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7 New York Fall Traditions You Don't Want to Miss

October 20, 2017 - by CityGuide News
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New York City offers a tremendous number of landmarks and things to do, such as attending events and festivals. The fall season is a great time to be here. Read on for our picks for 7 great autumn New York traditions you don't want to miss.

1. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

One of the most anticipated events in New York during autumn is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's a great draw across generations, with enormous balloons, floats, dancers, marching bands, celebrities, and a wide variety of other performers. The event is free and can be watched along many stretches of the city as it winds from the Upper West Side to the famous department store Macy's Herald Square.

2. New York’s Village Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade

Another a must visit holiday parade is New York's Village Halloween Parade, which is held during Halloween in Greenwich Village. Known as the spookiest parade around, you'll find an estimated 50,000 participants who dress up like zombies, vampires, and monsters, roaming all over the streets of the Village. This event is held every October 31st, which this year falls on a Tuesday.

3. The Masquerade Halloween Parade After Party

Are you looking for music, dance, drinks and costumes in a mysterious atmosphere? Consider taking an amazing masquerade mask and attending the Halloween Masquerade Parade After-Party on Halloween Night, Tuesday, October 31st, at 11pm. 204 Varick St.

4. Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

Central Park Pumpkin Flotilla

Central Park is famous come Halloween for the Pumpkin Flotilla held here. This is perfect for families who are looking for a relaxing and fun day. You can enjoy spooky ghost stories, live music, the a costume parade, plus the carving of pumpkins for the Pumpkin Flotilla that sails through Harlem Meer. This year the flotilla will be held on Sunday, October 29th in the afternoon and evening.

5. Secret Singles Masquerade Gamenight/Karaoke

masquerade masks

If you are travelling alone and want to have a unforgettable night check out Secret Singles Masquerade Gamenight. You'll find a lot of hot drinks and tasty food. The setting is a secret environment where single people come together to enjoy their evening behind masks. Get the right dress, the necessary accessories, the proper footwear, and most importantly, do not forget the masquerade mask! Friday, November 3rd, 8:30pm. Vibes, 143-06 Liberty Ave., Queens, NY 11435

6.  Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes®

If you are musically inclined, you may want to add this annual musical stage show at Radio City Hall in New York. The show runs at around 90 minutes that has 140 music performers, a combination of singing and dancing with traditional scenes. The production is from November 10 up until January 1. rockettes.com/christmas

7.  The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Would it be nice if you could spend time and experience skating around the city’s iconic rink? Just be sure to line up as early as possible since it only allows 150 people on the ice at one time.


There are a lot of interesting, educational, and amazing events that you should visit in New York City. Travelling is not just visiting new cities, every time with each travel you unconsciously educate yourself, and get acquainted with the lifestyle and traditions of other nations.

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