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Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids

Spending turkey day in Cedar Rapids? Discover how to make this Thanksgiving weekend delicious, fun, and stress-free.

Thanksgiving Events

1. 2021 Cedar Rapids Turkey Trot

Run or walk the Cedar Rapids Turkey Trot 5K on November 25th before throwing that turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving morning! Sign up now at IowaRuns.com to be sure you can snag a famous Donutland donut at the finish line! Don't want to fight the crowds? No problem! Sign-up to run virtually on your own course and submit your results online. 

Dining Out for Thanksgiving 

1. The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is open on Thanksgiving Day for in-person dining. Reservations required. Call 319-848-8777.

2. DoubleTree Hotel - 350 First

There is no better time to make your Thanksgiving plans than now! Not sure what to cook? 350 First has you covered. We will be open Thanksgiving day for dinner from 5pm - 10pm . Check out our limited edition Thanksgiving menu, we hope to see you here!

3. Need Pie?

Order at least five days in advance from Kathy's Pies with convenient pickup hours. Call (319) 362-5216.

Take & Bake

1. Vivian's Soul Food

If you want help in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, check out this offer from Vivian's Soul Food: Thanksgiving Take & Bake! They are offering Cornbread Dressing, Collard Greens and Baked Macaroni as well as fully prepared desserts like Traditional Chocolate Cake, German Chocolate Cake and Banana Pudding. Customers can use their online order platform to order items from their website menu under "2021 Thanksgiving Take & Bake." Payment will be due via credit card at the time the order is placed and confirmation/reminder emails wil be sent the weekend before Thanksgiving. Find the order form here

2. The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Take & Bake dinners at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center can be picked up on November 23rd and 24th, 2021. Orders start at $99 and serve between 4-5 people. Options include traditional Thanksgiving features such as roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and more. Don't need dinner, but are craving some delicious dessert? You can also add in a homemade pie for only $15. Orders must be placed by November 19th. Call 319-398-5665 for more information.

3. Bistro 3 Nineteen 

Bistro 3 Nineteen is offering Thanksgiving take and bake for occasions of all sizes. Everything is available to be ordered online at their website by November 19th, and can be ready for pick up on the 23rd and 24th. They will be offering everything individually to accommodate people who are bringing dishes to a family event or who wish to make some family traditions themselves and save time on others. Order online or call 319-363-0500 with questions.

4. Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery

Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery is offering sides, rolls, pies, and treats. Place your order by using this form November, 20. Learn more here.

5. Lightworks

Lightworks take and bake menu includes Lightworks classics as well as some recipes inspired by their own family's Thanksgiving dinners. View their menu here and order by November 22nd. There are three ways to order: 1. By phone or at our take out window: (319) 449-4046. Hours are Thursday-Sunday 8am-2pm. 2. By email: thelightworksia@gmail.com.3. By private message via Facebook or Instagram. Pick up Wednesday 11/24 from 11am-6pm. NO Thanksgiving Day pick ups.

6. Caucho

Caucho will be offering Taco Party Packs with holiday protein selections and Pre-made Holiday Cocktails! Be on the lookout for their final menu and how to order on their social media pages.

7. Local Pour Street Food

Take the stress out of your holiday and let Local Pour do the prep and mixing for you! Pre-order their Thanksgiving take and bake to remove all worries. They have also prepared some cocktails and wines perfectly paired to help smooth those ~family~ gatherings. Call now at (319) 364-4042 to place your pre-order, pay over the phone, and pick up your order on Wednesday the 24th.

8. Rustic Hearth Bakery

Rustic Hearth is offering dinner rolls, cookies and pie for pick up. Check out their menu here, and stop in or call 319-200-4008 to place your Thanksgiving order.

9. Shawnniecakes

Order your holiday meal kits at shawnniecakes.com! Collard greens, sweet potatoes, baked mac and cheese, cornbread dressing, ham, Cornish hens, pound cake, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, cookies and all can be ordered to be picked up the day before the holiday.

10. Sugarfire Cedar Rapids

Let Sugarfire BBQ cater your Thanksgiving dinner. View their menu here. Choose from smoked Turkey, and their amazin homemmade sides, or puchase a complete diner pack and a whole pie. Orders must be placed by November 20th in store on by phone at 319-900-7427. Availible for pick-up November 24th. 

11. Edith Lucille's Bait Shack & Wing Depot

Call now to order your Thanksgiving carry out! Call in to pre-order at 319-320-6064. Ham, turkey, corn, rolls, deviled eggs and more are on their menu.


Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 27, 2021.

1. Uptown Marion: From 10 am – 2 pm, enjoy holiday music as you shop and dine Uptown

2. West End Shops: From 10 am – 2 pm, shop the West End businesses in Marion. 

3. Shop Small & Shop Local in The District


For even more fun things to do on Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids, check out our fall activities blog.

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