Thanksgiving Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

It’s easy to get bored when you head home for the holidays. From eating delicious food to enjoying the last days of fall, here are some ideas to do on Thanksgiving that don’t really involve waiting in long lines in the middle of the night after dinner or spending a ton of money over Thanksgiving weekend. They might even turn out to be memorable!

1. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen

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Give back this Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is all about appreciating what you have. Instead of entering the hectic shopping scene, try volunteering in your community for a much more rewarding experience. Your heart will swell up!

2. Go for a hike

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Enjoy the outdoors! If you’re spending time with family during the holidays, it’s a nice break to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.

3. Bond with family

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Thanksgiving often means time with family. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or visiting family, the holiday is a great time to catch up with family members you haven’t seen in a while.


4. Dodge uncomfortable questions.

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Awkward questions are hard to avoid. No matter how many times people warn you about bringing up politics, someone always does. A family member asking you about your dating life is also inevitable.

5. Start decorating for Christmas.

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Why not start the Christmas celebrations a bit early by putting up decorations? Whether you put up a few Christmas lights or decorate your entire house, it’s always fun to get in the holiday spirit.

6. Participate in a Turkey Trot race.

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Chances are, you’ll be eating a lot of food on Thanksgiving. Participating in a five or 10K race is a great way to start off the holiday season.

7. Watch football

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For some families, football is a Thanksgiving tradition. Even if you don’t like football, you’ll still probably be forced to watch a game over Thanksgiving.

8. Eat a lot of food

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What is Thanksgiving without eating a lot of food? Instead of hitting up the shops, hit up the leftovers! Your stomach, wallet, and crowded refrigerator will thank you later.

9. Go to the movies

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Watch a movie. A ton of great movies come out during Thanksgiving.

10. Have a marathon of holiday movies

Have a marathon of holiday movies.

Don’t feel like paying for movie theater tickets? Stream online, or check out the nearest Redbox kio. There’s nothing better than cozying up on the couch and watching a movie.There are usually plenty of movie marathons on TV around Thanksgiving. Luckily, you have the perfect excuse to relax on the couch and get in the holiday spirit with classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Die Hard.”

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