How to Spend Thanksgiving In Connecticut


Connecticut is a place of history and tradition as well as new revolutionary ideas. And that can definitely be seen on Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving traditions run deep around here, but there are still always new ways to spice up your Thanksgiving weekend.

At Premier Limo, we know Connecticut like the back of our hands. It is our home and we specialize in getting our customers around the area in luxury, comfort and style.

That’s why we’ve put together our guide to spending Thanksgiving in Connecticut.



Things to Do On Thanksgiving Weekend

Connecticut is a vibrant state, so there is plenty to do over the Thanksgiving weekend. Here are a few ideas.



81st Manchester Road Race

Thousands of runners will take to the streets of Manchester on Thanksgiving morning. Some will be dressed up in costumes, others will be taking the race more seriously. If you want to get some exercise in before the big meal, or simply want to get in the spirit of things this is the event for you.


Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santas Village

If Thanksgiving has got you in the festive spirit, why not head down to the Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village. A perfect way to spend the day with the kids. Opens on 24th November.


Turkey Daze

Roaring Brook Nature Center’s Turkey Daze is a way to celebrate the official animal of Thanksgiving. Includes quiz, crafts and a scavenger hunt. Runs from the 24th - 26th.


Gingerbread House Festival, South Windsor

If you are into your baking, then you can’t miss the Gingerbread House Festival in South Windsor. The talent on show is amazing and its free entry! Starts November 24th.


Eating Out This Thanksgiving

Connecticut is home to hundreds of world-class restaurants. Most of these will be open over the Thanksgiving weekend but you will have to book soon to get a place. Try Bear’s Smokehouse or The Golden Lamb Buttery for an interesting twist on the Thanksgiving classics.


Eating In This Thanksgiving

Here are a few suggestions on where to source your ingredients this Thanksgiving.



Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Sterling

Gozzi’s Turkey Farm, Guilford

Holbrook Farm


Fresh Vegetables

Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard

Holmberg Orchards

Silverman’s Farm

Maple Bank Farm



There have been talks of a snowstorm hitting before Thanksgiving, but thankfully they were false alarms - the weather looks to be relatively tranquil. The temperature will be around the 40s but with the wind will feel like 30s, so dress up warm.



Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year to travel around America; it is estimated that over 50 million people will be taking to the roads.

So, if you need to get to the airport on time, or need to get around Connecticut, you should leave it in the hands of the professionals. Premier Limo have been in the ground transportation industry for over 30 years, so we’ve seen a few Thanksgivings. Book now any of our Connecticut Car Services.


Posted on Nov 21 2017

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