How to Spend Thanksgiving in Dallas: Events, Local Takeout, And More

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Turkey Day is just around the corner! There are so many fun things to do for Thanksgiving in Dallas! We can’t wait to share them with you. Whether you’re looking for the best Thanksgiving events, some local Thanksgiving dinner takeout options, the best sweet treats, and more, keep scrolling for the best Thanksgiving experience in Dallas! 

The Best Thanksgiving Events in Dallas

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Raise your hand if you’re ready for Thanksgiving! Before it’s time to feast, make sure to check out some of these local Thanksgiving events in Dallas. There are so many fun things happening this year!

Make & Take: Thanksgiving Desserts
🗓 Nov 24 | 1:00pm–3:00pm
📍 Central Market Fort Worth | 4651 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Happiest Hour Drinksgiving
🗓 Nov 24 | 4:00pm–11:59pm
📍 Happiest Hour | 2616 Olive St, Dallas, Texas, 75201
Mansfield Turkey Trot 5 Mile
🗓 Nov 25 | 7:30am–10:00am
📍 650 US Highway 287 N., Mansfield, Texas, 76063
Irving Turkey Trot
🗓 Nov 25 | 7:40am–11:00am
📍 Toyota Music Factory | 316 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas, 75039
Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
🗓 Nov 25 | 8:30am–12:00pm
📍 Dallas City Hall | 11500 Marilla St, Dallas, Texas, 75201
Vitruvian Lights – “flip the switch”
🗓 Nov 26 | 6:00pm–10:00pm
📍 Vitruvian Park | 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, Texas, 75001

Where to Get The Best Takeout For Thanksgiving in Dallas

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Don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking a full Thanksgiving meal for the whole family this year? Don’t worry, we got you covered! Skip cooking this year and enjoy freshly made Thanksgiving meals for pickup from our local Dallas restaurants.

Rise + Thyme
Get your Thanksgiving dinner for $275, includes: brown butter roasted turkey breast, truffled turkey pot pie, long beans, twice baked butternut squash, roasted baby carrots, rosemary garlic bread pudding. bread, and dark chocolate pot de crème and caramel apple pie for dessert. Pickup Nov 23 or Nov 24.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Thanksgiving dinner feasts starting at $92. Dinner Feast: Choose from peppercorn garlic prime rib, smoked turkey, Cajun turkey, spiral cut ham or prime ribs plus cornbread dressing, gravy, and 12 buttery rolls. Serves 8-10. Holiday Big Yellow Box: Feed your crew of up to 12 with this handy all in one combination of 4 lbs. of sliced turkey, large baked potato casserole, large green beans, large cornbread dressing, 12 buttery rolls, pickles, sliced onions, Dickey’s Original Barbecue Sauce, and turkey.

Hotel Crescent Court
Enjoy a full three-course meal that feeds 8-10 people for $325. Includes: Autumn pear salad, housemade cranberry relish with orange essence, garlic Yukon gold wiped potatoes, herb brioche stuffing, assorted bread, dinner rolls, organic Diestel whole turkey, and a whole pumpkin pie and apple pie for dessert. Pick-up Nov23 or Nov 24.

Get your Thanksgiving Day Package from Loro. It feeds 4-6 people, costs $190, and includes: Kale and Asian pear salad, confit marble potatoes, toasted brioche stuffing, Thai style sausage, creamed spinach and arugula, brown butter, Szechuan bread crumbs, post oak smoked turkey breast, smoked apricot chutney with yuzu, and brown sugar, turkey and sage gravy with miso, yuzu and peach cobbler with five-spiced mascarpone. Order to pickup Nov 24.

Treat yourself to a delicious three-course meal for $30 per person with choices that include: poblano corn chowder, salad with pecans and blue cheese, Cajun fried turkey, jerked glazed ham, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, jalapeno cheddar cornbread stuffing, mushroom green bean casserole, pumpkin cheesecake, peach cobbler, or chocolate bourbon pie. Order by Nov 22, pickup Nov 23 to Nov 25.

Perry’s Steak House
Enjoy a family-style Thanksgiving dinner for four people and $139 that includes: your choice family-style soup, salad, entrée with sides. Place your order at least 4 hours in advance. Pick-up for heat & eat order is Nov 23 and Nov 24, and for ready-to-eat orders on Nov 25. 

The Capital Grille
Get your Thanksgiving sides to-go for $125. Sides serve four people and include: brioche stuffing, housemade gravy, Sam’s mashed potatoes, pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with honey, French green beans, cranberry-pear chutney, and seeded rolls. Pickup on Nov 24 9:00am – 5:00pm or Nov 25 9:00am – 11:00am.

Don't Forget Some Thanksgiving Treats

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Every great Thanksgiving dinner needs to be topped of with a delicious dessert. You’re in luck, we’ve found the best Thanksgiving dessert spots in Dallas. Whether you’re looking for a classic pie, cookies, macaroons, or more, we’ve got you covered.

Emporium Pies
Skip baking and order your Thanksgiving pie at Emporium Pies. Choose between The Drunken Nut, Smooth Operator, Lord of the Pies (one of your personal favorites, it’s a deep dish apple pie with cinnamon streusel), Buttercream Gang, Nutty Honey, Drop Dead Gourdgeous, or The Nannerz. Place your order online to pick it up between Nov 22 and Nov 24.

Village Baking Company
Get some delicious freshly baked good for Thanksgiving including almond croissants, pain au chocolate scones, financier, fruit squares, laminated brioche, seasonal loaf cake, oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chop cookies. Make sure to place your order until 10:00am on Nov 22. Pickup is on Nov 23 and Nov 24.

Joy Macaroons 
How about some macarons for a delicious Thanksgiving treat? Joy Macarons has a variety of different fall flavors including Pumpkin Cheesecake, Butter Pecan, You can also place your macaroon ice cream pie order through Nov 15. They offer an Apple Ice Cream Pie and a Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie for $40 each.

Where are our Football Fans?

📷 Dallas Cowboys | @DallasCowboys

Cheer on our favorite Dallas team this Thanksgiving in Dallas. The Cowboys will be playing the Las Vegas Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Put on your favorite jersey and join the football fun before heading home and enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

Event Details
🗓 Nov 25 | 3:30pm
📍 AT&T Stadium | 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, Texas, 76011
🎟️ Tickets start at $128

More Things to Do for Thanksgiving in Dallas

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Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Dallas area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram and Facebook.