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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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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 guide
Things to do

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.

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

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
Restaurants

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
Shopping

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
Bars

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
Things to do

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
Restaurants

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
Music

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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The best Black Friday deals on classes
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The best Black Friday deals on classes

The best things to do on Black Friday instead of shopping
Things to do

The best things to do on Black Friday instead of shopping

Check out these bangin' Thanksgiving Eve parties in NYC
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Check out these bangin' Thanksgiving Eve parties in NYC

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

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