This New York City restaurant spends more than $60K a year getting ready for Christmas
When it comes to getting in the Christmas spirit, no one does it quite like Rolf’s German Restaurant in New York City’s Gramercy Park.
The otherwise quiet restaurant and bar is a spectacle during the holidays. Thousands of sparkling ornaments, icicles, lights, and dolls dangle above customers as they sip spiked hot apple cider and mulled wine.
Last year, Business Insider spoke to restaurant manager Suhal Uddin to get the scoop behind Rolf’s tradition of over-the-top Christmas decorations. He estimated that there are about 15,000 ornaments and 100,000 lights hung up inside. It all costs the restaurant between $60,000 and $65,000 each year.
We had to check out the decorations for ourselves — here’s what we saw: