It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving 2021 is upon us already. With this holiday quickly approaching, we realize the certainty of change. We leave behind fall and we look forward to winter. We start decorating for the new celebration for Christmas. If you are grateful and embrace change, you can then see the true beauty that can emerge from it. We are in a new year and while it has been a difficult journey to get here, we hope this Thanksgiving is better than last year for you and your family. In this article, we share a prayer of thanksgiving from St. Jude along with some details about traditions that are coming back to NYC in full effect this Christmas season. We hope to welcome you soon with wide open arms to New York City!
St. Jude Prayer of Thanksgiving
I receive the gifts of God with a grateful spirit. St. Jude, help me to see the blessings that surround me and give me life. I offer you my prayers of thanksgiving. Give me the grace to be ever thankful for the love and mercy of God and also the gift of life every day. May this gratitude inspire me to give generously in all ways to others. Be with me now, St. Jude. Linger with me in gratitude, and let thanks fill my heart, washing away all pain and trouble. May I desire nothing except to be in your presence, walking with you in the world to spread hope, love and thanksgiving among all of God’s children. Amen.
NYC Christmas & Thanksgiving 2021 Holiday Traditions to Behold:
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on November 25, 2021 from 9am to 12pm. The parade route starts at 77th St and Central Park West, then heads down to 34th Street to Macy’s Herald Square. Plan your trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by clicking here.
- Macy’s Herald Square Holiday Window Display – “It’s time to be Merry at Macy’s again” says Macy’s Inc. as they unveil their holiday displays of 2021. Santa’s Village & Workshop and Macy’s Santaland will open for in-store visits on Friday, November 26th. Advanced reservations are needed and can be made at the Macy’s Santaland website.
- The NYC Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree – The iconic and enormous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center will be lit on December 1st both live in-person and on air on NBC. It will remain lit daily from 6am – 12am and 24 hours on Christmas Day. For more information, visit rockefellercenter.com.
Happy Thanksgiving 2021 from The Leo House
No matter how or if you celebrate Thanksgiving, know that you have made a difference to us at The Leo House and we are forever grateful for you here. It is your traveling that has given us purpose, a reason to rise up to the occasion and be the best hosts we can be. It is through hearing your stories from across the globe that open our eyes to the beauty of the world and the kind people that inhabit it. In sharing a meal, prayer service, or experience at our home-away-from-home in New York City, we have come to know each other even for short moments that stay in our hearts long after the time passes. So for this Thanksgiving and all that follow, we thank you all for the memories, the kindness, the prayers and the smiles you give as you step through our doors. We keep you all in our hearts and in our prayers. Until we meet again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patronage and support over the years. We look forward to when we can be together again.