Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the US, celebrated on the last Thursday in November, as a way of giving gratitude for the harvest and the blessings of the past year. It represents the start of the holiday season. If you are not planning a usual family dinner this year, we’ll provide some ideas on how to enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend in Raleigh.
Buckle up for Thanksgiving
Prepare yourself wisely, because it’ll be cold and rainy on Thanksgiving weekend in the Raleigh area. You’ll need some wellingtons, warm clothes, an umbrella or a hat. Also, bring your camera and a set of backup batteries, charge your phone, and get your festive mood. You’ll surely make some great memories. Before the trip, make reservations for the events that require one, or buy the tickets in advance, so you could avoid waiting in line. If you are visiting for the holidays, and you like it so much that you would like to move to the Raleigh area, the one you should call to make it happen’ are Next Stop Movers Raleigh NC.
Transportation and accommodation
There are many people that use local movers in Raleigh NC to relocate here. Raleigh welcomes nearly 13 million visitors annually, but there are still available rooms in hotels in the Raleigh area, so you should be able to book, even as a last-minute option, a decent hotel for Thanksgiving weekend. Staying at Holiday Inn, Cary, for example, can be a great way to explore the suburbs as well as downtown Raleigh.
On the other hand, staying at Raleigh Marriott City Center gives you the possibility of walking through the city, with no need for any transportation arrangements. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located about 10 miles from downtown Raleigh. With great wire of city buses, possibilities of renting a bike, car, or taking a cab, as well as well-arranged walking zones, you have a lot of options for exploring Raleigh.
Outdoor activities in the Raleigh area
Everybody loves to have holiday photos, are we right? And kids love Santa, don’t they? At 801 Bass Pro Lane, Cary, and Cabela’s, at 201 Cabela Drive, Garner, Bass Pro Shops offers a free Santa Photoshoot from November 5th through December 24th. Your kids will love this Santa Wonderland experience.
At the Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the days you can attend the Triangle’s largest marketplace for arts, crafts, and seasonal favorites. There will be over 200 exhibitors from all over the Southeast.
Activities that keep you in shape
Fit & Able Productions Inc. organizes The Turkey Chase 5k annually to provide you with lots of fun and excitement. Whether you run 5k, 10k, or 20k, you are sure to have memorable experiences. All 5k finishers will get a special prize that can become a reminder of a time well spent at Raleigh. A great way to burn tons of calories from all those delicious meals, don’t you think?
If you are up to ice skating in a winter wonderland, head to downtown Raleigh, to The Rink presented by UNC Health. It features a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline. If you want to transport your ice skates safely, contact Moving helpers Raleigh, NC. We are known for transporting all sorts of your most valuable belongings.
For animal lovers
If you are an animal lover, there is something during the Thanksgiving weekend in Raleigh you should definitely check. You can get close to some of the most amazing animals on Earth at Repticon on North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
Or if you like dogs and pups, and you want to do something compassionate you should visit Open House at Saving Grace,13400 Old Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest. Here, you can make a donation, or adopt one of the pups.
More sports to enjoy for Thanksgiving
Magic of the Lights, at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, is a unique drive thorough experience. Using the latest LED technology and digital animations, Magic of the Lights creates your favorite holiday characters and scenes you can enjoy from the comfort of your car.
On Sunday 26th, at PNC Arena, Carolina Hurricanes, the hosts, are having a match with Calgary Flames from Canada. A great NHL ice hockey game is predicted, so if you are into sports, you should try to get the tickets while there are still available.
We all love Thanksgiving, and Black Friday the following day as well. For Thanksgiving day, all malls are closed, but on Friday morning they are all open from 7-9 in the morning, depending on the store’s usual working hours. You can expect some great discounts at Crabtree Valley Mall, The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh.
Where to eat?
Raleigh area is especially famous for numerous restaurants opened for Thanksgiving that offer some good food. For this Thanksgiving weekend, many of them are having some special offers, places like Hampton Inn & Suites, The Pit Durham, The Quiltmaker Cafe, etc. You should reserve your table earlier because on holidays they are busier than usual. Explore their working hours so you can make a reservation or have the food delivered if that suits you better. And if you would like to experience the authentic, local cuisine, mingle with the locals, ask them where they eat, and they’ll give you some pro tips. You sure won’t regret it.
After Thanksgiving weekend
After spending an awesome Thanksgiving weekend in Raleigh, some of you would love the city so much that will consider moving here. Raleigh movers are working hard so that every family can relocate smoothly and stress-free. If you decide to become a Raleigh resident, moving services in Raleigh include a variety of services you can choose from, based on your needs. And if you are doing a move all by yourself, they can help you just by carrying or moving some heavy furniture for example.