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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Millions will line the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route despite record cold temperatures for the 92nd annual parade, but on the night before Thanksgiving, tens of thousands come out to take part in a…

Shops at Columbus Circle: Festive, Refined Shopping & Entertainment Destination Sparkles for the Holidays in New York

Shops at Columbus Circle: Festive, Refined Shopping & Entertainment Destination Sparkles for the Holidays in New York

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com For a festive place to shop in New York, The Shops at Columbus Circle  is a destination within a destination that draws more than 16 million visitors per year to its 50 shops, renowned…

Holidays in New York, Most Magical Time of the Year

Holidays in New York, Most Magical Time of the Year

  by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   The winter holiday season may well be New York City’s most magical time of the year and gets underway with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, continues with the iconic Christmas Tree…

Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown, US Premiere Among Highlights of New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St John the Divine

Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown, US Premiere Among Highlights of New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St John the Divine

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com One of my favorite ways to bid adieu to the year and begin anew is the annual Concert for Peace at the magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine,. This is a signature…

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Take the walk to see the animated windows and the holiday lights at Rockefeller Center (it’s best after 5 pm in the dark): My route typically starts at Macy’s on 34th Street, then up…

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com An estimated 3.5 million people were on hand for the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, amid perfect blue-skies day. Many had staked out their place along the parade route by 4 am, bundling up…

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com NEW YORK –This Thanksgiving, a magical march returns to the streets of New York City and to homes across the U.S. as the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the holiday season…

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City’s most magical time of the year, the winter holiday season, is already underway with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, continues with the iconic Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center,…

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