Yay for Thanksgiving week! No work. No school. Too much food. Holiday movie marathons. Lots of napping. And plenty of places around town to be thankful for. Here’s our list of 7 fun things to do during your Thanksgiving break.
1. Visit Santa.
Treat your kiddos to a visit with the big guy at The Shops at Willow Bend.
Mon-Wed 10am-9pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, Fri 10am-9pm
2. Entertain your visitors.
Show your mother-in-law a good time at the Whimsy Wednesday painting class at Bottle and Bottega. The 6:30pm painting class is BYOB and they provide all necessary supplies and instruction.
3. Get fit.
Start Thanksgiving Day off on a healthy note! The 9am Turkey Torch Boot Camp-style class at The Barre Code Plano will give you the opportunity to sweat, tone, and sweat some more before indulging in post-workout mimosas and muffins. Open to the public.
4. Skip the cooking.
I’m pretty sure the Pilgrims and Native Americans would rather have gone to the Holy Grail Pub to have a pint, instead of that whole hunting and gathering mess. Here are some places in Plano where you get to relax while someone else cooks your Thanksgiving Day feast:
Cru Food and Wine Bar
Del Frisco’s Grille
Hash House a Go Go
Holy Grail Pub
Latin Pig Cuban Restaurant
Steve Fields Steak and Lobster
The Capital Grille
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
See restaurant hours and locations here >
5. Go bowling.
Fight off a turkey-induced coma by challenging your whole family to a bowling duel. Plano Super Bowl in east Plano will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving Day and Pinstack in west Plano will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 2pm-midnight.
6. Get some culture.
Start a family tradition of going to the theatre or ballet Thanksgiving Week. At “The Sleeping Beauty” by Theatre Britain, expect wacky characters, songs, corny jokes and lots of audience participation perfect for even the youngest audience (Nov. 26-27). Experience a magical dream world (and tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy) at Chamberlain Performing Arts’ “The Nutcracker” (Nov. 25-27). Enjoy the unforgettable music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Art Centre Theatre (Nov. 26-27).
7. Shop Small on Saturday
After all the Black Friday nonsense, whittle down your Christmas list and support locally-owned Plano businesses on Small Business Saturday. Tax dollars spent in Plano stay in Plano. Support your neighbors.