Thanksgiving in Washington D.C. is a very special time of year. Whether you’re looking for the best in Black Friday shopping deals or are joining your family for a special Thanksgiving dinner at one of D.C’s acclaimed restaurants, there are many reasons to be thankful you’re spending Thanksgiving in the District.
Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, reflect and most importantly, to chow down on delicious food and come dangerously close to going into a food coma. There are several restaurants in D.C. that are serving up Thanksgiving dinner: 701 Restaurant (701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) in Penn’s Quarter offers a three-course Thanksgiving meal is $48 per adult and includes an evening of live jazz; Charlie Palmer Steakhouse (101 Constitution Ave NW) is serving a 3-course prix-fixe dinner with organic free-range turkey ($75 per adult and $25 for children 12 and younger on Thursday, November 26 from 2-8 p.m.)
Stores are still posting their big offers so stay tuned for Black Friday deals as they are announced. Local malls to take advantage of the biggest shopping day of the year include The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1100 S. Hayes St.) and Georgetown’s famed M Street.
Thanksgiving in Washington D.C. is a time to be grateful for what you have, but to take time and give back as well. There are a host of volunteer opportunities in the district over the holiday; S.O.M.E (So Others Might Eat) is hosting its annual Trot for Hunger 5K fun run that kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Food and Friends assembles Thanksgiving meals for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS and cancer. To learn more please visit foodandfriends.org.
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season; head to the National Harbor’s annual Christmas Tree lighting and light show to celebrate the beginning of a season of holiday cheer!