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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Phoenix on November 23 by seeing festive lights or just chow down a delicious meal. Check back as the holiday approaches — we'll be adding events throughout the season. 

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders

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Many of the hotels and restaurants below will be taking Thanksgiving day pre-order reservations for either dine-in or pickup. 

Here is a list of the local places taking pre-orders: 

Giving Tree Cafe

The Herb Box

Thanksgiving Meals

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Thanksgiving Buffet at Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak

Nov. 23

Enjoy all the fixings of a Thanksgiving dinner, plus some classic resort favorites including penne pasta, shrimp cocktail and more. 

Price: $55 per adult | $25 per child | Free for children 5 and under

Hole-in-the-Wall at Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak


Rooftop Thanksgiving at The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Nov. 23

Phoenix weather is lovely around Thanksgiving time, so what better place to enjoy the holiday than on the rooftop of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel? The DTPHX skyline and the surrounding mountains will give you plenty to look at while live music plays as you enjoy a Sonoran Desert thanksgiving. 

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel


Thanksgiving Buffet at The Arizona Biltmore's Gold Room

Nov. 23

The Biltmore’s Gold Room is the setting for a Thanksgiving buffet fit to rival the delight of the beautiful venue itself. The elegant Gold Room, the resort’s original dining hall, will be presenting an incredible Thanksgiving celebration to suit any age and palate, full of delicious options such as a raw bar, a carving station and a great range of classic kid’s favorites. 

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort


Thanksgiving at Medieval Times

Nov. 23

Enjoy a four-course feast and witness a spectacular live performance of Medieval tournament games, authentic jousting and exciting sword fights. Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages.

Price: $47.95 for Adults | $33.95 Children 12 & under

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 


Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

Nov. 22- Nov. 24

How does Thanksgiving dinner at sunset on beautiful Lake Pleasant sound? Enjoy a relaxing 90-minute sunset dinner cruise, featuring a delicious buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner with a full-service bar. The menu will feature sliced turkey with stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, and green beans with sauteed bacon and onions, among other decadent dishes. The cruise sells out early. Reservations are recommended.

Price: $85 per adult | Children 4-12 $55 | Infants $10

Lake Pleasant Cruises 


Thanksgiving Dinner at Renata's Hearth

Nov. 23

Renata’s Hearth will be serving up a magnificent family-style feast where the spark of Latin heat brings fresh taste to classic dishes. The highly trained chefs have curated a distinctive spread of dishes from pluma al pastor marinated in achiote with guajillo and citrus to seared diver scallops  with a rich mole verde and patatas to smoked turkey brined in sidral mundet, and much more. 

Renata's Hearth


Thanksgiving at Royal Palms

Nov. 23

Ditch the prep and dishes in your kitchen and gather round at T. Cook's for a culinary feast, enjoying time with your loved ones. Plan your turkey day at Royal Palms Resort & Spa with options to fit any schedule and cravings, including breakfast, a prix-fixe menu, or limited bar and lounge menu.

Price: Adults: $175 | Children ages 6-12: $75 | children under five: free

Royal Palms Resort and Spa


Thanksgiving Brunch at Andaz Scottsdale

Nov. 23

Let the chefs cook for you this Thanksgiving. Gather with friends and family at Weft & Warp to enjoy agave brine turkey, pumpkin ravioli, a raw bar, and more. 

Price: $130 per person | $60 per child 7-12

Andaz Scottsdale


Three-course Thanksgiving Dinner at MATCH Market & Bar at FOUND:RE Phoenix 

Nov. 23

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a three-course meal at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. The menu will give visitors several options to choose from for each course. Vegans and vegetarians will be happy to have delicious dishes prepared for them, such as stuffed acorn squash and carrot ginger soup with coconut milk. For those looking for more traditional Thanksgiving fare, FOUND:RE will have smoked turkey breast with stuffing, and a cranberry pecan salad, among other dishes. Reservations are welcome.

Price: $59 per person

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel


Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at CIELO Restaurant

Nov. 23

Enjoy sage butter basted turkey, prime rib, mushroom soup, refreshing salad, vegetables, and of course different types of stuffing with a sensational dessert station to end, or begin the night. From 11am-1pm, catch the early bird deal of $90 per person, or 1pm-7pm, join us for $110 per person and children for $45. 

CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale


Thanksgiving Celebration at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Nov. 23

The Fairmont is offering a bountiful Thanksgiving brunch, where four dynamic restaurants and five talented chefs will come together to present a feast in the Palomino Ballroom. Dine in luxury with chefs from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood Kitchen. Each chef will bring their own unique culinary talents and themed menus to the table. 

Price: $144 per adult | Children ages 6-12 $64 | Free for children 5 and under 

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess


Thanksgiving at Ember at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

Nov. 23

Come celebrate Thanksgiving with a six-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring Chef Matthew Brake’s delicious and innovative menu offerings at this award-winning fine dining establishment.

Price: $85 per guest

Ember at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort


Thanksgiving at Rustler's Rooste

Rustler's Rooste may be known as a steakhouse, but don't miss out on a special thanksgiving dinner at the famous "beef and brew with a view." At Rustler's Rooste, you can either order a dinner for 8-10 guests or select from a baked ham dinner, a prime rib dinner, or a sauteed shrimp dinner. A kids menu is also available. Make sure to book ahead before all the reservations are gobbled up. 


Vegetarian/Vegan Thanksgiving Dinners

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Giving Tree Cafe

The Giving Tree Cafe will prepare an organic, plant-based, soy-free, gluten-free and seed oil free Thanksgiving Feast at their Phoenix location on November 23rd. The Thanksgiving day menu includes stuffed roasted acorn squash, yukon gold mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, jalapeno corn bread muffins, and much more. The meal is $45 for adults and $16.95 for kids 12 and under. 

Learn more about local vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Phoenix here.

Things to Do

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Support Phoenix Black-Owned Businesses on Black Friday

Nov. 24

With the holidays right around the corner, you might wonder what to get those special people in your life. Whether you’ve traveled to Phoenix for a holiday getaway or are a proud native, supporting local businesses is always a good thing. So, we couldn’t resist curating a list of Black-owned fashion businesses to add to your shopping list, including a mix of local stores and online shops specializing in everything from sustainable clothing to African-inspired jewelry. You can also find a list of other local Black-owned businesses here.


Skate Westgate

Nov. 3 - Jan. 15

Skate Westgate hosts 3,500-square-feet of real ice in the heart of the district’s plaza in Fountain Park. Onsite tickets and skate rentals will still be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket booth located near the ice rink, single-use and season passes are available.

Westgate Entertainment District


World of Illumination

Cosmic Sleighride | Reindeer Road

Nov. 15 - Dec. 31, 2023

World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, presents three all-new theme parks in the Phoenix metro area, featuring spots in Tempe and Glendale.

Diablo Stadium | Desert Diamond Casino


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Herberger Theater Center

Nov. 18 - Dec. 24, Select Dates

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Holly Jolly Christmas," Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer™ features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. 

Herberger Theater Center


Lights at The Farm

Dec. 1 - Dec. 30, Select Dates

Lights at the Farm at Vertuccio Farms is Arizona’s largest walk-through synchronized Christmas light show. Ten acres of festive light displays. Keep time with popular Christmas songs, guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer. Enjoy delicious food, music, skating, and other family-friendly entertainment. Skating is available for an additional charge.

Vertuccio Farms



Nov. 22 - Jan. 14

This season promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, with all new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience and brand-new music and light show that will take you around the world.

Phoenix Zoo


Christmas at Schnepf Farms

Nov. 25 - Dec. 24, Select Dates

Schnepf Farms becomes a winter wonderland, complete with a skating rink, World of Illumination train ride, reindeer hayrides, and mini-golf. To top if all off, the East Valley farm even has the world’s largest inflatable Christmas-themed obstacle course.

Schnepf Farms


Enchant at Salt River Fields

Nov. 24 - Dec. 31, 2023

Experience a world of adventure with awe-inspiring animated light sculptures, and discover a charming Village offering ice-skating, live entertainment, interactive games, dining, holiday shopping, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and so much more.

Salt River Fields