Thanksgiving Events in Orange County

For most Thanksgiving is a day to relax at home with family and friends, eating, and watching TV. However if your looking to get out of the house and maybe do something a bit out of the ordinary we have some suggestions of things to do right here in the OC.


Dana Point Turkey Trot
Golden Lantern & Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point
Thanksgiving Day 7am

This year will the the 38th annual “Turkey Trot”, open to both experienced and novice runners. The run is along the beautiful Dana Point harbor and Doheny State beach. For those of you not interested in running there is also a 2 day health & wellness expo taking place the 25th and 26th on location, with loads of booths, displays, and activities. For more information or to sign up visit

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We Give Thanks Dinner
Honda Center, Anaheim
Thanksgiving Day 11am- 3pm

For those of you looking to give back a little or just looking for a place to get a great Thanksgiving dinner look no further. “We Give Thanks” is a non-profit organization that has been providing Thanksgiving dinner to the less fortunate for close to 30 years. They will be serving dinner, as well as providing entertainment to those in attendance. If you would like to help out or just get more information visit


Plymouth Rock ‘N’ Run
Yorba Reagonal Park, Anaheim
Thanksgiving Day 7am

More activities for all you runners out there. This 10k raises funds for the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UCI. The main race starts at 7am with timed and untimed 5k runs following at 8am. For more information and to sign up go to


Black Friday at Irvine Spectrum
The Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine
Midnight on Thanksgiving

Seemingly a holiday in itself, Black Friday gets a head start at the Irvine spectrum with numerous stores opening as early as midnight on Thursday. With killer deals on just about everything you can imagine this is a cant miss even for all the shopaholics out there. For a list of stores and exact opening times visit


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