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Prepare for Thanksgiving

If you love food, then Thanksgiving is the holiday for you! Whether you’re hosting a crowd at your home or looking for a restaurant to enjoy dinner out, we’ve got the scoop on where to get freshly baked pies, delicious side dishes and most importantly, the turkey! Check out our guide here! 

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at Franklin Park

The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is back for its 10th year on Thanksgiving morning!  You can register here!  The Franklin Park Coalition’s now-famous Turkey Trot started in 2013. After another record-breaking year, with more than 1,400 runners participating in 2019, we went virtual in 2020.  But the Turkey Trot was back in full swing in 2021 with a record number of runners!  Join your friends and neighbors this year. With runners and walkers coming primarily from the neighborhoods that border the park, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan, the Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day race in the City of Boston.

Thanksgiving Zumbathon at Luna Fitness

Small Business Saturday

Get out there and shop in Dot!  Saturday, November 26th is national “Small Business Saturday.” This campaign was designed by American Express to generate business for small independent merchants – and we know how important it is to shop locally! So get out and there and shop!  And spread the word too!  Encourage your friends and family to shop locally! Not only are you getting a jump on your Christmas shopping, but you are also helping our local economy!  Really, it’s a win/win situation.  Check out our Shop Local Roundup!  Ashmont Holiday Market + Tree Lighting Ceremony will also take place on Saturday, November 27th at 3pm at Ashmont MBTA Plaza! Celebrate with local vendors and live music – another way to support local small businesses!

Holiday Ship Lighting at Martin’s Park

Light it up! A special children’s celebration will be held on Saturday, November 26, at 4 p.m. at the Smith Family Waterfront in the Seaport District and Fort Point neighborhood when the Friends of Martin’s Park and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department host the second annual holiday lighting of the ship in Martin’s Park. Get all the details here. 

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