Things to do during Thanksgiving Break

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A person is seen making pumpkin-shaped cookies.

This year, many businesses are coming out of the Coivd-19 slump. Shops and restaurants have been closed due to the pandemic, but now, businesses are starting to re-open again. This Thanksgiving might be hard to get back out into the crazy world, so here are a few things to do over this Thanksgiving break.

The first thing to check off on the list is to go to Six Flags. Most kids’ earliest memories are of amusement parks. Going to Six Flags is always fun for the whole family. From rides to shows, plus Holiday in the Park. Even though in Texas it doesn’t get as cold as some places further North, ice skating is still popular and available. Multiple ice skating rinks are located throughout the Dallas metropolitan area. This includes the Gaylord Hotel which is adding more locations to come. Other people take this break to get active or deep into the fitness world. A good way to do this is to participate in the YMCA’s Turkey Trot. Each year on November 23-24 the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot brings in people from all over the country. If you don’t want to run (or walk) in the marathon, half marathon, 5k, or 1k races, there are other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy: clowns, pony rides, bounce houses, live musical entertainment, etc.

However, you don’t have to go out at all. This is Thanksgiving break for a reason, classic activities are classics for a reason. Staying home to bake cookies and craft hand turkeys are just as fun. Though, don’t eliminate the idea of being productive by cleaning around the house or some early Christmas shopping. This year Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and make memories with your family, or by yourself, it’s up to you.