Highlights for November 2017
October 27, 2017
The holiday season kicks into gear at Grand Central Terminal with various deals and events to celebrate, including the return of the widely popular Grand Central Holiday Fair. See more about what’s happening this month at Grand Central Terminal below. For more information, images, or to set up interviews, contact Catherine Lincoln at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com. Images are available via Dropbox here.
The Grand Central Holiday Fair – November 13 – December 24, 10am – The longest-running indoor holiday market in New York City returns on November 13. Featuring unique American-made and handmade products from 40 participating vendors, the Grand Central Holiday Fair will transform Vanderbilt Hall into a pop-up holiday shopping center where visitors can purchase an array of artwork, jewelry, toys, home goods, clothing, and accessories for all ages. The Fair will be in operation for nearly six weeks, offering customers the chance to take full advantage of the one of the city’s most popular venues for holiday gift shopping. For hours and more information, please visit here.
Thanksgiving Market – November 22, 8am to 7pm – New Yorkers and commuters are invited to visit the annual Thanksgiving Market at the Taxi Stand (on Vanderbilt Ave. and E. 43rd St.) for one day only. Visitors can buy delicious treats from Grand Central dessert shops and bakeries just in time for the holiday. Contact shops in advance to pre-order desserts for day-of pickup. For more information, please visit here.
SHOPPING AND DINING
Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals – Throughout November – Customers can also preoder or pick up pies and other desserts at Magnolia Bakery, Bien Cuit, Eli Zabar’s Bread & Pastry, Great Northern Food Hall, and Zaro’s Family Bakery. Thanksgiving fixins’ can be found at Grand Central Market, including turkeys at Ceriello Fine Foods, sides at Dishes At Home, cheese plates at Murray’s Cheese, and chocolate turkeys and other goodies at Li-Lac Chocolates. La Chula is offering a Thanksgiving Taco – sweet potato, turkey chorizo, salsa verde, onion, and cilantro for $3.95 – the week of November 20. Bien Cuit will be offering $5 cookie packages at their Grand Central Market location on Black Friday, November 24.
MTA eTix – This free app allows Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. The app, available for both iPhone and Android, is available to all Metro-North customers on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines. Be sure to check the “Today in Grand Central” feature each morning for daily offers and events. For more information, visit the website here.
Official MAS Guided Tours of Grand Central – Daily at 12:30pm – MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the Terminal. The 75-minute tour highlights the history, architecture, and operation of one of the world’s largest train terminals. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, students, children, members of the military, Metro-North riders with same-day ticket stubs, and MAS members. Private and group tours also can be arranged. Visit docentour.com/gct for more information.
Grand Central Terminal Audio Tours – Daily from 9am to 6pm – Available in “local” (one-hour) and “express” (30-minute) versions, this self-paced tour focuses on the architectural highlights of the Terminal, its secrets, famous visitors, and sometimes turbulent history. The tour is available at specially marked “GCT Tour” windows in the Main Concourse and downloadable on mobile devices. Audio tours are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, military, students, and kids. Languages include English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Information and downloads are available at myorpheo.com/official-grand-central-tour.
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