As boredom sinks in through the nine-day Thanksgiving break (approximately 244 hours and 45 minutes), playing with fire and trying out your baking skills using cheese and raspberries seem to become the only ways to entertain yourself.
Luckily, there are a better activities people can do to occupy themselves.
Austin Turkey Trot
This five mile run in Austin raises money for Caritas of Austin, an organization that has been fighting poverty, homelessness and hunger for nearly 40 years. The timed race will begin at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and the one mile walk begins immediately after the five mile race begins. This event, hosted at the Long Center, is the largest five mile run in Texas, so go out and do something healthy and helpful this Thanksgiving day.
If you’re interested in volunteering opportunities with Caritas of Austin,visit their website:
After the exhausting run, drop by popular places on the UT campus to grab a bite.
Kerbey Lane Cafe
2606 Guadalupe St.
The White Rabbit
This well known concert spot will be hosting several bands through the Thanksgiving break. Known for hosting famous groups and popular local bands, the White Rabbit is a break from the normal this holiday season.
Performing Nov. 18: The Acadia Strain
Performing Nov.19: Pierce the Veil, Miss May I, The Amity Affliction
Performing Nov. 20: Blood On The Dance Floor
Performing Nov. 24: The Sun*Day 20th Anniversary and Final Thanksgiving Show
Performing Nov. 26: The Despicables, Knockout!
Performing Nov. 29: Obscura, Abysmal Down
Although it may not be the healthiest, pauladeen.com has some of the best and tastiest recipes to use this holiday season. Experiment with these recipes to have an extra delicious meal this Thanksgiving.
Brahma Approved Recipes:
Top Secret Chocolate Cookies
White Hot Chocolate
Simple S’mores Bars
A classic to many residents in San Antonio, the Riverwalk and many of its coinciding restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day. The Hard Rock Cafe, Cafe Ole, the Lone Star Cafe, and the Republic of Texas all have great Thanksgiving menus and prices. Also, the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony takes place on November 25, from 7 pm-10 pm along the Riverwalk. Drop by and see the lighting in person, instead of on the television at home, as bands and celebrities will dawn the illuminated floats.