Maryland Thanksgiving Events

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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 2017

Thanksgiving kids

Happy Thanksgiving - 2017
Nov. 4. Celebrate families, friends and turkeys with stories, songs and crafts. Free. 10:30am. Glen Burnie Library. 410-222-6270, aacpl.net

Pasadena Thanksgiving Parade - 2017
Nov. 5. 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

Gobble, Gobble - 2017
Nov. 7. Learn about thanksgiving with a nature walk, stories, songs and other activities. Ages 2-6. Registration required. $15; $5 members. 10:30am-1:30pm. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. 410-557-9570, ladewgardens.com

Kids Club: Turkey Snack Bags - 2017
Nov. 7. Tuesdays weekly. Children’s culinary workshop using all natural ingredients. Registration required. $5. 11-11:45am. Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. 410-573-1800, wholefoodsmarket.com

National Harbor Tree Lighting Ceremony - 2017
Nov. 12. Pictures with Santa, crafts, holiday movie and more. Free. Noon-7pm. National Harbor, Md. nationalharbor.com/event/tree-lighting-ceremony

Thanksgiving - 2017
Nov. 14. Read 'Bear Gives Thanks' followed by a themed snack, craft and song. $5; members, $7. 10-11:15am. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. 410-990-4543, annapolis.org/media/48-140-mr-pacas-backyard-preschool-program

Thanksgiving Storytime - 2017
Nov. 15. Special storytimes with books, songs and a craft. Free. 9:30am. Linthicum Library. 410-222-6265, aacpl.net

Empty Bowls Fundraiser - 2017
Nov. 16. 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 - 2017
Nov. 17-19 and Nov. 24-26. 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. Check website for showtimes. $33-63. B & O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. 410-752-2490, borail.org

Homestead Gardens' Grand Illumination - 2017
Nov. 18. 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

Festival of Lights Trot for a Turkey - 2017
Nov. 18. Walk or run through the Winter Festival of Lights. Your registration fee includes a long-sleeve tee and will provide a family in need with a holiday turkey. Registration required. $30. 6pm. Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro. 301-627-7755, pgparks.com

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