The best way to avoid traffic and flight delays? Stay in New York on Thanksgiving! NYC gives you many good reasons to spend the holiday of gluttony and gratitude at home. Not only is there the excitement from the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but there are many other crucial NYC events in November you’ll want to stick around for. Whether you’re visiting or hibernating in your apartment, we’ve included some of the best parties where you can dance off all those dinner rolls, the best sales for Black Friday and some stellar holiday markets in NYC where you can get a leg up on your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping. Can’t stand the holiday crowds? We hear you. Maybe you should use this opportunity to plan one of our recommended fall getaways?