Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in family tradition, but there’s no reason you can’t break the mold and make some new traditions. If you’re looking to do something other than eating, drinking, napping and watching your favorite football team, Alliance Town Center offers some suggestions and resources for alternative ways to express your gratitude on Thanksgiving.
- Give back
Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving by supporting the community in a meaningful way. Several non-profits in the area are serving those in need. For instance, the Tarrant Area Food Bank is hosting the Grub Run at Texas Motor Speedway, a 5K that helps collect canned goods for hungry families in Tarrant County. Operation Turkey provides a warm meal to the needy on Thanksgiving Day, and A Million Thanks sends letters to our military members overseas who won’t be able to see friends and families during the holiday. Volunteering for a worthy cause will kick off your holiday season on the right note.
- Get moving
After a full day of carb-loading, get out of the house and move around. Go for a walk or jog in Bluestem or Prairie Vista parks and soak up the cool November weather before we settle into winter. Get the whole family moving with a game of tag or hide and seek. Moving around will aid in digestion and get you ready to enjoy those leftovers.
- Themed dinner
If turkey and stuffing don’t sound appealing this year, choose a theme that features your favorite culinary creations. Breakfast for dinner, Italian or Tex-Mex. Whether you choose to host a potluck, cook the whole themed meal in-house or outsource your meal from one of the restaurants at Alliance Town Center such as Zoe’s or Razzoo’s, a non-traditional meal will be a Thanksgiving no one will forget. Visit Kroger or Total Wine for your dining necessities.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Alliance Town Center! We hope creating these special moments with your loved ones will provide you with memories you will cherish forever.