Friday, 6 October 2017
Thanksgiving to New Year in New York City
THE holiday season in New York City begins with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in November and continues with the iconic Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center. Enjoy the unforgettable department store windows and artisan markets, plus attractions and events. The season concludes by welcoming in the New Year with lesser-known fireworks at Prospect Park in Brooklyn and, of course, the unforgettable New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square.
While there to experience Midtown holiday classics, it’s also an ideal opportunity to see what’s new. Midtown NYC showcases the “new” NYC. This holiday season, it is the heart of energy and development in Manhattan.
* Gulliver’s Gate, housed in the former New York Times building on West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, features over 300 miniature buildings and models of iconic global landmarks. A full city block wide, the attraction is a technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world that ignites the imagination of visitors young and old (gulliversgate.com).
* Opening October 6, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is a never-before-seen immersive experience in Times Square (West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues) that uses ground-breaking technology to transport guests on an incredible underwater journey across the Pacific Ocean (natgeoencounter.com).
* Beginning in November, NFL Experience Times Square, a new attraction on the corner of 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, immerses visitors in the physical challenges of professional NFL athletes. Visitors enter as a fan, become a player and leave a champion on this hero’s journey (nflexperience.com).
* New Broadway musicals will entertain guests over the holiday season. Visitors can see all current and upcoming shows at nycgo.com/broadway. Highlights include SpongeBob, sure to be a hit with families and nostalgic millennials alike, and The Band’s Visit, an artistic new work starring Tony Shalhoub, among others (spongebobbroadway.com, thebandsvisitmusical.com).
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