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While millions of Americans spend time on the roads, rails and tarmacs this November, count yourself lucky to be in New York City—a place where celebrations never lack creativity, and this year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same week. There’s the fabulous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but don’t fuss if you didn’t wake up early enough to snag a spot on the street. Here are some other stand-out events and places to enjoy with family and friends this holiday time.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

A Holiday Treat for Children Everywhere, the motto of the Macy’s parade has stood for 86 years and will ...

Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah

Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across ...

Thanksgivukuh Celebration!

What do you do when Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same date? You light the menorah, baste the turkey, ...

Season of Light Scavenger Hunt

Families will seek out images of light throughout the New-York Historical Society in this seasonal scavenger hunt. From New-York Historical's ...

Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective

Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective celebrates the career of one of the most influential living comic artists. - See more ...

Big Apple Circus Luminocity

Step right up and feast your eyes on some of the world’s most spectacular circus acts! The Big Apple Circus ...

Bryant Park Winter Village

The Rink is the centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The 170' x 100' rink features ...

Chanukah Festival and Mitzvah Day

Build your own menorah, decorate a dreidel, enjoy shows and take part in projects to benefit those in need. Have ...

Gilded New York

Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted ...

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle Sunday, ...

Jewels by JAR

This exhibition will feature more than four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last ...

Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa at the Metropolitan Museum

Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa - The Venini Company, 1932–1947 - Carlo Scarpa (Italian, 1906–1978) created a singular and ...

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with the Rockettes

The annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular presents a thrilling 3D ride through the skies of New York with Santa, up ...

The Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden

The Holiday Train Show is back with plenty of holiday fun and new surprises for the whole family! This year ...

Isa Genzken: Retrospective

Isa Genzken (German, b. 1948) is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 ...

Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves

Ten Thousand Waves (2010) is an immersive film installation projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure. Especially ...

Origami Holiday Tree 2013-1014

An annual tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum ...

New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker”

Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets make the production one of the company's most complex and ...