The Weekender: Thanksgiving Events in Plymouth


Nobody does Thanksgiving better than Plymouth, MA, the originator of the holiday itself. Head down to Plymouth this weekend for what is fondly dubbed “America’s Hometown Thanksgiving” and get inspired.


The Plymouth Thanksgiving Parade will time machine you through American history beginning in the 1600s all the way through present day. Get ready for pilgrims, drums and bugles, floats and more!

Concert Series

Plymouth Thanksgiving will feature not one, but two concerts! The first will feature Ray Charles’s daughter, Sheila Raye Charles and the second will spotlight some of the best drum and bugle corps in the nation.

Food Festival

The Hannaford Supermarket New England Food Festival, what a mouthful! This fest will be showcasing restaurants of all kinds in a tasting extravaganza. Eat all that your stomach will hold and vote for your favorites.

Wampanoag Pavilion

Thanksgiving isn’t just about the Mayflower—learn more about the first Thanksgiving from the Native American point of view. Members of the Wampanoag tribe will give you a rundown on what the original feast really looked like.

Staying in town this weekend?

Faneuil Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but for those of you who can’t wait to break out the santa hats and twinkling lights, we’ve got just the event for you. Faneuil Hall hosts the very first Boston tree lighting of the holiday season.

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