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Thanksgiving Day Holiday Weekend in Reno

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Things To Do Around Reno / Tahoe


Thanksgiving and Harvest Time in Reno, Nevada

Thanksgiving and Harvest Time in Reno, Nevada.

Photo © Stan White

Thanksgiving Day and weekend in Reno bring us options for dining out, dining in, and participating in a variety of family friendly events and diversions. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it's a time when activities revolve around lots of good food and visiting with family and friends.

Thanksgiving Day Dining at Reno and Lake Tahoe Casinos and Restaurants

Thanksgiving Dinner You Don't Have To Cook

Don't have the time or energy to prepare a big Thanksgiving Day dinner? There are several options available to you for a prepared Thanksgiving Day dinner without all the work.

If you do happen to be cooking and need some last-minute items, check these supermarkets open on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Dinner Natural, Organic, and Vegetarian Ingredients

If your Thanksgiving Day dinner preferences favor using natural, organic, or vegetarian ingredients, Reno has sources for Thanksgiving meal preparation where you can obtain a wide variety of these items.

Thanksgiving Family Events & Things To Do

Here are just a few of the things you to do during the 2013 Thanksgiving weekend...

  • November 19 - January 26 - "Ice Fantasy" at the Eldorado
  • November 26 - Rink on the River Opening Day
  • November 26 - Reno Holiday Tree Lighting
  • November 27 - Thanksgiving Eve Interfaith Service
  • November 28 - Scheels Turkey Trot
  • November 23 through December 23 - "Polar Express" on the V & T Railroad
  • November 29 and 30 - Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary
  • November 30 - Wolf Pack Football vs. BYU at Mackay Stadium

Opportunities to Share Your Thanksgiving Bounty


  • Evelyn Mount's Community Outreach
  • St. Vincent's Food Pantry Seeking Donations for Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
  • Toys for Tots Gift Drive
  • Salvation Army of Reno
  • Non-Profit Organizations Thrift Stores

Black Friday - Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping

Black Friday in Reno is the busiest shopping day of the year. Most of the big stores and shopping malls will be open early and stay open for extended hours. Shoppers will find lots of bargains on all kinds of merchandise as retailers try to lure you in to spend, spend, spend.

Thanksgiving Weekend Sporting Events at UNR

Thanksgiving Weekend Skiing

Most Reno / Lake Tahoe ski resorts and areas plan to be open shortly before or by Thanksgiving Day, including Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Boreal, Heavenly, Northstar California, Squaw Valley, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Sugar Bowl. If there is enough snow, you'll also be able to mount family outings to some of our local snow play areas. Get the latest information from our ski areas and snow play articles.

Thanksgiving Weekend Travel

Airport information, the best gas prices, and driving distances for your Thanksgiving travel...

Don't forget to check the weather forecast and highway conditions before heading over the hill to Grandma's house.

Reno Parks and Recreation Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Northwest Pool
  • Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center & Pool
  • Neil Road Recreation Center
  • Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
  • McKinley Arts & Culture Center
  • Southside Cultural Center
  • Sibayan R.E.C.
  • Evelyn Mount NECC Pool
  • Rosewood Lakes Golf Course (Seasonal)
  • Idlewild Pool (Seasonal)
  • Traner Pool (Seasonal)

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