One of our favorite festive happenings, Thanksgiving, is right around the corner! From North Miami’s exciting parade to feasting on some delicious dishes (whether that be turkey, pork or literally anything else you prefer), there are so many ways to celebrate and give thanks. If you’re not sure where to start, let us be your guide! Here are the best things to do and eat this Thanksgiving:
1. Watch North Miami’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
The City of North Miami’s 48th annual WinterNational Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to march down NE 125 Street again this year with all sorts of bands, dance groups and floats! The route will run from NE 6 Ave to NE 12 Ave and begins at 10 a.m.
Everyone knows how much preparation goes into cooking a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, so we figured we’d help out the best way we can! We’ve gathered some of the best Miami restaurants open on the big day, serving incredible feasts and specials to feed the whole family. Check out our picks here.
Open throughout Thanksgiving weekend, Snow Carnival is the perfect place to bask in the holiday spirit and spend time with family! Arriving in Miami for the first time, this magical experience will bring over 350 tons of real snow, an inner tube merry-go-round, holiday-paved pathways, thousands of twinkling lights and more. Grab tickets to Snow Carnival here.
This ultimate family-friendly experience takes you into the beloved story of The Little Prince, brought to life by giant drawings, sand dunes, visual storytelling inside a massive dome, virtual reality and more! You can get your tickets to The Little Prince World here.
5. Trot your way through Miami’s Turkey Trot
No matter your walking or running experience, the tradition of participating in a “turkey trot” on Thanksgiving morning is a fun one and Baptist Health’s annual race is the perfect plan! Taking place on November 23rd, the Turkey Trot has a 5K race, a 10K race and a 100-to-600-meter kids’ race depending on age. It will return to Tropical Park and there’s still time to register!
6. See a Thanksgiving Play
Celebrate Thanksgiving this year by having a laugh at “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, the first indigenous American woman to have a play on Broadway. This satirical comedy “flips the bird” on one of America’s most prolific myths — the original thanksgiving meal. It will premiere at GableStage at The Biltmore Hotel and run from November 18 to December 10.
For the first time since 2019, Jungle Island is welcoming back the enchanting Luminosa festival, where hand-crafted lanterns and millions of LED lights will transform 1.35 miles of the park into an awe-inspiring illuminated adventure. Stroll through exciting displays, live acrobatic performances, artisan vendors and more. Get tickets to Luminosa here.