Thanksgiving is almost here! Wondering what to do in the DC area? Here’s a list of some of the top rated events going on in the metro on Thanksgiving and the days before and after it.
There are a number of different Turkey Trots in the area. What’s a Turkey Trot? It’s basically a marathon or other type of run (or walk, in some cases). Some Turkey Trots are for charity, while others are just for fun or to challenge yourself. The Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger begins at 8:00 am on the 25th at the West Potomac Park. It’s a 5K run that helps raise money to fee the homeless. Other nearby runs include the Turkey Chase in Bethesda (Nov. 25 at 8:30 am), the Alexandria Turkey Trot (Nov. 25 at 10:00 am), and the Virginia Run Turkey Trot held in Centreville (Nov. 25 at 8:00 am).
Another way to help those less fortunate is to volunteer for Thanksgiving. There are a number of charities and kitchens in the DC metro area that are in need of help, including SOME (So Others May Eat), Food and Friends, Bread for the City, and the Capital Area Food Bank.
Ready for Christmas? If so, attend the National Harbor Christmas Tree Lighting on November 26 at the Waterfront Plaza in National Harbor, Maryland. The 65 foot tree will be decked out with more than 20,000 lights. Story tellers, hot chocolate, and live holiday music will round out the evening. Alexandria will also hold a tree lighting ceremony on the same day at the Historic Market Square.
Finally, Black Friday shopping is another great activity to do the day after Thanksgiving. Many of the stores in the area will have great deals, but you’ve got to get up early to get them!
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