The colder weather is finally rolling through Traverse City, meaning the holidays are just around the corner. There are plenty of reasons to visit Traverse City for your next vacation getaway, but Thanksgiving should be the top reason to do so. Traverse City offers plenty of fall-themed activities that will keep the family having fun all stay long. Take a look at what you can expect from a Traverse City Thanksgiving stay with us:

Downtown Traverse City Light Parade

Each year, Traverse City throws one of the biggest parades in the state in preparation for the holidays. Make sure you do not miss out on the Downtown Traverse City Light Parade that offers a variety of festivities. The parade will see cars and trucks decked out in their best Christmas light attire as they roll down Front Street. The festivities will start at 5:30 PM on November 19th and will include caroling to help you prepare for Christmas. The light parade is next at 6:30 PM sharp, where residents of Traverse City will put on their best display. Don’t miss out on this popular tradition here in Traverse City that is free to attend!

Traverse City Turkey Trot

It would not be Thanksgiving without a Turkey Trot. For the unaware, Turkey Trots are an exciting fun run, usually a 5K, where you run for a good cause. Turkey Trots usually take place on Thanksgiving Day and give your body the little boost it needs in physical activity before you dine in on the delicious food later in the day. Traverse City will be hosting the 15th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot on Thursday November 24th so you can still have your racing fun. The event starts at 8:45 AM and expect to see plenty of racers dressed up in their best turkey attire. The event is free to watch, and runners have a small fee to pay; sign up early for the race to snag early bird pricing! Don’t miss out on the 15th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot this year!

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Enjoy these Thanksgiving-themed events and many fall-based activities when you visit for the Traverse City Thanksgiving. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable every night throughout your stay and keep you close to all of the fun here in town.