Five Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving


Photo By Biljana Jovanovic

Despite the circumstances, there are still many fun activities to go to during Thanksgiving week.

By Amy Simon, Reporter

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and celebrate with family. However, due to the uncertainty of this year, many families will choose to opt out on celebrating this holiday. Even though the circumstances aren’t ideal, here are five ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.


ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

This yearly event is now virtual. Participants can choose whether to walk/run one mile or five miles. They will be able to post their times online and compare it to other participants. Ticket fees range from $12 to $25 and all proceeds go to Caritas of Austin, a nonprofit organization providing homes for the homeless.


Rags to Wags Gala

This event, hosted by Austin Humane Society includes a virtual show featuring available dogs, auction items, and golden ticket raffles. The raffle includes prizes such as goodie boxes, hotel stay, and Holiday e-cards. This free event is taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.


Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating Brunch at Sylver Spoon

This event, located at Sylver Spoon, off of Interstate 35, is a great way to have fun and show your creative side. Participants will be able to decorate cookies with Kathy Oliver, a professional chef, while enjoying drinks and food prepared by her. Classes have a limited availability and take place on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 each.


The 21st Annual Cuero’s Christmas in the Park!

Looking forward to Christmas? This event, taking place on Monday, Nov. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. is perfect. Admission is free and participants will be able to see Christmas lights and decorations. Unlike previous years, participants will stay in their car to ensure a safe event.


Thanksgiving Princess Picnic

Hosted by Hidden Fae Entertainment, this event is perfect if you have any leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner. Located at Berkeley Farm, this event will also have many fun activities and crafts for people of all ages to enjoy. This event takes place Saturday, Nov. 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets range from $10 to $15.


Despite all of the interruptions this year has caused, it is still important to have fun once in a while. Make sure to stay safe, dress warmly, and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

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