As Thanksgiving break quickly approaches, many Manual students are looking forward to another school break before they approach finals and the end of the semester. If you are looking for ways to spend quality time with your family and friends, here is a list of ideas to get you started:
To get in the Thanksgiving spirit, students can volunteer at several places around Louisville while spending quality time with family and friends and getting hours for volunteer clubs. Some ideas include:
- Soup kitchen (including the Franciscan Kitchen and the Lord’s Kitchen)
- Canned food drives (Dare to Care)
- Donating clothes for the winter (Louisville Rescue Mission)
- Donating to charities supporting Hurricane Harvey victims.
On Nov. 23, the RIVUE Restaurant Lounge on Fourth Street will be serving Thanksgiving dinner. Options will include turkey, honey-glazed pork loin, butternut squash bisque, salads and sides, Thanksgiving trio pie and more. Families and friends will also be permitted to take leftovers home.
Thanksgiving Racing at Churchill Downs
On Thanksgiving Day, Churchill Downs will be serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch 12 live horse races. In order to attend this event, tickets must be bought on the website.
Thanksgiving at the Galt House
On Thanksgiving Day, the Galt House’s Archibald Cochran Ballroom will be serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who are interested in attending must call the number on the website to reserve a spot.
Light Up Louisville
Light Up Louisville, which features two Christmas trees, tens of thousands of lights, fireworks and live music, begins on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. The event will also involve a Holiday in the City ice rink and a “Lots of Lights” parade featuring lights, bands, carolers, car clubs, floats and civic organizations. This is especially an ideal occasion to spend with your family.
Lights Under Louisville
Lights Under Louisville, which is an event at the Louisville Mega Cavern, is a place where families can drive their cars underground through a giant cavern and look at over two million lights.