18 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving Week 2021 in New York City
Traveling to New York for Thanksgiving? Or maybe you are a New York resident looking for fun ways to entertain your guests. There’s nothing like a long weekend to enjoy all the city has to offer, especially a Broadway or Off-Broadway show, concert, or theater-themed event.
Make sure to check The revised Playbill schedule for Broadway shows for Thanksgiving week, it’s different than usual. Plan accordingly.
Here’s your complete guide to Thanksgiving week in New York City:
ALL WEEK (November 22-28)
Christmas show in Radio City
Radio City Music Hall (1260 Sixth Avenue).
The prices vary. For tickets, click here.
The annual contest featuring the Radio City Rockettes and Christmas-themed festivities plays several times a day during Thanksgiving week.
Bryant Park Winter Village
Bryant Park (41 West 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).
Holiday store hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.
A wonderland holiday gift shop takes control of Bryant Park each holiday season. Boasting seasonal bites and holiday shopping, it is well worth a stroll.
Bryant Park Ice Rink
Skating hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
Free entry to the winter village, skate rental from $ 22 to $ 33
The ice rink is open! Skating is free and skate rentals are available for $ 22 to $ 33 (depending on the day), but you can also bring your own. Obtain tickets in advance for timed entries to the ice rink. The Lodge Bar + Food Hall will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden Vacation Train Show
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx).
Tickets during the holiday week starting at $ 18 for children, $ 30 for adults, $ 28 for seniors (65+) and students here. Open until January 26.
Creator Paul Busse invites viewers to a magical miniature vacation town with landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, and an almost half-mile track with full-scale model trains. This year’s show features Central Park, including Belvedere Castle.
Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window and Light Show
Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue), free.
A ten story light show and window display in the famous Saks Fifth Ave department store. During the holiday season, the windows were decorated this year with the theme ‘An Enchanted Experience’, a recreation of fairytale classics like Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White with a New York backdrop – are available to view at any time; the light show takes place at regular intervals throughout the evening. Other department stores with window displays include Macy’s (this year’s theme is “Santa’s Journey to the Stars”), Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., and many more along Fifth Avenue .
MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Seussic Reunion concert
Feinstein’s / 54 Below (254 West 54th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).
Tickets start at $ 45. Two shows: doors at 5.30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and doors at 9 p.m., concert at 9.45 p.m. Tickets and more information here.
Members of the original Broadway cast gather for a live performance presentation of songs from the musical Ahrens and Flaherty featuring beloved characters from the works of children’s book author Dr. Seuss. Scheduled artists include Kevin Chamberlin, Cathy Rigby, Ann Harada, Darren Lee, Natascia Diaz, Joyce Chittick, and more.
TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER
A Sherlock Carol
New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues).
Tickets from $ 39. Click here for Playbill discounted tickets.
Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle collide when an adult Tiny Tim turns to Sherlock Holmes to solve the bizarre death of Ebenezer Scrooge in the new holiday mystery. Drew McVety and Thom Sesma are the stars of the literary mashup. The performances run until January 2, 2022.
WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER
Thanksgiving Market at Grand Central Terminal
25 Vanderbilt Avenue to East 43rd Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For one day only, select bakeries and stores will be offering a range of delicious treats just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Browse Vanderbilt Hall Market in the historic Grand Central Terminal. For a list of suppliers, click on here.
Catch a morning on Broadway!
Here is our Thanksgiving Weekly Schedule for Broadway Shows.
that of Paulo Szot An enchanted evening or Una Noche Encantada
Feinstein’s / 54 Below (254 West 54th Street between Brodway and Eighth Avenue).
Tickets start at $ 65. Doors at 5.30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information here.
Winner of Tony Paulo Szot (South Pacific) returns to 54Below with this encore show featuring songs from the Spanish zarzuela and musical theater scenes. Also expect a song or two to kick off the season! The Brazilian baritone is giving four shows until November 27.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Macy’s 95th Annual Thanksgiving Parade
See the best parade of the year up close, starting at 9 a.m. We made you a guide.
See a Broadway show
Here’s what’s playing on Thanksgiving Thursday
Broadway Themed Thanksgiving Dinners
- The Glass House Tavern: This Theater District bar and restaurant is a popular hangout for the people of Broadway. We can’t promise a celebrity sighting, but we can promise a three-course Thanksgiving feast. 252 W. 47th St. (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues). Find the menu here.
- Tony’s DiNapoli: A essential for Italian in the Theater District, but they also serve up a nice Thanksgiving treat. Be sure to check out the Broadway themed hidden art gallery! 147 West 43rd Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues).
- Carmine’s: In the heart of the theater district, the legendary Italian restaurant cooks Thanksgiving dinner with holiday staples. Eat in or dine out. 200 West 44th St (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
See a Broadway show
Most Broadway shows have added a matinee performance in addition to the regular Friday night show:
Opening night of Georges balanchine Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater (20 Lincoln Center Plaza). The prices vary. Until January 2, 2022.
The holiday classic returns to the David H. Koch Theater with the New York City Ballet, featuring 90 dancers and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27
The Metropolitan Opera (30 Lincoln Center Plaza). 13h00.
Tickets start at $ 30. For more information, click here.
Seen Hadestown already? Step up to the Met Opera for American composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist (Tony nominated playwright) Sarah Ruhl on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Mary Zimmerman’s immersive directing stars Erin Morley in the title role.
Porgy and Bess
The Metropolitan Opera (30 Lincoln Center Plaza). 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $ 37. For more information, click here.
Double it at the opera with the evening screening of Porgy and Bess, the classic by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward and George and Ira Gershwin. Bass-baritone Eric Owen and soprano Angel Blue sing the title roles.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28
that of Eva Noblezada So this is love
The Green Room 42 (4th Floor (the skylobby) of YOTEL, 570 Tenth Avenue between 42nd and 41st Street)
Tickets start at $ 49. Doors at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information here.
Miss Saigon and Hadestown Tony nominated Eva Noblezada returns to The Green Room 42 with her cabaret concert. “It’s a very simple show. She sings songs. Everyone laughs.” There is also talk of a public participation game involving tequila …?
A Christmas Carol Musical comedy
The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets). The prices vary.
Tickets and more information here.
Travel downtown to the West Village to spend time with Scrooge in this season favorite for the 13th consecutive year. Production runs until December 30.
** Thanksgiving is just the kick-off for theater-themed events to celebrate the holiday season. Stay tuned to Playbill.com for more things to do on Broadway before the end of 2021!