Top 10 Things to Do Over Thanksgiving Break (Besides Eat)

We want your Thanksgiving week to be filled with family, food, and gratitude. We wish you laughter, too much turkey, and a good night’s sleep. Since Vigo County students have the entire week off for Thanksgiving, we hope you can squeeze in a little “fun” too!

  1. The Terre Haute Children’s Museum will have special hours throughout Thanksgiving week. See their schedule here. 
  2. If we’re lucky, the Moon-Lite Drive-In Theater will host special movie showings the week of Thanksgiving! Check their facebook page for updates. 
  3. There are three holiday parades happening over break–Santa’s arrival parade at the Honey Creek Mall, the Christmas in Paris parade (in Paris, IL), and the Christmas in the Park parade in Brazil! See our complete list of holiday parades HERE. 
  4. How about a little live theater? There are three chances to watch The Sound of Music at Terre Haute South Vigo High School and/or you could watch High School Musical with Terre Haute Children’s Theatre!
  5. Get moving with the Terre Haute Turkey Trot or the Wobble Before You Gobble. Workout before you pig out, and go beast mode before you go feast mode.
  6. If you’re up for a little drive, Christmas in Paris will have a lighted parade, a free showing of Miracle on 34th Street, story time with Mrs. Claus, petting zoo, and a free ice skating rink!
  7. Leave the kids behind so you can get ahead on your holiday shopping! Send the kids to Reuse and Recycle at Kids’ Night Out at the Vigo County YMCA oParent’s Night Out at Eduplay. PNO is 5 hours of child care, pizza, crafts, and movie time.
  8. Hungry for food? Join the completely FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Bring the whole family. Feel free to invite friends, family, and neighbors!
  9. Hungry for knowledge? Join Learning Lab: Weather for Home-school children– Stormy Summer at Terre Haute Children’s Museum, the Nature Program for Preschoolers at Deming Park or the WVAS: Jr. Birder Patch Program at Dobbs Park.
  10. Still searching for the option that’s right for you? We have a list of 55 Things to Do in November in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley! Highlights for Thanksgiving week include a choral concert with a visit from St. Nicholas, Y day camp, and a cooking class at the Asian Market!


Top ten things to do during Thanksgiving break...besides eat!


Okay, my final count tells me we actually ended up with a few extra ways to have an awesome Thanksgiving week. I guess that means there are at least a dozen reasons to be THANKFUL we live in the Wabash Valley!

Special thanks to KinderCenter for sponsoring our holiday calendars! A new semester of music lessons begins  in January, and these classes would make GREAT holiday gifts!

Kindermusik in Terre Haute, IN