9 things to do in NYC this Thanksgiving Day weekend (Nov. 24 - 27)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The city might be chillier but your plans this holiday weekend can still heat up! Let 1010 WINS help you plan your fun with great events for family and friends of all ages.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kickoff at 9am with spectacular performance and four new giant balloons to look out for.

When: Thursday, Nov. 24
Where: Varies
Cost: Free

Amaze Light Festival

CitiField is hosting a larger-than-life holiday themed light show expected tp bring around 400,000 holiday enthusiasts. It's a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

When: Friday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 27, 4- 10 p.m.
Where: Citi Field – 41 Seaver Way, Queens
Cost: $44 adults, $36 ages 2-12

Winter Lantern Festival

The Winter Lantern Festival returns for a fourth year and is ready to launch their Staten Island location, transforming a community park into an immersive world of light.

When: Friday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 20
Where: SIUH Community Park, Staten Island
Cost: Varies

Lantern Festival
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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

The iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center is officially open to skaters this weekend so get your chance on the ice ahead of the holiday season.

When: Thursday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Nov. 27
Where: Rockefeller Center
Cost: $21

Winter Village at Bryant Park

Start your holiday shopping at The Winter Village holiday shops at Bryant Park which is now open for the season and features over 160 merchants selling local crafts, artisan provisions, and other unique gifts.

When: Thursday, Nov. 24- Sunday, Nov. 27
Where: Bryant Park
Cost: Free

[R]Evolution of Hip Hop

Celebrate Hip Hop history month with a new exhibit in the borough where it all started. The exhibit explores the "golden era" of the genre at it's temporary home before the Universal Hip Hop Museum opens in 2024.

When: Friday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 27
Where: 2328 12th Ave.
Cost: $15

Holiday Train Show

The New York Botanical Garden is back this weekend with its annual train show. The exhibit showcases 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each made from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

When: Thursday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: New York Botanical Garden - 2900 Southern Blvd.
Cost: $30

Winter Village at Governor's Island

Enjoy some fall activities at Governor's Island with warm food and drink options as well as on-site games and fire pits. A skating rink will open this weekend for visitors of all ages.

When: Thursday, Nov. 24- Sunday, Nov. 27, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Governor's Island
Cost: Free

Holiday Nostalgia Vintage Subway Car Rides

The vintage subway car rides are back after a two-year pandemic pause. It will feature a new route and showcase the Train of Many Colors in honor of the exhibit Reign of the Redbirds at the NYC Transit Museum.

When: Sunday, Nov. 27
Where: Chambers St. to 137th St.-City College
Cost: Varies

Nostalgia train
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