The Thanksgiving holiday provides time to step back from the stress, hustle, and bustle of everyday life and gain some perspective on all the good things that are right in front of us. This year enhance the gratitude by taking your friends and family on a Thanksgiving getaway to the vibrant and inspiring city of Atlanta, Georgia. Whether you’re a Thanksgiving enthusiast that can’t get enough turkey or someone who would rather run the calories away for a great cause, Thanksgiving in Atlanta is sure to be flavorful and definitely please! Create the ideal Atlanta Thanksgiving itinerary by adding these events to the list.
Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon
Atlanta is a city of endless energy and runners from near and far will take to the streets on Thanksgiving Day in the spirit and fun of the annual Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and corresponding 5K. You don’t have to be a runner to make the most of this annual tradition. Spectators find it can be just as inspiring to cheer on athletes as it is for those participating. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon is a scenic route that takes runners through the most iconic neighborhoods the city has to offer before ending with holiday festivities including a variety of pie made to enjoy!
Treat yourself to a beautiful holiday light display at the Atlanta Botanical Center which opens November 16th and runs through January 11th and is open to the public Thanksgiving night under the name Garden Nights, Holiday Lights. This annual event is a wonderful way to cap off Thanksgiving and to start getting excited for the holidays to come. Everyone in the family will enjoy a trek through this glittering stop which transforms the entire botanical garden into a wonderland of lights. Tickets go on sale online October 1, 2019 and can be purchased as a single visit option or a flex-ticket for multiple nights of glowing fun.
St. Regis Gingerbread House Tour
Thanksgiving is about food and fun. Combine the best of both by making your way to the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead this holiday and take a one-of-a-kind tour of the largest gingerbread house hosted in Atlanta! This work of art is completed at the hands of the hotel culinary team and takes more than 500 construction hours to complete in its entirety. An impressive 300 pounds of flour is required to create this gingerbread masterpiece. While a walk through is always a welcome experience, guests will need to refrain from eating the St. Regis Gingerbread House and will need to save their appetites for Thanksgiving dinner.
Book a Thanksgiving Stay
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