Recently, my hubby asked if I’d like to go out, or order dinner in for Thanksgiving. Although my co-worker swears by Piccadilly’s Thanksgiving dinner, I plan on cooking. This is one of the traditions my family still enjoys, and I actually look forward to the work.
Will you cook Thanksgiving dinner this year, or just indulge at someone else’s house? What Thanksgiving traditions can your family not live without? Are you looking forward to the holidays or will you be glad when they come and go?
I also understand that Jonesboro’s Christmas Parade is canceled due to Streetscape construction this year. I’ll miss this parade, but am looking forward to seeing Main Street lit up with Christmas decorations soon.
However, Riverdale will pick up the slack by hosting its own Christmas parade and tree lighting down Main Street to Starr Park on Monday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 PM. There will be hot cocoa, sing-a-longs and a visit by Santa (Rain date: Dec. 7).
Here are some other events going on this weekend in anticipation of the holiday season:
Faith Tabernacle of the Holy Spirit (210 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, (770) 471-0360) will host a free Thanksgiving Feast on Saturday, Nov. 21 at noon.
The Arts Clayton Gallery (136 South Main St., Jonesboro, (770) 473-5457) hosts “Santa Saturdays,” on Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec.19, 11 AM-3 PM where everyone (including pets) can take a picture with Santa Clause.
Arts Clayton also hosts their Handmade Holiday program (Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 11, Dec. 19; 10 AM-4 PM) where families and children will be able to create handmade, holiday gifts ($5 per person).