c5Thanksgiving is more than appreciation for what we have, a food feast, football and Black Friday strategies. There are other great fun-filled and festive things that you can do in Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day that brings loved ones together and creates great memories. Here is information on two of our favorite Thanksgiving Day Events.

2014 Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K

Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K run/walk is an Atlanta tradition. Thousands of participants and volunteers take part in this event that also includes the Mashed Potato Mile Kids’ Fun Run and the Gravy Gallop.c8

This encourages the whole family to be and stay active not to mention work up a great appetite for a scrumptious meal later on in the day.

Each year, the Atlanta Track Club donates to a charity to help those in need in the local Atlanta area. This year, they are asking for clothing donations that they will then give to the Atlanta Mission, which serves men, women, and children.c7

Even if you come as a volunteer or a spectator, this is a fun event to get involved with and a great way to spend Thanksgiving Day morning while that turkey is cooking in the oven at home.

Macy’s Great Tree Lighting

After your Thanksgiving meal, head on down to Macy’s department store in Buckhead for the retail store’s annual Christmas tree lighting and celebration. Thousands of people show up each year to enjoy the pre-show live music that begins at 5:30pm followed by the tree lighting at 6:00pm. The Macy’s department store is located in Buckhead at the Lenox Mall in the heart of Atlanta. It’s also a great time to get in some early shopping!c4

From all of us at Carithers Flowers throughout all of our Atlanta flower shop locations, we would like to wish all of our customers, their friends and families, and our staff a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful to have such a great group of customers that is continually growing, and we appreciate your business and support over the years!

Make it a fun and safe holiday! And, we’ll see you on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!