Thanksgiving in Los Angeles can be tough like an overcooked turkey—especially if you’re without plans. If you’re staying in L.A., leave the cooking to the pros 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 L.A.’s best restaurants do most of the legwork: We found the best pies, takeout turkeys and side dishes to take some of the stress out. 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. And there are plenty of events—including outdoor screenings and, yes, Christmas lights kickoffs—to keep you going throughout the weekend.
When is Thanksgiving 2021?
Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 25, 2021.