9 Things You Could Be Doing on Thanksgiving Instead of Cooking

Thanksgiving dinner from Airlie in Warrenton, VA


Instead of spending your day cooking, give thanks outside of the kitchen by surrounding yourself with family and friends. Here is a list of activities that will make your day together extra special.

1. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Now in it’s 91st year, Santa’s arrival at the parade’s finale is the official kick-off to Christmas. Relax on the couch with a cup of coffee and enjoy!

2. Run a 5K for Charity
Prince William Turkey Trot

3. Plan Black Friday Shopping
Pick up a newspaper, get online and get ready!

4. Put Up Christmas Decorations
The holiday season is so busy, why not decorate now? Cross it off your list early!

5. Volunteer
Give thanks by volunteering or donating to a good cause.
Here is a list of charitable organizations who may need your help:


6. Watch Football
An all-American pastime, nothing says holiday like planting yourself on the couch for three back-to-back games.

White's Mill Trail White's Mill Trail, Warrenton

7. Get Outdoors
Take a walk or a hike with your family or play flag football in the yard. Burn some pre-feast calories!

8. Play a Game
Thanksgiving is a perfect day for spending time together playing a board game, cards or even wii. Place a family-friendly wager on the activity such as washing the dishes or taking out the trash after dinner. Monopoly anyone?

9. Make a Side or Dessert
We understand. You can’t give up on the tradition of cooking on Thanksgiving altogether – make a side or dessert to satisfy your “craving.”

Order your Turkey-to-go from Airlie or make reservations for our three-course Thanksgiving dinner in Garden Bistro.  For more information, visit our website or call 540-341-3277.

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