The magic of New York City is intangible and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Pair that with the festivities surrounding the holidays, and you have got yourself the perfect holiday vacation. During this time, the entire city of New York is filled with the charming sounds of holiday music, the warm, lingering scent of hot chocolate and the glow of festive lights adorning winter shops and ice skating rinks.
What really marks the beginning of this enchanting time is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Drawing a television audience of over 22 million viewers a year, the parade is a monumental event that everyone takes part in, but there’s nothing quite like watching it live, in New York City. This historical celebration, which began on November 27, 1924, is an annual pageant of balloons, floats, marching bands and most excitingly, Broadway performances.
In celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Beyond Times Square will offer a VIP experience for travelers who’d like to get up close and personal with the floats and Broadway performers. Among those performing as members of the parade are the casts of Holiday Inn, the Broadway revival of Cats, and the Radio City Rockettes, who begin performances in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on November 11. This exclusive viewing area is in the center of the action, but away from the crowds, offering the best view and photo opportunities. Additionally, there are a number of perks that come along with this VIP experience, including a magician and games for the kids, holiday gift bags and a full deluxe breakfast buffet encompassing coffee, tea, juice, hot chocolate, champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys. Located on the second floor and looking down, eye level with the giant balloons sailing by, this is the best way to watch the parade. Find out more information by visiting Beyond Times Square.
Broadway performances don’t stop marching when the parade is over; there are a number of shows still playing on Thanksgiving night. Secure tickets to Chicago, Cirque du Soleil Paramour, Fiddler on the Roof, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, or The Phantom of the Opera by booking in advance through your preferred travel provider.
For those visiting Christmas week, look forward to a variety of shows which will perform Christmas Day, including: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, A Bronx Tale The Musical, Cats, Chicago, The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, School of Rock The Musical, and Something Rotten!