Thanksgiving Week in Sacramento

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Turkey image by Creative Commons/ flickr user Tim Sackton.

Whether you’re looking to entertain friends and family coming to town, searching for family friendly activities on Turkey Day, or looking for a little shopping to do over the weekend, the City of Trees has something to satisfy your needs this Thanksgiving week.

Getting Grateful a Few Days Early:

Thanksgiving Lunch, Generations Church, Nov 27

Generations Church will be hosting a free event to include a Thanksgiving lunch, haircuts, jackets, hygiene kits, and lots more for those who cannot afford these simple pleasures.

Christmas Tree Lighting, Old Sacramento, Nov 27
Okay, so this technically celebrates that other big holiday, but why not spend your “Thanksgiving Eve” with loved ones! After the tree lighting ceremony, stick around for the electric Theatre of Lights holiday light show.

New Jack Fling: Pre-Thanksgiving Bash, Midtown BarFly, Nov 27
Make some room for your Turkey Day feast by burning calories at this feel-good, New Jack Swing theme night. CrookOne, DJ Epik, and Ben Johnson will be mixing favorite and forgotten classics, album cuts, and B-side gems from the 80s and 90s.

On “Gobble Gobble” Day:

Run to Feed the Hungry, Sacramento State (CSUS), Nov 28
In its 20th year, this 5K and 10K run/walk helps raise funds for families in need in our community. All event proceeds will benefit Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Courage Worldwide Turkey Trot, Consumnes Oaks High School, Nov 28
Come show your feathers, so the turkeys don’t have to! This 5K and 10K run benefits girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking through the nonprofit organization, Courage Worldwide.

Thanksgiving Feast, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Nov 28
Join the Hyatt for a bountiful buffet featuring traditional holiday favorites, with all of the trimmings! Bonus: Complimentary valet parking is included.

Thanksgiving Supper, Sacramento RiverTrain, Nov 28
Leave the mess and the stress of preparing a Thanksgiving meal by enjoying a dinner with all the fixings aboard a classic train!

Relax…or Shop ‘Til You Drop:

Free Admission Day & Canned Food Drive, Fairytale Town, Nov 29
As a way to say thank you to the community, Fairytale Town offers free admission to visitors who bring in a canned good to donate the day after Thanksgiving!

Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, St. Rose of Lima Park, Nov 29
Be thankful for extended skating hours and free skate rental (with proof of purchase from Downtown Plaza) at the popular holiday hangout.

Small Train Holiday, California State Train Museum, Nov 29-30
Visitors will be dazzled by roving musical entertainment; fun, interpretive handcar rides; amazing scale and model toy train display; story time with Mrs. Claus

Indian Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair, California State Indian Museum, Nov 29-30
Native artisans from all over California offer their wares for sale each year, giving you the chance to find those just-right gifts for the holidays.

Small Business Saturday, Various locations, Nov 30
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Pledge to shop your favorite local businesses and make a HUGE impact.

This is just a sampling of upcoming Thanksgiving events–to check out more seasonal things to do, visit’s Holiday Events page!


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