The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is family friendly. Photo courtesy of Franklin Park Coalition
The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is family friendly. Photo courtesy of Franklin Park Coalition

Thanksgiving Weekend Things To Do in Boston: Turkey Trots, Tree Lightings, F.A.T at MIT

Dust off those running shoes and get ready for the pre-Thanksgiving feast turkey trots! A few popular ones include the Franklin Park, Family Gratitude, and the Feaster Five, with race proceeds going to worthy causes. If you prefer to trails to roads, why not hike with goats? Science enthusiasts will love the F.A.T. Chain Reaction, and Disney fans should check out this Holiday-Themed Play Date.

Speaking of the holidays, we've just about reached the point when you can shamelessly turn up the Christmas tunes, have breakfast or take selfies with Santa, pick out your own tree, or celebrate a tree lighting in town. The Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony happens Friday. In the meantime, from all of us at Mommy Poppins, we hope you have a delicious, plentiful, and joyous Thanksgiving!

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Pinebank Promontory
Perkins St
Jamaica Plain, MA

Franklin Park
Boston, MA 02121

Goats to Go
201 Pond St
Georgetown, MA 01833

Imagine Playspace
23 Bay State Road
Cambridge, MA 02138

Endicott Estate
656 East St
Dedham, MA 02026

Macy's
450 Washington Street Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02111

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

MIT
Vassar and Mass Ave Rockwell Cage Gym
Cambridge, MA 02139

CambridgeSide
100 CambridgeSide Place
Cambridge, MA 02141

Lynn Auditorium
3 City Hall Square
Lynn, MA 01901

Southwick Zoo
2 Southwick Street
Mendon, MA

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186

La Salette Shrine
947 Park Street
Attleborough, MA

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Blue Ocean Event Center
4 Ocean Front North
Salisbury Beach, MA

Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA

Roslindale Village
4236 Washington St Adams Park
Roslindale, MA 02131

Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Three City Hall Square
Lynn, MA

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
South Market Section
Boston, MA 02109

Room To Bloom
81 Bridge Street
Beverly, MA 01915

The Shops at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston St. Center Court, Lower Level
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Smolak Farm
315 South Bradford Street
North Andover, MA

The Shops at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566