Thanksgiving in NYC guide

No plans for Thanksgiving? NYC has plenty of things to do from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade to tasty dinners.

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If you're staying in New York on Thanksgiving, NYC offers plenty of ways to celebrate without being stuck in traffic. 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 Thanksgiving 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 23, 2017.

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Comments

1 comments
Sarah M

The parade last year was magical!

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