Are you ready for Thanksgiving this year? With the cooler temps setting in and Christmas lights already going up, it certainly is starting to feel like turkey time!
Regardless of what your plans are for Thanksgiving this year, you can create memories for a lifetime with Thanksgiving in Charlotte. From donating your time to enjoying the local sights to enjoying a meal out, here are a few things you’re bound to love for the big day.
Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte
Started in 1947, this magical event invites friends and family come and celebrate Thanksgiving with local talent. Starting at 9:30 a.m. on November 23rd, you can join the thousands of Charlotte residents and visitors for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
If you aren’t able to catch the parade in person, be sure to see it on TV on WBTV. In addition to the parade, Charlotte is also offering other events for the long weekend, including WBT Holiday on Ice outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carowinds WinterFest, and more!
Grab Thanksgiving Dinner in Charlotte
If you’ve decided to skip cooking this year, we certainly don’t blame you. Fortunately, you can take advantage of some fantastic restaurants that are open in Charlotte for Thanksgiving. Be sure to make reservations!
Check out these enticing options for celebrating Thanksgiving out with friends and family:
- The Capital Grille. 201 North Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-348-1400 for reservations.
- Chima Steakhouse. 139 South Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-601-4141 for reservations.
- Lumiere French Kitchen. 1039 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-372-3335 for reservations.
- The Asbury. 235 North Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-342-1193 for reservations.
- Morton’s Steakhouse. 227 West Trade St., Charlotte. 704-333-2602 for reservations.
Volunteer This Thanksgiving
Whether you donate your time or extra food, there are things everyone can do to make Thanksgiving that much more special for families in need.
Charlotte Rescue Mission is accepting Thanksgiving turkeys to make meals for people in need. You can drop off turkeys until November 18th at 907 W. 1st St. in Charlotte.
Hospitality House of Charlotte allows volunteers to cook for the community they serve; you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can also volunteer at Second Harvest Food bank, located at 500-B Spratt St. in Charlotte. Call 704-805-1712 to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Your donation of time or food items can greatly help those in need this holiday season!
Are you ready to experience everything Charlotte has to offer this Thanksgiving? You can check out all of these things and more over Thanksgiving weekend. We wish you a great Thanksgiving from all of us at Your Office Ballantyne!