If you're stuck in Auburn for Thanksgiving break, have no fear. Here’s some things you can do to keep busy and get in the holiday spirit.
Black Wednesday Open Studio Event
Get ahead on the Black Friday deals. From 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., The Emma Jane Designs Studio will host their first Black Wednesday Open Studio Event, featuring some of their favorite shops and makers.
Moore’s Mill Club Turkey Trot
Holiday weight gain is real, so stay active and join in on the Turkey Trot which will start at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Moore’s Mill Club’s scenic golf course. Registration is at 7 a.m. before the race. The cost is only $15, plus a $3 registration fee, and all proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of East Alabama.
Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at The Hotel at Auburn University
For $45 dollars you can indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving Day brunch at the hotel. From 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. you can indulge in lobster mac and cheese, green bean casserole, roasted turkey and so much more. Call the hotel for reservations.
Thanksgiving Day Buffet At The Marriot
The Grand National culinary team will be preparing a tasty Thanksgiving brunch buffet, too. For $34.95 you can get your feast on at The Marriot at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Call The Marriot at Grand National for reservations.
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Hotel at Auburn University
Get together a group of four or more and have a traditional family-style Thanksgiving dinner at the Auburn Hotel. For $39 a person, you can choose your favorite dishes from their chefs’ menu. Call the hotel for reservations.
Blue Friday Blitz
Time to burn off your Thanksgiving feast. Join Active Auburn for the Blue Friday Blitz. The 1.5 mile walk/run will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner. Participants will Blitz from Toomer’s Corner, down Gay Street to Samford Avenue and then back to Toomer’s Corner via North College Street. The event is free, and participants are eligible to win a $100 Kinnucan’s gift card.
Shops and restaurants downtown will be open as early as 8 a.m. for shopping and dining, right after the race is over. Stay downtown, or head over for breakfast, shopping and other activities. There will be sales and specials going on all day, as well as live entertainment at Toomer’s corner with guest appearances by Aubie and AU Capella. There will also be local vendors on site for small activities.