3 New Ways to Experience Thanksgiving Day in Baton Rouge

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Thanksgiving Day is one of the most cherished Holidays of the year! For many people, Thanksgiving is for eating and sharing memories with your family, however, you might be looking for a new experience this year. Here are three exciting new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Baton Rouge this year!

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1. DON’T Cook

Thanksgiving Day was probably a lot more fun when you were a kid and you had one goal in mind: eating. Cooking on Thanksgiving might prove itself to be more than a headache than you first thought. Thanksgiving at home will always be special, but it can be nice to not have to worry about entertaining. If dirty dishes are not your thing, here are five Baton Rouge restaurants open for business on Thanksgiving day. This awesome list includes Ruffino’s, Galatoire’s Bistro, Juban’s, Tallulah Crafted Food & Wine Bar, and Mansur’s on the Boulevard.


2. Run (or Trot)

Earn that Thanksgiving feast this year! The 28th Annual Turkey Trot kicks off downtown on Thanksgiving morning and benefits the March of Dimes’ efforts to improve the health of babies. Registration starts bright and early at 6:00 AM, with a one-mile Fun Run/Turkey Walk at 7:30 AM and the main 5k Run at 8:00 AM. What could be better than supporting a great cause on your day off of work?


3. Volunteer

There are millions of people in the US that do not have the opportunity to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving. Homeless shelters and meal delivery services have a big job on Thanksgiving day. These organizations always need volunteers to prepare and serve meals, and it’s a great thing to do together as a family. Here are seven wonderful ideas for volunteering on Thanksgiving, plus a list of local homeless shelters and services.


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