We all look forward to a fabulous Thanksgiving feast with friends, family, and loved ones. But what will you do during the rest of the weekend? Whether you’re celebrating with out-of-town guests, hoping to get in some exercise, or just looking for a little holiday fun, there are plenty of activities happening in and around North County on Thanksgiving weekend. Here are some of our favorites.
O’side Turkey Trot
Are you hoping to get in a little exercise before stuffing your face over Thanksgiving weekend? Then head to Oceanside’s 14th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile. This event has become a holiday tradition for many families, and there will be races for everyone. Enter the costume contest and enjoy live entertainment. The event happens at the Oceanside Civic Center from 6:45 am – 11:30 am. Registration prices range from $30 to $55.
Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Another wonderful race event is the Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. The Fallbrook Village Rotary hosts this 5K through the beautiful Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens. This event is perfect for the whole family and raises money for the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club Foundation, which supports the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, and the Fallbrook Community. Registration prices range from $30 to $45, and the event begins at 7 am on November 28.
San Diego Run for the Hungry
North County Food Bank is also sponsoring a great race event, the San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K and 10K. Happening on November 28 from 6 am – 11 am, this race happens in downtown San Diego to benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank Chapter. This is a great event for the whole family – including your dogs! Race entry fees range from $25 to $45 for humans and $10 for dogs.
San Diego Jazz Fest
In San Diego, Thanksgiving and jazz go hand-in-hand. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the San Diego Jazz Fest, and it’s going to be a good one! Head to the Town & Country Resort Hotel in Hotel Circle for some of the best jazz bands and musicians from across the country. The “crown jewel of jazz festivals” runs from November 27 through December 1. Daily ticket prices begin at $20; multi-day ticket prices begin at $105. Active duty military get in for free with ID.
Holidays at LEGOLAND
If you’ve got little ones at home or are expecting a weekend visit from the grandkids, then plan to spend a day Holidays at LEGOLAND. This festive celebration begins on November 23 and runs through December 31. Get in the holiday spirit by visiting the 30-foot LEGO tree decked out with LEGO ornaments, or take in a festive show. You can also meet all your favorite LEGO holiday characters in Holiday Village and pose with LEGO Santa.
Contact the Clark & Gilman Team
If you’re ready to buy or sell a North County San Diego home, then contact the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We are so thankful for all of our wonderful clients, and we hope you and your loved ones have a great Thanksgiving weekend!