Thanksgiving weekend has always been a super busy time for me. I was always either off for a couple days from grammar school or taking a quick trip home from college to hang out with friends and family. It’s always been an eventful time, full of fun traditions.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a trivia night tradition with all those who came home for the holiday. My sister and I love to organize everyone to get to a local pizza trivia night to hang out with those who have come home for the holiday or those who just decided to stay in the city instead of flying all the way home for only a couple days. It’s such a fun way to get us in the festive Thanksgivingspirit. There’s not much better than sharing a bottle of champagne and a pizza to toast a little break in your schedule!
Another favorite Thanksgiving weekend tradition of mine is the tree lighting in Union Square. The Christmas season hasn’t officially started until I see that big, beautiful tree light up in Union Square. I have been every year since I was a freshman in college coming home for Thanksgiving break. I love to get a perfect viewing spot and camp out with some friends and tasty snacks, listening to the Christmas music performances and really revel in the start of the Christmas season. (I even tend to do a little squeal when it’s all lit up.)
The saturday after Thanksgiving is when we really get into the Christmas spirit by picking up our Christmas trees from Home Depot. My sister and I like to get them as early as we can so we can enjoy them for as long as we can. It’s a ton of work to log multiple Christmas trees into the house and up the stairs, but it’s so worth it when we see those trees aglow with our favorite ornaments and all the twinkly lights.
Have any Thanksgiving Weekend traditions of your own? Share them with me in the comments below!