November 23: Black Friday Escape
Hide away from the Black Friday crowds by heading to Almond for a post Turkey Day brunch. The morning after feast will include a special $12 all you can drink mimosa special, which will be sure to help you overcome the previous day awkward family fun. Almond, 12 East 22nd Street, 212 228 7557
November 23- December 22: After Thanksgiving Comes the Shopping
Holiday markets are a staple of the New York City holiday season, and the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is quickly becoming a feature attraction. Inspired by the night markets of Asia, the Brooklyn version will include independent vendors, music, food, drinks and more. Full event info as well as a schedule of live performances can be found on the bazaars official site. 45 North 5th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 6 PM- 12 AM
November 26: Winter in Lincoln Square
Signifying the winter season in New York, Lincoln Square will once again play host to Manhattan’s largest holiday festival. Though only one night long in duration, the 13th Annual Winter’s Eve in Lincoln Square will feature street performers, restaurant favorites, shopping stalls and a bevy of activities all in the spirit of good holiday fun. The celebration begins with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street, 5 PM
November 28: Rockefeller Wow.
No holiday season in New York City is complete without the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The celebrated lighting ceremony is a holiday tradition in itself, drawing celebrity guests, live performances and more. A must visit for anyone in New York City over the holidays, the iconic towering, Swarovski crystal tree should not be missed. Rockefeller Plaza, West 48th to 51st Streets between 5th and 6th Aves, tree lighting 7-9 PM, tree will be on display through January 7, 2013