Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2022 in Los Angeles: Turkey Trots, Christmas Parades, and More!

Winterfest brings snow tubing, ice skating, and more winter fun to OC. Photo courtesy of PSQ Productions and Night of Lights OC
Winterfest brings snow tubing, ice skating, and more winter fun to OC. Photo courtesy of PSQ Productions and Night of Lights OC

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day and all Thanksgiving weekend? Here are some events and activities to add to your list for this long holiday weekend!

Can we say it? We’re thankful. Our calendar runneth over with activities that reflect the joy of the season. This weekend we can unpack the new Disney film Strange World, take part in a Turkey Trot, visit a flurry of holiday light displays such as Tanaka Farm's Hikari and Holiday Road at King Gillette Ranch, and see snow and take part in winter fun at Ventura's Snow N' Glow. To top it off, on Sunday we can claim a spot on Hollywood Boulevard to watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Plus, discover all the activities and events that are happening on Thanksgiving Day, find out which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving, and check out our Thanksgiving Activities Guide for Families for Thanksgiving crafts, movies (who knew?), and even Thanksgiving jokes. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Mommy Poppins!

Places featured in this article:


America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Griffith Park and Southern Railroad

Downtown Sierra Madre

Colorado Blvd between Eagle Rock Blvd and Townsend

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Craft Poppy
Poppy at the Brentwood Country Mart - 3:00 PM Pick
Annual Lighting of the Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 4:00 PM Pick
Mart Littles Music
Brentwood Country Mart - 10:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides