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Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids


Cedar Rapids Turkey Trot, Nov. 28, 2019. Grab some friends and run this 5K Thanksgiving morning before your big dinner! It's your pre-turkey workout.



If you want help in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, check out this offer from Vivian's Soul Food - Thanksgiving Take & Bake Promo. Beginning on October 8, Vivian's will be sharing a pre-order form in which customers will be able to order from a menu of specific side dishes to serve at their Thanksgiving dinner. Side dishes will be prepared, and customers can take them home with full baking directions to bake and serve for their holiday. The pre-order will require the customer to select the menu item, indicate the quantity, and pay ahead of time. There will be two pickup times scheduled in which customers can pick up their orders on Wednesday, November 27. The order form can be located here

Check back for a listings of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day.


Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 

  • Uptown Marion  10am – 2pm, Enjoy holiday music as you shop and dine Uptown. Receive a free #ShopSmall gift, while supplies last, and be entered to win a $100 Uptown Dollar gift certificate with each receipt you show!
  • Shop Small & Shop Local in The District - Cedar Rapids Main Street will be filling 200 Shop Small Bags with promotions, merchandise, gift cards, and discounts from businesses located in the Czech Village and New Bohemian neighborhoods. At 10am shoppers can stop at the GIANT Cherry located on the 11th Avenue side of the Cherry Building and pick up their American Express Shop Small bags and get all their Holiday Shopping done locally. 

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