Top 3 Thanksgiving Weekend Activities near Gateway, NYC

Nov 14, 2022

Thanksgiving fast approaches New York City. There are plenty of ways to get in the spirit of the giving season near your pet-friendly rental in Battery Park. Gateway luxury apartments are the place to be with your loved ones this November 24th.

The weekend of Thanksgiving in NYC is packed with events, a big turkey dinner, and a popular parade. It's no surprise that the holidays are the busiest time for tourism in the city. So make reservations ahead of time, whether it's dinner at a restaurant or a Broadway show.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The crown jewel of Thanksgiving in NYC is the Thanksgiving Macy's Day Parade, which has been a staple since 1924. It has become a national tradition televised on Thanksgiving morning for over seven decades.

The only thing better than watching it on TV? Being there! The parade starts at West 77th Street & Central Park West, coming to its climax at Macy's (the largest department store in the US).

The transmission starts at 9:00 am, but if you plan on attending this event, showing up at least 2 hours early to get a good spot is recommended.

Ice-Skating in Central Park

One of the popular things to do in New York City, few locations are as iconic as Wollman Rink in Central Park. This famous rink is one of the attractions open on Thanksgiving day.

You'll get to skate amongst scenic fall foliage. Located in the southern part of Central Park, the gorgeous setting looks like a postcard. 

Wollman Rink is cash-only, but there's an ATM onsite. Tickets can be bought online, too. Expect a waiting line, but the experience is well worth it.

The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker ballet performance at the Lincoln Center has to be the most iconic NYC holiday experience in the Big Apple.

Most watched the Nutcracker on TV, but there's nothing like seeing the talented New York City Ballet performing it. This is one of the most popular shows opening the day after Thanksgiving, so keep in mind that tickets sell out quickly.

Pet-Friendly Luxury Apartments in Downtown New York

Gateway rentals are great for spending Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Whether you want to get creative with your dishes or join one of New York's extraordinary events, NYC is at your doorstep! Schedule a tour and get ready to meet your new home!