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Activities To Do This Thanksgiving Weekend

Nov 14, 2023 03:27PM ● By Virginia Dean
Thanksgiving is not only a time to reflect on the year, be thankful, and celebrate with friends and family by enjoying a delicious meal together but also to participate in fun activities to support the community.

Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Walk

The annual Turkey Trot sponsored by Zack’s Place is a fun Thanksgiving Day 5K run and walk around the village of Woodstock toward Billings Farm & Museum, around Mountain Avenue, and back around the town green, ending at Woodstock Elementary School. An award ceremony with refreshments and a band follows the race. Race packets will be available on November 22 between 3 and 5 pm at Woodstock Elementary School at 15 South Street. Registration on race day is at Woodstock Elementary School. There will be live music, including John Snyder’s Band. Be sure to register between 8 and 9:30 am so the race can begin on time.

The Zack’s Place Turkey Trot was established in 2007 and has become a dependable annual fundraiser ever since. In 2007, almost 200 people participated. In 2022, more than 1,500 people participated and raised $104,000. All the proceeds of the race are dedicated to operational costs. Additional event information can be found by clicking here

Forest Canopy Walk

In Quechee, Vermont, thousands of lights transform the Vermont Institute of Natural Science into an enchanted Forest Canopy Walk. New additions this year include a Snowflake Tunnel, the Blue and White Icicle, and the Fairy Lighting Hideaway. After the walk-through, guests can enjoy hot chocolate by a campfire. The Forest of Lights will be open on specific evenings from 5 to 7 pm beginning November 24.

Theater Performance

If you'd rather be entertained in the theater:

Kick off the holiday season from November 21 to December 31 with the experience of dazzling lighting and scenery in Northern Stage’s A Christmas Carol. On Christmas Eve, bad-tempered, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge thinks it’s business as usual. But unbeknownst to him, spirits are congregating to take him on a journey through his past, present, and future in this production reimagined by Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne. Filled with music and laughter, A Christmas Carol reminds us that it is never too late for kindness and compassion. For tickets, click here or call (802) 296-7000. Northern Stage is located at 74 Gates Street in White River Junction, Vermont.

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