In 2012, Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22.
1. Turkey TrotKick off your holiday with a great run through downtown Dallas on Thanksgiving morning. It's Thursday, November 22, 2012 and festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a 5K walk/run and an 8-mile run. Volunteers are needed so sign up now. All participants will have the option to be chip timed with the new disposable D-Tag. Whether you are running the 8 mile or the 5K, when you sign up you will have the option to be timed or untimed. There will be a $5 timing charge if you choose to be timed. Good luck!
Race Schedule: 6:30 AM – Race day registration opens; 8:00 AM – Miracle Mile Start; 8:20 AM – 10K Start; 8:35 AM – 5K Start; 10:00 AM – Awards Ceremony; 10:45 AM – Event ends.
9200 World Cup Way, Frisco TX 75034
Race is Thursday, November 22, 2012.
If your Thanksgiving Day tradition centers around the Cowboys, then pack up the family and head to Arlington for a turkey day tailgate party. The Dallas Cowboys play their arch rival -- the Washington Redskins. The game's always the 3 p.m. (CT) game. If you can't make it out to Cowboys Stadium, you can always catch the game on FOX.
Visit Thanks-Giving Square and give thanks for our planet. This place is a sanctuary where all faiths are welcome. Thanks-Giving Square is a central meeting place where citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding.
The bells of Thanks-Giving Square were taken down for major repairs and were installed just in time for Thanksgiving 2010.
Location: 1627 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Museum Hours (Hall of Thanksgiving) 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Weekends and Holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays - Museum and Chapel - 1 - 5 p.m.
There are some wonderful restaurants open on Thanksgiving day in DFW. Here are a few with outstanding buffet menus. The great thing about Thanksgiving buffets: they probably won't run out of your favorite pie and you don't have to do the dishes! (This site will be updated with 2012 info as soon as it becomes available)
Technically it takes place the day after Thanksgiving, but it's still a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition. Held each year in downtown Fort Worth, the Sundance Square Parade of Lights features over 100 illuminated entries, Cowboy Santas, marching bands, antique cars and more. This year's parade theme, "The Wonder of It All," will feature even more professional floats, as well as our wonderful array of community-based units of all shapes and sizes. Street seats are available for a fee but there are also plenty of free viewing areas available.
When: The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012.
Where: From Belknap Street to Commerce Street, around 9th Street (NEW - extended route) to Houston Street and up to Weatherford, the parade will transform Downtown with more than 500,000 brilliant lights.