Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to visit NYC! More than 2.5 million people line the streets to watch the balloons, floats, falloons and balloonicles, celebrities, bands and clown crews in the most spectacular holiday celebration in the world so it’s best to purchase a viewing package so you can enjoy the parade with the comforts of home.
When you book through Bucket List Travel Tours, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Vacations Include:
- A choice of four accommodation packages at a hotel in Manhattan close to or along the parade route so you can just step outside and be part of the one and only Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
- Free admission to the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City of New York or a Circle Line Harbor Cruise
- Free admission to the Empire State Building Observatory, Metropolitan Museum of Art or Top of the Rock Observation Deck
- All state and local hotel taxes
- All Broadway theater box office service charges and fees with purchase of optional Broadway tickets
- Shopping Discounts, Manhattan Concierge Map and NYCVP’s exclusive Insider Tips
- Optional add-ons including: Balloon Inflation Tour, Thanksgiving turkey dinner, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Broadway show tickets, a unique Stay Warm venue with the convenience and comfort of an indoor facility at your disposal, or our exclusive private viewing parties.
THE RIDE is the hit interactive entertainment experience that has taken New York City by storm!
Described by The Today Show as “The hottest new way to see New York,” on THE RIDE you’ve got front row seats as the streets of New York become a stage. Famous NYC landmarks are a backdrop to a live show with unparalleled technology, fun facts, and amazing street performances. THE RIDE is an unforgettable New York City experience that you cannot miss!
Riders will board THE RIDE, a super-sized, technologically amped up vehicle that travels the streets of New York. With stadium-style, sideways seating and massive windows, Riders have front row seats to the big city.
You never know what you’ll see or who you’ll meet along the 4.2-mile route. No matter how many times you take THE RIDE, it’s never the same show twice.
From Grand Central to Central Park, THE RIDE provides a look at New York and its people in a way that you’ve never seen before. You’ll laugh, you’ll be wowed, you might even learn something.
THE RIDE will move you through the city, turning famous NYC landmarks into backdrops as a live show plays out right in front of you. Through advanced audio and video technology, incredible performances, local insider info and non-stop excitement, THE RIDE will transform the way you see New York.
THE RIDE turns the streets of New York into a stage. And you’ve got front row seats!
New York City Holiday Lights Tour
New York City Holiday Lights Tour are very popular. New York City starts to take on a special glow, and all of the stores and squares try to outdo each other with the most dazzling displays!
Everyone wants to see all the new attractions, trees and lights in New York, but covering the four square miles or so that they encompass in one night and on foot can take a while, not to mention the crowds and weather.
Bucket List Travel Tours arranges guided and narrated tour. You’ll hear stories about the rich history, tradition and pageantry of some of the finest New York holiday displays, as well as the multicultural festive flavor and atmosphere that fills the City from Thanksgiving to Three King’s Day.
The tour takes place in a climate-controlled luxury motor coach, with frequent stops to get out and view the displays up close, including time spent inside exploring the wonder and secrets of Grand Central Terminal, a spectacular architectural landmark, beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Along the way, see sights like:*
- Central Park’s Holiday Markets
- The Multicolored Snowflakes of Columbus Circle
- Lincoln Center
- Central Park’s Hansom Cabs (horse-drawn carriages)
- The World’s Largest Snowflake
- Lexington Avenue’s Displays
- The Waldorf AstoriaLTT
- Madison Avenue’s Displays
- The World’s Largest Menorah
- The Plaza Hotel
- 5th Avenue Displays
- Trump Tower
- The 5th Avenue Nativity Creche
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Rockefeller Center
- The Diamond District
- The Marble Lions Outside of the New York Public Library
- Empire State Building
- Times Square
- Herald Square
Plus the window displays of:
- Saks 5th Avenue
- Bergdorf Goodman
- And, of course, Macy’s … plus so much more.
* Your tour guide will determine what stops will be appropriate, and what route the bus will take depending upon traffic. Displays at the various venues change from year to year. The tour will not stop at all of the venues listed.
Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner
In sticking with the theme of Thanksgiving, enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet with all the trimmings set at the Novotel New York’s restaurant, Supernova. Eat until you feel like you might bust, all the while overlooking a perfect panoramic view of Broadway and Times Square from the outside terrace. Thanksgiving in the heart of Times Square, what is more New York than that! Just take a look at this menu … is your mouth watering yet?.
- Roast Young Tom Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy
- Sliced London Broil with Mushroom and Red Wine Sauce
- Salad of Mixed Seasonal Greens and Traditional Caesar Salad
- Penne Pasta Primavera with Zesty Tomato Sauce
- String Beans
- Roasted Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
- Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing and Giblet Gravy
- Fresh Baked Breads and Cornbread
Desserts and Drinks:
- Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie
- Coffee / Tea / Soft drinks
- Cash Bar is Available
Empire State Building
Soaring high above the city, The Empire State Building Observatory ranks as must see Bucket List Travel Tour attraction, and it’s free when you book a Thanksgiving Package through us.
The Empire State Building is 1050 feet above street level, and it has incredible view of the Chrysler Building and the Flatiron Building. The Empire State Building has been featured in countless movies and probably is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world.
How to Visit the Empire State Building:
To get to the observatory on the 86th floor you will need to wait in three lines: one for security, one for tickets and one for the elevator. No one can bypass the security line for this venue, but you can skip the ticket line buying line when you purchase a package through Bucket List Travel Tours.
Admission to the Empire State Observatory can be free when you book a Bucket List Travel Tours hotel inclusive vacation package like our Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Package.
Visiting the Empire State Building:
Due to the popularity of this attraction, the lines to get to the observatory on the 86th floor can be lengthy. We recommend visiting first thing in the morning around 8 am or after 3pm. The attraction is open from 8AM – 2AM with the last elevator at 1:15am
The Empire State Building is located on Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets. Every visitor must go through security. Keep in mind that there are no locker storage facilities at the Empire State Building for your personal belongings. You will have to carry everything you bring on your visit.
All persons and property are subject to search. The items listed below are not permitted in the Empire State Building
- Large packages
- Sports equipment
- Musical instruments
- Cameras are permitted however tripods are not.
- Food (even unopened) and drinks (including water) are not allowed.
- All weapons are prohibited, including: Firearms, explosives or flammables, knives or sharp objects, pepper spray and mace.