What are the best Thanksgiving 2019 events in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 9:58 pm
Thanksgiving feast set out on a table

The Best Thanksgiving 2019 Events near Chicago

Thanksgiving is a great holiday with so much going on. In fact, sometimes it can seem like there’s too much going on, especially when there’s things like the Thanksgiving Parade and the Bears vs. Lions game happening. Over here at Continental Motors, we’ve sorted through the events list and come up with a few suggestions for how to spend your Turkey Day.


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17th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting – Downtown La Grange – (11/21/2019)

We know, we know. This isn’t on Thanksgiving. However, this is a great chance to imbibe some of the best French wines that Chicago has to offer. Participating restaurants include Santiago’s, Steak + Vine, and Lucca’s Pizzeria, among others. Proceeds from the events will go to Child Link, the Chicago-based adoption agency. We can think of few things to be as thankful for as family. Speaking of family, we’re sure that you’ll be thankful for those delicious wines you pick up when the in-laws stop in for Thanksgiving dinner.

Chriskindlmarket Chicago – Daley Plaza – (11/15/19 – 12/24/19)

Open from 11am to 4pm on Thanksgiving Day, Chriskindlmarket is a great option for those of us who think the Christmas season isn’t quite long enough. It’s been going since 1996, spreading Christmas cheer and cozy European charm in equal measure. And who says that fresh-baked pretzels, mulled wine, and candied nuts are only Christmas foods?

family at thanksgiving table with elderly man carving turkeyThanksgiving Day Cruises – Navy Pier – (11/28/2019 – 12/2/2019)

Want a sophisticated evening without all the preparatory hassle of making a Thanksgiving feast? Are you nautically inclined? Odyssey is putting on multiple Thanksgiving cruises. Offerings are the Afternoon Architecture Lunch Cruise on the Chicago River, the Afternoon Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan, the Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan, and the Thanksgiving Weekend Cruises. Each cruise is estimated to last 2 hours, so you don’t have to worry about it taking up your whole day.

Free Admission at the Morton Arboretum – The Morton Arboretum – (11/28/2019)

If you’re a nature fanatic, then this is a must attend for your Thanksgiving. Take a stroll out in crisp fall air and burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories. Note: All the Arboretum buildings will be closed for the holiday.

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