What better excuse to visit the unbelievable New York City than the greatly celebrated Thanksgiving? Every TV series mentions it, you know about the huge turkey, the festive family dinners and all the hustle and bustle in the whole Big Apple. But how about actually experiencing this magnificent celebration in the mighty New York City?
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
For years now, the Macy’s parade has been the heart and soul of New York on Thanksgiving Day. Kicking off at 9 am on November 28th and finishing at noon, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will now be back for the 87th time! If you are thinking about bringing the little ones along, feel free to do so, as they will have a blast! Snoop, the beloved beagle is the parade’s most known character and your kids will absolutely love him! Other well known characters such as Sponge Bob and Hello Kitty will make their appearance, and guess what? The children will not be the only ones enjoying this whole parade! If in New York for Thanksgiving, attending this tremendous event is a must! So find out more about the 2013 edition on NewYork.com.
Black Friday Sales
Ready for some massive shopping? Whether you are into shopping or not, you have to take advantage of the best sales of the year. Go crazy and spend your holiday money on the greatest deals that you’ll probably ever find in New York. Since we’re talking about one of the biggest and most dazzling cities in the world here, a strategy is in order. Start by thinking about what you need to buy, because otherwise, you will get lost in the multitude of offers available… Who am I trying to fool? You are going to get lost anyway, so you might as well enjoy it! Some of the most remarkable places to shop are the Soho Antique Fair and Flea Market.
How about some culture?
Although most museums are closed on Thanksgiving Day, there are a few special cultural landmarks featuring some unique exhibits on this occasion. The National Museum of the American Indian and the Rubin Museum of Art are great points of interest for most Thanksgiving visitors.
Back to Basics
In an era of consumerism and entertainment it’s easy to forget what Thanksgiving is all about. If you would like to do something truly special on this occasion, you can always spend a few hours of your precious time, volunteering for organisations such as New York Cares Web Site or NYU Medical Center. It will be worth it.