Not sure what to do for Thanksgiving? If you’re new to Austin or just looking to shake things up, there are many options to celebrate the holiday. Get fit or pig out. Bring the entire family or make new friends. There’s plenty to be thankful for in Austin.
Start Thanksgiving day with a sense of gratitude at the fourth annual benefit at Waller Ballroom. Shanti Kelley, Lululemon and Practice Yoga Austin have teamed up to host ‘Awakening the Grateful Heart’. The Vinyasa Flow class will provide an uplifting and energizing way to celebrate. Proceeds from the event will benefit FrontSteps Austin and help the homeless population in our community.
If you’re looking for more opportunities to get fit and give back, participate in the 25th anniversary of the largest five-mile run in Texas. More than 20,000 Austinites participate in the Thanksgiving tradition at the Long Center. 100% of proceeds from the benefit go to Caritas of Austin. The organization provides education and support services for the lower class.
If you want to contribute to a Thanksgiving feast, bring a dish to The Brixton. The neighborhood bar will host a pot luck dinner for Austinites to gather together. Eat homemade favorites and meet new people. Enjoy spiced apple cider and hot toddys on special.
Film buffs and movie lovers will be thankful to spend the holiday at the Alamo Drafthouse. Watch any film on Thanksgiving day and enjoy a feast and a movie. The turkey dinner option includes roast turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, rolls and a slice of pecan pie. Wear loose pants!
Hypersonic Radio doesn’t take a break for the holidays. The concert tour, TERMINAL, broadcasts the finest electronic dance music from a different Austin club each week. The House Music Express will stop at Empire Control Room on Thanksgiving night. Dancers and music fans will be thankful to experience the sounds of Richard Gear, Jason Jenkins, A. Ward and Zach Highwire.
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?