Thanksgiving is quickly approaching in just 2 short days! Although we hosted our annual pictures with Santa event, we hesitate to talk too much about Christmas before Thanksgiving has come and gone. Thanksgiving traditions throughout Lancaster vary widely, from spending your day with family, volunteering your time, or gearing up for a big day (or night) of shopping. What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions?
Looking for something new to do this Thanksgiving, here’s a look at some things happening throughout Lancaster:
- Millersville Turkey Trot – For you runners, fitness buffs, or those of you just looking to get your day started with some movement – this 5k run starts at 9:00 am. Includes a free 1k kids run as well. Non-perishable food donations will be collected; families and supporters welcome.
- Strasburg Scooters Thanksgiving Day Tour – Hosted by Strasburg Scooters, beginning at 9 am on Thanksgiving Day, take a tour through scenic Lancaster County touring the Lancaster countryside, Amish schoolhouses and farms, covered bridges and more.
- Thanksgiving Dinner at Casey Jones Restaurant – Unique dining experience in an 80-ton PA railroad car, serving Thanksgiving dinner between 12 and 4 pm, reservations are strongly recommended.
- Free Thanksgiving meals – Several churches and non-profits from Columbia to Ephrata are hosting free Thanksgiving meals on Thanksgiving day. See list provided by Lancaster Online here of where dinners will be offered for free.
- Shopping – In more recent years, Black Friday shopping has extended in to Thanksgiving evening. If you like to follow-up your Thanksgiving meal with some shopping, here is a list of places open in Lancaster on Thanksgiving night.
No matter what you find yourself doing this Thursday, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving!