Events in New York - November 2018

Events in New York – November 2019 Edition

New York’s getting ready for the holiday season with lots of family-friendly events! From holiday markets, to ice rink openings and Christmas tree lightings – you can definitely feel the spirit of the holidays surrounding New York.

One of the biggest events in New York in November 2019 is Thanksgiving. This national holiday will be celebrated with a massive parade. Something you should definitely see while you’re in New York. But that’s still not everything. Here’s our list of the top events in New York in November 2019.

Top Events in New York in November 2019


Winter Village Bryant Park 2018


What? Winter Village @ Bryant Park

When? November 1, 2019 – January 2, 2020

Where? Bryant Park (Map)

Free? Yes


Description: Bryant Park transforms into a Winter Wonderland for the whole family! Upon entering the park, you will be greeted by an impressive Christmas tree and a spacious ice rink. If you fancy ice skating, you’ll have the opportunity to rent skates. In case you need to warm up, the holiday market offers a variety of warm snacks and drinks from 125 vendors.


New York City Marathon 2018


What? New York City Marathon 2019

When? November 3, 2019

Where? Various locations in NYC (Check the course map here)

Free? Yes (Spectators)


Description: One of the best sports events in New York in November 2019 is waiting for you! Watch more than 50,000 marathon runners as they conquer New York City! The marathon starts on Staten Island, passes through Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx and finally finishes after 26.219 miles at Central Park West. Start time of the last wave of runners is 11 AM. The first runners at the finish line can be expected at approximately 12 PM.


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Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2018


What? Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2019

When? November 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Where? Radio City Music Hall (Map)

Free? No


Description: Every year, the Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan presents the Christmas Spectacular – A musical for young and old. During the 90-minute show, the Rockettes precision dance group delights spectators with a colorful Christmas themed show. Although this event is not for free, it’s definitely worth buying tickets. Kids will love it!


New York City Veterans Day Parade 2018


What? New York City Veterans Day Parade 2019

When? November 11, 2019

Where? Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 46th Street

Free? Yes


Description: The Veterans Day Parade 2019 will be held at the official Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12 PM. This annual federal holiday honors the service of veterans and those who are currently serving military. Show your support by gathering along the parade route.


Holiday Markets NYC


What? Holiday Markets

When? November 18 – December 24, 2019

Where? Various locations in NYC

Free? Yes

Description: Holiday markets can be found in a variety of boroughs and areas throughout New York City. Hundreds of different vendors offering their finest specialties: No matter if you are looking for handmade jewelry, art, toys, etc., or if you want to treat yourself with a mulled wine from a local winery.

Noteworthy markets: Grand Central Holiday Fair (November 18 – December 24, 2019) | Union Square Holiday Market (November 21 – December 24, 2019) | Columbus Circle Holiday Market (December 4 – December 24, 2019)


Holiday Train Show NYBG 2018


What? Holiday Train Show 2019

When? November 23, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Where? New York Botanical Garden, Bronx (Map)

Free? No


Description: The New York Botanical Garden invites kids of all ages and railroad enthusiasts to it’s annual Holiday Train Show. Inside the Botanical Garden in the Bronx, you will find miniature trains and subways running on its tracks past the Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty, and beautiful floral arrangements surrounding the train show.




Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018


What? Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

When? November 28, 2019 (9 AM)

Where? Midtown Manhattan (Route Map)

Free? Yes


Description: The annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, presented by the famous department store Macy’s, is a must-see event in New York in November 2019. It’s not only the world’s largest parade, but also the most impressive one. Gigantic balloons are the floating through the city, marching bands are showing off their skills and clowns entertain the little ones. A perfect spectacle for the whole family!



Tip: Watch the balloons unfold in front of the American Museum of Natural History on Thanksgiving Eve (27th November 2019) at the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation event.


Thanksgiving Dinner


What? Thanksgiving Dinner

When? November 28, 2019

Where? Various restaurants in NYC

Free? No


Description: Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without a stuffing Turkey dinner. If you don’t feel like cooking, don’t worry. You are in New York City! Loads of restaurants are offering special menus for the whole family. Check out the website above and book a table at a restaurant of your choice.


The Nutcracker NYC 2018


What? The Nutcracker 2019 (by New York City Ballet)

When? November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Where? David H. Koch Theater (Map)

Free? No


Description: The holiday season emerges in elegant costumes at the David H. Koch Theater. Each year, the New York City Ballet performs their version of The Nutcracker, supported by the famous Tchaikovsky score. This ballet show is family friendly, so don’t hesitate bring your kids!

With this list of events in New York in November 2019 you are all set for the holiday season! We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection. What event you are planning on visiting? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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