent-A-Christmas. As soon as you step inside, you’ll be greeted with glittery, oversized red, green, and gold jingle bells hanging from the ceiling just about everywhere you look. Lit and decorated greenery panels with warm white lights adorn the walls, with multiple decorated Christmas trees and wreaths, and lots of twinkling white lights suspended from the dining room ceilings. And wait until you see the stage - all decked out with life-sized sparkling reindeer and even more glittery giant bells. With collaboration and creativity, The Chelsea Bell has become a must-visit Manhattan holiday destination for locals, parties, and tourists alike.

For the holiday season, we hope that customers love the professionally decorated space that creates a fun and festive atmosphere for patrons and groups” says co-owner Inez Langan. “We are striving to create a memorable and positive experience that they will want to share with family and friends to check us out when they are in town visiting.

The Chelsea Bell Holiday Programming

If you are looking for something fun to do with family or friends this holiday in Chelsea, you can celebrate by popping in for their specialty nights. They host weekly Tuesday Trivia Contests —some of which are themed — followed by Taco Wednesdays. Anyone looking for an early Christmas gift of relaxation and value will definitely want to stop by for their Happy Hours every Monday through Thursday between noon and 7pm. Here you’ll enjoy a selection of hyper-discounted drinks and $11 sharing bites such as spring rolls and pigs in a blanket. If all of this wasn't enough to whet your appetite, you can also expect plenty of NFL coverage throughout Thanksgiving and Christmas, as The Chelsea Bell is also one of New York's decorated sports bars

For the holidays, The Chelsea Bell has also designed a small menu of specialty holiday drinks, including spiked apple ciders, hot toddies, and our favorite - boozy hot chocolate.

The Chelsea Bell Holiday Menu NYC Christmas Decor

Groups & Parties

Whether you’re hosting a small group or a large-scale corporate Christmas party, you will want to put The Chelsea Bell on your short-list of possible holiday dining locations. Their semi-private areas are perfect for smaller events but for larger groups you can rent out the entire restaurant, which can accommodate up to 250 people. Rent-A-Christmas was one such group in 2022 and let us say - it was everything we expected.

And you’ll surely want to keep them at the top of your list for other events like birthdays, graduations, and showers.

How to book The Chelsea Bell for groups & parties

To book your magical holiday gathering, email The Chelsea Bell at And if you’re in NYC this holiday season, be sure to stop by for lunch, dinner, or just some late-night drinks with your friends or co-workers. Then give us a ring to let us know what you think of the decor!

The Chelsea Bell is located at 316 8th Avenue in New York City. You can find them online on Facebook, Instagram and their Official Website

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