As the pre-winter season approaches, the cold weather stimulates family and friends to gather in their cozy homes to celebrate Thanksgiving festivities. Many families look forward to Thanksgiving weekend for good eating and family fun. But that’s not all. This extended weekend sends families on a scavenger hunt trying to find the best adventurous activities around town. Families need not look any further as Sacramento offers many fun activities to enjoy during Thanksgiving weekend. Check them out!
Run To Feed The Hungry
3333 3rd Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Date: Nov. 28, 2013
Run to Feed the Hungry is an event for the family to participate in and experience the joy of giving. Refreshments, music and live television coverage will be on site. Sacramento takes pride in activities that support and bring awareness to the needs in the communities. Complete your registration early to receive a shirt and to qualify for prizes.
An Irish Christmas
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
Dates: Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, 2013
Kick-off the holiday season with “An Irish Christmas,” a show full of song and dance. You will have a surreal Irish experience as you tap your feet to music that reiterates that the Christmas season is here. See first-hand how the Irish celebrate Christmas with a soulful traditional story that is sure to captivate the attention of the entire family. Don’t miss this event that the whole family will enjoy.
Old Sacramento Underground Tour
101 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Old Sacramento is a city beneath a city with an underground city tour showcasing about 150 years of history. You will learn the secrets of old town as you explore the reality of Old Sacramento’s history. This tour is an hour long. Be prepared to trot through memory lane while walking on a journey that explores the legendary devastations that led to building the city of trees. For your convenience, you can purchase tickets in advance online.
The Bounce Spot
2939 Promenade St.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Parents, you and the kids can bounce those Thanksgiving dinner calories away at The Bounce Spot. This spot offers a variety of fun activities including bounce parties and Friday family night. Don’t forget to bring your socks, because you can’t bounce barefoot. But you can bounce on the amazing bouncers’ slides and even bounce while playing games. The little tots will have a spot to bounce and play at their leisure and not be interrupted by the older kids.
Roller King Skating And Blazing
889 Riverside Ave.
Roseville, CA 95678
Well parents, on second thought, rolling those calories away may be smoother. Join Roller King Skating and Blazing on Thanksgiving weekend for its festivities around the rink. Play games like the hokey pokey, red light, green light, limbo and Simon says. If you decide to go during an evening session, the DJ will feature music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. This skating rink offers various sessions. Click the website above to find the times convenient for the family.
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Stephanie Reed, a freelance writer in the Sacramento area, covers family and parenting issues for Examiner.com. She works and volunteers for local agencies and organizations promoting healthy family living. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.