As the fun in the sun of summer ends, you might wonder what to do once fall rolls around. Luckily, you’ll find no shortage of exciting and fun fall events in New York. And, from holiday parades to comic book conventions, New York still offers plenty of options for everyone. So, since the sheer number of New York events this fall could make your head spin, we’ve boiled it down to the top 5 most popular and fascinating celebrations.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
As a treasured, annual American tradition, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has delighted onlookers for nearly 100 years. And, the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving will continue its reign as one of the best fall events in New York. This year, on November 28th, you can expect to see all of the massive, colorful balloons, floats, and circus performers that make the celebration special. But, you’ll also discover two new balloons: Astronaut Snoopy 2.0 and a Strawberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cone! Yum!
All it takes is some authentic Bavarian beer, bratwursts, and giant pretzels to call yourself German for a day. And, in 2019, one of the most anticipated fall events in New York, the annual Watermark’s Oktoberfest, offers an extended calendar. Thus, you can pretend you’re German for over an entire month! So, bring the whole family to enjoy delicious food, amazing decorations, and exciting games for the little ones. Remember, the fun starts on September 13th and ends on October 20th.
Open House New York
One of the lesser known, but certainly intriguing, fall events in New York opens doors that would otherwise be closed to you. For two days, October 19th and 20th, Open House New York will give you access to public buildings, museums, art studios, factories, and just about any other type of building you can imagine. And, this year you can check out the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Castle Williams on Governor’s Island, and about 1,000 buildings normally restricted to the public. Therefore, it’s basically an urban explorer’s dream!
Lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
It seems odd to call the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree a fall event. However, that’s exactly what it is. So, this year, why not join the celebration on December 4th to herald in the Holiday Season? With over 50,000 lights using 7+ miles of electrical wire and a 1.5-million-dollar tree-topper made of Swarovski crystals, you may find that you need to wear your sunglasses at night. However, it’s a small price to pay to pose for the most popular photo-op during Christmastime.
New York Comic Con
Nerds, geeks, and dweebs, assemble! The New York Comic Con draws nigh! Between the 3rd and the 6th of October, the streets of New York will fill up with storm troopers, superheroes, and other cosplayers. And, in 2019, you can expect a number of celebrity guests, like Amy Jo Johnson of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars fame, and Christopher Eccleston from Doctor Who. So, this October, it’s time to get your geek on!
Hi there! Did we miss a fall event in New York that you plan to attend? Then, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list during our next update.