1. Thanksgiving – my favorite holiday! A day spent with family and stuffing yourself with food that will send you in a coma while you watch football! Normally, I head home for the holiday – but this year, it will be spent in Sioux Falls – my first one ever! So because of that, I figured I should put this blog together to inform you, the best I can, of places that are open and things to do on Thursday, the 28th. I am sure I will miss some things – but hopefully this gives you an idea of something to do in case you are wanting to escape your family for a few hours! 🙂

Run for Food is a yearly event on Thanksgiving as a fundraiser for The Banquet. Bring a team. Fee is $10.00. No T-shirt, just run. Two courses – 10K or 5K run/walk. Co-hosted by Sioux Falls Running club. This event takes place at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds and starts at 8 am!

Places that will be open:

Fireside Lounge & Casino will be open all day – starting at 7 am
Holiday Inn for their Thanksgiving Day Brunch 10 AM – 2 PM
Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort for their Thanksgiving Feast at Robert’s Buffet 11 AM – 3 PM
Blarney Stone Pub – 11 am
The Phoenix Lounge (Harrisburg) – Noon
The Thirsty Duck – Opens at 2 pm
Carnaval Brazilian Grill – 3 pm
Monks – 4 pm
Sky Lounge (Tea) – 4 pm – 11:30 pm
EightyOne Arcade Bar (Harrisburg) – 5 pm

More places to eat (UPDATED)

Cracker Barrel – 6 am – 9 pm
Ruby Tuesday – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Perkins Family Restaurant – 5:30 am – 11 pm – (all 3 locations)
Fryn Pan Family Restaurant
Marlin’s Family Restaurant
Plus: Applebee’s’, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Denny’s, IHop, Starbucks, HyVee Market Grill, Granite City & Sonic

Club David will be open at 2 pm with a Thanksgiving Potluck going on at 3 pm. They will have Karaoke at 9 pm too.

BBC’s Pub and Grill will open at 5 pm and close at 10 pm. No Trivia tonight.

If you are a movie go-er, Century Theaters at Dawley Farms will be open for a 9:50 am showing (among others). Century Theaters on Louise will be open as early as 10 am. West Mall 7 will be open as early as 11:30 am

Something that I will get to finally experience this year will be the Parade of Lights. This is actually on Friday – not Thursday, but wanted to throw that in here:

Beginning at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 29, dazzling lighted holiday floats and music will flood historic Phillips Avenue from 13th Street to 5th Street. The 28th Annual Parade of Lights theme this year is “At the Movies” in honor of the The Sioux Falls State Theatre opening in Spring 2020. Come to DTSF for the official start to the downtown holiday season!

I will try to add more before Wednesday – I will try to reach out to more places to see if they are open.