10 Thanksgiving Traditions to Try This Year

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While you probably have a few traditions that you look forward to with your family every year, there are plenty of new ones you can try.

1. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 

As one of the oldest Thanksgiving traditions, the Macy’s parade is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! 

2. Enjoy the National Dog Show afterward 

Following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the National Dog Show, and if you’re a dog lover, you won’t want to miss this.

3. Eat pie for breakfast 

What better way to start Thanksgiving than with pie for the first meal of your day? 

4. Donate food to your local food shelf 

Ask friends and family members to help you collect canned goods you can donate. 

5. Write thank you notes for friends and family 

Whether you stick them in the mail or pass them out during dinner, thank you notes can be a great way to show your appreciation for those you love.

6. Spend time outside (weather permitting) 

Go for a walk or play a game of football to stay active! 

7. Try some new recipes 

Whether it’s a new side dish you found online or some fun fall cocktails, consider adding something new to your Thanksgiving dinner menu. 

8. Connect with friends or family who you can’t see in person 

A video or phone call with those who aren’t able to celebrate with you 

9. Start a gratitude jar 

Have your family write down things they’re thankful for throughout the year and stick their notes in a jar. Every year on Thanksgiving, you can read some of the ways you found gratitude throughout the year. 

10. Ask your guests to bring containers for leftovers 

If you’re hosting, have your guests bring along containers so that they can easily take leftovers home.


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