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Posts from November 2018


Here are 10 ways to launch you and your loved ones into the spirit of the season, New York State style.

8 Holiday Marketplaces to Visit in New York State

What do you buy for the person who has everything? Holiday markets are sprouting up across New York, where local art, specialty crafts, and food and drink make gift-giving season a breeze. Here are the markets to hit before the season's over!

Griffis Sculpture Park - Photo Courtesy of Griffis Sculpture Park

While you may be familiar with other regions we’ve written about in this series like the Adirondacks, the Catskills, and the Finger Lakes, there’s a chance you’ll be a pioneer among your friends as you explore the westernmost region of New York. You’re in the right spot, because we are revealing some of the region’s best secrets. In fact, the name Chautauqua is actually a secret itself. It’s said to be from the long-forgotten Erie language of the Erie Iroquoian people, but no one alive today knows what it means—or if they do, they’re better at keeping secrets than we are.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade has been the official kick-off to the holiday season. Each year, more than 50 million TV viewers joined by 3.5 million people in New York City attend or tune in for this beloved event through Manhattan. This year the parade is back on the streets and will air on NBC on Thursday, November 24 from 9 am-12 pm in all time zones. The parade will take place along a 2.5-mile route from West 77th Street & Central Park West to Macy's Herald Square. Great views can be found along Central Park West from West 77th to West 61st Streets, and along 6th Avenue from West 59th to West 38th Streets.