If you are spending Thanksgiving in the city or if you have guests during the week of Thanksgiving here are some activities you can do:
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Radio City Music Hall (1260 Sixth Avenue).
The annual pageant featuring the high-kicking Radio City Rockettes and Christmas-themed festivities plays performances multiple times a day during the week of Thanksgiving.
Bryant Park Winter Village
Bryant Park (41 West 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).
Holiday Shops Hours: 11 AM–8 PM Daily.
A holiday gift shop wonderland takes over Bryant Park each holiday season. Boasting seasonal morsels and holiday shopping, it’s worth a stroll.
Bryant Park Skating Rink
Skating Hours: 8 AM–10 PM Daily.
Free Winter Village admission, $22–$33 skate rental
The rink is open! Skating is free and skate rental is available for $22–$33 (depending on the day), though you may also bring your own. Get tickets in advance for timed entries to the rink. The Lodge Bar + Food Hall will be open daily from 10 AM–10PM.
Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx).
Tickets during the holiday week from $18 for children, $30 for adults, $28 for seniors (65+) and students here. Open through January 26.
Creator Paul Busse invites viewers into a magical miniature holiday town featuring landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, and nearly a half-mile track featuring large-scale model trains. This year’s show showcases Central Park, including Belvedere Castle.
Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Windows and Light Show
Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue), free.
A ten-story tall light show and window display at the famed department store Saks Fifth Ave. During the holiday season, the windows—decorated this year on the theme “An Enchanted Experience,” a recreation of fairytale classics like Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White with an NYC backdrop—are available to see at any time; the light show occurs at regular intervals throughout the evening. Additional department stores with window displays include Macy’s (this year’s theme is “Santa’s Journey to the Stars”), Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., and many others along Fifth Avenue.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Thanksgiving Market at Grand Central Terminal
25 Vanderbilt Avenue at East 43rd Street, from 9 AM to 5 PM
For one day only, select bakeries and shops will offer an array of delicious treats just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Browse the market at Vanderbilt Hall in the historic Grand Central Terminal. For a list of vendors, click here.
Catch a Broadway matinee!
Paulo Szot’s An Enchanted Evening or Una Noche Encantada
Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street between Brodway and Eighth Avenues).
Tickets from $65. Doors at 5:30 PM, concert at 7PM.
Tony winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific) returns to 54Below with this encore show featuring songs from the Spanish zarzuela and musical theater stages. Expect a holiday song or two to kick off the season too! The Brazilian bariton performs four shows through November 27.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25
95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
See the best parade of the year up close starting at 9 AM.
See a Broadway show
Here’s what’s playing on Thanksgiving Thursday
- Chicago, 8 PM
- The Phantom of the Opera, 7 PM
- Waitress, 7 PM
Broadway-Themed Thanksgiving Dinners
- The Glass House Tavern: This Theatre District bar and restaurant is a popular hangout for Broadway folk. We can’t promise a celebrity sighting, but we can promise a three-course Thanksgiving feast. 252 W. 47th St. (between Seventh & Eighth Avenues).
- Tony’s DiNapoli: A go-to for Italian in the Theatre District, but they serve a good Thanksgiving feast as well. Be sure to check out the hidden Broadway-themed art gallery! 147 West 43rd Street (between Sixth & Seventh Avenues).
- Carmine’s: In the heart of the Theatre District, the legendary Italian restaurant dishes up Thanksgiving dinner with holiday staples. Eat in or dine out. 200 West 44th St (between Seventh & Eighth Avenues).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
See a Broadway show
Most Broadway shows have added a matinée performance in addition to the regularly scheduled Friday evening show.
See full article:Playbill.com