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Thanksgiving in NYC for kids

Your guide to Thanksgiving in NYC for kids including activities like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and where to get Thanksgiving dinner

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Thanksgiving, one of our favorite family holidays, has arrived—and we're gearing up the for extra-long holiday weekend. If you didn't already have enough reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family, kids here get to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in person and enjoy holiday treats from the tastiest family restaurants in the world! Be sure to enjoy the time with your family and encourage everyone at the Turkey Day dinner table to say what they're most thankful for this year. Thanksgiving in NYC for kids can't be beat!

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When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on November 27, 2014.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade guide

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photograph: Filip Wolak

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the 87th year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will usher in the season with balloons, floats and celebrities.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Photograph: Filip Wolak

Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation

Head to the UWS on Thanksgiving Eve to watch as the balloons transform from wilted fabric into floating giants.

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