Are you planning a trip to New York City this year? If so, you’re in for a treat! The Big Apple is one of the world’s most exciting destinations year-round but November is an extra special month to plan a visit. The period in between the summer heat and the winter frost is packed with fun events. The city starts gearing up for the holidays and festivals, concerts, parties and more are in full swing. Take a look at some of the most exciting NYC events for November that you might want to check out.
November in NYC: Holiday Festivities
One of the best parts of being in New York City in November is to kick off all the awesome holiday festivities – and this city doesn’t cut corners when it comes to celebrating!
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
People flock to New York from all over the world to view the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It draws thousands of onlookers to watch the giant floats march down the city streets. Some of the best hotels in the city make it easy to watch the parade and stay out of the cold, such as the JW Marriott Essex House New York, The Quin and the New York Hilton, all located in Midtown. Another great way to partake is to watch the Parade Balloon Inflation. This takes place the day before Thanksgiving from 3 to 10pm near West 79th Street and Columbus Avenue.
Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The Rockettes are at it again with the performance that has been dazzling audiences for over 75 years. They are superstars and feature amazing dance moves, glamorous costumes, high kicks and exciting, show-stopping numbers. Santa even makes an appearance! It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and is fun for the whole family. Plus you get to visit the famed Radio City Music Hall!
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The lighting of the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is one of the most iconic events in New York City. The tree arrives, freshly cut from a forest somewhere in America, and then the week after Thanksgiving it is officially lit up during a big ceremony usually featuring top musical acts, ice skating on the Rockefeller rink and other activities. This year it takes place on Wednesday, November 28th from 7 to 9 pm. It’s free but remember to show up early because it does get packed with people!
New York City Marathon
If you want to witness a world-famous event and also feel inspired by some of the greatest runners in the world, find a place to plant yourself and watch the New York City Marathon! It takes place on November 4th and covers 26 miles of the city – the world’s most diverse marathon course! The biggest crowds line up on First Avenue in Manhattan where the runners start and head up toward the Bronx. But Bedford Street in Williamsburg is also a great spot to catch runners a little further down the line when they have spread out a bit more. And of course many people love to camp out at the finish line in Central Park to watch the runners finish the long race!
These are just a few of the exciting NYC events for November this year. Check out Gosur.com