Thanksgiving Round-Up: crafts, recipes, things to do

Celebrate Thanksgiving and the fall season by making festive crafts, cooking delicious fall recipes, giving back to others, counting your blessings and participating in family-friendly events—all detailed here in our Thanksgiving Round-up! You'll even find Winter Break Camps in San Diego.

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS

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Thankful Turkey Table Decorations

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Fall Mason Jar Luminaries

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Thanksgiving Party Favors/Place Cards

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Thankful Jars

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Thanksgiving Turkey Table Toppers

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Fall Leaf Art

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Crayon Holder Craft for the Kids Holiday Table

FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS

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Family-Friendly Holiday Events and Winter Break Camps

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Friendsgiving for Kids—mini versions of Thanksgiving favorites

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Charlie Brown Thanksgiving—a celebration the kids will never forget!

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Dinner's Done, Now What? Ideas for Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun

WAYS TO GIVE THANKS

Hopefully Thanksgiving will not pass without doing this one all-important thing: Giving thanks. Need some ideas on how to do it? Read these articles:

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How to Inspire Thankfulness in Kids

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Practice Gratitude: 24 Ways to Give Thanks

FALL AND THANKSGIVING RECIPES

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is one of 15+ delicious sweet and savory pumpkin recipes in our round-up of Pumpkiny Goodness.

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Mini Mason Jar Pies

Pumpkin Streusel Pie

Sweet Potato Pie from The Seaside Baker

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Sweet Potato Swirled Cheesecake 
from The Seaside Baker

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Fruit “Salad” Turkey

Upside-down Apple Blackberry Cake

Apple Blackberry Upside-Down Cake

Gobbling Good Recipes for the Holiday Season
Use leftover turkey to make Turkey Pot Pie.

Or, read 20 Things to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers.

Get tips for PERFECT PIE CRUST here.

No time to bake? Here are San Diego's Favorite Pie Shops.

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San Diego's Map of Christmas Lights 2021 presented by San Diego Family

San Diego's Map of Christmas Lights 2021 presented by San Diego Family

Grab a comfy sweater and a cup of hot cocoa and take the whole family to see San Diego's awesome holiday light displays! San Diego Family's famous Map of Christmas Lights is back with all the festiv . . .

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Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with Kids

Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with Kids

Looking for fun ways to celebrate Hanukkah with kids? Include these creative crafts, party favors, tasty recipes and festive decorations in your family's celebration! Hanukkah, also called the "The . . .

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Holiday Round-Up of Family Fun

Holiday Round-Up of Family Fun

San Diego's family-friendly holiday events, festive recipes, Christmas crafts, ways to celebrate Hanukkah, holiday tips, kid-tested toy reviews, our famous Map of Christmas Lights and more. It's all . . .

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Merry-Making Experiences for Families

Merry-Making Experiences for Families

Unwrap the magic of the season with a bounty of merry-making experiences for families. Your days are sure to be merry and bright as you create joyful memories and get into the holiday spirit with thes . . .

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Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

Just when you thought touring San Diego Christmas Lights couldn’t get any better, we created a free, printable scavenger hunt to make your lights tour interactive for the kids (and kids at heart). . . .

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Free, Printable Letter to Santa

Free, Printable Letter to Santa

Our free, printable letter to Santa template is designed so kids can color it, write down good things that happened during the year, and share what’s on their Christmas wish list. Kids can leave i . . .

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Holiday Hacks from Local Moms

Holiday Hacks from Local Moms

San Diego parents share tips and tricks to make the holidays "brighter" (easier, more fun, meaningful, festive, organized, etc.). A big shout-out to moms in Poway, San Marcos and Rancho Peñasquitos, . . .

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Christmas Parades in San Diego County 2021

Christmas Parades in San Diego County 2021

Festive Christmas parades are coming back to town in 2021! Take the family to enjoy sparkling lights, stunning floats and sleighloads of ho-ho-holiday cheer! Coronado Holiday Parade. Dec. 3.  . . .

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Feliz Navidad: Celebrate Mexican Holiday Traditions

Feliz Navidad: Celebrate Mexican Holiday Traditions

The Mexican Christmas season kicks off December 12 with the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (the patron saint of Mexico City and all of the Americas) and ends two weeks past December 25. Read on to l . . .

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