2020 took a lot away from us – including most of our beloved New York City holiday traditions. However, I like to think that this means that we are going to appreciate them so very much more when they return. Now that effective travel health protocols are put in place, we are seeing more and more travelers come back to top city destinations like NYC as the fall sets in, and I am pleased about that!
Of course, with all of this happening now, it has me looking ahead to the much-anticipated return of the city’s famed holiday events which get kicked off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2021. And while there is no denying that Macy’s did an amazing job at giving us a scaled-down version to view from home last year – there is nothing like being there to see it up close and in person. To get close to the elaborate floats – often carrying celebrities, the talented marching bands from schools across the US and those larger-than-life balloons has been on many a #BookItList. And with good reason. Most of us grew up watching the parade and dreamt about what it would be like to actually be there among the crowds.
Now truth be told – there were some years that standing outside watching the parade was a bit less desirable – like when the temperatures dipped under freezing or the skies opened up and rained on our parade (pun intended). And since one can never predict what the weather is going to be like that fourth Thursday in November – I have an option for you that guarantees you won’t have to wear a coat and mittens or get poked by umbrellas while you are taking in the parade. I'm excited to announce that the ever-popular Luxury Thanksgiving Day Parade Viewing Experience is back! And after going dark last year – this year’s event is guaranteed to be brighter, bigger, and better than ever! Held at the beautiful Del Frisco’s Steak House right along the parade route, with parade viewing space and floor to ceiling windows – seriously – does parade viewing get any better than this? I don’t think so!
A THANKSGIVING MORNING LIKE NO OTHER
Why choose indoor viewing for the parade? Picture this. While the roughly 3.5 million people who line the parade route are waking up in the dark and venturing out in the wee hours of the morning to get a spot for viewing – YOU can sleep in until pretty close to parade time. And while you may have to dress warm or carry an umbrella on your way to the event – once there you can ditch it all because you are watching in a temperature-controlled climate. How about when the kids start getting hungry or announce the dreaded “I have to go to the bathroom” – which we all know is going to happen especially since by parade time you have been in your spot for a good three hours. No worries with my indoor event – plenty of food thanks to a hot breakfast buffet – and that ever so popular necessity – clean restrooms! And while the crowds outside your viewing windows are shoulder to shoulder – you are in a comfy environment at your own table for you and your family or traveling companions. Did I mention that there is entertainment inside the venue as well – such as a DJ and entertainment for children?