9:00 am–1:00 pm
New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Sixth Avenue)
The official host hotel for the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade transforms into a holiday wonderland to kick-off this year’s parade festivities with holiday-themed activities, most of them free.. From 9-11 am, dine with the Macy’s characters – including Penguin, Moose and Polar Bear – at the breakfast buffet at Herb N’ Kitchen ($30-$48) followed by a special reading by Mrs. Claus at the North Pole. From 10 am-12 pm, create the perfect cup of hot cocoa (with an assortment of toppings) while writing letters to Santa, which the hotel will send directly to the North Pole. At 11:30 am, join Mrs. Claus for another story in the lobby’s life-sized gingerbread house. From 12-1 pm, help award-winning pastry Chef Morand Dare at an interactive gingerbread demonstration.