Thanksgiving – Syracuse Style

Thanksgiving corn.Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us – but busy supermarket parking lots and frantic pie making remind us it is so. Whether serving dozens at home, or traveling dozens of miles, the pre-dinner bustle, the satiated completion of a shared meal, and the long weekend with family is what I’m thankful for.

If you need a few suggestions on how to keep company busy and happy during their stay in Syracuse, try the following:

With frigid temps and a snowy mix predicted in Syracuse, how about a trip to the Maui Invitational.  OK so you won’t actually be in Hawaii watching  the SU Men’s Basketball team, but with their win over frigid Minnesota on the 25th, we can be sure to bask in the warm glow of another bracket and scenic shots of Maui– almost like being there!

Area ski slopes are making snow while the temperatures allow and have promised skiing starting on Friday, Nov. 29th. Check out local ski areas and openings.

Need a little more than your own family drama, then check out the award winning War Horse, now playing at the Landmark Theatre.  The music is wonderful and the puppetry is amazing.

If music is what you crave to shake off some of the turkey tryptophan then check out Salt City Waltz at the Palace Theater.  This concert featuring “the finest musical talents in Central New York celebrating the music of the Last Waltz and the musical legacy of The Band,” was a huge success last year and promises to deliver again on Saturday, Nov. 30th; 7 PM doors open, 8 PM concert.

For an all in one fun trip for the entire family visit the MOST and enjoy hands on activities, larger than life IMAX movies, and unique shopping for budding scientists.  Finish with a meal in Armory Square and a twilight skate at Clinton Square Ice Rink.  Downtown-Syracuse-NY (12)

The greater Syracuse area has so much to offer — share it with your visiting friends and family.  Take time to shop locally on Small Business Saturday , Nov. 30th and support local merchants. Or get out and enjoy our Onondaga County Parks. Whatever your plans be sure to savor the season, and share with us, you’re post Thanksgiving Day plans.  

Happy Thanksgiving!  The Pei Lin Team



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