Birmingham Thanksgiving bucketlist

While not everyone may be able to return home for Thanksgiving break, there are plenty of fun and festive things to do around the Birmingham area during Thanksgiving break.

Nov. 15– For those up for a bit of a drive, the Huntsville Botanical Gardens is hosting its annual Galaxy of Lights holiday event. Walking Nights will run Nov. 15-20. Driving Nights will run Nov. 23-25 and 29-30.

Nov. 18– The Magic City Half Marathon will start in downtown Birmingham at 8 a.m. and finish at Regions Field. This event benefits the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts.

Nov. 21– Birmingham’s own The Brook & The Bluff will have a Thanksgiving Eve performance at Saturn at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $12.

Nov. 23– Railroad Park’s “Brrrmingham” will bring ice skating to the Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza. Tickets are $12 per person and the 50’ x 70’ rink will be open seven days a week until Jan. 6, only closing on Christmas Day.

Nov. 24–  Watch the Iron Bowl at Iron City. Admission is free and attendees get to experience a 240-square-foot HD projector screen and mega sound system.

Nov. 25– The Moscow Ballet will bring the Great Russian Nutcracker to the BJCC. Tickets for this one-night-only performance start at $28.

Students can also check out these take-out options for their Thanksgiving Day feast needs: Ashley Mac’s, Market Table, Real & Rosemary, Iz Cafe, Whistling Table, Irondale Cafe and more.


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Kathryn Jordan

Kathryn has returned as our Features Editor. She is a junior Journalism & Mass Communications major with a concentration in print and is from Atlanta, Georgia.