Events in New York
You'll never have trouble finding something to keep you occupied during your trip to NYC.
Fashion Week (February)
Find your inner fashionista. If you're in town in February, no visit to NYC is complete without taking in some of Fashion Week. See what's up and coming in the fashion world, get some style tips, or stock up on a few key pieces to reinvigorate your wardrobe.
Guinness Six Nations Rugby (February - March)
Just because you are in New York doesn’t mean you have to miss out on The Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship. There are numerous pubs around the city that will be showing the matches, giving you the chance to support the boys in green.
St. Patrick's Day Parade (March)
With the large Irish community that exists in New York, it’s a day when everyone claims a drop of Irish blood and drinks a pint of Guinness. Over 2 million people line the streets in Manhattan to celebrate one of the biggest Paddy’s Day parades in the world. In a sea of green, white and orange, the streets will be alive with Irish pride. Head to one of the many Irish pubs in the city for a bit of craic agus ceol and maybe a céilí.
NYC Food and Wine Festival (October)
There's plenty of food festivals held throughout the year in New York, but this four day event is one of the biggest and best. Discover new delicacies from around the globe and give your taste buds a whole new range of experiences. Perfect for trying something different and expanding your own culinary prowess.
New York Film Festival (September)
Held annually at the Lincoln Centre, this has been one of the leading film festivals ever since it began in 1963. In addition to honouring the best in class with awards, the festival also plays host to a range of exciting activities that members of the public can engage with.
Thanksgiving is a very important holiday in the United States. It falls on the fourth Thursday in November and is often referred to as ‘Turkey Day’, as the meal that is prepared is similar to a traditional Irish Christmas dinner - Turkey, spuds and all the trimmings. Watch the annual Macy’s Day Parade in Manhattan or experience a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Thanksgiving dinner cruise. You can sit back and relax with a drink, whilst taking in the stunning panoramic views of the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (November)
Even if you're not American, you'll love the atmosphere of this parade. Held annually and sponsored by retail giant Macy's, this three-hour event kicks off in the morning and includes a busy schedule of parades and performances with world-class talent on the roster. Make sure you beat the crowds if you can and pick out your spot early to secure yourself a winning view and save yourself disappointment.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (December)
Witness the official start of the Christmas season in New York on December 4th 2019 at the Rockefeller Center. Standing over 20 metres tall, 7.5 metres wide and dressed in 8 kilometres of fairy lights, this iconic tree is the annual symbol that signifies the beginning of the festive period. The tree is illuminated daily from 05:30 until 23:30 and over Christmas is illuminated for 24 hours. Spend the rest of the evening window shopping across the many impressively decorated window fronts on Fifth Avenue.
St. Stephen’s Day (December)
Spending the Christmas holidays in New York? St. Stephen’s Day isn’t a celebrated holiday in New York, but it gives you plenty of choice as shops and attractions will be open. Spend the day ice skating in Central Park or take a tour of the exceptionally festive Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, an area in Brooklyn famous for the most beautifully decorated homes that epitomises the Christmas spirit.
New Year's Eve (December)
New Year's Eve is a big event in New York and one of the world's most famous celebrations. Thounsands of people spend it in Time Square to watch the popular Time Square Ball Drop. Celebrate with New Yorkers and people from all over the world!