This American holiday weekend is not only one of the most beloved times of year in New York but it’s also one of the busiest. With the Macy’s Day Parade, Black Friday shopping deals and the official launch of the holiday season, the city is full of things to do. We’ve put together a quick guide of the best Thanksgiving weekend things New York has to offer.
Of course it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the food. While visiting you can forget about having to prepare the feast and instead take advantage of all the holiday treats and eats the city is cooking up.
- Pumpkin Pie Empanadas at Havana Central
- Thanksgiving Croissant at Momofuku Milk Bar
- Pumpkin Cheesecake at Eileens
- Thanksgiving Cookie at Downtown Cookie Co.
- Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie, at Four and Twenty Blackbirds
- Pumpkin and Egg Nog Ice Cream at Sundaes & Cones
With delicious food including turkey, yams, cranberries and stuffing, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a celebratory feast. Here are some of our favorite restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner this year.
- Abboccato Ristorante
- Kutsher’s Tribeca
- Edi & the Wolf, East Village
- Back Forty, East Village
- Highpoint Bistro & Bar
- The Little Owl, West Village
What To Do and See
Thanksgiving weekend is a wonderful time to explore the city and experience the holiday cheer. These are some classic New York Thanksgiving experiences you won’t want to miss.
- Watch the Macy’s Day Parade
- Watch the Macy’s Day Parade Balloon Inflation
- Admire the iconic Lord & Taylor holiday windows
- Shop in Union Square Holiday Market
- Go skating at Rockefeller Center
- Toss a football around in Central Park
Thanksgiving Day is a Federal Holiday, which means banks and post offices will be closed, as well as many restaurants, stores and attractions..
Attractions that will remain open include:
There’s absolutely no shortage of things to do in the city over one of the year’s busiest and most popular weekends. So get ready to shop, eat and experience Thanksgiving in the holiday’s favorite city!