See the city surrounded by flora and tiny trains at the Holiday Train Show.
Explore the Annual Holiday Train Show. The New York Botanical Garden outdoes itself with more trains than ever before, themed kids activities, and a new “Streets of New York” dining pavilion with delights like maple gingersnap gelato and Christmas cookies, as well as menu stations offering New York-inspired foods by Stephen Starr Catering.
See Stars. Gaze into the night at the new Dark Universe show at the Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium. The new space show celebrates the discoveries that have led us to better understanding the universe and our place in it.
Shop Like Jay-Z. Get into the holiday spirit by shopping the "A New York Holiday" collab between Barneys New York and Jay-Z. With brands like Balenciaga, Balmain, Lanvin, Proenza Schouler, and Rick Owens on board, 100 percent of the capsule collection’s proceeds will benefit the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation; these gifts literally keep on giving.
Get Moving. Work off that stuffing with a yoga-meets-kickboxing class at Om Factory. Called Fight Club, this popular new fitness trend will make you sweat like the long weekend warrior that you are.
See The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. With most work-related endeavors closed for the long weekend, now is the perfect time to catch up on your blockbusters. Check local listings for showtimes.
Make figure eights. Strap those figure skates on and glide across the ice, old New York-style, at the famous Rink at Rockefeller Center, open since 1936.
Be Part of a New York Tradition. Get the family offline and head out together to cheer on participants of the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, full of floats, games, performers, and marching bands.
Welcome Christmas at The Plaza. Keep the weekend alive on Monday, Dec. 2 by reserving a spot for the new snowflake afternoon tea and annual tree lighting at The Plaza’s Palm Court. The lighting ceremony begins at 5 p.m., with plenty of fanfare and fun for kids. Call 212-546-5300 or email email@example.com for tea reservations.