2023 Thanksgiving Events in Central Texas

Central Texas Thanksgiving Events

Central Texas never disappoints with events during the holiday season, especially this Thanksgiving. From local markets and Turkey Trots to Thanksgiving day meals, you will be covered on how you can extend the festivities for your Thanksgiving season!

Since Amy’s Attic Self Storage maintains storage facilities throughout Central Texas, we have provided a list of the top Thanksgiving Events in the area this season. The Thanksgiving season is all about being grateful and giving back to the community. Let’s support our Central Texas community while having fun, by showing up to these fun Thanksgiving events!

*It is important to note that event details are subject to change, so be sure to check the event website before the event.*


First Friday Downtown Temple

Looking for a fun event to kick off the month of November? Look no further than First Friday in Downtown Temple. With 1st, 2nd, and Main Street closed off for block parties, this event will guarantee loads of fun for your Friday night. Celebrate the start of the new month by supporting your local business and vendors running the event.

Event Details:
  • Location: 1st Street, Main Street, and Second Street in Downtown Temple
  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Time:  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • What’s Included: Local vendors, great food, drinks, live music, holiday shopping, and so much more!
  • Website: https://www.discovertemple.com/downtown/events/first-friday/ 


Downtown Temple Market on the Square

Support your local Temple community at the Downtown Temple Market on the Square! Whether you are looking for a fall Saturday activity or a way to get some holiday shopping done, the market has something for every person’s wish list. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to get Christmas shopping done on the second Saturday of November! Happy Shopping!

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2023 Gobble Til You Wobble: 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2

Do you enjoy Thanksgiving Day running events, but want to sleep in? Sign up for the 2023 Gobble Til You Wobble race where you can participate from your own home/neighborhood! Prefer running on a treadmill? You can race from there too! Register for one of the following events: 1M, 5k, 10k, 13.1, or 26.2. This virtual race is great for going at your own pace or for competing against friends and family.

Event Details:
  • Location: AROUND THE WORLD, Participate from home!, Waco, TX 76702
  • Date: Races can be completed anytime in November 2023, even better if it’s November 23rd.
  • Time: Anytime in November 2023
  • Admission: $18 online
  • What’s Included: Medal and Bib! Additionally, 15% of each registration will be donated to Feeding America.
  • Website: https://www.virtualrunevents.com/product/gobble-til-you-wobble/ 


Thanksgiving Take-Home Packages 2023

Want to enjoy Thanksgiving day without the fuss of cooking for the whole family? Forget having to grocery shop, cook, and clean and instead try Alexander’s Thanksgiving Take Home dinner packages! Select a package that has all your family’s favorite Thanksgiving day dishes. Let Alexander’s Craft Cocktails & Kitchen serve up a deliciously prepared feast for your family this Thanksgiving.

Event Details:
  • Location: Alexander’s Craft Cocktails & Kitchen | 602 Center Circle, Salado TX, 76571
  • Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Time: Curbside Pickup 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Admission: Meal packages start at $145
  • What’s Included: *Available for purchase* Traditional Roasted Turkey (serves 6 – 8), Prime Rib Package (serves 6 – 8), Side Dishes, A la Carte, and additional roasts/turkeys.
  • Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thanksgiving-take-home-packages-2023-tickets-728394506577 


Holiday Pies & Wine Pairing

One of the best parts of any holiday meal is getting to savor rich dessert pies at the end. Rather than waiting until Thanksgiving to get a slice of your favorite dessert, join Salado Winery for their Holiday Pies & Wine Pairing event. Each slice of homemade pie is paired perfectly with a locally sourced wine. Experience holiday flavors in every bite and sip at this event! 

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Before you start your Thanksgiving Day festivities, bring out the whole family for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Temple. For 13 years, the Carlson Law Firm has been hosting this exciting event for the community. Whether you like to run or prefer to walk, this 5K event is suitable for all levels and ages. It’s an excellent opportunity to get active with your loved ones before indulging in a delicious feast!

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Poultry in Motion; Waco Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Are you interested in participating in a Turkey Trot tradition on Thanksgiving morning? Whether you’re a seasoned trotter or a first-timer, join your Waco community for the Poultry in Motion event this year! You can choose between a one-mile fun run or a 5K run/walk right in the heart of downtown Waco. Start your holiday celebrations with a sense of accomplishment! Reserve your spot today to take advantage of the best price and secure your pre-registration t-shirt.

Event Details:
  • Location: Waco Suspension Bridge | 101 N. University Parks, Waco, TX US 76701
  • Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 AM One Mile Fun Run/Walk | 8:30 AM 5K Timed Run/Walk
  • Admission: $35 – $40
  • What’s Included: Race day packet, cotton blend t-shirt (for those who pre-register), and awards for top finishers.
  • Website: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Waco/PoultryinMotionWacoThanksgivingDayTurkeyTrot 


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