You’ve picked out the turkey, grabbed enough green beans to feed a village, and are ready to prepare your family’s Thanksgiving feast. But what are you going to do after everyone’s loosened their belt and taken a nap? Here are some of the best things to do around Delray Beach once Thanksgiving’s over.
Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
When: November 25th-26th
Where: Downtown Delray Beach, FL
Details: This free Thanksgiving event in Delray Beach should be a blast. Now in its 18th year, the Art Festival will span several blocks and offer hand-crafted art from local artists. You’ll find vases, paintings, jewelry, music, and photograph frames here, as well as other fine crafts from over 100 vendors. If you skipped Black Friday, this Delray Beach event will help you cross the first few people off your Christmas Gift list. Visit www.artfestival.com for more information.
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
When: Starting Friday, November 24th
Where: Gold Coast Railroad Museum (Miami, FL)
Details: On the Friday after your Thanksgiving feast, hop aboard the Polar Express™ for a 50-minute train ride to Santa’s Workshop! You and your family will be treated to all the sights and sounds of the North Pole, including hearty “Ho, Ho, Hos” and sleigh bells. Wear your jammies for an authentic and unforgettable experience. View pricing information at gcrm.org.
Giving Thanks: A Musical Benefit
When: Friday, November 24th at 8:00 pm
Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (Aventura, FL)
Details: Sit back after Thanksgiving and enjoy the eclectic sounds of ELEW, David Serero, Timba LIVE, and Steven Chera. Proceeds from this concert will benefit three local charities: S.A.F.E., The Food Fund, and Hatzalah of Miami-Dade. VIP tickets are available on a limited basis, but they allow you to meet and greet the performers backstage. Grab your tickets at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center website.
Chinese Lantern Festival
When: Thanksgiving (Nov 23rd) from 5:30 to 10:00 pm
Where: Central Broward Regional Park (Lauderhill, FL)
Details: The only spice you may be missing on Thanksgiving is “variety.” That’s exactly what the Chinese Lantern Festival provides! Folk art, live Kung Fu shows, and authentic cuisine are just a few reasons to explore Lauderhill on Thanksgiving night. However, it’s the main event that will excite your senses: the releasing of the lanterns is a beautiful sight, especially over the water. Bring a blanket and enjoy. Click here to order tickets for this special Thanksgiving event near Hollywood, FL.
Thanksgiving Day Brunch
When: Thanksgiving at 12:00 pm
Where: Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove (Miami, FL)
Details: Spend the afternoon feasting on Thanksgiving dishes prepared by some of Miami’s finest chefs. Oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and a wide variety of seasonal vegetables will line the table, followed by—you guessed it—a tour de force of desserts. Reservations are required for this Miami Thanksgiving meal, so be sure and order tickets on their Facebook page.
Thanksgiving Morning Yoga Class
When: Thanksgiving at 9:00 am
Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
Details: This public Yoga class will stretch out your muscles and your belly for all the food you’ll undoubtedly inhale later in the day. Bring a mat, towel, sunscreen, and water for a 90-minute session with Yoga guru Lisa right along the Ft. Lauderdale beach. You’ll sweat out some calories before tripling them with the standard Thanksgiving Day fare. All in a day’s work. Visit the Thanksgiving Morning Yoga Facebook page for more details.
69th Annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade
When: Sunday, November 26th at 4:00 pm
Where: Downtown Coral Gables, FL
Details: Hundreds of young’uns will take to the streets in Coral Gables for the yearly Orange Bowl Parade. Marching bands will march, beautiful floats will seemingly float, and thousands of locals will clap along with the evening’s spectacle. Will you? Read more about this local tradition at jrorangebowl.org.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest
When: Opening November 2nd
Where: Miami, FL
Details: For a more hands-on experience at the North Pole, take a little trip to Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami. It’s not only Florida’s largest Christmas theme park, but it’s also one of the largest in the world! Over 100 rides, shows, and attractions will entertain you, such as The Crazy Mouse roller coaster, Windstorm, Mega Drop, and a Christmas Ferris Wheel. Whether you go on Thanksgiving or wait until it’s closer to December 25th, this Miami theme park shouldn’t be missed. Buy single-day and season passes at www.santasenchantedforest.com.
Holiday Sales on New Hondas
Have the urge to get yourself an early X-mas gift? Head to our South Florida Honda Dealers near Miami to feast on our season’s holiday deals on Honda cars, SUVs, trucks, and minivans! We have special low prices on all the newest Honda models, such as the Honda Accord or HR-V. They may not have calories or nutrition labels, but these new Hondas will definitely fill you up this Thanksgiving.
Find and visit your closest Pompano Beach Honda dealers to take a test drive this holiday season!
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