America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Detroit-style
Story by Michelle Fusco
Detroiters have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Here’s how we celebrate a tradition-filled Thanksgiving in The D.
Work Up an Appetite
More than 20,000 runners – thousands dressed in costumes – brave cool morning temperatures to race through the streets of downtown at the annual Turkey Trot, the nation’s largest Thanksgiving morning run. It’s a fun way to rev up your metabolism before sitting down for your holiday meal.
I Love a Parade
America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White is one of the largest and most spectacular parades in the United States – a tradition that dates back to 1924. Watch colorful balloons, floats, and marching bands parade down Woodward Avenue starting at 8:50 a.m. View the live broadcast from home on WDIV Local 4.
Detroit Lions football and Thanksgiving go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. The Lions take on the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field, with a 12:30 p.m. kick-off. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.
A D-licious Feast
For dessert, pick up an old-fashioned pie at the acclaimed Achatz Handmade Pie Co., with six metro Detroit locations. Hint: Try the Four Berry! Sister Pie in Detroit offers nontraditional, seasonally inspired flavor combinations, such as salted maple or pumpkin chocolate chip. And for all things sweet potato, including pie, cheesecake, cookies, and cobblers, visit Sweet Potato Sensations.
Set your alarm clocks! Plenty of day-after-Thanksgiving shopping deals are available at retailers throughout metro Detroit. You can find deals at shopping malls all across the region.