Celebrating Thanksgiving in New York City is not only a local favorite, but a yearly trip for travelers too. Events are happening all over the Greater New York City area, throughout every borough. Other traditional events like the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade attract large crowds but boroughs like Brooklyn have their own lineup of events that offer a different experience for this November holiday.

Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot

Burn a few calories before the holiday feast and join Prospect Park in their Track Club Turkey Trot. The trot runs participants through Prospect Park to give you a little fresh air on this Thanksgiving day while supporting a community initiative.

If you finish in the top of the pack you can win a pie and add it to the dinner table. The Track Club Turkey Trot is a 5k, welcoming all interested residents in the New York City region.

Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

Thanksgiving usually marks the kickoff to holiday season so the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar opens right on time.  Located at 501 Union St., the Holiday Bazaar invites Brooklyn residents to enjoy their gift market powered by Brooklyn Makers. Music plays via a DJ as locals venture through the Brooklyn market showcasing beautiful art prints, jewelry, and other gifts that are perfect for not just Thanksgiving but Christmas as well.

The Shining All Day Marathon

This Thanksgiving event actually gives you an alternative to black friday, unless you don’t like scary movies of course. The Shining will play all day on November 27th at the Videology office space in the Williamsburg area. Watch this film classic and relax after a day of heavy eating!

Videology is an independent micro-cinema who offer a wide range of film programming and events on a consistent basis. Their intimate Brooklyn theater offers 50 seats so if you’d like to catch The Shining during their marathon then you should consider showing up early.

Brooklyn’s culture revolves around its residents and that’s even more true during the holiday season. Try to attend a Brooklyn event for Thanksgiving — you’re sure to have an enjoyable experience.