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An essential guide to Thanksgiving for kids and families in NYC 2021

Make the holiday as sweet as (pumpkin) pie with our guide to Thanksgiving for kids and families in NYC.

Edited by
Will Gleason
Written by
Jennifer Picht
Danielle Valente

Excited to see the big balloons in the Big Apple this Thanksgiving? For kids and families in NYC 2021, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the quintessential activity on everyone’s bucket list. This year’s star-studded event promises to be filled with bops, with musical performances from Kim Petras, Nelly, and Kristin Chenoweth. For the kiddos, a brand-new, larger-than-life balloon promises to be more popular (and beloved) than Santa himself: Baby Yoda! (Or Grogu, for the real Star Wars fans.) 

Parade aside, there’s no better city to be in to celebrate the ultimate foodie holiday. (Okay, we’re biased.) Be sure to take advantage of all the sights (see: winter activities for kids in NYC) and the bites the city has to offer (apple cider donuts, anyone?) before enjoying a delicious feast at home or at one of the best restaurants for kids and families in NYC serving Thanksgiving dinner. 

When is Thanksgiving 2021? 

Turkey Day, or whichever protein you fancy, always falls on the fourth Thursday in November. That’s November 25, 2021, to be exact.  

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