If you're staying in New York on Thanksgiving, NYC offers plenty of ways to celebrate without being stuck in traffic or sitting on a runway. Gather some friends for dinner and hit one of the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to check out one of the best NYC events in November: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. There will be plenty of other festivities happening that day, too, including some of the best parties (dance off all those dinner rolls) or you can hit up one of the best holiday markets in NYC.
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When is Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 24, 2016.
Things to do on Thanksgiving in NYC
The best of what’s open on Thanksgiving Day in NYC
So what’s open on Thanksgiving Day? If you’re doing last-minute shopping, head to these restaurants and grocery stores.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade guide
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a hallowed NYC tradition. Use our guide for what to do nearby and where to watch.
The best Thanksgiving songs
Nothing says muchas gracias like a song. For Turkey Day, we count down the best Thanksgiving songs.
Save room for our handful of cinematic sides to finish off your feast