There are so many reasons to appreciate Thanksgiving — for starters the gravy. But beyond that, it’s a fantastic time to reflect on the year and find simple yet special ways to express gratitude. Coming together around a holiday feast is something we look forward to, and there’s nothing that builds anticipation like tradition. With that being said, if you’d love to incorporate some new items onto your holiday agenda this year, read on for tips!
Adventures and Destinations
No matter where you are, one of the best things about Thanksgiving is spending time with family and loved ones. Whether you’re planning to be a guest or a host this year, there’s no shortage of destinations to explore in the Centennial State. For those looking to start a tradition that’s a bit less conventional, head out to Keystone for the start of ski season. With so many others spending the day cooking and watching sports inside, there are typically wide-open runs and lines are pretty much non-existent. Bring your whole family to enjoy some of the best skiing, sledding, and tubing in the state. Plus, kids ski free all season long! Another option is the Friday after Thanksgiving where, in Estes Park, you can enjoy the “Catch the Glow” parade featuring family hayrides, visits with Santa, holiday tunes and more.
Close to Home
Around the U.S, many associate the idea of Thanksgiving with football, food and the Macy’s Day parade! Though these are all excellent ways to enjoy the holiday, there are additional alternatives for you and your family that may provide more meaning. The Mile High United Way Turkey Trot is a four-mile walk/run through Denver’s idyllic Washington Park on Thanksgiving Day and is in its 46th year. When you register for this event, your registration fee goes toward providing education, health, and financial stability for individuals and families in our community. Not only is this a great way to kick off the day, and give back, but the tradition of starting things off with a morning run/walk will set the tone for hours of energy-filled festivities!
From quirky family favorites to time-honored classics, we crave traditions around the holidays. Not only do they generate excitement and security; they also provide roots for our children. Whether you are a true traditionalist or just starting your own holiday history, new Thanksgiving traditions are certain to shake up your celebration for the better! Are you excited to start something new? Tell us what it is.