November 28, 2017

Tree Lighting Skate-tacular @BryantParkNYC

What: Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is an original holiday tale about a very special family on the night before Christmas. This year’s event, narrated by Tony Award winning, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), will feature a stellar line up of live performances from Olympic and World Champion skaters including Johnny Weir, Kimmie Meissner, Meryl Davis, Charlie White and Jeff Buttle, followed by ice skating for all.
When: Friday, December 1, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Where: Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Cost: FREE

2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

What: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 29, with live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Thousands crowded the sidewalks for the event and millions watched it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 9pm on January 7, 2018.
When: November 29, 2017 |  7-9pm
Where: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC. Also watch it on NBC.
Cost: FREE

November 22, 2017

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade #MacysParade

What: It's the official kick-off of the holiday season! Don't miss giant balloons, one-of-a-kind floats, the nation's best marching bands, hundreds of cheering clowns, a host of celebrities and much more! Plus, relive the magic of past Parades—discover our proud history now.
When: Thursday, November 23, 2017, Parade starts at 9:00 am ET – Noon
Where: Begins at Central Park West & 77th st and moves along down to 6th Ave and 34th St. Or watch it live on NBC.
Cost: FREE

18th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square #WintersEve

What: On Monday, November 27, 2017 the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor, Time Warner, Inc., will host the Eighteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival! Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone. 

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

When: Monday, November 27, 2017 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Rain, Snow or Shine!
Where: The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along and around Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.
Cost: FREE

November 21, 2017

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

What: Taking place in the afternoon and evening before Thanksgiving Day, at the Macy's Parade balloon inflation you'll get a preview of the larger-than-life characters in the next day's parade. 

Tips for Going to the Parade Balloon Inflation
The earlier you arrive, the less crowded it will be. No backpacks will be allowed. Central Park West will be shut down starting at noon.

Pick a good spot. There is a designated viewing path for observers. The path for the balloon inflation winds around the American Museum of Natural History, beginning at 79th and Columbus and travels along Columbus Avenue, 77th Street, Central Park South, and exits at 81st Street.

Consider taking public transit to the balloon inflation. Crowds will make parking nearby nearly impossible and access to the area will be difficult for taxis. The subway trains serving the balloon inflation area are B or C to 81st Street/Museum of Natural History.

Keep your kids close. If you're visiting with young children, keep a close eye on them.

When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017  |  1pm - 8 pm
Where: The inflation takes place at the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side. You can access it at the public entrance on West 79th Street and Columbus Avenue.
Cost: FREE

Live Holiday Karaoke

What: Warm up your voice for weekly live piano karaoke with a holiday twist. Hosted by Sid Gold’s. Song list located here.
When: Tuesdays, 7-9pm | November 14 – December 19
Where: Bryant Park: Southwest Porch, located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace
Cost: FREE


What: Celebrate the magic of New York City during the holidays with a ride back in time on our vintage fleet of subway cars and buses. This holiday season, we continue the tradition of placing our vintage R1-9 train cars and a selection of our vintage buses from decades past in regular service. Don’t miss your chance to travel through time – for just the cost of a MetroCard swipe!

Nostalgia Train
Catch the Holiday Nostalgia Train on Sunday, November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th! In celebration of the one year anniversary of the Second Avenue Subway, this year’s Holiday Nostalgia Train will run along the F line between 2nd Av and Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street and via the Q line between Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street and 96th Street on the Upper East Side.

The Holiday Nostalgia Train departs from the 2nd Av subway station on the F line at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm and from the 96th Street subway station on the Q line at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.

The special eight-car subway train of R1-9 cars from the 1930s is complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, drop-sash style windows, vintage roll signs, and original advertisements.

Nostalgia Buses

Selections from the Museum’s vintage fleet of buses will also be in service on the M42 route Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 22nd from 9am to 5pm.

Note: Equipment is subject to change. Vintage train and bus service is weather permitting. 

When: Sunday, November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
Where: The Transit Museum: Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street (decommissioned subway station), Downtown Brooklyn. The entrance to the Museum is down two flights of stairs.
Cost: Adults $10 | Children (2-17) $5 | Seniors 62+ $5, Seniors are free on Wednesdays (excludes senior group visits) | Museum Members free
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Macy's Santaland

What: New this year, Santaland is by reservation only. This means that you'll be able to join the line during a preselected time slot—choose one from 30 minutes to 5 days in advance. Ready to go? Make your free booking right here, at! Time slots are subject to availability.

Santa's a popular guy, so the wait times to meet him have been quite long in previous years, especially on our busiest days. The new reservation system is designed to minimize this by scheduling visitors to join the line at a time of your choice, allowing for the best possible holiday experience.

When: Nov. 24 - Dec. 24, 2017
Where: 8th Floor of Macy's Herald Square: 151 W. 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001
Cost: FREE

EFFY Trunk Show

What: Macy's and Effy cordially invite you to a one day only trunk show event featuring bold, stylish diamond and gemstone jewelry. Come discover over 1,000 unique pieces at this exclusive event, including the new Effy Hematian collection, offering one of a kind prized center gemstone and diamond designs. An Effy representative will be in attendance and happy to assist you with your purchase. Reserve an appointment by calling a Macy's Jewelry Specialist today!
When: November 21, 2017 | 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Where: Macy's Kings Plaza: 5400 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11234-5213

November 17, 2017

Louis Vuitton Presents “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez #NYCVVV

What: The Unexpected Journey At The Heart Of Louis Vuitton 
Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibition retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. A story told through the portraits of its founders, as well as those who today are inventing the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.

This historic journey, designed by Robert Carsen, is divided into ten chapters, one of which is entirely devoted to the United States of America and New York City. The tour opens with the most symbolic object of the House: the trunk, a model fashioned with contemporary flair, embodying the iconic hallmarks and bold spirit of Louis Vuitton. The exhibition features objects and documents from the Louis Vuitton heritage archives, as well as select articles on loan from the Palais Galliera and the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. The exhibition concludes with a display devoted to the savoir-faire of the artisans in the Louis Vuitton workshops.

When: Now through January 7th, 2018.
Monday to Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Reduced hours: Christmas Eve 11:00am - 6:00pm, New Year's Eve 11:00am - 6:00pm, New Year's Day 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Holiday closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Where: American Stock Exchange Building: 86 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006
Cost: FREE