The recipe for surviving Thanksgiving is to make sure you get out and do stuff! Luckily, there’s always something happening in Austin, and this weekend’s gorgeous weather makes it a great time to pile your relatives into the car and show them around our amazing city!
Earn your Thanksgiving feast by running in the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot to benefit Caritas of Austin. It takes place Thanksgiving morning and has levels for everyone in the family, from the kid run at 8:15am, to a timed 5 mile walk/run, an untimed 5 mile walk/run, and a one mile walk/run.
Friday morning beginning at 10am, Santa will be on the Terrace of the Long Center, taking free pictures with your family with Austin’s amazing city skyline as the backdrop.
Saturday is Chuy’s Annual Children Giving to Children Parade. It starts at 11am at 11th and Congress and goes south on Congress to Cesar Chavez. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa, which gives toys to deserving children at Christmas.
Sunday at 6pm is the Zilker Tree Lighting Ceremony in Zilker Park. Kick off the holiday season with music, food, and festivities and celebrate 50 years of the giant tree in the heart of the ATX!
If more sedentary activities are your thing, check out Edward Scissorhands at the French Legation Museum Saturday night at 6:30pm. Presented by the Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow, you’re invited to bring a blanket, chairs, and beverage of choice for an evening of entertainment.
Need a drink after a weekend of family? The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery is offering free wine flights with the purchase of a glass of wine Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6pm.
So go ahead, get your deep cleaning done today and enjoy the big day tomorrow secure in the knowledge that after the feast you can get out and have some fun!
Would you love to host Thanksgiving, but don’t have the space? Call A Plus Apartments at 512-231-1400 to find an entertainer’s dream apartment in time for Christmas!