Thanksgiving in Los Angeles 2022

Find events for Thanksgiving 2022 across the Los Angeles 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.

2022 Events

Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 28, 2019
2021 note – “Once again, due to local regulations, we will not be having our usual Thanksgiving Celebration this year. But while we can’t gather and cook and eat and celebrate, we can still be grateful and share our blessings with our neighbors. We’ll be gathering gift cards and blankets to distribute to needy people in the community. We need your help! The easy safe way to help is by donating online. Your donation will be used for meal gift cards this year.” – See the donation link on the organizer’s website (orange button about halfway down the page.) Normally – Volunteer to help serve the homeless and others in need of a community-based meal this Thanksgiving! Help is needed in the days leading up to the holiday, as well as six shifts on the big day (only for those scheduled). Anyone in need of a meal and some companionship is welcome, and some giveaways are available (clothes etc).

Holiday Opening House and Pier Lighting - Manhattan Beach, CA - Nov 17, 2021
Manhattan Beach Pier

Illumination – Arcadia - Arcadia, CA - Nov 17 to Jan 2, 2022
California’s largest drive-through light show – Reindeer Road is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music. Whiz through mountainous terrain, traverse glacial peaks, explore the northern ice caves and make your way through the northern forests to the heart of it all – Santa’s Workshop – the world’s largest animated toy shop. Be dazzled by reindeer, snowmen, and toys galore

Fashion Island’s Annual Tree Lighting - Newport Beach, CA - Nov 19 to Jan 1, 2022
Celebrate the holiday season with Fashion Island’s iconic 90-foot white fir tree! Decorated with 10,000 lights and ornaments, the Christmas Tree sparkles during the day and twinkles to life every night through January 1.

LA Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 19 to Jan 9, 2022
Glowing animals at an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed holiday light experience and has glowed brighter each year since its debut in 2014.

Winterlit and Holiday Tree Lighting - Santa Monica, CA - Nov 19 to Dec 24, 2021
Tens of thousands of colorful lights, decor and garland will deck the Third Street Promenade, 2nd and 4th Streets, illuminating convenient shopping and cozy outdoor dining experiences. There will be a Christmas tree lighting and nightly menorrah lightings, musical performances, shopping events, and a visit from Santa.

Farm Sanctuary’s Honoring of the Turkeys - Acton, CA - Nov 20, 2021
For nearly 35 years, Farm Sanctuary has been giving turkeys a seat at the table, not on it—and they continue that tradition this year with the Honoring of the Turkeys event. All are ambassadors for the 68 million turkeys who are raised and killed for food just for the November and December holiday season. Here, they’re guests of honor and cherished members of the Sanctuary family.

Miracle on Main Street - Huntington Beach, CA - Nov 21, 2021
Join the Huntington Beach community for the most wonderful time of the year when the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District fills the second block of Main Street with entertainment, holiday craft vendors, and free refreshments.

Metro LA Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble Fun Run - Lancaster, CA - Nov 24 to Nov 25, 2021
This Thanksgiving, support the Y and get in a great workout so you don’t feel guilty about eating that second helping of turkey and pie! 5K and 10K run as well as a 1K run for the kids.

Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive - La Cañada Flintridge, CA - Nov 25, 2021
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Mile Run has been a local tradition and a community favorite for over two decades. It is also their biggest fundraiser of the year. Held at La Cañada’s Memorial Park

Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot - Burbank, CA - Nov 25, 2021
Virtual for 2021 – run wherever you are!

Turkey Trot Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 25, 2021
Don’t miss LA’s best Thanksgiving tradition! Run/walk a 5k or 10k before you feast and help fundraise for The Midnight Mission. There’s also an adorable Widdle Wobble for the little trotters (ages 12 and under). Everyone is welcome!

Rancho Park Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Picnic - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 25, 2021
Los Angeles’ biggest vegan potluck event of the year, a tradition for more than 25 years. Hundreds of people attend annually. Come share some delicious food, connect with beautiful people, and enjoy the outdoor environment. There will be music, live performances and an open mic. Feel free to bring drums, other musical instruments, a frisbee or a ball to toss. It’s a great place for children. Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.

Simi Valley Thanksgiving Day 5K - Simi Valley, CA - Nov 25, 2021

Dana Point Turkey Trot - Dana Point, CA - Nov 25, 2021
Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving meal calories by running or walking a 5K, 10K, Combo 15K, or Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor.

Long Beach Turkey Trot - Long Beach, CA - Nov 25, 2021
Before you stuff your face at a family feast, run or walk for the Team — the Community Action Team (CAT). The exercise will do your body good and entry fees go to help others right here in the community.

Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot Fun Run - Torrance, CA - Nov 25, 2021
This three-mile fun run will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning

Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn - Riverside, CA - Nov 26 to Jan 6, 2022
Holiday light collection at The Misison Inn Hotel

Turkey Night Grand Prix - Ventura, CA - Nov 27, 2021
The 80th running of the ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix will pay a winner’s share of $10,000

Santa Barbara Holiday Parade - Santa Barbara, CA - Nov 27 to Dec 23, 2021
For 2021 – In lieu of a single event this year, and with community health and safety in mind, staff has planned a plethora of smaller holiday offerings! Festivities kickoff with Small Business Saturday in November, and include a holiday tree lighting event, outdoor market, concerts, and even community performances throughout the month of December.

Winter Festival - Sierra Madre, CA - Nov 27, 2021

Hollywood Christmas Parade - Hollywood, CA - Nov 28, 2021
Parade down Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd

Tamale Festival - La Habra, CA - Dec 4, 2021
Vendors and tamale contest, plus more

Thousand Oaks Turkey Dash - Thousand Oaks, CA - Nov 24, 2022

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Ghost Tours
Los Angeles Haunted Houses
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