Watch the colorful floats and the spectacular balloons during the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City from a private, secured outdoor VIP viewing area along New York City’s Avenue of the Americas!
Enjoy an unforgettable Thanksgiving in New York City with a 4-night holiday vacation highlighted by our exclusive Insider's VIP Parade View.
View photos from the 2012 VIP Parade View Party at the New York Hilton Midtown. Click here.
Insider's VIP Parade View
After a deluxe breakfast buffet in the Beekman Room* located in the Hilton New York starting at 7:30 am, watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade from our private secured outdoor viewing area. NYCVP and the Hilton New York Midtown, with the cooperation of the New York City Police Department, will provide this private standing area directly in front of the parade route for guests of this special event, so make sure to bring your cameras! You’ll also have in-and-out privileges at Beekman Room.
To make this unique NYCVP special event truly memorable you'll have your choice of a tour Wednesday at 1:30pm to the Parade Balloon Inflation area or a guided Holiday Displays Tour on Thursday at 5:30pm.
Your New York City Insider's VIP Parade View Vacation Includes:
Accommodations for 4-nights or longer at the New York Hilton Midtown
- Insider's VIP Parade View package at the New York Hilton Midtown, including buffet breakfast, all taxes and gratuities included, plus access during the parade to a private secured outdoor viewing area
Free admission to the Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of the City of New York or NY Water Taxi Taxi Statue of Liberty Flex Pass
- Free admission to the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art or Top of the Rock Observation Deck
- And more NYC discounts and inclusions
*--Note: The Beekman Room is located in the interior of the New York Hilton Midtown
with no view of 6th Avenue or the parade.
Outside access to the sidewalks during the parade is limited to VIP Parade View guests and is controlled by the New York Police Department.
Optional add-ons including: Thanksgiving Lunch
, Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner or Breakfast with Santa Claus
NOTE: Rates and program features listed are per person based on two adults sharing a room, subject to availability and change without notice. Rates include all taxes and service fees, and all listed features. Triple, quad, single and child rates are available. Rooms are not "parade view" and requests for such will not be honored. You may get prices on longer stays, additional theater, sightseeing and dining, and transportation to NYC on NYC TripQuote.
NYCVP’s intention is to provide comfort and convenience during this special event, including food, restroom facilities, warmth and indoor protection from the weather. Since streets are closed to traffic and pedestrian crossing, NYCVP will provide instructions for arriving in a timely manner at each event.
NYCVP considers this a family event. Therefore NYCVP, including its employees and agents, reserves the right to deny access to and/or remove with no refund individuals whom NYCVP deems unruly or disruptive.
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|Wednesday Afternoon Balloon Inflation
Approximately 1:30pm until 5pm
We'll take you by motorcoach to the festive area where the Parade begins to take shape. You'll see the grand balloons being inflated, take lots of pictures and perhaps hear commentary from parade veterans. Afterwards we'll take you back to midtown via an abbreviated Holiday Lights tour. Roundtrip motorcoach is included, along with the services of a professional tour guide while on the bus. The balloon-inflation area is self-guided.
Photos from the 2012 Balloon Inflation Tour. Click here
|Thursday Evening Holiday Displays Motorcoach Sightseeing Tour
Approximately 5:15pm until 7:45pm
"It's a Christmas spectacle you don't want to miss!" The color, the pageantry and the lights of Christmas in New York City ... you'll see it all on this deluxe motorcoach tour hosted by a licensed tour guide that will surely be the highlight of your Christmas vacation in the Big Apple.
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|Thanksgiving Dinner and All the Trimmings
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet with all the trimmings at the Manhattan Club at Rosie O'Grady's (tax and gratuity included). Available Thanksgiving Day at three convenient times, 4pm, 5:45pm or 7:30pm
Your Thanksgiving dinner includes a traditional carved turkey with all the trimmings - potatoes, vegetables, salad, gravy and cranberry sauce - and a delicious dessert with soda, coffee or tea. Cash bar is available..
After you have enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC, join us for lunch at Applebee’s. Why fight crowds or wait in long lines when you can reserve your seat at a great lunch buffet following the Parade?
The buffet lunch begins at noon and features:
- Caesar Salad
- Applebee’s BBQ Riblets
- Grilled Garlic Herb Chicken
- Three Cheese Penne Pasta
- Mashed Potatoes
- Seasonal vegetables
- Soft drinks, coffee, and tea
- Ice Cream
|Breakfast with Santa Claus
Join the Jolly Old Elf himself for breakfast in Times Square at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill! Whether you are 2 or 62 there is nothing more memorable than the time you sat on Santa’s lap and asked for that special gift. New York City Vacation Packages is offering an exclusive limited seating breakfast with Santa on select dates. Why fight the crowds and large lines for a moment with Santa when you can share in this intimate gathering?
Click here for more details
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