Thanksgiving in NYC guide

Not traveling for Thanksgiving? NYC offers feasts, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and more for folks in town.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013
Photograph: Filip WolakMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

The best way to avoid traffic and flight delays? Stay in New York on Thanksgiving! NYC gives you many good reasons to spend the holiday of gluttony and gratitude at home. Not only is there the excitement from the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but there are many other crucial NYC events in November you’ll want to stick around for. Whether you’re visiting or hibernating in your apartment, we’ve included some of the best parties where you can dance off all those dinner rolls, the best sales for Black Friday and some stellar holiday markets in NYC where you can get a leg up on your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping. Can't stand the holiday crowds? We hear you. Maybe you should use this opportunity to plan one of our recommended fall getaways?

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When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

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Best selling Thanksgiving in NYC events

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Seasonal Pies & Tarts

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Cheese 101: Thanksgiving Style

Cheese 101: Thanksgiving Style

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New York City Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

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Thanksgiving Drip Cake

Thanksgiving Drip Cake

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Things to do on Thanksgiving in NYC

The best things to do on Thanksgiving
Things to do

The best things to do on Thanksgiving

Feast your eyes on the best things to do on Thanksgiving in NYC before you binge-eat turkey and go into a food coma

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 guide
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 guide

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a hallowed NYC tradition. Use our guide for what to do nearby and where to watch.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving when you don’t want to cook
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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving when you don’t want to cook

Whether you’re far from home or just hate cooking, here are the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving

The best pies in NYC
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The best pies in NYC

These are the best pies in NYC, from all-American ample to primped-up pecan and fun-loving ice-cream pies

Stores that open early on Black Friday in NYC
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Stores that open early on Black Friday in NYC

Get ready for Black Friday—NYC’s shopping season starts as soon as you finish that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey

The best bars open on Thanksgiving in NYC
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The best bars open on Thanksgiving in NYC

Bars open on Thanksgiving are a godsend for New Yorkers looking to offset the family holiday with booze

Every turkey trot worth going to near NYC
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Every turkey trot worth going to near NYC

Hit up a turkey trot near NYC to burn some extra calories before you stuff yourself with one too many dinner rolls

The best grocery stores open on Thanksgiving, by neighborhood
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The best grocery stores open on Thanksgiving, by neighborhood

These are the best grocery stores open on Thanksgiving in every neighborhood, if you forgot to buy a turkey (oops)

Where to go for Thanksgiving dinner in NYC
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Where to go for Thanksgiving dinner in NYC

The best Thanksgiving dinners in NYC include vegetarian options, family-friendly venues and even a Friendsgiving feast

Best Thanksgiving songs to celebrate the holiday
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Best Thanksgiving songs to celebrate the holiday

Nothing says thank you like a song. For Turkey Day, we count down the best songs for showing your gratitude.

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1 comments
Sarah M

The parade last year was magical!

Has anyone tried the Buffet dinner at 230 FIFTH? is it any good?