Photo courtesy of the Run to Feed the Hungry Facebook Page
Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and celebrate with a grand meal of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie with family members. But what you might not know is that Sacramento really gets into the grateful spirit. Whether you are new to the area or are looking for a way to spice up your holiday season, Sacramento365 has some events selected so you can make some new Thanksgiving traditions!
Hawks Public House Thanksgiving To-Go
Hawks Public House
Nov 3-17, Nov 23 | Various dates and times
Why stress over cooking when Hawks Public House can give you all your Thanksgiving needs? Place your order before or on November 17th, pick up your order on November 23rd, and just blop these dishes in the oven. Dinner has never been so easy!
Global Winter Wonderland
Nov 18-Jan 2 | Mon-Sun 5pm-10pm
Experience one of the region’s brightest holiday experiences. With more than 3 million lights, you’ll venture through 15 acres of lights, mazes, rides, nightly shows, a fantasy zone, and so much more!
Old Sacramento Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Old Sacramento Waterfront
Nov 23 | Wed 5pm-7pm
Get into the holiday spirit by watching the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Old Sacramento. Witness the 60-foot tree light up with dazzling lights and stay after for the Theatre of Lights.
Friendsgiving at The Barn
Drake’s: The Barn
Nov 23 | Wed 5pm-9pm
Before you celebrate with the family, grab your besties and head out to The Barn for Friendsgiving! So you don’t fill up on turkey, they will be offering a delicious Asian-fusion menu.
Run to Feed the Hungry
Nov 24 | Thurs 8:15am & 9am
Join the largest Thanksgiving Day fun run in the country! Get some exercise before your Thanksgiving meal all while giving back to Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.
Folsom Turkey Trot
Folsom City Lions Park
Nov 24 | Thurs 8:50am & 9am
Looking for more ways to give back? Join the Folsom Turkey Trot! This family-friendly fun run benefits various non-profits such as Twin Lakes Food Bank, Folsom Athletic Association, and the Johnny Cash Trail.
Chosen Family Feast
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Nov 24 | Thurs Noon-2pm
Bring your friends, family, and chosen family to share a meal at the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.
Delta King Thanksgiving Buffet
Delta King Riverboat
Nov 24 | Thurs Noon-6pm
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal aboard the Delta King with turkey, prime rib, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie, and more.
Thanksgiving at The Firehouse
The Firehouse Restaurant
Nov 24 | Thurs 1pm-8pm
Enjoy a delicious feast and skip the dishes with a Thanksgiving meal at The Firehouse. This three-course meal will have you feeling thankful as the menu has something for everyone.
Crocker Holiday Artisan Market
Scottish Rite Center
Nov 25-27 | Fri-Sun Noon
This three-day bazaar delights art lovers of all ages. Children can enjoy photos with Santa and face-painting while adults can meet and speak with artists and browse booths filled with juried works in glass, jewelry, paintings, and sculptures.
Sutter Health Park
Nov 25-Jan 1 | Various dates and times
Escape to the world’s largest illuminated winter wonderland. Created by best friends Kevin Johnston and Cam Walker, Enchant has grown to be an amazing lighted maze. You can also check out the ice rink, shop at tiny shops of artisan vendors, specialty crafts, and boutiques, and enjoy holiday treats and beverages.
Give Thanks Festival
Nov 25-26 | Fri & Sat 6pm
After a wholesome day with the fam, drop it low at one of Northern California’s largest EDM festivals.
Dickens Street Faire
Old Town Elk Grove Plaza
Nov 26 | Sat 9am-6pm
Dickens Street Faire is the traditional start of the Elk Grove Yuletide Season. Shop from over 125 vendors, enjoy food trucks, listen to Christmas carolers, get photos and story time with Santa, and check out the Christmas lights.
If you want to find more ways to be thankful this season, visit the Sacramento365’s holiday events page for more Thanksgiving events!