In Seattle, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day! Here are some suggestions:
- Parades and Festivals: Kick off your holiday season by attending the annual Macy’s Holiday Parade in downtown Seattle, if it’s taking place. You can enjoy spectacular floats, bands, and a special appearance by Santa Claus himself!
- Dine Out: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast at one of Seattle’s many fine dining restaurants. Many places offer special Thanksgiving menus, so you can relax and enjoy the holiday without cooking. Examples of such restaurants may include Canlis, The Capital Grille, or The Pink Door.
- Volunteer: Thanksgiving is a great time to give back to the community. Organizations like the Union Gospel Mission or Northwest Harvest often need volunteers to help serve meals during the holiday season.
- Outdoor Activities: Given Seattle’s beautiful natural surroundings, consider going for a hike or a leisurely walk in one of the city’s many parks. The Washington Park Arboretum, Discovery Park, or a walk along Alki Beach could be just the thing to work off that Thanksgiving meal.
- Visit the Zoo: Woodland Park Zoo often has special holiday-themed events. If it’s open, it’s a fun option for both kids and adults.
- Wine Tasting: Seattle is close to the Woodinville Wine Country, which is home to more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms. Many of them are open on Thanksgiving Day.
- Sports: If you’re a football fan, you could join in the American tradition of watching the NFL on Thanksgiving Day. Seattle’s local team, the Seahawks, might be playing!
- Art and Culture: Visit one of Seattle’s many museums. Check to see if the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Pop Culture, or the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit are open.
- Shopping: Take advantage of Black Friday sales which often start on Thanksgiving Day.
- Pike Place Market: If it’s open on Thanksgiving Day, stroll through Pike Place Market. The market often has special holiday activities and it’s a great place to pick up some local produce, fish, or crafts.
Remember, given the pandemic conditions, it’s important to check ahead for any changes, restrictions, or reservation requirements at these venues. The status of events can change based on local health guidelines and conditions.