Make Thanksgiving 2015 Worth Remembering



Are you stuffing your Thanksgiving 2015 weekend (see what we did there with “stuffing”?) full of the best activities Rochester has to offer? Make the fun last all weekend long. We have a few ideas for you…

Here’s our gathered list of activities and recommendations in Rochester, NY to make your weekend one you’re actually thankful for. Our compiled ideas range from fun for the whole family to a festive adult-only night out.

Need inspiration for your Turkey dinner menu? We have some local Rochester assistance to offer.

  1. Spend Thanksgiving Eve at Lovin’ Cup at RIT. Doors open at 8pm, admission is $5, and the show starts at 9. Leave your cares and concerns at home. Get out early to celebrate things you’re thankful for like good friendships, good drinks, same tasteful bites and splendid live music.
    Thanksgiving at Lovin Cup Ray sands

  2. Thanksgiving Weekend Fun with Kids
    Kids Out and About Rochester has a compilation of the best family activities in Rochester and beyond. Do you have visiting relatives that you just don’t know what to do with for the whole weekend? Keep everyone happy with activities ranging from Breakfast with St. Nick at Genessee Country Village & Museum, watching the Nutcracker at the RPO, or get your Christmas tree at Stokoe Farms’ Opening Day. Watch KidsOutAndAbout publisher Debra Ross this Friday morning on Good Day Rochester (13WHAM) at 7:50 for lots more ideas for what to do this weekend for post-Thanksgiving Fun.

  3. Black Friday Happy Hour at Via Girasole Wine Bar
    Picture this: you’ve shopped ’til you dropped, you’ve reached your quota of turkey comas for the year, what’s next? How about a delicious glass of wine for 20% off?
    Stop in to Via Girasole for happy hour 4-10pm on Black Friday.via girasole wine bar - ray sands

  4. Enjoy Thanksgiving brunch at Mario’s
    You won’t regret it. Well, if you’re counting calories you might regret it, but this spread is worth every bite. You were going to loosen that belt anyway – pis, potatoes, stuffing, gravy rolls–you get the point. Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily known as a holiday for practicing restraint. Why not go all in? Brunch is open from 12pm – 7pm so all you have to do is finish the Macy’s thanksgiving Day parade and scoot over to Mario’s for an unforgettable meal.Mario's brunch Ray Sands

  5. Looking for Thanksgiving Dinner To Go?
    You can hire Wegmans or Marios to cater your delicious Thanksgiving meal so that you can focus on more important things like hosting, drinking, eating and socializing!

  6. Thanksgiving Recipe Planning:
    Wegmans will help simplify your Thanksgiving meal with an easy to navigate menu planner. Enjoy the best veggie recipes, a variety of turkeys to choose from, and a list of all the items you could possibly need for your recipes.Wegmans - Ray sands thanksgiving


  7. Hart’s Local Grocers Has Got Turkey
    If local shopping is important to you; we’re so glad! Nothing could be better than supporting the finest local grocers at Hart’s. Skip over to their adorable market  for a variety of splendid all-natural, local turkeys. They even give you some turkey inspiration on their blog.Harts turkey - ray sands

  8. Local Holiday Shopping at the Naples Holiday Bazaar
    Enjoy craft vendors galore and purchase items from the area’s most talented, finest artists and creatives. All the proceeds go to the Naples Fire Department.

There are probably many more activities to try out this Thankful weekend in Rochester and beyond. We only hope that wherever you go, whatever you do, you feel loved abundantly and experience joy with friends and family this season.

What’s on your Thanksgiving weekend agenda? We want to know what others are doing! Share in the comment section below.