Thanksgiving weekend is almost here! With Thanksgiving comes great food, Black Friday shopping, and spending time with loved ones. It’s not always easy deciding what to do with your family while they are in town for the holidays. We have listed some of our favorite events around Atlanta for this Thanksgiving weekend!
The Atlanta Hawks will be in town during the holiday playing at Philips Arena:
vs. Toronto Raptors: Wednesday, November 26, 7:30pm
vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Friday, November 28, 7:30pm
vs. Charlotte Hornets, Saturday November 29, 7:30pm
Going to see an Atlanta Hawks game is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. Depending on where you want to sit, it can be a cost effective way to spend an evening this holiday weekend.
The Georgia Bulldogs will have their yearly rival game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium in Athens, on Saturday November 29th, 12:00pm. This rivalry game is played every year on Thanksgiving weekend, and has been called the “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” game.
With only 70 miles separating the two schools, this has been a heated rival since 1893. There are still plenty of tickets left on the secondary market for this game, and prices are less-expensive than this past weekend’s UGA vs. Auburn game.
While there will be some teams playing on Thanksgiving Day, the Atlanta Falcons will be playing on Sunday, with a 4:05pm kick-off time vs. the Arizona Cardinals. This gives fans plenty of time to head down to one of the tailgating-friendly parking lots and get a little celebration in before the game. What better way to spend a Thanksgiving weekend than to watch football with your family?
Holiday Lights on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season! Check out some great holiday lights around the city:
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting: Lenox Square
The tree lighting at Lenox Square in Buckhead is a yearly festive event. This year, don’t miss live music by Pentatonix, the Isley Brothers, and Timothy Miller
Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
This 20-acre light display in midtown Atlanta is not one to miss! The botanical inspired holiday light display starts on November 15th and runs until January 3rd, and will even be open on Thanksgiving night!
Atlanta Half Marathon
What a great way to get a head start on burning those holiday calories! Join the Atlanta Track Club for the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5k! The race starts at 7:30am on Thanksgiving Day at Turner Field. There will be a half marathon, 5K, and kid-friendly races called the Mashed Potato Mile and the Gravy Gallop. After participating in this event, you will definitely deserve some turkey and stuffing!