Salt Lake City Thanksgiving Events

There's nothing like getting out in the cold, fresh air to help you work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. Here's a list of Thanksgiving Day 2014 events to help get your blood moving before your holiday feast.

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    ••• Hogle Zoo

    Visit the zoo while the turkey is in the oven and watch keepers give the animals, turkey shaped piñatas, pumpkins and other Thanksgiving treats to stomp, roll, drop & chomp. Make free craft at the Fresh Market booth!

    Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    2600 East Sunnyside Ave.
    801-582-1631

    Admission:
    Adults: $11.95
    Seniors (65 and older): $9.95
    Children (3 to 12): $8.95
    Children 2 and younger: Free

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    ••• Utah Human Race

    Enjoying Thanksgiving Day doesn’t mean gaining a few extra pounds. So come burn a few calories and create lasting memories at the 9th Annual Utah Human Race, benefiting Utah Food Bank.

    Register early; no day-of-race registration.

    Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, 10K starts 7:30 a.m., 5K starts 8 a.m.
    Participants must arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the race starts.

    Draper Spectrum, formerly VF Factory Outlets
    12101 Factory Outlet Dr.

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    ••• Ronald Wittek

    Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Trot" races and fun runs throughout the valley give us all a chance to burn some calories before the big feast. The Utah Food Bank's Human Race is the biggest, but there are lots of other Thankgsgiving themed races around northern Utah on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the month.

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    ••• Richard Cheski

    Why not spend the day skiing before sitting down to Thanksgiving Dinner? If Mother Nature cooperates, most Utah ski resorts will be open Thanksgiving Day. Some offer dining options as well. Check the resort website for offers.

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  • 05 of 05
    ••• Kate Mathis

    Whether you're far away from Grandma's house or just don't want to cook, having Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant, or having all or part of your meal catered, can be an excellent option. Here are some great restaurants and caterers serving Thanksgiving dinner in the Salt Lake area, with both fine dining and less expensive options.