Holiday Guide: The Quintessential Thanksgiving in Texas

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and without a proper plan, it’ll be easy to let it slip away. This Thanksgiving, don’t waste a second by using our outline below for the perfect, quintessential Texas Thanksgiving. No one celebrates like the Lone Star State.

1. Anvil Bar and Refuge, Houston, TX

Anvil Bar and Refuge in Houston, Texas, is known for their annual Thanksgiving night festivities, including seasonal cocktails and free slices of pumpkin pie. Whether you decide to stop by on Thanksgiving evening or the night before, you’re sure to find a fun, casual atmosphere with good people and great food.

2. Love Creek Orchards, Medina, TX

Love Creek Orchards is Southern Living Magazine’s number one go-to Texas spot for pie. The apple pie is worth traveling for. Get it by the slice with a side of ice cream or take one home to the family for dessert.

3. Kuby’s, Dallas, TX

Kuby’s has been processing meats since before coming to the United States, all the way back in 1728 Germany. Since immigrating to Dallas, they have kept the family tradition alive and now offer catering for all holidays and plenty of Thanksgiving turkey deals, too.

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4. H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, Houston, TX

Every year, the city of Houston throws their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year, the parade is free for all and will include floats, bands, and wonderful festivities.

5. The Galleria, Houston, TX

The Galleria in Houston, Texas, has a whopping 400 stores and hosts nearly 30 million visitors a year. It’s the biggest shopping mail in Texas, coming in at 2.4 million square-feet, which means almost two and a half million possible square feet of savings.

6. University of Texas vs. Texas Tech football game

The day after Thanksgiving, the Texas Tech Red Raiders will battle it out with the Texas Longhorns in Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Tickets are still available, or you can watch the game on Fox.

7. Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, TX

One cannot accurately tell the story of Texas without discussing the varied native Americans that once called the land home. The American Indian exhibit at the Texas State History Museum in Austin goes a long way toward telling their story, beginning in the 16th up until present day.

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8. North Texas Turkey Trot, Frisco, TX

The North Texas Turkey Trot has a simple saying: “Run first, eat later.” Can’t argue with that logic. Even dogs are eligible for registration, so make sure to bring the whole family to help burn off those extra holiday calories.

9. Operation Turkey, Austin, TX

Operation Turkey is in many large cities across America, including Austin, Texas. This year, they plan to hand-deliver 50,000 meals to the needy. It’s not too late to sign up to help make someone else’s Thanksgiving a little brighter.

10. Gingerbread Village at Four Seasons, Austin, TX

The Four Seasons Hotel Austin is debuting their Gingerbread Village just a few days before Thanksgiving. It’s a picture-perfect place to bring the whole family to help get in the holiday cheer. Guests might even with a $200 gift card just for visiting. 

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