Are you heading to Mississippi for Thanksgiving? If so, you're in luck: there's no end of things to do during the week of Turkey Day. Once you've eaten your casserole, stuffing, and desserts, you and your family can carry on old traditions or make new ones, thanks to Mississippi's abundance of museums, events, and activities, all filled with the spirit of Thanksgiving. Check these 10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Mississippi for a holiday you will never forget.
Begin your Thanksgiving to remember with a little Drinksgiving celebration. Adventures Pub & Spirits serves tasty eats and ice-cold drinks in a classic pub-style atmosphere. Even if you're not into the adult beverage scene, the food menu alone is worth a stop here—pig wings, calamari, nachos, and chicken tenders are just a few fan favorites to satisfy your appetite.
If you're feeling crafty and want to make your Thanksgiving spread special, visit the Mosaic Shop and create original home decor for the holidays. Or, if you're leaving all the hard to someone else, make a piece for them as a thank-you gift for a stress-free Thanksgiving.
Take some hassle out of the kitchen and let Tom's Fried Pies take care of the dessert. These tasty, savory pies are sure to make your guests all the more thankful for your good ideas. Choose from a variety of sizes and flavors, including fruits, sugar-free, and even meat pies.
Outsourcing the dessert is usually a no-brainer, but letting someone else handle the turkey takes courage. Olivia's Food Emporium is always up to the challenge, offering fried, roasted, and smoked turkeys to let you spend more time with your family and out of the kitchen. They can also handle all fixings, giving you a potentially hands-free Thanksgiving meal.
Starting the day after Thanksgiving, guests can be the first to see the annual Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival. The carnival rides, Christmas lights, and hot chocolate make a good transition from the day of Thanks into the Christmas season.
Start your Christmas shopping (and potentially finish it, too) on Black Friday with a trip to the outlet mall in Pearl. They feature some of the big names in fashion, accessories, and lifestyles, so you'll find something special for everyone on your list. And with outlet prices, you might even pick up a few things for yourself.
This museum was established to highlight Choctaw culture and way of life. Visitors can gain insight into the Choctaw tribal government while checking out exhibits, art, and pottery.
The Hobble Gobble 5 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk is back for another year. Make sure to join them on November 23, 2023, for a scenic run through Lake Serene and fun festivities. Get ready to win awards, sport awesome shirts, and enjoy that extra slice of pie guilt-free. See you there.
Thanksgiving makes people realize how truly fortunate they are, and there’s no better way to show appreciation than to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. The United Way of Oxford thrives on volunteer support, so consider reaching out to them on how you can help make Thanksgiving brighter for the community.