2021 Seattle Thanksgiving Day Weekend Events


Thanksgiving weekend is a time for relaxing, enjoying family, and staying home for a blissfully long weekend. But for many people, the comforts of hearth and home only last as long as the turkey coma. Then it’s time to get out and about. There are many events happening in the Seattle area to kick off the start of the holiday season.

Seattle Turkey Trot 5k

This is one of Seattle’s biggest 5k runs, and one you won’t want to miss. For 2021, this year’s Turkey Trot will be a Virtual Extravaganza to benefit the Ballard Food Bank. For more info CLICK HERE


Wattle Waddle Marathon/Half Marathon

The Wattle Waddle Marathon starts at 8am at Pilchuck Trailhead, Cenntenial Trail. The Widdle Waddle Half-Marathon starts at 9. It’s a great chance to work up an appetite before chowing down on turkey and pie. For more info CLICK HERE

Macy’s Holiday Parade

Macy’s Annual Holiday Parade starts at 9am on Thursday, Nov. 25th for this year. For the event’s 95th year, things will be a little different to keep participants and viewers as safe as possible. For more details about the Macy’s Holiday Parade’s 95th year CLICK HERE.


Nutcracker Ballet

The Christmas classic comes to life with George Ballanchine’s masterful choreography at the McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Don’t miss out on this beautiful rendition of a holiday masterpiece. For more info CLICK HERE

Magic in the Market

Pike Place Market is the place to be on Saturday, November 27th, with carolers, Santa Clause, and so much more! For details and information  CLICK HERE

Santa Train

For this season, Santa Train is offering two exciting events: The Santa Limited and the Yultide Express. Santa Limited includes a 2-hour excursion including cookies and a visit with Santa. The Yultide Express is a 25 minute trip along with a small gift from Santa for children. To purchase tickets and to read more information for this year’s events,  CLICK HERE.

Garden d’Lights

Bellevue Botanical Garden dresses up with thousands of lights and colorful displays, November 27th through December 31st. To purchase tickets and for more information CLICK HERE.

Seattle Marathon

Work off your Thanksgiving turkey belly at the Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon, Sunday, November 28th at the Seattle Center. For more info CLICK HERE.

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