Things To Do On Thanksgiving in Atlanta

This Thanksgiving, get ready to cook, run and more. (Not necessarily in that order.)
  • There's more to do than eat on Thanksgiving in Atlanta. (📷 Joleen Pete Photography)
    There's more to do than eat on Thanksgiving in Atlanta. (📷 Joleen Pete Photography)

Good food, friends and family: Thanksgiving is a time of tradition and sharing your gratitude. Looking for something fun to add to your family plans this year? Here are some ideas of things to do on Thanksgiving in Atlanta. 

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Before you enjoy your turkey dinner run the annual Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K. (📷 Atlanta Track Club)

  • Run for a good cause at the 2019 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K at Georgia State Stadium. Share in the holiday spirit and give thanks for your good health and fitness. 

  • Enjoy Thanksgiving brunch without the prep or cleanup at Southern Art in Atlanta. Enjoy southern classics, brunch favorites, seasonal sides, seafood, a carver, and gourmet pastries set to festive live music. Purchase your tickets online.  

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  • Volunteer as a family. Thankgiving is a great time to demonstrate to kids and family that helping is as important, if not better, than receiving. Check out these ongoing volunteer opportunities in the Atlanta area. Hands On Atlanta takes it a step further by offering matching services to help you find the perfect volunteer opportunities for you and your family. 

  • Catch a new flick. Most movie theaters are open on major holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. 


Here are more things to do around ThanksgivingFor more fun things to do as a family this holiday season, check out these festive events and things to do with kids for the holidays in Atlanta.


This post was originally published in November 2018.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their young son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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