There is always something to be thankful for, and you can celebrate your thankfulness by splurging on some fun activities here in Boston this November.

Go Out to Eat

Give yourself a break from all the kitchen mania this year and treat your family to a Thanksgiving feast prepared by one of Boston’s greatest restaurants. Flour Cafe will prepare a meal for your to enjoy at home; many other restaurants around the city will post soon about their Thanksgiving offerings as well!

Black Friday Shopping

Get a jump on Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving by hitting Boston’s great shopping areas for the biggest sales of the year. Check out Newbury Street, the CambridgeSide Galleria and Downtown Crossing. And if you need a break from all the shopping, there are plenty of places to eat and get a cup of hot chocolate nearby.

Newbury Street. Newbury Street, Boston, MA. (617) 266-1991
CambridgeSide. 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, MA. (617) 621-8666
Downtown Crossing. Downtown Crossing T stop, red line. (617) 261-0066

Holiday Jazz Cruise

What better way to celebrate the day after Thanksgiving than by ushering in the Christmas spirit with a holiday cruise? Classic Harbor Line is putting on a 1.5-hour cruise featuring jazz holiday music, gorgeous views of the city and warm drinks.

Classic Harbor Line. 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA.

World of Dance Tour

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend by attending the premier urban dancing competition, featuring the most talented dancers in the country, with thousands of participants. This international tour is making a stop in Boston just in time for the holiday weekend. Saturday, Nov. 25.

World of Dance Boston.180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA.

Franklin Park Turkey Trot

Kick of Thanksgiving morning with a 5k to prep for all the feasting to come later in the day. Grab a running buddy and get to the starting line at 9 am sharp for a beautiful run in Franklin Park. And if you’re not up for a run, walkers and strollers are more than welcome, too. Thursday, Nov. 23.

Turkey Trot 5k. 1 Circuit Drive, Boston, MA. (617) 442-4141