Holiday Happenings in Midtown West

November 2022

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Winter Village at Bryant Park, the annual ball drop in Times Square—Midtown Manhattan is synonymous with the holiday season, and residents of the rentals at 555TEN couldn’t be in a finer spot to enjoy NYC’s festive revelry.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

One of the most iconic events on the NYC calendar, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wends its way from Central Park West to the famous Macy’s department store on November 24 in a cavalcade of colorful floats, marching bands, dancers, and circus performers. From your Midtown luxury apartment, you’re in prime position—less than a 15-minute walk from the parade route on 6th Avenue. In 2022, keep your eyes peeled for new balloons in the shape of Stuart the Minion and Bluey, as well as beloved classics like Astronaut Snoopy.

Winter Village at Bryant Park

Once again, Bryant Park is transformed into a winter wonderland, bristling with cozy igloos, a curling cafe, and a European-inspired open-air market selling everything from mulled wine to artisan crafts. At the heart of the Winter Village at Bryant Park is a 17,000-square-foot rink where you can watch professional shows and take to the ice yourself—bring your own skates, and you don’t pay a dime. Seeing as the park’s just 15 minutes away from 555TEN’s Midtown West apartments, it’s probably time you bought a pair!

Hudson Yards New York

Not only is Hudson Yards a wonderful place to do your festive gift shopping, but it’s also hosting a myriad of seasonal events this November and December, including cookie decorating, photos with Santa, performances from the New York City Gospel Choir and Brooklyn Ballet—and even hip-hop-dancing toy soldiers! The centerpiece of this year’s enchanting celebrations is Shine Bright, an installation of two million lights, making the neighborhood shimmer—with a glittering 32-foot hot-air balloon “floating” among the shops.

New Year’s Eve, Times Square

The New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square is broadcast on screens the world over, but residents at 555TEN need only walk a few blocks to see it in real life. This year, be in the thick of the action yourself by either making your way to Times Square around 6 pm for the beginning of the celebrations or booking yourself into one of the VIP parties taking place around the neighborhood and seeing in 2023 with cocktails, canapes, and delicious views of Midtown NYC.

With a Midtown West apartment rental, you’re in the heart of all these holiday happenings and many more. Speak to the 555TEN team today.