4 Fun Things To Do in Lower Manhattan this November

4 Fun Things To Do in Lower Manhattan this November

Brace yourself: the holiday season is officially here. From holiday markets to ice skating, New York City is the place to be this time of year. While many believe Midtown NYC has the best seasonal happenings, Downtown has plenty of festive activities that are just as fun. Get in the holiday spirit by checking out these seasonal events in Downtown NYC.


New York Comedy Festival

November 11 – 12; various locations throughout New York City

The encroaching holidays can be stressful, so take a night off and head out to any of the New York Comedy Festival events. Performers include Ron White, Bill Maher, Tom Segura and other mainstream comedians. Visit their website for show times and tickets.


Ice Skating at Brookfield Place

Opening November 4; Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York

The Rink at Brookfield place is scheduled to open this November! Rent some skates and hit the ice with friends and family, or schedule a private lesson. Be sure to check their website for various evening events and shows.


Union Square Holiday Market

November 16 – December 24; Union Square Park, Southern Side, New York

Noted as a must-visit destination when traveling to NYC during the holidays, the Union Square Holiday Market has plenty of food, crafts, drinks and live music. Get a head start on your holiday shopping or make an afternoon out of it.


94 Annual Tree Lighting at NYSE

November 30, 2:30pm – 6pm; NYSE, 11 Wall Street, New York

The New York Stock Exchange invites you to watch their 94th annual tree lighting. Why fight the crowds in Midtown when you can get an authentic New York City experience in Downtown Manhattan? A number of performances will be hosted throughout the day, with the official lighting starting at 5pm.

Consider spending the upcoming holiday season in Lower Manhattan. With One World Trade, iconic views of the Statue of Liberty and other New York landmarks, there are plenty of things to do and see. For more local events and happenings, visit Q&A Residential Hotel’s official blog.