Thanksgiving in Austin 2022: Food, Events, and Charity

For many, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season. Wondering what to do and where to get a family feast for Thanksgiving in Austin? We've got you covered with ideas for some activities, places where you can order dinner, and charities to give back to.

Thanksgiving Events

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Toddler Thanksgiving Party

November 16, 2022
Bridges to Growth | Georgetown, TX

Join the Georgetown Project Bridges to Growth for a Toddler Thanksgiving Party!  Take your toddlers for unstructured play, sensory play, storytime, songs, and Thanksgiving themes fun!

More details here.

Family Thanksgiving Craft

November 19, 2022
Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen | Georgetown, TX

Join the Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen for a whole day your family can enjoy! Craft some thanksgiving themed goodies with your loved ones including Dried Orange Garland, Mulling Spice Blend, Gratitude Salt, and Herb Infied Bread and Dipping Oil. Be sure to allot yourself some hours to make one of everything!

More details here.

Thanksgiving Desserts Camp

November 22, 2022
Foodie Kids | Austin, TX

If you don’t have the treats for Thanksgiving yet, we’re inviting kids to have an amazing time making Thanksgiving desserts! Bring your kids for a sweet Thanksgiving event in Austin!

More details here.

Thanksgiving Day Paddle on Lake Travis

November 24, 2022
Austin Pedal Kayaks | Lakeway, TX

Take your loved ones for a morning paddle on Lake Travis! Austin Pedal Kayaks invites everyone to kick back and relax for a Thanksgiving Day Paddle on November 24th from 10am to 12pm.

More details here.

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2022 Travisso Turkey Tror

November 24, 2022
Travisso | Leander, TX

Stroll Travisso is proud to host the 5th Annual Travisso Turkey Trot! Get ready to trot with your neighbors and win prizes! All ages can participate in the fun trot or in the 5k run.

More details here.

Annual Turkey Burn: A Fitness Martial Arts Workout

November 25, 2022
Premiere Martial Arts | Austin, TX

A fitness kickboxing workout to burn off that yummy food from Turkey Day with a martial arts fitness workout! This free event is open for ages 5 and up! This event will take place outdoors, no experience required!

More details here.

Sunday Soul with Live R&B

November 27-28, 2022
Speakeasy | Downtown Austin

Experience Soulful Vibes and Live R&B in an Upscale Atmosphere and Rooftop Afterparty on Thanksgiving weekend! Catch your favorite local bands and artists from Austin and Houston, TX. This is the perfect date night or ladies night you’re looking for!

More details here.


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Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner/Takeout?

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Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille

114 W 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Dine in on Thanksgiving Day for Perry’s Thanksgiving feast! Enjoy your $49 Thanksgiving menu or pre-order the choice of your Thanksgiving order for to-go. The menu includes a smoked turkey breast meal, soup, sides, and pumpkin cheesecake.

Perry’s Steakhouse Webiste

The Carillon Thanksgiving Feast at Home

1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

Over the past years, this has been a hit in The Carillon Restaurant. They’re excited to make Thanksgiving easier for you with their Thanksgiving Feast To-Go 2022. The dinner if good for four and includes smoked turkey breast, sides, dinner rolls, and pies.

The Carillon Website

Texan-Style Thanksgiving at the Austin Proper Hotel

600 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

Savor classic Thanksgiving courses, festive desserts, and hand-crafted cocktails at The Peacock’s well-appointed gathering place. We’ll be gracing the table with traditional dishes intermixed with Texas flavors as you celebrate from day to night.

Enjoy Austin Proper Hotel’s Texan-Style Thanksgiving! Savor the classic Thanksgiving courses, desserts, and cocktails. The Thanksgiving special menu includes a natural roasted turkey and pumpkin spiced date pudding.

The Peacock Menu

Interstellar BBQ

Interstellar BBQ is accepting preorders for your Thanksgiving meals! The menu includes a prime brisket, scalloped potatoes, mac and gouda, and more. Pickup date for all Thanksgiving orders is Tuesday, November 22 from 11am to 5pm. 

Interstellar BBQ Thanksgiving Menu

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Give Back this Holiday Season

Walk for Alzheimer's

This 12th of November 2022, join the walk to end Alzheimer's. This event is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The ceremony will be held at LOT N - Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX.

View more details or donate to Walk to End Alzheimer's here.

SAFE Alliance Holiday Program

SAFE serves hundreds of youth, adults, and families during the Holiday season. The non-profit is seeking community members to sponsor holiday wishlists providing holiday gifts to children at SAFE Children's center as well as adults who are in need. Know more about SAFE from their website. 

Central Texas Food Bank

The Central Texas Food Bank needs the help of the community to help those that have been impacted by the pandemic. There are different ways for others to give back such as giving a donation in honor of a friend or family member or donating a check to the local store such as Target and Sprouts.

Coats for Kids

The Junior League of Austin will hold the 36th annual Coats for Kids Distribution. They are currently collecting new and gently used coats through the first week of December. If you would like to donate a coat, please drop it off at any Jack Brown Cleaners location. You can also make an online donation in which every $20 buys a new coat. View more details here or donate a coat.


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