If you’re looking for something to do in Scottsdale during the week of Thanksgiving, you’re in luck. There’s plenty for all ages to do, from ice skating to dining out on Thanksgiving Day. That’s probably why Yahoo ranked Scottsdale one of the best places to be on Thanksgiving this year!
Before you make any plans, check out a few of the local festivities that will be taking place just minutes from the homes at DC Ranch.
Ice Skating at the Scottsdale Princess
If you want a fun way to celebrate the upcoming holidays, head to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. From now until January 3, the Desert Ice Skating Rink will be open to the public. The cost is $15 per person, plus $5 to rent ice skates. Go on a fun winter-themed date or take the whole family to enjoy the more than 2 million Christmas lights, a four-story Christmas tree, and fresh snowfall every night. You can even reserve a fire pit to gather around and have s’mores and drinks.
SumoMaya’s Charity Event
If you’re hoping for something to do the day before Thanksgiving, check out a fundraiser hosted by SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen on Wednesday, November 25. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, the restaurant invites locals to come by that day and buy a $10 social hour pass that will be good for food and drinks from the bar. Anyone who buys the pass will also get a complimentary margarita, and guests will have the option of purchasing more cocktails for $5 each.
This event will start at 11 am and will benefit St. Vincent de Paul, which will get all proceeds from sales of the social hour pass. If you want to socialize while raising money for charity, call SumoMaya at (480) 397-9520.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Local Restaurants
If you don’t feel like cooking this year, let some high-end Scottsdale restaurants serve you the Thanksgiving dinner you deserve. Just one of the local eateries serving food that day is Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort at Troon North. The restaurant is offering a buffet that will feature everything from flavorful osso bucco, wild sturgeon, and turkey to prime rib and seafood. Of course, you can also find traditional Thanksgiving sides and desserts, but with a tasty twist. Examples include citrus yam casserole served with marshmallow gratin, and braised caramel apple a la mode. The buffet will be open from 12 pm to 6 pm, and will cost $96 per adult and $45 per child ages 5 to 12. Call (480) 513-5085 to make a reservation.
Another Thanksgiving dinner option in Scottsdale is McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Thursday’s buffet will include typical Thanksgiving fare, such as garlic herb-roasted turkey with orange cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, two types of stuffing, and mashed potatoes. But dinner at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club will also feature prime rib, herb-crusted cod, Southwest Caesar salad, and more. The buffet will be open from 11 am to 5 pm, and will cost $39.95 for each adult and $19.95 for each child ages 6 to 12. Call (480) 948-7010 ext. 21 to find out more or to make a reservation.
Whether you decide to try out any of these entertainment and dining options or prefer to stay home to celebrate with family, we at The Matheson Team hope you have a great Thanksgiving this year! Feel free to contact us when you are ready to start looking for your dream home in Scottsdale.
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