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Scoping out suburbia over the Thanksgiving weekend? Start with these great events. Here you’ll meet the locals, interact with your (maybe!) future neighbors and understand what makes a town tick, all putting you in a better position when it comes to deciding on a forever ‘burb.
The Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City is celebrating all month long with their “Tree”-mendous Thanksgiving Cards and “Turkey Talk” event.
There are plenty of turkey trots happening all over Westchester this year. Whether you hop in and run or just like to cheer on the competitors, these are definite MUSTS. Check out events inBedford, Rye and White Plains, for starters.
Your kids will love making their own Thanksgiving centerpieces and festive place mats at the Wilton Library in Wilton, CT on Sunday, November 20. Looking for something a little more active? Hit the Greenwich Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 26!
The Gingerbread Jubilee is a must for kids of all ages.
This year, it’s happening the weekend after Thanksgiving at Wagner Farm in Glenview.
Hitch a ride on the Winter Wonderland Train, departing from the North Glenview Metra Train Station and heading straight to Libertyville. When do we start thinking about Christmas? Right after that last bite of turkey! So why not celebrate the season with this early visit from Santa and the Polar Express, at Hollywood Palms in Naperville?
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A quick trip to Fairyland in Oakland is a great way to let the kiddos burn off some Turkey Day steam. The Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay is hosting family-friendly holiday movies under the stars—check out the full schedule now! With Thanksgiving over you’re no doubt ready to ring in winter. What better way than the Mill Valley Winterfest?
Lace up those skates! It’s time for ICE Santa Monica, running now through January 18. Want to jog off some of the turkey and trimmings? The Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day is a must. If you’re looking for a really unique way to spend Thanksgiving afternoon, head to Long Beach for their annual lunch at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Think lunch with otters and other sea life—fun!
Somerville’s annual Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler benefits Project Soup, and attracts runners from all over the Boston ‘burbs. Grab the gang for a great post-Thanksgiving movie—the Regent Theatre in Arlington is screening a sing-a-long version of Mary Poppins! Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker kicks off November 25 at Casey Theatre in Weston. Tickets are available now!
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