November 2018 Events
What you don't want to miss in the Big Apple
November is such an eventful Month in the New York City -- It's the month when we officially kick-off our Holiday celebrations with the Thanksgiving Parade, the Lighting of several Christmas Trees, the unveiling of those magical Christmas Windows along 5th Avenue, the Holiday Markets and much more.
Here for you, we compiled what we think are the Top Events that you really don't want to skip, if you are in New York City over the next 30 days.
October 27th / November 1st, 2018 - Winter in Bryant Park Opens!
Ever been to Bryant Park? Well, during the Winter months, the park transforms into a Magical Winter Village with the famous free ice-skating rink and 125-holiday kiosks! A perfect spot to enjoy your afternoons or mornings (if you don't have to work) in the city.
Bryant Park, 6th Avenue between 40th and 42th Street.
Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm / Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm.
Admission to the Rink is free but you need to bring your skates, otherwise you can rent them there for a $$.
The Market will remain open till Jan. 2, 2019 - The Ice-skating rink will remain open till March 2019.
Free * (some things are at a $$)
November 4th, 2018 - New York City Marathon is back for its 48th Edition
Runners have come to NYC since 1970 ... Possibly the most famous Marathon in the world with over 50,000 runners every year, it's a great show of sportsmanship but not only .. the entire world will come together as one to celebrate athletes, running, communities and different cultures!
All 5 boroughs from Staten Island to Central Park (Manhattan)
Official Start is from 8:30 AM (Athletes only) to 11:30 AM (All other runners) - The road-block and street closures will remain in effect for 6 hours from respective starts, then runners are asked to complete the race using the sidewalks.
Best Places to watch it? Depends if you like big Crowds or Not ...
Really Crowded - You love elbowing people:
Not so Crowded - You love people but also you need to breath:
- 59th Street & 1st Avenue right off the Queensboro Bridge
- 57th Street from 5th Avenue to Columbus Circle
- Inside Central Park between 59th and 63rd Streets (the closest point to the arrival that you can reach without a Pass)
Not Crowded - I'm a Loner:
- Certain parts along 5th Avenue or 1st Avenue
- Consider Harlem
Please note that the end of the Marathon is not accessible for public viewing for security reasons.
- Areas throughout Brooklyn and Queens
November 9, 2018 - The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular - Opening Night
One of the most watched Shows during the Holiday Season is the iconic Rockettes at Radio City, and they will return once again for gifting us 2 months of amazing costumes, dances, and pure magical atmosphere.
Don't miss out on snapping some pictures with Santa and the Rockettes, and the famous 10,000 crystals Chandelier in Grand Foyer.
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
Several Shows throughout the day from 11 AM to 10 PM - It runs till Jan. 1, 2019
: Families, Kids, Adults, and anybody that loves some good'ole Holiday Spirit / Cheer.
Admission Tickets from $40 and up.
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November 11th, 2018 - Veterans Day Parade
This Veterans Day, come and join us and over 500,000 spectators during the Parade to honor our Nation Veterans!
Opening Ceremony = 10 AM + Wreath laying =11 AM + Parade Starts = approx. 11:15 a.m.
Fifth Avenue from 26th to 50th Street.
November 12th, 2018 - Holiday Market at Grand Central Terminal
Inside the historic Vanderbilt Hall, the Holiday Fair will guest as every year 40 vendors. You can come here, buy a hot cocoa and Tour the Iconic Grand Central Terminal and get your head-start on your Christmas Shopping.
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, best to use the 89 East 42nd Street / Pershing Square Entrance.
Monday – Friday 10AM–8PM / Saturday 10AM–7PM / Sunday 11AM–6PM - Closed for Thanksgiving - It runs till Dec. 24, 2018
Who is this For?
Anybody interested in some Holiday Shopping.
November 15th, 2018 - The Holiday Market Union Square
One of the most famous outdoor Holiday Markets in the city from hot-cocoa to handmade jewelry and other artisanal crafts.
Union Square, 14th Street between University Place and Broadway (South-East Corner of the park)
Monday - Friday 11am-8pm / Saturday 10am-8pm / Sunday 11am - 7pm - Closed for Thanksgiving.
Who is this For:
Adults, Kids, Families.
November 16th, 2018 - F.A.O Schwarz is back!
Remember the iconic Toy Store? They are opening their brand-new location right in the heart of Manhattan!
Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10111
Who is this For?
Those that were distraught when the original store on 5th Ave shut down in 2015, lovers of Home Alone 2, and anybody that still think that you are never too old to buy toys!
Read Here our Article for more information >>
November 17th, 2018 - The Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Garden
This the most famous Holiday Train Show we have in New York. The model trains zip around a miniature New York made of over 175 New York landmarks created with plant materials!
NYBG, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
Daily, Hours are typically 10 a.m.–6 p.m. - It runs till Jan. 21, 2019
Who is this For:
Adults, Kids, Families.
From $23 to $30 - Discounts available for Senior, Kids, and Students
November 22nd, 2018 - The Thanksgiving Day Parade
The most popular Parade in the whole country with giant balloons and floats waltzing down Central Park West and 6th Avenue to reach Macy's (Herald Square) where you can enjoy live performances by famous Singers right there in the Square.
From Central Park West and 77th Street.
CPW, 59th Street, 6th Avenue to Herald Square.
Free public viewing along the Streets
November 23rd, 2018 - The Nutcracker Ballet
An incredible Holiday Tradition and one of the most famous Holidays Story of all time. The New York City Ballet version of the Nutcracker is possible one of the most highly regarded out there, from the great scenography to the incrediblly detailed costumes and talented dancers.
New York City Ballet, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
Usually at 8 PM and selected Matinee Shows at 2 PM - It runs till Dec. 30, 2018
Who is this For?
Anybody that loves the Holidays. This is a great Family Tradition.
Admission Tickets from $55 and up
November 24th - 25th, 2018 - The Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar
It's the weekend after Thanksgiving what better ways to walk off all the Turkey with some Christmas Shopping at the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar with 60 handpicked local vendors from foods to arts and crafts.
452 + 501 Union Street, Gowanus
November 26th, 2018 - Lincoln Square Holiday Festival
Another great way to celebrate the Holiday Season ... Spend the late afternoon enjoying some Holiday Spirit, foods from the over 30 tasting stands from local restaurants, plus a variety of activities for the young ones, street-performers, and dancers, and at 5:30 pm the lighting celebration of the Christmas Tree!
Broadway from Columbus Circle to 70th Street
From 5:30 PM with the tree lighting in Dante Park to 9 PM
November 28th, 2018 - Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting
Isn't this the most celebrated Christmas Tree ever? If you feel brave enough to stand outside for at least 4 hours (and hopefully it won't be too cold) and go elbow to elbow with the crowds, then you won't be disappointed!
The Live entertainment is from 7 PM to 9 PM - The Trees is lit right after - The tree stays lit until Jan. 7 at 9 PM
expect very large crowds!
November 28th, 2018 - The Central Park Holiday Market
Right on Columbus Circle, the outdoor Holiday Market will feature150 vendors from foods to arts and crafts. A perfect spot especially if you are planning some time in Central Park or perhaps Ice-Skating at the famous Wollman Rink.
Columbus Cir & 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Monday - Friday 10am -8pm / Saturday 10am-8pm / Sunday 10am - 7pm -- It remains open till Dec. 24, 2018
November 29th, 2018 - Other Christmas Tree Lighting
- Central Park
- New York Stock Exchange
- & more Trees will be up & lit in early December -- Stay tune for more info!