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New York City Attractions
Thanksgiving in New York

Top 10 FUN Things To Do in NYC
during Thanksgiving Weekend

   
 1.

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular"
- Best Holiday Show in NYC!

Fun Broadway Shows
- Hottest Shows in NYC

   
 2.

"Top of the Rock"
Observation Deck

- Great NYC views from 70th floor of Rockefeller Plaza

   
3. New York City
" Holiday Lights" Tour

- NYC is spectacular during the Holiday Season
   
4.

Ice-Skating
at Rockefeller Center

- Fun for kids & big kids too!

FREE Ice-Skating at
The Pond, Bryant Park

   
5. Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
- Romantic ride thru' NYC's famous Central Park


6.   Manhattan Island Cruise
- Fun Daily Cruises. See over 25 world-famous NYC landmarks. Get a magnificent close-up view of the Statue of Liberty... and more!
   
7. NYC "Hop-On Hop-Off"
Double-Decker Bus Tour

- a FUN way to see all the sights of New York City
   
8. Empire State Building Observatory
- Fabulous views... and a romantic place to propose
   
 9. Madame Tussauds NY
Wax Museum

- see over 200 of your Favorite Wax Celebrities!
   
 10. American Museum
of Natural History

- Voted the "No. 1 Family Attraction in NYC" and the "third most popular destination in the U.S." by Zagat Survey U.S. Family Travel Guide.
   

NOTE: Remember, it's Winter and New York can get very cold, so dress appropriately, especially on the open-top Double-Decker Bus Tours, City Cruises... and while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live.

And if you're on a budget, New York City also offers FREE Year-Round Sightseeing Options, so there's no excuse not to have fun!

New York Secret on Thanksgiving Eve
Join the locals and see the balloons being inflated on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday) — on both sides of the American Museum of Natural History, at Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, on 77th and 81st Streets from approximately 4-8pm. Fun for kids and "big kids" too!

Santa on a Festive Holiday Float during the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, NY



Free Year-Round Sightseeing
Options in New York City
There's a lot to do and see in New York City, anytime of the year. Here are a few FREE year-round sightseeing options:
- Explore Central Park
- Ice-Skating at The Pond, Bryant Park
- Free Guided Tour Grand Central Stn
- High-Line Elevated Promenade
- Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
- Tour Greenwich Village / SOHO
- Ride the Staten Island Ferry
(see harbor and Statue of Liberty views)
- Rockefeller Center (people-watching - fun to watch the ice-skaters in winter)
- TV Show Tickets
- Times Square (24/7 fun!)

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Top of the Rock Observation Deck - 70th Floor of Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City

 

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Radio City Rockettes in New York City

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
If you're visiting New York during Thanksgiving, you won't want to miss seeing the world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The FUN 3-hr event starts at 9am (EST) on Thanksgiving Day.

Colorful giant inflated Elves are featured during the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, NY

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Parade Tips, Route and Viewing Locations


The Radio City Rockettes - Radio City Music Hall, NY. The Rockettes perform annually at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City

The Radio City Rockettes performing their breathtaking "high kicks" during the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, NY

Radio City Rockettes...
and more!
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — a Thanksgiving Day tradition — draws thousands of people from around the world.

The Parade (and its 10,000+ participants), include giant inflated Balloon Characters, Festive Floats, Marching Bands, Cheerleaders, Celebrities, Performers, Clowns, Santa and his Reindeer... and of course, New York City's one-and-only fabulous Radio City Rockettes.


NOTE: Many Broadway Shows are closed on Thanksgiving, but one show that is NOT dark on Thanksgiving is the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, featuring the fabulous Radio City Rockettes.

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Best Holiday Show in NYC

Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Fun NYC Double-Decker Bus Tours


Annual Holiday Train Show
NY Botanical Garden
The Bronx

Don't miss the Annual Holiday Train Show (Nov-Jan) at the NY Botanical Garden — located in The Bronx, just 20 minutes from Grand Central Station on Metro-North Railroad.

See scaled replicas of historic New York City landmarks all in one place — Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Lady Liberty, the original Yankees Stadium, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, Guggenheim Museum... and more!

The botanical landmarks are all surrounded and made from lush tropical plants, leaves, bark, gourds, acorns, twigs and grasses. Mini electric trains run in loops around the replicas of these famous NYC landmarks. Fun for kids and big kids too!


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Parade Tips, Route and Viewing Locations


Christmas in New York
— Top 10+ Fun Things To Do during the Holiday Season

Book Tickets to Theater, Shows & Musicals in New York City


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