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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

Spending Thanksgiving in NYC has many perks, but before putting on your eating pants and filling up on turkey in your apartment, one of the most exciting things to experience is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Whether you’re just in town for the long weekend or a gothammite trying to make the most out of your days off, there are plenty of epic things to do this fall in NYC. If you want to get ahead on your Christmas or Hanukkah gift-buying, take advantage of the slew of holiday markets going on or wander around the city to see the most stunning Christmas window displays and stop in to shop!  

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When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

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