Holiday Guide: The Quintessential Thanksgiving in Virginia

Get ready for several days’ worth of Thanksgiving fun. With the holiday 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’s how to have the quintessential Thanksgiving in Virginia!

1. Bar PX, Alexandria, VA

Make your reservations now for the hip, trendy Bar PX in Old Town Alexandria. Enjoy award-winning hand-crafted custom cocktails while catching up with old friends in an historic atmosphere.

2. The Pie Chest, Charlottesville, VA

The Pie Chest in Charlottesville, Virginia, serves sweet and savory pot pies, as well as breakfast hand pies, all made from seasonal ingredients. Sweet pies include bourbon pecan, peanut butter, honey-spiced pear, brown butter pumpkin, and much more.

3. Eagle Crest Farm, Strasburg, VA

Eagle Crest Farm is a local, family-owned farm in Strasburg, Virginia. They raise antibiotic-free, hormone-free, steroid-free, and GMO-free turkeys that live and forage on grass. Support your local farm and order a turkey today.

4. Grand Illumination Parade in Norfolk, VA

Every year, the city of Norfolk throws their 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.”

5. Virginia ABC, Multiple locations

Turns out even the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) is getting in on the Black Friday holiday action. This year, shoppers can expect 15-20 percent off some of the more popular liquors including Grey Goose and Jack Daniels.

6. University of Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

The day after Thanksgiving, the University of Virginia Cavaliers will battle it out against the Virginia Tech Hokies in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tickets are still available, or you can watch the game on ACCN.

7. 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.

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8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Spirit Cruises, Norfolk, VA

Celebrate Thanksgiving aboard the Spirit cruise line. 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 to easy riding that’ll give you something else to be thankful about. 

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