On Saturday, March 17, more than 150,000 marchers will stream up Fifth Avenue – past the 19th-century steeples of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and famed bronze figures of Central Park’s Grand Army Plaza – as part of the 2012 NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. This day-long celebration of New York City’s rich Irish culture is the largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the world, bringing approximately 2 million viewers to see the spectacle.
The New York Palace serves as the ideal hub for a fun-filled Saint Patrick’s Day weekend in NYC. Located within earshot of the event’s famed Irish bagpipes, The Palace sits on Madison Avenue, just a block east of the parade route. Our Midtown luxury hotel is close enough to the action that you can easily walk over to claim your spot on the sidewalk and far enough away to be able to retire to the peace and quiet of your room or suite after the parade.
2012 NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Facts:
- Saturday, March 17 at 11am (ends at about 5pm)
- Runs 1.5 miles uptown along Fifth Avenue (from 44th Street to 86th Street)
- Started in 1762
- Largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the world
- Approximately 150,000 marchers and 2 million attendees each year
Spend the rest of your Saint Patrick’s Day weekend exploring New York City and delighting in the elegance of The Palace. Each of our luxurious rooms is outfitted with an array of thoughtful amenities, and our Tower accommodations take service to a higher level with exclusive access to The Towers Club. Onsite restaurant GILT is an elegant place to relax post-parade while enjoying Michelin two-star dishes. The warm mid-March weather provides plenty to do in and around Midtown East: Set out on a Central Park walk, do some shopping on Madison Avenue, or head over to Broadway for dinner and a show.
Find out first-hand what the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is all about – make reservations at The New York Palace online today or call (800) 804-7035.