‘Tis the season to pause and give thanks for the bounty! Thanksgiving Day is a yearly reminder to focus on the positive and count our blessings. Celebrate this occasion by gathering at home with family or friends for a holiday dinner.
For some delectable holiday feasts, Turkey Trot, and those who prefer not to wash dishes on Turkey Day, here some of the Orange County events you can do and list of restaurants that are open to celebrate this festive event.
Kickstart at the 42nd Dana Point Turkey Trot
Commence your Thanksgiving Day with the 42nd annual Turkey Trot in the morning. Registered participants can walk, jog or run a 5K or 10K race as they enjoy the picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Kids ages 4-12 can also join the fun during the Kids’ Gobble Wobble race. Enjoy special Thanksgiving menu items and prices at select restaurants in the harbor.
Date: November 28, 2019
Location: Golden Lantern and Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, Contact details :
(949) 496-1555 or turkeytrot.com
Check one of the Orange County events on Thanksgiving: Turkey Trot OC 5K at the Village of Hope!
Let’s join hundreds of other walkers and runners for the 6th annual Turkey Trot OC 5K at the Village of Hope on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, at 8 am! Proceeds from the 5K provide meals for the hungry and homeless of Orange County, who have come to the Rescue Mission to overcome their homelessness. Together, we can raise $44,400 to provide 30,000 meals! Details here: http://www.turkeytrotoc.org/.
Old World German Restaurant Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Opens Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm. It is like visiting Europe without leaving California! Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Day Buffet with turkey, ham, and all the trimmings. Space is limited, so make your reservation today!
Location: 7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Contact details :
(714) 895-8020 or https://www.oldworld.ws/
Dine near the ocean at 21 Oceanfront
Indulge in a three-course dinner at 21 Oceanfront this holiday. Reservations required. Seatings between 1–8 pm $65 adults, $20 children ages 2-10.
Location: 2100 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach
Contact details :
(949) 673-2100 or visit 21oceanfront.com
One of the Orange county events everyone is looking forward to is savoring a cornucopia of food selections in the Backyard which includes brunch favorites, bottomless mimosas with an array of garnishes, plus a dessert station. There will also be live music from a solo guitarist, face painting, a photo booth, and lawn games using giant pieces. Seatings: 11 am and 2 pm $79 adult, $37 kids 5-12, free for children under 5.
Location: Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine,
Contact details : (949)225-6780 or hotelirvine.com
Gather friends and family for a festive four-course buffet brunch or four-course dinner at Studio
At brunch, enjoy a chef-attended seasonal buffet that includes a duck-liver parfait, Dungeness crab hash, Niman Ranch filet mignon.
Location: Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, Contact details : (949)715-6420 or montagehotels.com.
Fia on November 28
Spend your holiday at a classy yet cozy Santa Monica hot spot that feels more like a backyard dinner party—dotted with string lights, long rugged tables, and three outdoor fireplaces. Settle in for a family-style feast of butternut squash soup, roast organic turkey, cranberry sauce, slow roast prime strip loin with popovers and horseradish, baked ora king salmon with dill butter sauce, pecan yams, specialty cocktails and so much more. Adults $75, children 12 and under $30.
Location :2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Contact details: (310) 586-1707 or fiarestaurant.com
I hope my list of Orange county events on Thanksgiving gives you some ideas on where to spend the holiday season with family and friends.
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