6 Things To Do in Milwaukee During Thanksgiving Week

We’re thankful for things to do this week in Milwaukee.

1. Thanksgiving Beer Events

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There’s nothing like a cold beer the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. We rounded up some local breweries that offer fantastic choices to start the holiday season off right. The Fermentorium, Sahale Ale Works and Vennture Brew Co. all have deals on Wednesday, and the list also has some great Black Friday options too, if you want to look ahead!

2. Thanksgiving Bountiful Brunch at the Pfister

THURSDAY 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. | 424 E. WISCONSIN AVE.

In the Pfister Grand Ballroom, gather with your family for a harvest of fresh salad, an Artisan Wisconsin cheese board, freshly baked goodies, a platter of succulent carved meats and, of course, all the traditional trimmings. Tickets are $59 for adults and $21 for children three to 10 years old. Children under two are free. You can also add an overnight stay on either Wednesday or Thursday for a special rate of $79 per night (plus tax) with the purchase of brunch. Call to make a reservation.

 

 

3. Milwaukee Turkey Trot

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, ANY TIME | VIRTUAL

This one is something to gobble about. The Milwaukee Turkey Trot has gone virtual, but it is still open for anyone to fly solo or with your “family flock.” Just register, receive your event gear by mail and run/walk the distance on a course of your choosing between Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) until Nov. 29.

4. Buy Local Thanksgiving Dinner…

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Don’t feel like cooking this year? Don’t worry! We’ve rounded up a list of local restaurants that are offering carry-out and take-out options for Thanksgiving dinner this year. From a la carte options to entire meals to just desserts, we have a place for you. Make sure to look sooner than later, as many of the restaurants have pre-order deadlines.

5. And While You’re at it, Pick Up a Local Thanksgiving Pie too!

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What’s Thanksgiving dinner without a locally made pie? From the Elegant Farmer’s apple pie in a bag to Mr. Dye’s Pies’ Brandy Old Fashioned Cherry to Honeypie Café’s classic pumpkin, there is a wide selection to choose from for all the pie lovers out there. Make sure to check out the pre-order deadlines for these as well.

6. Feeling Adventurous? Try Thanksgiving on a Bun Instead

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, TIMES VARY | GEORGIE PORGIE’S

This year is full of surprises. Why not surprise your family with a new Thanksgiving treat? Georgie Porgies has its new creation – the Gobbler Burger. This burger, called Thanksgiving on a bun, comes with all of the traditional fixings all in one juicy bite.

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Brianna Schubert is a freelance writer at Milwaukee Magazine. She is studying journalism, psychology and Spanish and is in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.