The 2017 Holiday Season on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on August 7th, 2018

There’s so much to do this month and next! Please enjoy our 2017 holiday guide to the Upper West Side!

Also, make sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be adding updates.

2017 Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year marks the 91st anniversary. Our summary covers the parade route and the floats and balloons you can expect to see!

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side

photo by Flickr user Anthony Quintano


The 2017 Nutcracker at Lincoln Center

Performances of this Christmas classic will begin on November 24th, and will continue through the end of the year!

Nutcracker 2017 NYC


Thanksgiving Dinner at ‘Cesca 

The iconic Italian restaurant has a yummy menu to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. See what’s on the table!

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side


Black Friday Shopping

We’ve listed a few Upper West Side stores where you can expect to score some great deals.

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side


The Grand Holiday Bazaar

Beginning on November 26th and 10am – it will happen every Sunday until December 24th!


Winter’s Eve Festival

Happening on November 27th at Lincoln Square. Check out the fun lineup!

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side


Columbus Circle Holiday Market

The market will be opening on November 28th. Check out which vendors will be there!

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side


The Central Park Holiday Lighting 2017

This stunning spectacle will be taking place in Central Park on November 30th!


Handel’s Messiah 2017 

Brought to us by the New York Philharmonic and taking place at Lincoln Center. Shows will begin on December 12th.

Holiday Guide to the Upper West Side


The 2017 Winter Solstice

This winter concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine will begin December 14th!


Make Music Winter 2017

This annual music festival will be taking place on December 21st. Performances will be happening in both Central Park and Riverside Park!

Make Music Winter 2017


The 2017 New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

This is annual tradition which takes place at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The show will begin at 7pm on the 31st!

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The 2017 New Year’s Eve Midnight Run

A unique and very honorable way to begin 2018!


Central Park Ice Skating

An annual tradition, which you can partake in from October to April.

central park ice skating

c/o Wikipedia user Jim Henderson


New Year’s Eve Ride & Dance Party 2017

A unique way to ring in the new year: go on a bike ride, and then dance your butt off!

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Mike Mishkin

Mike Mishkin

Blogger & Native Upper West Sider
Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area, Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking iPhone photos for @ilovetheupperwestside.