The World’s Oldest and Largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you! Though the holiday itself always falls on March 17, the highly-anticipated New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off from East 44th Street and 5th Avenue at 11 A.M. on Saturday, March 16 this year. As the world’s largest and oldest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, this event attracts approximately 2 million celebrants, and as a guest of the Lotte New York Palace, you are ideally located to enjoy the procession of 150,000 marchers making their way up 5th Avenue to the American Irish Historical Society at 80th Street. At this late date, you’re unlikely to procure a ticket to the pre-parade mass at the famed St. Patrick’s Cathedral located just across the street from our hotel, but don’t worry, there are many other ways to enjoy an authentic Irish or Irish-American experience here in New York. If you’re with us on Sunday, March 17, we especially recommend the Merchant’s House Museum Saint Patrick’s Day tour, “A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants.” Merchant’s House is the city’s last intact 19th-century family home, and their special holiday tour gives visitors the opportunity to see just how the Tredwell family’s four Irish servants made daily life run so splendidly in this one-of-a-kind New York City home.

The Merchant’s House Museum is located at 29 East 4th Street in Greenwich Village.

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