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Your VIP Pass
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Your VIP Pass produces events around iconic New York City holiday and cultural celebrations: Fourth of July fireworks, Fashion Week, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting. We are a full-service, experiential agency for groups and FIT clients. Our access to world-class cultural and entertainment institutions provides clients with sophisticated program content.
New York City, New York
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smk222
Roanoke, VA5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
The YVP brunch event at Quality Italian Steakhouse was better than I dared to dream! Our group included children 5 and 10 years old who would have been very tired and restless waiting hours on the street for the parade to start. Instead they were inside being treated to a beautiful, delicious meal and delightful entertainment right up until time for the parade to start. They can be fussy eaters but they loved the brunch, especially the nutella-filled French toast. We traveled from Virginia and I honestly reserved the event as insurance against miserable weather and the need for convenient bathrooms for little ones. Of course it met those needs but it was so perfect I would do it again for the experience even if I did not have small children's needs to be considered. Every aspect was first class!
We added the optional pre-hours tour at FAO Schwarz Friday morning which was equally delightful. I cannot recommend YVP highly enough!
Written December 2, 2022
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Thank you so much for your thoughtful review detailing your experience with us! We are so happy the kids (and grown-ups) enjoyed the food, parade, and FAO Schwarz tour. That Nutella French toast is always a big hit! We hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays!
Written December 6, 2022
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ckralowetz
Houston, TX41 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Great way to experience the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! We enjoyed an excellent brunch at Angelina Paris NYC—food and service were perfect. Event ran from 8 am-noon. During brunch there was a magician, balloon artist, face painter and two dancers called Honey Taps. A TV was set up to view the pre-show and parade from inside. When the parade reached us we all went outside to watch. The street view was excellent. The waiters were available on the street for drinks or you could go back inside for drinks, food, restroom, face painting, etc. The sidewalk is blocked off for just the restaurant and a couple of other businesses on the street so it was not overly crowded for viewing the parade. If the weather had been really cold we would have had to go back and forth—inside to warm up and then back outside to watch—there was no real way to view the parade from inside the restaurant. Thankfully it was a beautiful day. VIP was excellent to work with and they even managed to fit in an extra person to our group about 2 weeks before the event.
Written November 26, 2021
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Lisa E
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and descriptive review! We are very glad the weather turned out great too -- must mostly so grateful that you decided to share your Thanksgiving day with us. We hope to see you again soon!
Written December 21, 2021
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Daniel K
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The Rockefeller Tree Lighting Gala was the best way to kick off the holiday season.
The view of the plaza was great and we could see the tree perfectly.

The food was excellent and great drink choices at the bar.
The entertainment was very good.
DJ, photo booth and a performance from tge The Rockettes.
We’ll be back for it next year!
Written December 1, 2022
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Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our event and the spectacular Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. We're equally as excited that we will be back again at the same spot to kick off the holidays in 2023 and we can't wait to see you there!
Written December 6, 2022
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MSM13018
Orlando, FL77 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We came for the Macy’s day parade experience. The event was held in Quality Italian on 57th and sixth Avenue. While our entire family enjoyed the parade it was a poor value at best. $900 each for my wife and our two teenagers. That did NOT include a window view. The drinks were cheap Prosecco mimosas and premixed bloody Mary’s. The food was stale danishes, cheap breakfast meats including razor think bacon served cold, scrambled eggs served cold, store bought French toast bites that are better at McDonald’s, cheap sausage, and one signature dish from quality Italian that was a chicken parm and was okay but it was 8:30am. I estimate that food and beverage cost for all 4 of us could not have exceeded $100.. and we spent $4000.. they must have made a killing off the amount of people there..

Not sure their affiliation with Quality Italian but if I were the restaurant I would reconsider because my impression of the restaurant was also ruined. I will look for a better option if we go again.

I also have to mention that we were told to arrive at 7:30am and made to sit in the cold for 30 minutes which concluded with them funneling everyone in at once which was disorganized and poorly planned.
Written November 25, 2022
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We are truly saddened by the disappointment you express in your review. Without having called it to your attention, your table was upgraded to our premium dining room where other guests paid more to have windows on both the 57th Street side and 6th Avenue. As I'm sure you might imagine, a lot of time and effort goes into planning an event as large as this one and as a small, female-owned business we take great pride in the details. You might also have noticed on your visit that prices in New York City are higher than in other areas of the country, particularly after the pandemic when many restaurants closed down and food costs have gone up. We are sorry you didn't enjoy the many food options such as the house-made Nutella French Toast & signature Chicken Parm pizza; your experience isn't consistent with our other guests so that is very disappointing as well. We request guests to arrive 30 minutes early as with a group of 250 people, it does take some time with everyone entering through the only door at the restaurant. We do hope you will reconsider joining us at another event in the future. I would be happy to personally assist you with choosing the right venue for you and your family and would love the opportunity to provide you with the experiences that we are known for. Thank you for your feedback.
Written December 6, 2022
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BCovington01
1 contribution
Nov 2022
We did the Macy's Day Parade Viewing at Quality Italian. The location, the food, the staff, the entertainment, and of course the parade were great. Well organized and great communication leading up to the event. We had a blast. Highly recommend.
Written December 2, 2022
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Hi! We are so thankful that you enjoyed your experience with us on Thanksgiving! We can't say we had anything to do with the beautiful weather, but we sure lucked out that day, didn't we? We sincerely wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and hope to see you again at another YVP event!
Written December 6, 2022
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Jerry P
Framingham, MA47 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
This was a fantastic experience. A I watched my three grandsons ages 11,9 and 8 I and my wife were delighted ! The kids were wide eyed ! The Quality Italian folks were super. Great buffet, lots of kids activities. If one was cold outside you could go in to warm up .I used this as an excuse for going in twice for a delicious bloody mary ! If you have the chance don't miss it.
Written September 13, 2019
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Ailsa2
Elgin, UK60 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Was so exited to attend this - we spent a lot of money thinking we had prime view of the entertainment and tree lighting!!
The restaurant was beautiful, we had a lovely table of people luckily and food was delicious but there are many many things not right with this event.
Service was extremely slow at our table for drinks- waiter quite rude so got most of drinks ourselves.
The food was lovely but some of our party got missed out with the rather large shrimp- no apology!
The sweet course was served at the time they told people to go outside for the tree lighting so most people didn’t get as by the time they came back it had been taken away! This should’ve been served later after the tree lighting!
Then there was the tree lighting- the whole point was that we thought we were getting prime view of the tree lighting- well if you want to see none of the entertainment, no atmosphere, and the back end of the tree being lit from a tiny balcony well this is the place for you- we were gutted to say the least!! Even if there had been screens in the restaurant so we could see what was going on it would’ve been better but really we saw nothing!!
The Rockettes were on for about 2 minutes and spent most of the tome getting photos with guests, the frank sinatra tribute was very good and the disco was fab but I would rather stand outside in the cold with the crowds for atmosphere or watch in the comfort of a bar than pay the extortionate amount of money for seeing practically nothing- all the people in our table were under the same impression and so so disappointed.
I hate leaving reviews like this but really think you do not get what you think you are paying for-don’t fo it!!
Written December 14, 2019
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Whitney Pannell
Lexington, KY32 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We loved watching the parade from here. Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend they were very organized and it is clear that they know exactly what they are doing. We highly recommend . The view from inside is perfect
Written November 28, 2019
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Glenn W
4 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Decent cocktails, a long way from the tree though.
Viewing area simply a cordoned off area on the pavement.
Written September 16, 2019
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YourVIPPass
Hi Glenn W, We’re normally known for our exceptional guest experience, and we regret that we missed the mark for you! Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rockefeller Center is an incredibly crowded viewing location, where hundreds of people come and secure their spots outside early in the day. With the ticket to our Tree Lighting event guests only need to arrive in time for the festivities and have a secure, private area for viewing from outside terrace with direct view of the Christmas Tree. We would love to welcome you to our future events and would love to personally take care of you on-site. Please reach out to our team and thank you for your review.
Written November 17, 2019
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TrvlFun
2 contributions
Nov 2019
Fantastic Thanksgiving Day parade experience! The atmosphere, food, entertainment and staff were the best! Everyone involved in the process from reservations to credential delivery and event staff were top notch! This is the BEST way to experience the Thanksgiving Day parade!
Written December 4, 2019
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