9 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Virginia!

Get ready for several days’ worth of Thanksgiving fun. With the 2024 holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for reunions with high school friends at great local bars, grand holiday parades, and all of the pie your heart desires. Here are the 9 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Virginia!

Captain Gregory's, Alexandria, VA

Enter a secret haven in the center of Alexandria with delectable small dishes and handcrafted beverages. Distinguished artisan cocktail lounge where you may savor the finest chef-driven dishes in the city! Savor a comfortable and distinctive evening out and allow the unmatched flavors to carry you away.

Livin' The Pie Life, Arlington, VA

Enjoy freshly cooked, locally sourced sweet and savory pies this Thanksgiving! Indulge in some exceptional treats from the small-batch bakery and other delectable treats. Extra pastries from the bakery will add something different to your family get-together and make your holiday feast remarkable!

Stock Provisions, Charlottesville, VA

Don't just settle for mystery meats this Thanksgiving. Taste succulent meats produced responsibly when you visit Virginia, they will add even more distinctive touches to your Christmas feast. Treat yourself and your family to meats supplied ethically from Virginia and show your support for neighborhood farms. Connect with the people and places that enable delicious food to be served during the holiday season.

Grand Illumination Parade in Norfolk, VA

Every year, the city of Norfolk throws its annual Grand Illumination Parade. Rain or shine, the parade kicks off in Downtown Norfolk with “spectacular floats, energetic marching bands, giant balloons, lively dancers, and even Santa himself.”

Virginia ABC, Multiple locations

Turns out even the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is getting in on the Black Friday holiday action. This year, shoppers can expect discounts to some of the more popular liquors, including Grey Goose and Jack Daniels.

MacCallum More Museum and Gardens, Chase City, VA

The MacCallum More Museum and Gardens boasts an extensive Native American collection, including the Arthur Robertson Arrowhead collection, a one-of-a-kind collection of artifacts. Peruse the garden and make sure to check out the visiting exhibits.

Annual Virginia Run Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Centreville, VA

Participants in the annual Virginia Run Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Centreville, Virginia, can participate in either the 5K or 2K walk events. Whichever one you choose, there are few better ways to kick off a Thanksgiving Day than getting out in the world and trotting.

SOME (So Others May Eat), Multiple location

SOME (So Others May Eat) is a non-profit organization that hosts holiday gatherings, assists with meal prep and serving, and much more. Join up with the organization to help hand out supplies and meals to the needy on Thanksgiving Day.

Norfolk Thanksgiving Day Lunch Cruise, Norfolk, VA

Celebrate Thanksgiving aboard the City Cruises. Whether you sign up for the fantastic Thanksgiving Day lunch buffet or take the cruise the day before or after the holiday, you’re in for a few hours of easy riding that’ll give you something else to be thankful for.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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