What can I do in Shenandoah Valley to celebrate Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to see friends and family that you do not get to see on a daily basis. Many people consider Thanksgiving to be the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. In addition to eating a ton of great food, it can be fun to really get into the holiday spirit by going to a light show or chopping down a Christmas tree. Have you been considering starting a new tradition and wondering, “what can I do in Shenandoah Valley to celebrate Thanksgiving?” You have come to the right place! Keep reading below to learn more!
Events happening Thanksgiving weekend in Shenandoah Valley
Whether you are looking to start a new tradition or continue some old ones, there are some fun events happening the weekend of Thanksgiving! Check them out below. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list, and these are just a few of the events that we found.
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Write a letter to Santa
Have your kiddos been extra good this year? Interested in having them write a letter to Santa? Mailboxes that send letters to him are at the War Memorial Building at Jim Barnett Park located at 15 North Cameron Street or the Visitor Center located at 1400 South Pleasant Valley Road. Make sure there is a return address sticker. You just never know if Santa might write back! Call 540-662-4946 or 540-542-1326 for more information.
There will be hundreds of thousands of lights in Clearbrook Park. Do not forget to stop in and see Santa and Mrs. Clause! For more information, call 540-665-5678.
The 214 acres of Gypsy Hill Park will be illuminated with lights from 5pm-11pm daily. You can also place a deer in the field to honor a person of your choice. This display is free to the public. For more specifics, call 540-886-8660.
Gobble Wobble 5k and Children’s Fun Run
Before you sit down for a large Thanksgiving Day feast, how about going for a nice walk or run? This event is family-friendly, and a great way to kick off Thanksgiving Day! Call 540-460-9591 for information!