Holiday Guide: The Quintessential Thanksgiving in Nevada

Nevadans, kick off the holiday season right this year by taking advantage of the incredible opportunities only Nevadans get to enjoy. With so many fantastic options, it can be difficult to make a Thanksgiving-week itinerary. But if you follow our advice below, you’re sure to experience a quintessential Nevada Thanksgiving.

1. Hi Scores Bar-Arcade, Henderson and Las Vegas, NV

With two locations, one in Henderson and one in Las Vegas, Hi Scores Bar-Arcade is the perfect spot to hang out the night before Thanksgiving. The bar is open 24 hours a day and the arcade is open from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. almost every night. The arcade features classic video games.


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2. Lola’s, Las Vegas, NV

Lola’s has two locations in Las Vegas: one in the Summerlin area and one downtown. The restaurants are known for their Cajun cooking and for being featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” but their sweet potato pecan pie is the true star.

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3. The Butcher Block, Las Vegas, NV

The Butcher’s Block in Las Vegas is one of the best butchers in Nevada. They’ve got two convenient locations in Las Vegas, one on Rainbow Boulevard and another on Durango Drive. The Block typically imports their free-range turkeys, but the extra cost is worth the flavor.

4. Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas, NV

Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas has over 250 stores with many of the most popular offering Black Friday discounts. Retailers with Black Friday sales this year include Banana Republic, Bath and Body Works, Abercrombie and Fitch, Express, and more.

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5. University of Nevada vs. University of Las Vegas football game

Get your tickets to watch the University of Nevada Wolf Pack go up against the University of Las Vegas Rebels on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The game takes place at Mackay Stadium in Reno.

6. Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is one of seven state museums throughout Nevada, each featuring exhibits that explore Nevada’s past. The permeants exhibit “Under One Sky” explores Nevadan history from a Native American perspective.

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7. Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Las Vegas Turkey Trot, Las Vegas, NV

The Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Turkey Trot is known as one of America’s more challenging turkey trots. Choose from a half marathon, 12K, 5K, and one-mile stroll through the Historic Railroad Trailhead. 12K participants will run all the way to the Hoover Dam.

8. Gobble Gobble Give, Las Vegas, NV

Thanksgiving morning all across the country, Gobble Gobble Give volunteers come together to prepare supplies and walk the streets, handing out food and clothes to the homeless. It’s one of the state’s great volunteer opportunities to spread a little Thanksgiving cheer.

9. V&T Candy Cane Express, Virginia City, NV

Want a once-in-a-lifetime seasonal experience? Then book your tickets for the V&T Candy Cane Express! You’ll experience a 50-minute scenic train ride while enjoying hot cocoa, candy canes, cookies, and sing-a-longs. It’s a perfect event for the entire family.

10. Magic of Christmas Parade, Reno, NV

One of the great things about Thanksgiving is that it’s only the beginning of the holiday season. Let the good times roll the Friday after with the Annual Christmas parade in Reno, Nevada. Take a look at your favorite characters, wonderful music, and Santa.

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