New York City

Broadway at Columbus Circle this Holiday Season

Free Broadway at Columbus Circle for the Holidays
Waitress, Chicago, Oklahoma!, The Lightning Thief, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Tootsie, Mean Girls, Phantom of the Opera and WICKED
Five Weeks of Songs from Broadway Musicals, No Tickets Required, No Reservations

NEW YORK – September 26, 2019 – Broadway is teaming up with Manhattan’s premier shopping destination, The Shops at Columbus Circle, for the fourth year of Broadway Under The Stars, a five-week series of FREE indoor public concerts and performances taking place this holiday season.

Image courtesy of Wicked

Hosted by actor George Psomas (Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific), select cast from today’s hottest Broadway musicals will perform every Monday at 5 p.m. from November 11 to December 9, 2019, on the second-floor mezzanine against the backdrop of the iconic destination’s twelve massive stars. These famous holiday stars are the largest specialty-crafted exhibit of illuminated color display in the world, which hang from the 100-foot-high ceilings.

There’s nothing like holiday magic in Manhattan, especially when you can take a break from the cold and enjoy indoor holiday lights, shopping, dining, and free Broadway performances. (Photo by Devon Jarvis;

Lasting approximately 20 minutes each, the series will kick off on November 11 with performances from the casts of Waitress, Chicago, Oklahoma!, and The Lightning Thief. Additional Broadway shows participating include Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Tootsie, Mean Girls, and Phantom of the Opera, with more to be announced over the next few weeks and available to view at
The Broadway experience doesn’t stop there. The Restaurant and Bar Collection at The Shops at Columbus Circle offers options for pre- and post-theatre dining. Just a short walk or cab ride from Broadway theatres, visitors will discover some of the hottest restaurants in town and multiple Michelin stars all under one roof. Here are some perfect pairings to get you inspired.

Games / Toys, New York City

Nintendo- Super Mario Odyssey


If you are a Nintendo fan, then I am sure you have already gone out to purchase the latest game for Nintendo Switch.  Super Mario Odyssey was released at Midnight October 27th. Fans were lined up around the block to get their hands on the newest release.

I was able to check out some fun interactions at Rockefeller Center prior to the release. Here are just a few photos.





New York City, What's New


The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will bring a paw-some pup and genie magic to New York City on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 with the debut of a brand-new PAW Patrol character balloon and Shimmer and Shine float, based on the hit preschool series. Heroic rescue pup Chase from the animated series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment and broadcast on Nickelodeonwill soar through the New York City skies for the first time as a high-flying giant balloon. In addition, the vibrant Shimmer and Shine float will bring the magical genie land of Zahramay Falls and the beloved characters Shimmer and Shine to life for more than 3.5 million spectators lining the route and more than 50 million viewers nationwide.

Chase, the fearless German Shepherd rescue pup from PAW Patrol, the number-one preschool series on all TV, will journey from Adventure Bay to Manhattan’s skyline as a giant character helium balloon.  Donning his signature navy blue police uniform and measuring 43.3 feet high, 36.2 feet wide and 59.8 feet long, Chase will show the citizens of New York that “no job is too big, no pup is too small.”

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The Shimmer and Shine float will transport spectators to the whimsical world of Zahramay Falls with twin genies-in-training Shimmer and Shine, as they take a ride on their magic carpet through the streets of New York.  Capturing the excitement found in the series, the colorful animated float features unique elements from their magical world including the palace, marketplace, rainbow waterfall with mist, dazzling gems and jewels, and inflatable clouds. The float will also showcase characters from the show including: Shimmer and Shine’s best friend Leah and her pet Parisa; playful pets Nahal and Tala; and the scheming sorceress Zeta peeking out from her lair.

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will also feature two fan-favorite returning Nickelodeon elements: the holiday-themed SpongeBob SquarePants square-shaped giant balloon; and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float featuring Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo against a spectacular New York cityscape.


The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon; in all time zones.


About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For 91 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow including Macy’s employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer.  The Parade also features America’s best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macy’s signature giant helium character balloons.  For more information on the Macy’s Parade, please visit or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.