Don't Miss: Holiday Events
by nycgo.com staff, 10/29/2013
(From left) George Balanchine's The Nutcracker photo by Paul Kolnik • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation photo by Kent Miller Studios/Macy's, Inc.
The holiday season is a magical time in New York City. Across the five boroughs, ice-skating, tree lightings and classic events like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular provide an endless supply of festive offerings that last through the New Year. Bundle up and venture out into the joy-filled streets to peruse one-of-a-kind wares at the Union Square Holiday Market, take in celebrity performances at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting and revel in seasonal festivities at Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square. If you'd rather duck out of the cold, the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show proves a breathtaking retreat year after year, while performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker bring a timeless holiday tale to life. View the full slideshow for more information on these and many other events. And for additional ideas, visit our weekly "Free in NYC" and "Top Five Events" features; check out our concert, fashion, art, nightlife and sports listings; see our roundup of annual events; and search for an event in our calendar.