Feast on fun this Thanksgiving season when you visit Anaheim and Orange County. Whether you’re looking to gobble up local eats or set sail on new adventures in town, there’s plenty to see and do in and around Anaheim this November.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Anaheim and Orange County

Give yourself the day off from cooking. Whether it be for your Thanksgiving feast or a fall date night, these are some dining destinations not to miss.

Tangerine Room at The Westin Anaheim Resort - Sample a variety of flavors at Tangerine Room's Thanksgiving Buffet. Go for classics like the Classic Cornbread Sausage Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie, but don't miss out on items like Cinnamon Toast Cheesecake and Artichoke Ricotta Ravioli.

Knott’s Berry Farm - Starting with Mrs. Cordelia Knott serving fried chicken on her wedding china, the Knott’s Berry Farm Chicken Dinner Restaurant has been making guests feel right at home for decades. Reserve your spot for the Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet with all the traditional fixings, plus the chicken that made the berry stand a landmark.

Buca di Beppo - An Italian Thanksgiving is on the menu in Anaheim. Enjoy traditional menu plus your favorite Italian dishes in the Anaheim location or get your feast to go.

Fleming’s Steakhouse - Three things we love about Thanksgiving: starters, entrees, and desserts. Whether you opt for the turkey breast or ribeye, you’ll be grateful you skipped the cooking and went to Fleming’s.

The RANCH Restaurant & Saloon - Tired of turkey? One of the best steaks in Orange County will certainly give you an extra reason to be thankful. The RANCH Restaurant offers upscale American fare paired with an award-winning wine program.  

Turkey Trots 

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Lace up your running shoes and wobble your way through a 5K near Anaheim this Thanksgiving.

Anaheim 5K/10K & Fun Run - Race your way to the Big A to participate in the Turkey Trot on November 19, 2022. Sweaty selfies, fun character photos, and themed turkey tees make it an event you’ll want to make a tradition.

Orange County Turkey Trot - Your little Pilgrims are picking up the pace at Irvine Valley College. There are numerous distance options ranging from Diaper Dash to 5K, making sure every runner can run up an appetite.  

Turkey Trot 5K OC - Benefitting the Orange County Rescue Mission, the Turkey Trot 5K OC is a fun way to start your Thanksgiving day with birds of a feather (aka your family).


Autumn Outings

Packing House Meal


Celebrate the season in the Great Outdoors. While we enjoy 300+ days of sunshine in Anaheim, there are numerous places to get your fall fix.

Packing House - Get your fill of good times and great eats at the Packing House. Grab a slice of Moe’s Pumpkin Pie at the Pie Hole or a Pumpkin Gelato Pop at the PopBar to enjoy on the patio or within Farmer’s Park.  

Oak Canyon Nature Center - Enjoy the dips in temperature on the four miles of hiking trails at the Oak Canyon Nature Center, perfect for a stroll or short hike.

Sports & Entertainment 

Honda Center Ducks Game


Your plate is filled, your calendar booked. This Thanksgiving season check out the sports and entertainment offerings in Anaheim.

Honda Center - Forget turkey, it’s Ducks season.  The Anaheim Ducks take to the ice to battle Detroit, New York, and more. The Honda Center also welcomes Greta Van Fleet November 11th and The Smashing Pumpkins on November 16th.

City National Grove of Anaheim - Secure your seats for a whirlwind week of guests at the City National Grove of Anaheim around the Thanksgiving holiday.  Enjoy Kim Hyun-Joong, Trombone Shorty, or Teo Gonzalez & Rogelio Ramos this November.  

House of Blues Anaheim - Feed your soul with music, your belly with Grandma’s secret recipes. Canadian rockers Teagan & Sara take the stage at the House of Blues November 13th, while local ska band Save Ferris plays November 18th. 

Muzeo - Feeling like you need an escape? Check out Houdini Unchained: The Legacy or Harry Houdini at Muzeo in downtown Anaheim to examine artifacts, personal documents, and elements from his act.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes to Orange County this November. The Tony Award-winning musical brings the glamour and glitz with a remixed musical mash-up.

This Thanksgiving season, spend your days feasting on fun. From hiking the hills to cheering on the home team, there’s something for everyone in Anaheim and Orange County this Thanksgiving. Just make sure you leave room for dessert!