Thanksgiving in Washington DC 2021

Find events for Thanksgiving 2021 across the District of Columbia area.  We will have a full calendar of things to do across the nation, including Thanksgiving Eve parties, Black Friday alternatives and family friendly activities for Thanksgiving Weekend.

Smithsonian’s Zoo Lights - Washington, DC - Nov 29 to Jan 1, 2020
Canceled for 2021

National Harbor Tree Lighting and Fireworks - Oxon Hill, MD - Nov 13 to Dec 31, 2021

Turkey Chase - Bethesda, MD - Nov 15 to Nov 30, 2021
Virtual for 2021.

SOME’s Trot for Hunger - Washington, DC - Nov 25, 2021
20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger 5K

Fairfax Turkey Trot - Fairfax, VA - Nov 25, 2021
Proceeds from the Fairfax Turkey Trot will be donated to Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread). For more than 30 years, Britepaths has provided help and hope to struggling residents in the Fairfax County area.

Arlington Turkey Trot - Arlington, VA - Nov 25, 2021
Rolling start for 2021 (Normally runners “stuff the turkey” at the start)

Alexandria Turkey Trot - Alexandria, VA - Nov 25, 2021
Chip timed 5 miler on Thanksgiving morning – bring two nonperishables that morning or make a cash donation on registration to support ALIVE!

Reston Holiday Parade - Reston, VA - Nov 26, 2021
Reston Town Center launches the season with the annual Reston Holiday Parade! The one-of-a-kind, one-hour, half-mile parade along Market Street also welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. Since 1991, rain or shine, the parade has been an annual tradition on the day after Thanksgiving. After the parade, enjoy Mini-Train rides until 4:30PM. The Clauses will return for the Fountain Square Tree Lighting at 6PM. Afterward, on Market Street, horse-drawn carriage rides continue from 6PM-10PM. Proceeds for the carriage rides benefit local charities. And don’t forget… the acclaimed Ice Skating Pavilion is open throughout the holidays.

More Fall Activities near Washington DC and Baltimore:
Apple Orchards
DC Area Oktoberfests
Baltimore Haunted Houses
Baltimore Ghost Tours
Baltimore Halloween Events
Washington DC Halloween Events
Thanksgiving in Baltimore

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