This Thanksgiving, you don’t need to feel pressured to entertain, cook, and please your family and friends all at once.
Lake County has a ‘cornucopia’ of events (to keep them busy), open restaurants (to do the cooking) and much more this Thanksgiving.
Once you’ve eaten so much that you need to loosen your belt a notch, you may be interested in checking out some stellar Black Friday/Small Business Saturday deals. We’ve compiled a list of hours, participating communities and more for your convenience here.
For a full list of other Lake County activities, this is your complete guide.
Here is your complete Thanksgiving Day Guide in Lake County.
Burn Off Those Calories Before Consuming Them
7 a.m. – In front of Insurancenter, 4673 Grand Ave., Gurnee
Start your holiday off on the right foot with a 5K fun run/walk to benefit the Jon Callaghan Memorial Fund and the Gurnee Community Youth Work Group.
7:30 a.m. – Hunt Club Park Community Center, 920 Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee
Come out to Hunt Club Park Community Center Thanksgiving morning to get your body ready to feast! Bring your out of town friends and family with to enjoy this FREE event!
9:15 a.m. – Downtown Wauconda and Bangs Lake, Main St. & Mill St., Wauconda
The 7th annual Turkey Trot features a 4 mile run around beautiful Bangs Lake as well as a 2 mile fun run/walk down Main Street and around Cook Park.
Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving
12 – 4 p.m.
Adults $32.95, Children 12 &under $14.95
All the holiday trimmings will be served.
12 – 9 p.m.
Special Turkey Dinner with all the fixings for $22.95.
Also serving regular menu and daily specials.
11 – 3 p.m.
Adults – $29.95. Children 6-11 – $13.95. 5 & under – free. Reservations required.
Carving stations with slow roasted turkey, prime rib and old fashioned glazed ham. Other selections include blackened salmon, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, peel and eat shrimp, brown sugar carrots, oysters on the half shell and so much more.
12 – 6 p.m.
Adults $30, Children 4-12 $15
Thanksgiving Buffet. Reservations Recommended
11 – 8 p.m.
$24.95 per person, $10.95 for children
Choice of delectable entrée with sides. Reservations recommended
11 a.m. – close
Adults – $50, Children under 12 – $15
Traditional prix fixed menu for adults & unique menu for the kids. Regular menu also available.
11 – 4 p.m.
Adults – $21.95, Children 8 & under – $9.95
Buffet with all the sides & desserts. Reservations required.
3 – 9 p.m.
Adults $30 Children 12 & under $20
Traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings & homemade deserts. Reservations required.
More Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving
Three Embers in the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Seating Times: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
Adults – $42, Kids 12 and under – $20
Thanksgiving buffet with many options.
12 – 8 p.m.
Adults – $29.99, Children under 10 – $16.99
Dinner including turkey or ham with all the fixin’s plus complimentary seconds. Reservations required.
12 – 8 p.m.
$39 Prix Fix Turkey Dinner
11 – 5:30 p.m.
$19.95 per person
Buffet with all the traditional trimmings
Private Dining Room with Reservations
11 a.m. – close
Full Thanksgiving Dinner
10 – 6 p.m.
It’s probably now time that you look for your family Christmas tree, and our top 10 places to find one, is here.
Once you’re completely satisfied, and looking forward to the next holiday season, continue to our holiday guide, here.
For other events and happenings throughout Lake County, look no further than here.