NYC Weekend Guide – Thanksgiving 2016

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It’s Thanksgiving time again! As usual, there’s no better place to be than New York City. With the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, holiday displays going up and a festive atmosphere in the air, the city is sure to be as exciting as ever. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the top activities, events and attractions for Thanksgiving weekend 2016 in the Big Apple!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year marks the 90th anniversary of this national Thanksgiving staple. See the famous balloons and join in the fun, festive atmosphere! The parade starts on Central Park West and 81st Street and winds down the avenue, east across 59th Street until Sixth Avenue and finally down Sixth Avenue and west on 34th Street until Herald Square. Additional information can be found at

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes

The celebrated Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is the country’s most popular musical holiday theater show. See the famed Rockettes as they ring in the Christmas season at Radio City Music Hall for an unforgettable way to start the holiday season in style! More information can be found at

Bryant Park Winter Village

Bryant Park offers a free ice skating rink as well as 125 holiday-themed shops and food vendors. There’s no better way to ring in the holiday season than here!

NYC Pilgrim Pedal

This 10-mile bike ride is fun for the whole family. The ride starts at 23rd Street and the East River in Manhattan and winds through Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. It starts on Thanksgiving Day, so don’t miss out!

Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot

This 5K run is the perfect way to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. Starts on Prospect Park West on Thanksgiving Day!

13th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike

Head on over to the Greenbelt Nature Center on Staten Island for a leisurely, 2.5-mile hike through the scenic fall foliage. The perfect way to relax after a busy Thanksgiving!