Ways to Spend Time with Family on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving DinnerAll over the country, people go home to spend time with their families on Thanksgiving. This precious time doesn’t have to be spent by just shopping for groceries and having dinner with your family. You can come up with many exciting ways to make memories that last a lifetime.

To give you a few ideas, find the following creative ways to enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones:


Watching the Parade

Whether you watch the parade in person or in the comfort of your home, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a great opportunity to gather with family and create family tradition. As a fun fact, this parade has been in existence since 1924!

Watch a Game

The week of Thanksgiving always hosts some great sporting events! If possible, gather around the living room for a watch party or take your family to a local live sporting event.

Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day turkey trots are becoming more and more common; go burn some calories with your family before Thanksgiving dinner!


Volunteering in soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters on Thanksgiving is a great way to give back to your community and to create family memories. It’s also a humbling experience that allows you to fully appreciate the blessings in your life.

Play a Game

Thanksgiving is the best time to play a board game, softball game or another game with your family. You will have plenty of people to play and will have everyone looking forward to next year’s event!


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