Monday, November 11, 2013


5 Things to do on Thanksgiving in Austin, TX 2013

At home & looking for something different to do this Thanksgiving Holiday in Austin?  Here are 5 cool ways to spend Thanksgiving in Austin, TX!

23rd Annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 28, 2013
What better way to start a day of eating off than with a 5 mile or 1 mile run?? The Turkey Trot starts at the Long Center and benefits the Caritas of Austin.  Last year almost 20,000 people participated. The Turkey Trot is a great way to start the day!

Operation Turkey: Thursday, November 28, 2013
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.

Turkey Dinner & A Movie at Alamo Drafthouse: Thursday, November 28, 2013
The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz is featuring Lord of the Rings Trilogy Hobbit Feast on Thanksgiving Day. Before you do the math, that's 12 hours of movies with special themed breakfast, lunch & dinner! If you miss the on on turkey day, they are repeating it on December 1 - get your tickets now. 

Thanksgiving at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines: Thursday, November 28, 2013

Start a new family tradition and head to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines for their annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The Thanksgiving Buffet dishes 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.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 them. For reservations, call 512-308-4860.  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 28, 2013
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 the next day, 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

one more special event for the weekend.....

Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the Breakfast with Santa event at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa on Saturday, Nov. 30, 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 ole 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.  This event is open to guests as well as the public; however, reservations are required. For more info on pricing and reservations, call 512-308-4860 or visit

1 comment:

Amanda Fier said...

Great lineup and wonderful options across the board. We give thanks for your blog, and wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!