Thanksgiving in Los Angeles: Food, events, volunteering and more

Your guide to Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, from the best Thanksgiving meals (turkeys, pies, sides, wine!) to volunteering opportunities, events and more.



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Thanksgiving in Los Angeles can be tough like an overcooked turkey—especially if you're without plans. Make sure that doesn't happen with our Thanksgiving guide. If you're staying in LA, gather other stranded friends and make a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner—we found traditional, haute cuisine and vegan options too. If you're scrambling to plan a dinner, let LA's best restaurants do most of the legwork: we found the best pies (tough job, we know), take-out turkeys and side dishes to make you look like a complete pro less stressed. Or heck, head to a bar after volunteering with a local charity. We're pretty sure you're thankful for your local bartender most other nights of the year. After dinner, settle on the couch with one of our Thanksgiving movie recommendations, plan out your Black Friday strategy or just dream of the next day's leftovers

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When is Thanksgiving 2013?

Good question, thanks for asking. Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

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