Thanksgiving day in Detroit is one of the busiest days of the year with the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Turkey Trot, and of course, the Lion’s game! Many families head down to Woodward to continue their tradition of cheering on the Turkey Trot runners and to watch the parade. Whether it’s a tradition for you or not, Detroit is the place to be on Thanksgiving day. Now, it may only be a mere 19 degrees out and snow is QUITE the possibility, but no need to worry! Thanksgiving day in the D is a day that continues to warm the hearts of Detroit families.
The parade begins at Kirby and Woodward at 8:45 a.m., and travels south down Woodward right into the heart of Detroit. The parade is a holiday-must-see, so make sure you make your way downtown with your family to start the holiday off right with the perfect amount of holiday spirit. If being in the cold isn’t your thing, don’t worry! The Parade will be available to view from the comfort and warmth of your home or wherever you may be on Thanksgiving day – just channel in to WDIV-TV, Local 4 starting at 10:00 a.m on.
If your’re into running or enjoy cheering on the runners, this year’s Turkey Trot will have a variety of races available in the morning. The 10k and Mashed Potato Mile begins at 7:30 a.m., while the 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. All races start and finish in the Financial District, located at Woodward & Jefferson and Lafayette & Washington Blvd. If you’re a runner, dress warm and be ready to burn those turkey calories away! If you’re a spectator, come ready to cheer on the runners as they cross the finish line.
Don’t worry Lion’s fans…. we didn’t forget about you! The Detroit Lions play the Chicago Bears at 12:30 p.m. at Ford Field and will be broadcasted on CBS. Let’s hope they get a win…GO LIONS!
For more information on the Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the Turkey Trot click here!