Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanuka, Kwanzaa and the like, come up fast! School is already back in session in some states, stores have been displaying Halloween themed items, and before you know it, the holiday season will be here. Below, in no particular order, find some wonderful activities to do during this busy season of the year in New York City and surrounding areas.
A must-see if New York City, this parade is a classic. Giant Floats, NBC sponsors and anchors, music, balloons and more. Get your spot early – street closures and crowds start early.
November 25, 2010
9am – 12pm
Go join in the celebration. Decorate cookies, make Menorah’s, get your face painted and much more. Children 2 and under are free.
December 5, 2010
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At Rockefeller Center
A wonderful tradition and an honor for natives and visitors alike to be there and experience the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Not only can you see this marvelous, huge tree be lit, you may be one of the lucky many who get to ice skate there as well.
December 2, 2010
6:45 pm Festivities Begin
8:55 pm Lighting Ceremony
212-632-3975 for updated info
What better location than Central Park is there to see fireworks on New Years Eve? There will be entertainment, dancing, music and more. “As the clock strikes 12” those fireworks will take off.
Sheeps Meadow Location
December 31st /January 1st