It might not even be Thanksgiving, but in NYC it’s already the holiday season. The next few weeks are filled with holiday markets opening, parades, holiday window displays, and drinking (a lot of drinking.)
NYC Beerathon (I told you. lots of drinking) Tickets: $55-65 Nov.19th
NYC Whiskey Feast (see a trend yet?) Tickets: $69-125 @Brooklyn EXPO Center (72 Noble Street Brooklyn, NY 11222) Nov.19th
Brooklyn Bazaar: Meal Pass Ticekts: $27 @Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222) Nov.18th 7pm
Holiday Train Show Tickets:$20-$25 @The New York Botanical Garden Nov.19th – Jan.16th
Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion Tickets: $25 @The Met Fifth Avenue Nov.18th – Feb.5th
This event is the Costume Institute’s Fall 2016 Exhibition. “The exhibition, in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, will highlight approximately 60 of these masterworks from the early 18th century to the present. The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery will be organized chronologically with ensembles shown in packing crates and on palettes, as though they have just arrived at The Met. Each object—primarily women’s wear, as well as some men’s wear ensembles and a selection of accessories—will be accompanied by an in-depth explanation of its significance within the canon of fashion history.” -metmuseum.org
Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular Tickets: Pricey @Radio City Music Hall Nov.11th – Jan.2nd
I have heard from friends that if you buy the tickets for the shows after Christmas they are cheaper.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Tickets: FREE @(wherever you can find a spot) *look at the map on the site in the link* Nov.24th (Thanksgiving Day for anyone who didn’t get that from the name)
If you read my blog (cough cough), I have a post from last year’s parade with tips and tricks to get the best spot for the parade.
HOLIDAY MARKETS!!!! (here is a link to my post from last year’s markets)
‘Tis the season of overpriced trinkets made by local artisans. But no matter how overpriced and overcrowded, we love our holiday markets. There’s hot chocolate, cider, cookies, macaroons, and most importantly free samples. There’s also household stuff and shit my mom would like, but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here for whatever is cheap, edible, or free (preferably free and edible).
My personal favorite is the Bryant Park Holiday Market which opened Oct.29th (if you read my last event post you’d know that.) This year it’s even bigger and better than last year.
This week another favorite of mine the Union Square Holiday Market opens Nov. 17th-Dec.24th. It’s one of the bigger holiday markets, taking up the south side of Union Square Park.
Grand Central also hosts a holiday market in it’s Vanderbilt Hall. It opened Nov.14th and runs until De.24th. It is a beautiful backdrop for a market. And, being inside is a benefit when the temperature starts to drop. But, it is the most expensive of all the markets. I was shocked at the prices of the stuff being sold there last year. Don’t let the high prices keep you from checking out the cool art on sale and the amazing jewelry.
Holiday Window Display
Holiday window displays are amazing!Each year they’re a different theme and each year they’re bigger and better than the last. I haven’t seen any, yet, this year. But, the one’s I saw last year were great. Just another excuse to go shopping!
Here is a link to all of the window displays in the city!
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