Events Over Thanksgiving Weekend

From Thursday to Sunday and throughout November, Thanksgiving events are taking over many parts of West Michigan. The extended weekend is the perfect time to get out with family and friends to enjoy the festivities.


Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo is hosting a Thanksgiving edition of their Children’s Weekend Cooking Class on Sunday, November 4th. Kids will learn new techniques for making special dishes to impress their friends and family. The castle is also hosting its own Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 21st. Enjoy all the delicious food that you’ve come to expect from Henderson Castle during this festive season.

The Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo has two restaurants, each offering different Thanksgiving specials and events. Zazios is hosting a Holiday Cooking Class on Wednesday, November 17th to teach you how to wow your guests this holiday season. They’re also hosting a special Black Friday Brunch on Friday, November 23rd. Over at Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, they’ll be serving up a holiday-themed menu on Thanksgiving. Whether you’re looking for a good meal or want tips to perfect your home cooking, the Radisson Plaza Hotel’s restaurants are here to help!

The Holland area is going all out for Thanksgiving, with events, buffets, and ways to give back to the community. Before feasting upon one of the area’s many Thanksgiving buffets, lace up your running or walking shoes for the Turkey Trot 8K on Thursday, November 22nd. Stop by the Kerstmarkt on November 23rd and 24th, or enjoy a post-Thanksgiving concert at the Park Theatre on Saturday, November 24th. From now through December 22nd, the Holland Area Visitors Bureau is hosting a Winter Coat & Food Drive. Get in the holiday spirit and give back by dropping off new and gently used coats, hats, mittens, and scarves as well as non-perishable food items to the WHTC AM radio station or the Holland Area Visitors Bureau.

The Muskegon area has holiday events all month long. The festivities kick off with the Turkey Trail Run at the award-winning P.J. Hoffmaster State Park on Saturday, November 10th. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the 14th Annual Festival of Trees at the Muskegon Museum of Art features themed trees and decor from November 21st to December 2nd. While the family is in town for Thanksgiving, take them on the Hackley & Hume Holiday Tour on November 24th and 25th. Experience the Hackley and Hume homes by candlelight to celebrate the holiday season. Every year, Muskegon puts on some of the best Thanksgiving celebrations in West Michigan and this year is no different!

You’re invited to bring your family to the Thanksgiving Celebration at Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls. They have plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages. For your Thanksgiving meal, choose either the delightful buffet or have a complete meal, including all of the holiday favorites, prepared and delivered to your room. Consider making Thanksgiving at Boyne Mountain a tradition for your family!

Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville is hosting a Thanksgiving weekend full of family events and activities. Their Thanksgiving Reconnect Weekend runs from Thursday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 25th, kicking off with the 4K Turkey Vulture Trot. Afterward, enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. The Holiday Trail Celebration is Friday, November 23rd, with a Christmas tree lighting the following day. Enjoy one of the most festive weekends of the year with your friends and family!

Thanksgiving brings family and friends together, and Charlevoix welcomes you and your loved ones to come to celebrate this special holiday with them. Before the holiday commences, sign up for the annual Turkey Trot 5K run along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. During the long weekend, enjoy Thanksgiving feasts at local restaurants, including Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant.