Things to do: Thanksgiving Break edition

Things to do: Thanksgiving Break edition


Jack’s List

  1. High School Football Semis: Friday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Southern High School, Meade County and Dixie Heights – On Friday night, multiple local high school teams will play in the state semifinals. In Louisville, DeSales will play Murray high school in the class 2-A semis at Southern High School, where the Colts will try to win its third straight 2-A championship. Trinity High School and Ballard High School are also playing in the 6-A semifinals. Ballard will travel to Dixie Heights while the Shamrocks will travel to Meade County.
  2. University of Louisville (UofL) vs. University of Kentucky (UK) Football: Saturday, Nov. 29 12:00pm, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – For the first time in the series’ history, the Cards and the Cats will play football on Thanksgiving weekend, as UK will travel to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for a noon kickoff against UofL. Louisville has won the past three meetings in the rivalry, while Kentucky leads the series 14-12. UK (5-6) needs a win to go to a bowl game; UofL (8-3) needs a win for a possibility to go to the Orange Bowl. The Cards are a 12.5 point favorite, as of Tuesday.
  3. NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament, third round: UofL vs. University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC): Sunday, 30 at 6:00 p.m., Lynn Stadium – The UofL men’s soccer team will try to keep its season alive at home against UMBC in the NCAA Tournament. The 13 ranked Cards (11-7-3) beat number 19 St. Louis last Sunday 2-1 on a goal by Tim Kubel to advance to the third round. UMBC (13-5-4), upset number four Maryland 1-0 on November 23 to advance to the round of 16 for the first time in school history, according to CBS.

RJ’s List

  1. Eagles vs. Cowboys: Thursday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. – In the spirit of spectacular Thanksgiving football games, the Philadelphia Eagles will be travel to Texas to play the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night. It should be an evenly matched game of East vs. West as both teams are 8-3 and coming off of wins this past week, with the Eagles taking down Tennessee 43-24 and the Cowboys dispatching the Giants 31-28. With running back LeSean Mccoy of the Eagles appearing to be back in top shape and the outstanding play of Cowboys running back Demarco Murray, Thursday’s game is certainly one to watch.
  2. Wizards vs. Pelicans: Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. – On Saturday night, the 7-5 Pelicans will take on the 9-3 Washington Wizards  in what should prove to be a stellar matchup between former UK players and potential MVP candidates Anthony Davis, a power forward for the Pelicans, and John Wall, point guard for the Wizards. Davis has been having a stellar season thus far, averaging 26 points, 11 rebounds, and a league-best 3.5 blocked shots per game. Meanwhile, Wall is averaging 19.4 points, 2.7 steals, and a blistering 9.1 assists per game. It should prove to be a great game between two of the league’s better teams, which also include former U of L player Russ Smith from the Pelicans, as well as former UK player Darius Miller.
  3. UK vs. Providence: Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2:00 p.m. – Men’s College Basketball boasts a powerful matchup in two undefeated teams: The Number One Ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Providence Friars. Both teams hold a 5-0 record this season,  though there is an opportunity for that to change before their matchup when Kentucky takes on Texas-Arlington and Providence takes on Yale. It will be an exciting game to watch as Kentucky’s exhausting platoon rotation attempts to wear away at Providence star forward LaDontae Henton at Rupp Arena on Sunday.



Thursday, Nov. 27

Thanksgiving Dinner 

The Brown Hotel

Various times

Prices vary

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the Brown Hotel’s English Grill!


Thanksgiving Dinner

Crowne Plaza Louisville

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Prices vary

This special meal offers traditional Thanksgiving foods as well as other lunch and breakfast options.


Thanksgiving Day at the Downs

Churchill Downs

10 a.m.

Prices vary

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the annual Thanksgiving Day at the Downs. The first race begins at 11:30 a.m.


RIVUE Thanksgiving Dinner

RIVUE – Galt House Hotel

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prices vary

Dine in a revolving restaurant 25 stories above the city while eating a variety of Thanksgiving foods.


Galt House Hotel Thanksgiving Dinner

Galt House Hotel – Archibald Room

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Prices vary

The Galt House will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving buffet.


Thanksgiving at Captain’s Quarters

Captain’s Quarters

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Prices vary

Make reservations at Captain’s Quarters to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.


Friday, Nov. 28

Black Friday FAT Trolley Hop

Frankfort Avenue

6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Prices vary

The Trolley Hop is monthly event that takes place on the last Friday of each month. Businesses hours will be extended especially for this event. Free trolley rides will run down Story and Mellwood so that patrons can have a unique shopping and dining experience. Those wishing to trick-or-treat should dress in costume.


The Run, Rudolph 5k Run and Walk

4th and Main

2 p.m.

Prices vary

An annual 5k race and the final event in the Four De Lis Series. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and females of the race. Event for children are also offered.


Friday, Nov. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 4

Light Up Louisville

Locations vary


A over three decade event that celebrates the holidays with a four-block presentation of lights, a parade and appearances from Santa Claus.



Saturday, Nov. 29

Home for the Holidays 

The Kentucky Center – Brown Theatre

11 a.m.


The Louisville Orchestra will perform holiday songs such as Sleigh Ride and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.


Saturday, Nov. 29 – Saturday, Dec. 20

Holiday Village

Fourth Street Live!

11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


The Holiday Village provides patrons with a holiday experience and various shops, artisans and boutiques.

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