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Old 11-02-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Default What to do on thanksgiving weekend?

Hello everyone, my friends and I are visiting Atlanta for a concert(Manchester Orchestra) on thanksgiving eve and we'll probably stay there for a day or two since we don't really do the family thanksgiving tradition. The problem is we don't know what places to visit or things to do, we've been to the aquarium and world of coca-cola and that's it so I am looking for suggestions on fun places to visit. Are there any events going on on thanksgiving or is everything closed?
What do you do on thanksgiving if you want to go out?
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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You might find some ideas here>>
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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Thanksgiving evening is when the Lighting of the Great Tree occurs at Lenox Square.

Macy's Great Tree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:19 PM
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i would stay home if i were you....too many deaths on holiday weekends...they had record breaking deaths this halloween weekend
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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Thanksgiving evening is when the Lighting of the Great Tree occurs at Lenox Square.

Macy's Great Tree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a good choice.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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i would stay home if i were you....too many deaths on holiday weekends...they had record breaking deaths this halloween weekend
Awesome! Where were the most people killed at? Post a link so we may read about these great ATL deaths.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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Awesome! Where were the most people killed at?

Behind the preposition "at".


OP- Generally, on Thanksgiving weekend one does one thing- eat lots of turkey sandwiches and watch football (with waistband undone and a cold beer in one hand!).
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:28 PM
 
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Thank you all for the suggestions. I'm not from the U.S. so I wasn't sure what to expect for my first thanksgiving. I really want to visit Stone Mountain, and Macy's tree sounds interesting. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Check out the high museum that weekend. There's almost always something going on over at the woodruff arts center.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Most things are closed on Thanksgiving Day, including most stores and amusements. It'll be hard to find even a restaurant open. Better call each place to be sure of their Thanksgiving day hours.

Typically, gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants will close early on Thanksgiving afternoon as well, so plan to fill up early on Thanksgiving day.

Stone Mtn is a nice place to visit, and they appear to be open Thanksgiving day.
Stone Mountain Park: Georgia theme park and camping in Atlanta

Keep in mind, the morning after Thanksgiving is "Black Friday," so allow an extra 30 minutes to get wherever you're going. Lots of holiday shoppers in Atlanta!
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