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Radio City Music Hall | © V Manninen/Flickr
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How To Celebrate Thanksgiving In NYC

Picture of Rebecca McCarthy
Updated: 11 January 2017
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends, relax and have fun. Listed are a diverse range of activities to make this Thanksgiving one to remember.
Central Park Zoo | © Javier Kohen/Flickr
Central Park Zoo | © Javier Kohen/Flickr
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Central Park

Escape the crowds and enjoy the calm of nature before the December frost comes. There are many activities to be done in Central Park. You can go on a solitary walk and admire the fall leaves, bring a date to row on the lake, ice skate at Wollman Rink, or take the kids to check out the Central Park Zoo and ride the carousel. There is something for everyone.

Central Park Zoo, 64th Street and 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 439 6500

Central Park Carousel, 65th Street Transverse, New York, NY, USA +1 212 310 6600

Marilyn Monroe at Madame Tussaud's New York | © InSapphoWeTrust/Flickr

Marilyn Monroe at Madame Tussaud’s New York | © InSapphoWeTrust/Flickr

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds is a popular NYC attraction that remains open on Thanksgiving Day. The museum has strikingly realistic wax figures of famous people. Strike a pose with Rhianna or Katniss from The Hunger Games.

Madame Tussauds, 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA +1 866 841 3505

NBA Day of Service Volunteers | © State Farm/Flickr

NBA Day of Service Volunteers | © State Farm/Flickr

Giving Back

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get into the spirit of giving. VolunteerMatch connects people with causes that they care about. Popular causes on the website are animals, children and youth, and homelessness and housing. The website links you up with volunteer opportunities at nonprofits based on your cause of interest.

Flea Market Saturdays | © La Citta Vita/Flickr
Flea Market Saturdays | © La Citta Vita/Flickr
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Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

Pick up holiday gifts for your loved ones at this two-day market organized by Brooklyn Makers. There will be a DJ, cocktails, food, and fun DIY workshops. Over 40 local vendors will be in attendance, including Rock That Gem selling beautiful handcrafted jewelry and Wooln with luxury hand-knits.

Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, 501 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Nervous Records Presents Thanksgiving with Special Guest DJs

After Thanksgiving dinner, head to Cielo to enjoy a night of rock and roll and dancing. Chus and Ceballos will be performing, so expect a blend of House and Techno with an addictive percussion beat.

Cielo, 18 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 543 8556

Radio City Music Hall | © V Manninen/Flickr

Radio City Music Hall | © V Manninen/Flickr

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular

A New York City Broadway favorite, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will help you get into the holiday spirit. See Santa and the lovely Rockettes perform on stage. The show has gotten more high tech over the years and new songs have been added.

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 465 6741

Sunrise behind the Empire State Building in New York City | © Anthony Quintano/Flickr

Sunrise behind the Empire State Building in New York City | © Anthony Quintano/Flickr

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Empire State Building

A national landmark since 1986, the Empire State Building is one of the world’s tallest buildings and a perfect destination for Thanksgiving. The architecture is an attractive art deco style, and it’s always worth a visit.

Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, USA +1 212 736 3100

Big City Bicycle | © Dustin Gaffke/Flickr

Big City Bicycle | © Dustin Gaffke/Flickr

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NYC Pilgrim Pedal

Head out for a 10-mile bike ride through Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens this Thanksgiving morning. It includes a stop for pancakes.

FDR Drive and East 23rd Street, New York, NY, USA +1 917 536 6120

Microphone | © Carla de Souza Campos/Flickr

Microphone | © Carla de Souza Campos/Flickr