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5 Greatest Traditional Thanksgiving in Detroit Events With a New Twist

Calling All Turkey Trotters, Parade Go-ers, & Holiday Shoppers!

AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, PHOTO THE PARADE COMPANY / FACEBOOK

November and December have some of the best seasonal attractions. Time to celebrate another Thanksgiving in Detroit with the community’s favorite warm get-togethers. Detroiters are proud to be the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country alongside Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Save the date! November 24 will include lots of family, food, and parade fun. There’ll be plenty of activities to be thankful for throughout the entire month. Detroitisit rounded up a list of the best ways to celebrate thanksgiving in Detroit in 2022 that are the perfect mix of traditional and modern.

America's Thanksgiving Day Detroit

AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE DETROIT 2021, PHOTO THE PARADE COMPANY / FACEBOOK

AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING PARADE 

Any list of Thanksgiving events in Detroit without the annual parade would be incomplete. Last year was a special parade resurgence due to the pandemic, but things are running smoothly once again! Come rain or come shine…or snow, Detroiters will be in on this year’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. Join the hundreds of thousands of parade-goers at one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades. The festivities kick off at 9:00 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Kirby. Something new is always shown off in classic live entertainment fashion. The parade will also be broadcast LIVE on WDIV Local 4 from 9-10 am and on WJR 760 AM. Click HERE to stay updated.

Location: America’s Thanksgiving Parade® Woodward Avenue and Kirby, Detroit, MI

 

America's Thanksgiving Day Parade Detroit

AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE DETROIT 2012, PHOTO THE PARADE COMPANY / FACEBOOK

THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE WATCH PARTY AT UM DETROIT CENTER

Looking for other ways to watch the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade with your loved ones? Celebrate like a true Michigander with this annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Watch Party! It’ll be a day full of love and tradition. Bring the family, friends, and community along for one of America’s oldest parades. The party begins steaming with a hot breakfast beginning at 7:30 AM. The parade kicks off at 8:50 AM. Enjoy the parade route, right on Woodward. This is a wonderful opportunity for guests to appreciate the parade float views, featuring bands and the long-awaited personal appearance of Santa Claus! Click HERE to register early and enjoy the holiday season from start to finish. Adults: $20 Children: $10 Kids under 5 y/o – Free

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center 3663 Woodward Avenue #Ste 150 Detroit, MI 

 

2022 STRATEGIC STAFFING SOLUTIONS TURKEY TROT

Date & Time: Thu, Nov 24, 7:30 – 11:00 AM

Thanksgiving in Detroit 2022 events revolve around the 1924 Thanksgiving Day celebration with a grand parade in the city’s Downtown. To start off on the right foot, partake in The Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot presented by Gardner White. Once you’ve already experienced the exhilaration, it’s challenging to not want to do it again! Join the comradery of all ages for an event that’s been a Detroit tradition for the past thirty-eight years. Click HERE for registration info. 

Location: Strategic Staffing Solutions 3011 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

 

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THE MAJESTIC THEATRE CONCERT IN DETROIT, PHOTO THE MAJESTIC / FACEBOOK

THANKSGIVING FAMILY FUN FEST

Date & Time: Thu, Nov 24, 7 – 11 AM

Thanksgiving Dinner has some competition! For those looking to feast early, bring the family together for a Thanksgiving in Detroit breakfast buffet. You can still have your morning coffee along with biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, paczkis, french toast, and more. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Day Parade as it marches down Woodward Avenue from the warmth of The Majestic Theatre Lobby or Garden Bowl Lounge. Click HERE to purchase tickets. $40 Adults / $18 Children U12.

Location: The Majestic Theatre 4140 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

 

thankful sign

PHOTO PRO CHURCH MEDIA / UNSPLASH

THANKFUL IN THE CITY II: A PRE-THANKSGIVING RETAIL EVENT

Date & Time: Sun Nov 20 2022 at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Detroiters can be thankful for all of the unique small businesses that make it fun to shop local for the holidays. It’s even easier for those attending this Thanksgiving event in Detroit which has more than enough shopping opportunities to stuff your bag. The retail day party celebrates 1 year of events with a 360 photo booth, vendor contests, DJ, food, drinks & Detroit’s finest small businesses. Whether you’re a shopper or a vendor, you’ll be surrounded by a supportive community that enjoys giving back. There are also giveaways, a contest, and a raffle with cash prizes! Click HERE for more information.

Location: DRMM Banquet Hall 3606 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI

 

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