8 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Nebraska!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to stuff your holiday weekend with fun events and celebrations. From lighting ceremonies to the finest pie, here are our 2023's 10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Nebraska.

Stauffer's Cafe & Pie Shoppe, Lincoln, NE

Looking for a special and delectable pie to serve this Thanksgiving that would make your Grandmother proud? Then head to Stauffer's Cafe & Pie Shoppe in Lincoln. This local staple has one of the most extensive pie menus in the state and everything is baked fresh to order.

Just Good Meat, Omaha, NE

There's no doubt about it; Turkey is the star of the holiday season. At Just Good Meat in Omaha, you can order your Thanksgiving turkey in advance so it's ready for the big day. You can even have them smoke it for you.

Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony, Omaha, NE

November 25, 2023 at 6:00pm

The holidays are about to take over Omaha. Get ready to layer up and join Mayor Jean Stothert and emcee Terri McCormick from STAR 104.5 The Christmas Station at the official 2023 Holiday Lights Festival kick-off. The night will be memorable, with a special performance leading to the countdown to the start of the season. Don't miss it.

Nebraska Furniture Mart, Omaha, NE

As one of the state's largest home and electronic goods retailers, Nebraska Furniture Mart is famous for its deep discounts on Black Friday. Get there early for exciting door crashers or pursue their ads in advance for bigger ticket items. Just dress warm in case the line heads out the door.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Football, Lincoln, NE

November 24, 2023 at 12:00pm

Every year, the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers wrap up the football season by facing their next-door rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes. Gathering around to watch this game is a tradition for Nebraskans and a game not to miss.

Winter Wonderland of Trees, Aurora, NE

November 25, 2023 at 4:00pm

Discover the heartwarming holiday cheer of Christmas past at the Winter Wonderland of Trees. Step inside the Main Building, immersing you in a nostalgic Christmas atmosphere with festive music, sparkling lights, and magical vignettes. Get into the holiday spirit and look at their ever-growing selection of trees decorated by local individuals and organizations. Feel the Spirit of Christmas this season at the Winter Wonderland of Trees.

Omaha Turkey Trot 5K, Omaha, NE

November 23, 2023 at 10:00am

Runners and walkers can participate in the Omaha Turkey Trot 5K for Make-a-Wish Nebraska. This organization grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The event will take place rain or shine, and participants can enjoy a tasty cinnamon roll when they reach the finish line.

Grand Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Lied Lodge, Nebraska City, NE

Don’t feel like cooking this year? Then make your way to the Grand Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City. This annual feast features an exquisite line up of classic favorites, roasted turkey, and homemade gourmet desserts. Yum!

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