Although your targeted ads make it feel like the holiday season starts the day after Halloween (ugh, capitalism!), we prefer sticking to tradition - and waiting at least until December to start going hard on all the seasonal celebrating. Now that the calendar has officially given us the go ahead, we can shamelessly share all of our favorite ways to kick off the holidays in New York City. From Fifth Avenue to Brooklyn, Bergdorf's to the ballet, click through for the most festive things to do and see this month!

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