New York City Events November 2016

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NYC Insider Guide November Events Calendar

New York City Events November 2016 include the Rockettes at Radio City, Disney on Ice, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thanksgiving Dinner, New York City Marathon, Veteran’s Day, tons of college Basketball and much more. Nathan Lane, John Slattery and John Goodman as well as Josh Groban are all on the Great White Way.

Outdoor attire will likely include scarves, gloves and hats. The tree leaves might still be beautiful – or gone, depending on the climate. The theme of the month is “the Holidays are coming,” and toward the end of November, many of the department store windows will open their beautiful displays!

Please check sightseeing and holiday hours for Veteran’s Day (always November 11th) and Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24, 2016).

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Where to Stay during November in New York City

November is the perfect time to check into one of our hotels near Rockefeller Center (Rockettes at Radio City, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Ice Skating) or on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Route or near Central Park for more iconic Ice Skating.

Macys Thanksgiving Parade Hotel 2016

The best Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Hotels allow you to stay warm and dry, use a rest room, eat and STILL watch the Parade from a prime spot.

Macys Thanksgiving Parade Hotel

  • JW Marriott Essex House New York – unparalleled views without the hassle of crowds and cold weather
  • the Quin – ‘Great Hotel for The Thanksgiving Day Parade!!!’ and ‘I would definitely return!!!’
  • New York Hilton Midtown – ‘Great location to see the Macy’s parade.’ and ‘All we had to do was go downstairs and watch the parade pass by.’

See All: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Hotels

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Central Park NY Hotels

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2016

Radio City Christmas with Rockettes

November 11, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Daily @ 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm (some variations)

With up to 4 shows per day on weekends, the Rockettes are a tradition during the NYC Holiday Season for more than 75 years. Don’t miss the signature eye-high kicks, precision choreography and exciting, show-stopping numbers – including one with Santa.

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Hotels Near Rockefeller Center

Hotels Near Rockefeller Center

Some of our top value picks near Rockefeller Center include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Hotels Near Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Center runs from 47th - 50th Streets, between 5th and 6th Aves. Download our free neighborhood maps at Midtown East Hotels and Midtown West Hotels

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Best November New York City Vacation Packages

With Thanksgiving and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting happening in November and December, hotel prices tend to skyrocket! Luckily, we have a fantastic NYC Vacation Company that has scoured the city to bring you the BEST deals, tons of freebies, personal planning and more to help you enjoy your NYC vacation. November is the ideal time to book your all inclusive NYC Vacation Package and save.

All New York City Vacation Packages include Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Vacation Planning Assistance and more.

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Sports New York City Events September

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! To many New Yorkers, Fall Equals the Holy Grail of Sports and this is why it is their favorite of the four seasons.

The Giants and Jets are right in the middle of football season. Knicks and Nets basketball is just getting started and the NY Rangers and NY Islanders hockey seasons are underway.

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New York City Nightlife

How do you make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps?? Some of the best 'only in NYC' nightlife experiences include skyline views, dinner cruises, Museums and attractions open late til 2am, rooftops, night tours, comedy clubs and more. Some of our top NYC Nightlife picks:

New York City Nightlife

See all our Top Picks: New York City Nightlife

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Things To Do in New York in November

Things To Do in New York in November

The best Things To Do in New York in November range from Hudson Valley fall foliage to major designer bargains at New York City sample sales. The Big Apple is packed with autumn adventures.

Whether you want to find the best viewing spots for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, grab a traditional Turkey Dinner, hit the Ice Skating rinks or cheer on one of our major sports teams, check out our insider tips and guide to a great November in NYC.

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Fun Things to do in New York in Fall

There is no shortage of fun things to do in Autumn in NYC. Whether it’s biking, sailing, boating, walking, horseback riding or cheering on one of our awesome New York sports teams, you can do it all with the glorious and vibrant colored leaves as your backdrop.

Things to do in New York in Fall

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90th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Kermit

Parade – Thursday, November 24, 2016, 9am-12pm
Balloon Set Up – Wed, November 23rd, 3-10pm

What could be more fun than Broadway Stars, Shrek, Spider Man, Hello Kitty, Smurf, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Snoopy, Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear all partying together in New York City?

Make sure to note the NEW Parade Route (changed in 2012) and read the full Insider Guide to:

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November Broadway Show Picks

Check out our newest Broadway Shows and top NYC Insider Picks for November!

The Front Page Broadway Play

The Front Page – starring Nathan Lane, John Slattery and John Goodman

The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor conspire to hide the man from the other reporters. Sep 20, 2016 – Feb 2017

Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical

Back for a limited engagement, Motown charts Berry Gordy’s journey from to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. July 12 – Nov 13, 2016

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

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Celebrities on Broadway

An Act of G-d Broadway Sean Hayes

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, The King and I and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

Lincoln Center NYC

More: Lincoln Center Venue Guide

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Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

November 8-13, 2016, Barclays Center

November 16-20, 2016, Prudential Center (NJ)

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Giants & Jets MetLife Schedule

New York Giants Tickets

Ready to see the Giants star quarterback, Eli Manning, or wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr with a history-making one armed catch? Perhaps you’d rather see football’s newest stars on the Jets roster? Either way, there’s nothing like a traditional American football game, so head on out to MetLife Stadium, where tickets start at just $40 per game!

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NY Giants & Jets Schedule – Home Games November

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Rangers MSG Schedule

New York Rangers Tickets

Get your New York Rangers tickets and schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. The NY Rangers have made the finals and/or playoffs the last six consecutive seasons. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

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NY Rangers Schedule – Home Games November

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Knicks MSG Schedule

New York Knicks Tickets

The NY Knicks, in their 71st Season, have a great roster, so come join our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”

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NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games November

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