Here’s a great Turkey Day plan: parade, eat, nap, eat, ice skate. Not all the city’s rinks are open yet, but here are two that accommodate a lot of skaters and give you a chance to be outside for the holiday. In Manhattan, the Winter Village at Bryant Park is a beautiful setting, especially at night when the lights make it a winter wonderland. The skating is free, and you can rent skates ($15) and helmets, get your own skates sharpened, and have a snack at Ice Bites. Bag check and lockers are free, and you can buy a lock. If you’re in Brooklyn, you can enjoy the brand-new McCarren Rink installed over “the beach” plaza at the center of the McCarren Park Pool, and it’s pretty cool. The 60-by-120-foot rink accommodates more than 300 skaters, and admission is a reasonable $8 for adults, $4 for kids. Stay warm! The Winter Village is open from Sunday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight, Bryant Park, 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, bryantpark.org, free, $15 for skate rental.
Mondays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: Nov. 15. Continues through Jan. 10, 2013