Thanksgiving is a day that has been celebrated throughout the U.S for over 400 years. It is a day where Americans gather with friends and family to eat delicious food and spend quality time together. It has become a great way to start the holiday season and give everyone an opportunity to reflect on what they are thankful for.
It began in 1621 when Plymouth’s colonists and the Wampanoag feasted, ran races, and did other activities for almost a week together. This resulted in a treaty being created between the two groups that lasted until 1675. When the U.S originally became an independent nation, it was left up to each state to decide whether to celebrate the holiday or not. It was officially declared a holiday by president Lincoln durning the Civil War on October 3, 1863.
There are several events in Eau Claire that help to celebrate. Whether you are looking to make holiday crafts or eat delicious food, Eau Claire has the event for you. Here are some of the events that the city has to offer.
- The holiday crafting event at Beaver Creek Reserve is an opportunity to make hand-made decorations and is perfect for kids of all ages.
- When: November 19th at 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Where: Beaver Creek Reserve
- For More Details: https://beavercreekreserve.doubleknot.com/event/holiday-crafting-for-kids/2942736
- On Thanksgiving day, the festival foods turkey trot will take place. The events include a 5 mile run, 2 mile fun run, 2 mile walk, and dog jog.
- When: November 24th at 8:00am - 9:30am
- Where: Eau Claire YMCA
- For More Details: https://www.festivalfoodsturkeytrot.com/event/eau-claire-wi/
- If you are looking for a place to enjoy food and company, Saving Grace Lutheran Church is having a community Thanksgiving dinner.
- When: November 24th at 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Where: Saving Grace Lutheran Church
- For More Details: http://saving-gracechurch.com/newsevents
Eau Claire is a great place to spend Thanksgiving with the events and community it has to offer. Living in Hillcrest or Villa Diann gives the opportunity to enjoy these events and many more for the holidays in the future. We can help make that happen for you with affordable homes for sale in Altoona and Eau Claire.
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