Thanksgiving in Los Angeles 2017

We have updated this section to reflect events for Thanksgiving 2017 in Los Angeles.  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.

Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres Celebration FOR the Turkeys – Nov 4 – 5, 2017

Holiday Opening House and Pier Lighting – Manhattan Beach Pier – Nov 15, 2017

Fashion Island’s Annual Tree Lighting – Newport Beach, CA – Nov 17 – 18, 2017

LA Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo – Nov 17, 2018 – Jan 7, 2018 – Nominated by USA Today as one of the 10 Best Zoo Lights

Miracle on Main Street – Huntington Beach, CA – Nov 19, 2017

Happy Place – Nov 20, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018 – HAPPY PLACE is a massive pop-up experience in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles filled with smiles, laughs, one of a kind installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and a whole lot of SELFIE moments that you don’t want to miss! Timed tickets are available on their site

World Vegan Day LA Thanksgiving Potluck Picnic – Nov 23, 2017

Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration – Nov 23, 2017 – 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).

Turkey Night Grand Prix – Nov 22 – 23, 2017

Metro LA Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble Fun Run – Nov 22 – 23, 2017

Laugh Factory Free Thanksgiving Feast – Nov 23, 2017 – Comedians help serve meals to those in need, echoing owner Jamie Masada’s mantra “spending the holidays alone is no laughing matter.” A live comedy show follows each of the four seatings. Laugh Factory encourages everyone to spread the word of the event. “Perhaps someone is bashful or there might be someone who needs a ride,” says Masada, “particularly at this difficult time, you might know of someone who has suffered, and whose children could use a warm holiday meal.”  Last year, 2500 people were served and this year, the Laugh Factory is preparing for even more in Hollywood.

Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive – La Cañada Flintridge, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot – Burbank, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Turkey Trot Los Angeles – Nov 23, 2017

Simi Valley Thanksgiving Day 5K – Simi Valley, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Thousand Oaks Turkey Dash – Thousand Oaks, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Dana Point Turkey Trot – Dana Point, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Long Beach Turkey Trot – Long Beach, CA – Nov 23, 2017

The Marina Turkey Trot – Long Beach, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot Fun Run – Torrance, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Claremont Turkey Trot – Claremont, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash at the Santa Barbara Zoo – Santa Barbara, CA – Nov 23, 2017

Festival of Lights – Nov 24, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018

Winter Village Festival – Sierra Madre, CA – Nov 25, 2017

Tamale Festival – La Habra, CA – Nov 26, 2017

Hollywood Christmas Parade – Nov 26, 2017

Holiday Tree Lighting – Santa Monica, CA – Nov 30, 2017

Santa Barbara Holiday Parade – Santa Barbara, CA – Dec 1, 2017

Parties:

Thanksgiving Eve at Howl at the Moon – Nov 22, 2017

More Fall Activities in Los Angeles:
LA Oktoberfests
Ghost Tours
Los Angeles Haunted Houses
Halloween Events

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