Things to do over Thanksgiving that doesn’t involve shopping

From enjoying delicious food to catching up with family and friends, there’s plenty to do around Thanksgiving. Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but not everyone is looking to wait in long lines in the middle of the night or spend a ton of money over Thanksgiving weekend.

Luckily, there’s no shortage of fun and (mostly) free activities that will entertain you during the holiday season. 

Eat a lot of Food – This is the number one rule for all Holidays. What is Thanksgiving without eating a lot of food? Instead of hitting up the shops, hit up the leftovers.

Participate in a Turkey Trot Race – Chances are, you’ll be eating a lot of food on Thanksgiving. Participating in a five or 10K race is a great way to start off the holiday season.

Volunteer at a local soup kitchen – Thanksgiving is all about appreciating what you have. Instead of entering the hectic shopping scene, try volunteering in your community for a much more rewarding experience. 

Go to a Thanksgiving Parade – Whether you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from your couch or go to a local Thanksgiving event, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate.

Have a Marathon of Holiday Movies – There are usually plenty of movie marathons on TV around Thanksgiving. Luckily, you have the perfect excuse to relax on the couch and get in the holiday spirit with classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Love Actually.”

Find a new exercise routine – Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start a new workout routine. After enjoying a few delicious meals, why not get a head start on your New Years resolutions?

Host a board game night – Unleash your competitive side with a board game night with your friends and family.

Start Decorating for Christmas – Why not start the Christmas celebrations a bit early by putting up decorations? Whether you put up a few Christmas lights or decorate your entire house, it’s always fun to get in the holiday spirit.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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