Things To Do: Thanksgiving


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Annie Zhang

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:

Volunteers sweep the boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons.

RIVUE Thanksgiving

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.

The University of Louisville performed at Churchill Downs in 2006. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons.

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.

Mega Caverns has hosted the Lights Under Louisville event since 2014. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons.