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Thanksgiving Happenings to Enjoy in Dallas


Beautiful pumpkin decorations in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | Image by Shutterstock

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As Thanksgiving weekend draws closer, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for fun with the family in Dallas.

On Tuesday, November 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., join avid Friends fans for Friends-Giving Trivia at Legacy Hall. Trivia buy-in is $30 per team of up to six players, seating is first come, first served. Only one ticket needs to be purchased for the whole team.

Food will be available: a butcher’s sleeve of sliders from Son of a Butcher or a plate of chili cheese fries from Roots Chicken Shak. The teams with the most points can score prizes: 1st place a $100 Hall Pass gift card, 2nd place a $75 Hall Pass gift card, and 3rd place a $50 Hall Pass gift card.

For those wanting to preemptively work off that gravy and stuffing, the 55th annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot will take place Thursday, November 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Turkey Trot allows participants to run or walk a 5K and an 8-mile race starting in Downtown Dallas. The race is sponsored by the Dallas Mavericks. The Junior Trot 1K race for children is back this year.

When you’re done running, gather at The Roost hospitality tent for snacks and beverages after the race. Beer and mimosas are available for purchase. Registration is open until the evening before the race.

The Omni Hotel in Fort Worth offers a Thanksgiving Brunch on Thursday, November 24. Seating is available every half an hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and reservation information can be found at OpenTable.com. This bountiful feast will be held on the second level of the Omni Hotel.

Thanksgiving day and night, starting from 2 p.m., can be spent at Longhorn Icehouse for a Thanksgiving feast, football on the 42-foot HD video wall plus 50 giant HD televisions, and drink specials. Located at 1901 West Northwest Highway, Dallas. The restaurant will be offering its full menu as well as a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Check out the Dallas Texas Guide for more great events.

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