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Thanksgiving in NYC

New York City is a destination that is very popular around the holiday season, with many of us choosing it as our destination for the Christmas holidays. Who could blame us? The thought of the streets of Manhattan lovingly layered in snow, Times Square lit up in all its glory and the oversized Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree bringing season's greetings to all, are all too much to resist. However, today's holiday, Thanksgiving shouldn't be ignored as a time to visit either. Not only does it have its own traditions, but it's a great chance to experience a memorable build up to Christmas!

Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving celebrations almost rival those prepared for Christmas and are well worth a visit. The most famous of these is the world renowned Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and has become a tradition for most New Yorkers since its inception in 1924. 

All eyes turn to Manhattan for this parade where the skies are filled with an army of giant balloons featuring some of America's most recognisable and best-loved fictional characters, from Spongebob to Buzz Lightyear, kids will look up in awe. Add to this a steady stream of floats, dancers, cheerleaders, marching bands and celebrities and there's always something entertaining passing you by. Head to Central Park West, the Time Warner Center or Sixth Avenue for the best spots (at various times).
thanksgiving parade

Get involved with some Christmas shopping before the madness of Black Friday with a visit to Bryant's Park, where you'll find over 120 superb holiday shops, including eateries to keep you going as you explore them all. Wander through the festive array of vendors, stocking up on Christmas treats and securing some early gifts as you go, for a perfectly leisurely experience away from the madness of Black Friday.

After you've had a browse, why not take to the ice and glide across 17,000 square feet of outdoor ice rink (on your own skates of course!) for absolutely nothing! Hone your skills or simply enjoy the company you're in as you frolic in a truly special atmosphere before the most wonderful of Christmas Trees. Warm up before you head home with a visit to the rinkside restaurant Celsius, unless you've already filled up on tasty treats from the vendors.

bryant park

Frequenting Central Park is wholly rewarding at any time of the year, but there's something inherently special about wandering through the park in the winter. With the leaves all but gone, the snow (possibly) falling and a sense of serenity and peace in the air, the beautiful views of the park are accentuated around this time of year. 

Alternatively, if you would rather feel the noise, there is always live sport to be seen in the city, whatever you like. Head to the MetLife Stadium if (American) football is your forte and cheer on either the Giants or the Jets in the heart of Manhattan. For an excuse to visit Madison Square Garden, grab tickets for the Rangers and watch them slash the ice in the NHL, or head to the equally famous Yankees Stadium for a traditional American ballpark experience to remember. 

metlife stadium

From everyone at DialAFlight, Happy Thanksgiving!
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