Wednesday, November 14, 2012


5 Cool Thanksgiving Events in Austin, TX 2012

Looking for something different to do this Thanksgiving Holiday?  Here are 5 cool ways to spend your turkey day here in Austin!

Turkey Dinner & A Movie at Alamo Drafthouse: Thursday, November 22, 2012
What goes best with a turkey meal??  The latest movie! Did you really think I'd say a football game?  Don't worry, that's available too.  All movies at all Alamo Drafthouse Austin locations on Thanksgiving Day have the option of coming with a full turkey meal (before 9 pm).  You can even get a turkey meal at the UT football game at 6:30 pm.

22nd Annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Your choice of a 5 mile or 1 mile run starting at the Long Center and benefitting the Caritas of Austin.  Last year almost 20,000 people participated. The Turkey Trot sounds like a fun way to burn some calories before scarfing down that turkey meal and raise money for a good cause!

Thanksgiving at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Start a new family tradition and dine in the pines! The Thanksgiving Buffet at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines will dish up holiday favorites such as roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing, along with nontraditional-but-tasty fare such as Dr. Pepper glazed ham and slow-roasted prime rib, as well as many other irresistible sides. You’ll also be able to satisfy your sweet tooth at the dessert station, which will be stocked with pies, cookies, cupcakes and a chocolate fountain. The best part is you’ll get to enjoy all of the Thanksgiving delights with your loved ones while leaving the cooking and cleaning to us.
The whole Thanksgiving week has amazing plans in store for you - check here for all the family events.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Lakeway Resort and Spa: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Enjoy a traditional Holiday meal while overlooking the gorgeous Lake Travis at the Lakeway Resort and Spa.  Set in the beautiful Vistas Ballroom there will be live music and a Petting Zoo for the kids.

And, take advantage of The Kid Zone, opening early at 4am for parents who want to get a jump on holiday shopping. The Kid Zone offers games, movies, and activities for children 2 -15.  Call  512.261.7350 for more information

Operation Turkey: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Looking for an opportunity to give back to this community we call home?  The Austin-based Operation Turkey is always looking for additional volunteers to help prepare & distribute Turkey meals on Thanksgiving Day.  Children are welcome to help as well.  What an awesome way to spend your day. more.....

Breakfast with Santa (with Mrs. Claus, Hoss and Honey Bear): Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the Breakfast with Santa event at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. After indulging in a wonderful breakfast spread, you’ll join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a meet-and-greet as well as photographs. While you wait for your visit with jolly ol’ St. Nicholas, you can enjoy holiday-themed activities and arts and crafts, such as cookie decorating, ornament making, face painting and a Christmas-themed coloring corner. The cost is $19.95 for adults, $9.99 for ages 6-12 and complimentary for ages 5 and under. This event is open to guests and the public; however, reservations are required. For more info on pricing and reservations, call 512-308-4860 or visit

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