Your guide to the eight can’t-miss things to do in NYC in November

NYC November Events

There are a lot of November events in NYC! From kicking off the holiday season with The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, to checking off your personal naughty and nice gift list at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. Bring the family and enjoy November in the city.

  • CARMEN (THE METROPOLITAN OPERA) | October 30, 2018 – February 8, 2019
    The 2018-2019 lineup includes a calendar full of must-see productions, yet this highly-anticipated revival of Georges Bizet’s masterpiece stars Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine and her astonishing portrayal of opera’s true femme fatale Carmen.
  • NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL | November 5 – 11, 2018
    Taking place at a variety of venues around NYC, from the iconic Madison Square Garden to the more intimate Carolines on Broadway, nearly every prominent name in comedy today will be on hand to share in some laughs. Standout participants this year include Conan O’Brien, Tig Notaro, Tracy Morgan.
  • CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (RADIO CITY ROCKETTES) | November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    One of NYC’s most famous festive productions, the all-new adaptation of this holiday classic will feature the iconic Rockettes and the most beloved traditional scenes from years past (The Living Nativity / Parade of the Wooden Soldiers) with a technological finale that needs to be seen to be believed!
  • COCOA AND CAROLS HOLIDAY CRUISE | November 17 – December 30, 2018
    Take a 1.5-hour cruise with the Classic Harbor Line and set sail on this festively tailored trip to see the holiday lights of NYC, complete with complimentary cocoa, cookies, and caroling fun!
  • BAR CAR NIGHTS (HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW) | November 17, 2018 – January 12, 2018
    The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden has been a family favorite for years, but these special nights are for the 21+ crowd. Grab a drink, warm up around the fire pits and with some grub from the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-up, and enjoy taking in the after-dark, adults-only viewing of this NYC tradition.
  • GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER | November 23 – December 30, 2018
    Tchaikovsky’s timeless score soars through Lincoln Center as the classic tale of The Nutcracker is performed by the renowned New York City Ballet – a Christmas tradition for more than 50 years!
  • 86TH ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING | November 28, 2018
    Join the crowd and see this traditional spectacle where the biggest and brightest tree in all of NYC will be lit to kick off the holiday season!
  • COLUMBUS CIRCLE HOLIDAY MARKET | November 28 – December 24, 2018
    Internationally known as one of the most festive venues for holiday shopping, now in its fifteenth year, you will find yourself lost amongst the aisles of artisan vendors showcasing their wares in the splendor of the great outdoors.