New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
November 18, 2023–January 15, 2024
A dazzling and detailed replica of Manhattan, made entirely from plants, leaves, seeds and bark. There are at least 14 electric trains running in loops around the city, which showcases more than 175 scaled iconic buildings and structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty. The exhibit is great for both kids and adults, and makes an especially beautiful date night with cocktails on “Bar Car Nights” in December. Located in the Bronx, accessible by Subway and Metro North.
Tickets: Holiday Train Show All-Garden Pass (good for Holiday Train Show and grounds 10am-5pm, not for Glow or other evening events)
Just like NYC, twinkling lights go on at night with both city and holiday lights. All NYC landmarks and buildings are created entirely from botanical “ingredients” such as, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, poppy pods, pine cones, berries, mushrooms, nuts, bark, leaves twigs and dozens of other plant parts. Humming along between familiar sites such as the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, large-scale model trains cover a quarter-mile of track to bring life to this traditional holiday landscape. The Holiday Train Show @ NYBG is definitely one of those “not-to-be-missed” and “only in NYC” unique and memory-creating things to do for couples, families and children.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes 2023-2024
November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024 (Tickets On Sale April 2023)
Daily @ 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm (some variations)
With up to 5 shows per day on weekends, the Rockettes are a tradition during the NYC Holiday Season for more than 75 years. Don’t miss the signature eye-high kicks, precision choreography and exciting, show-stopping numbers – including one with Santa.
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Concerts & Shows
NYC Concerts Hot Sellers
- Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas One And All!… – December 17, 2023 @ MSG
- Rockettes Christmas Spectacular – Nov 17, 2023 – Jan 1, 2024
- Jerry Seinfeld – Jan 12 & 13, Feb 2 & 3, March 8 & 9, 2024 @ Beacon Theatre
- Cirque du Soleil ‘Twas the Night Before… – December 7-28, 2023 @ Hulu Theater at MSG
- Billy Joel – Nov 22 & Dec 19, 2023 + Jan 11, Feb 9, March 28, April 26, May 9 & June 8, 2024 @ MSG
Last Shows – Monthly Residency Ends July 2024***
Billy Joel Tickets: StubHub | Ticketmaster | TicketNetwork
NYC November Events & Things to Do
What to Wear in NYC in November – New York Weather November
The short answer? Everything! Average temperatures range from the mid-40s to mid-50s F, but can also shoot up into the high 70s. Millions of dedicated Thanksgiving parade-goers have watched in everything from umbrellas through rain, sleet and snow; to short-sleeved shirts. It’s hard to advise on what to wear this time of year. Before packing, consult with a weather website, but always include outfits with layers this time of year, along with basics like hat, scarf, gloves, waterproof boots/shoes and a small knapsack for dumping layers into while walking around.
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