What to do over Thanksgiving: 4 ideas for South Jersey

What to do over Thanksgiving: 4 ideas for South Jersey

2021-11-24T16:23:33+00:00November 24th, 2021|Economy, South Jersey, Tourism|

Writer: Joey Garrand

thanksgiving2 min read November 2021 — Thanksgiving marks the turn of the holiday season, and with that turn comes a variety of events for individuals and their families to enjoy! Here are just a few of the exciting, unique events taking place across South Jersey.

Holiday Light Shows

Light shows across South Jersey are running from late November through the end of December, such as The South Jersey Holiday Light Show at Bridgeport Speedway, with dozens of dazzling displays, and the Holiday Light Show on Lake Meone, with over 120 Christmas trees constructed from more than 50,000 Christmas lights floating in the center of Historic Smithville and the Village Greene.  Bring your family, pack your favorite snacks and be awed by dancing lights!

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is on nearly every family’s television during Thanksgiving, but there are various local parades to attend as well. Collingswood Holiday Parade has been named the Best Main Street Experience by South Jersey Magazine, featuring marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, giants on stilts, floats, mummers, sports mascots and live music on Nov. 27. Another notable mention includes the SNJ Today’s Millville Christmas Parade, hosted by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 27, with the parade’s theme, “Home for the Holidays: Honoring Our Veterans,” saluting the brave men and women who have served in the military. The Main Street Vineland Holiday Parade on Nov. 28 is one of Vineland’s biggest Downtown events, with thousands of people, floats and car bands. 

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Black Friday

Not only are there great sales opportunities all across South Jersey, but there are a variety of Black Friday events happening as well. Jam out at the Black Friday Music Fest at The Bourre in Atlantic City, starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26. End a day of shopping with laughter and a sore abdomen at the Black Friday Comedy Show, being hosted at Finish Line Pub in Millville and featuring Missy Hall with Chris Coccia as the headliner. Black Friday Test n’ Tune at the Atco Dragway is another unique event.

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Wenonah Turkey Trot

None of the above suit your taste? Join in on the Wenonah Turkey Trot on Nov. 26. The Wenonah Turkey Trost is a 100-plus-year tradition of Wenonah, supporting The Children’s Home Society of NJ, whose mission is to save children’s lives and build healthy families, touching over 105,000 lives a year in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The race is held along the historic community’s tree-lined roads, totaling 3.1 miles with a 1-mile walking course included.

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