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Looking for something fun to do this Thanksgiving season? Check out the many Thanksgiving events that are taking place in Maryland throughout the month of November. From Turkey Trots to Thanksgiving crafts and story times, you're sure to find a few fun family activities for kids of all ages.

Updated for 2018

Pasadena Thanksgiving Parade - 2018

Nov. 4. Parade will feature bands, floats and more. Food donations will be collected along the parade route. 2pm. Tick Neck Road, Pasadena. pasadenabusinessassociation.com/Thanksgiving-Parade

Native American Traditions - 2018
Let’s learn how maple, osage orange and tulip trees all provided early Americans with materials to meet their many needs. Registration required. Ages 2-6. $15; $5 members. 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. ladewgardens.com

Kids Club: Gobble Gobble Turkey Cupcakes - 2018
Nov. 13. Children’s culinary workshop using all natural ingredients. Registration required. $5. 11–11:45 a.m. Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. wholefoodsmarket.com

Thanksgiving is Here - 2018
Nov. 20. During Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program, read 'Thanksgiving is Here' and learn why we celebrate Thankgiving. $10; members, $8. 10-11:15am. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. 410-990-4543, annapolis.org/media/48-414-mr-pacas-backyard-preschool-program

Gobble Gobble for Toddlers and Preschoolers - 2018
Nov. 14-15. Special toddler storytime, Nov 14. Preschool storytime, Nov 15. Celebrate Thanksgiving with songs, rhymes, and stories. Free. 9:30am. Crofton Library. aacpl.net

Empty Bowls Fundraiser - 2018
Nov. 14. Over 15 varieties of soup. This dinner will simulate a typical dinner for those less fortunate. To benefit the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. $5-15. 6-7:30pm. South River High school, Edgewater. srhsinteract.wix.com/emptybowls

The Polar Express Train Ride - 2018
Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 23-25. Relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on The Polar Express. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served while passengers listen to the classic book The Polar Express. Each child will receive a silver bell. $47-90. B & O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. 410-752-2490, borail.org

Homestead Gardens' Grand Illumination - 2018
Nov. 17. Lighting of the trees and christmas lights. Live music, trains and 250,000 lights. Free. 5-6:30pm. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. 410-798-5000, homesteadgardens.com

Thanksgiving Glitterfest - 2018
Nov. 17. A one-day workshop for young artists and families to decorate sparkling centerpieces with glitter for their Thanksgiving table. Nothing says "Thanks!" like glitter - and all the mess can stay in our classroom. Families are encouraged to bring their own items to decorate or choose from a limited selection of free centerpiece items at the workshop. Free. 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood. 301-277-2863. mncppc.org

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