Check out our complete guide to Thanksgiving 2023 in Austin. We have everything you would need to make Thanksgiving Day and the weekend a fun and successful one!
Thanksgiving 2023 in Austin – Complete Guide
Mark your calendars for the annual Lighting of the Square at Downtown Georgetown Square this Thanksgiving 2023! This beloved tradition kicks off the holiday season in Georgetown, Texas, and is a must-attend event for families and friends. The festivities begin at 5:30 PM on Friday, November 24, 2023, with live entertainment by the Uptown Carolers.
At 6 PM, the mayor of Georgetown and the Williamson County Judge will flip the switch to illuminate the courthouse and square with thousands of twinkling lights. The event is free to attend and is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Make sure to bring your cameras to capture the magical moments of the evening.
After having a good time at the parade, it is time to enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving Feast! If you are like us, this is one of your most awaited meals of the year. Now, you can choose to cook an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner at home and spend the evening watching Football.
In case you need to make a quick run to the grocery store, you can check out our list of Stores that are open on Thanksgiving Day in Austin. And if you choose to dine out instead, there are some fantastic options that we have lined up. You can choose from the Prix Fixe menu or order Ala Carte! Our list includes some of the most popular restaurants in San Antonio and the best Thanksgiving deals, including Acre 41, CARVE, The Carillon, and more!
The fun continues on Friday when it is time to get up early, hit the retail stores, and burn all those calories that you may have added on Thanksgiving Day. Plan your trip in advance so that you can make the most of the deals. Check out our list of Black Friday Store Hours and get ready to shop!
Austin Events and Activities on the Thanksgiving Weekend
At this point, you are feeling pretty good for having enjoyed the delicious Thanksgiving Day dinner with friends and family. You have also safely negotiated the crowds and actually managed to score some really good deals on Black Friday. But now it is time for the weekend and the fun must continue. As usual, there is a lot going on in Austin on the weekend. So, check out our list of Things to do in Austin this Weekend for the best events and activities.
If you are looking for kid-friendly stuff, there is always our Things to Do in Austin with Kids this Weekend guide.
If you decide to stay back in Austin, there’s a lot of Christmas and holiday-related fun. Christmas Lights will be up in many places and you can get all the updated details from our Best Christmas Lights 2023 in Austin guide. There are also a number of Christmas tree-lighting events happening all over the Austin area. That’s always a fun way to kick off the holiday spirit. Finally, if you have been thinking about taking pictures with Santa either for your family and/or your pets, you need to check out our Santa Pictures Austin 2023 guide to know where to the best, free, and cheap photos with Santa this year!
By the time Sunday rolls over, you will be feeling exhausted and in need of some relaxation so that you can start thinking about the upcoming week. There’s always our Things to Do in Austin this Week guide to help you stay on top of the latest!
We hope you found this guide helpful and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and Weekend ahead!
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