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Things to do on Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Stuff your holiday weekend with these things to do on Thanksgiving, from turkey trots to holiday marketplaces

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

If you’re doing it right, Thanksgiving in Los Angeles means feasting on turkey and the best pies—and finding volunteer opportunities in your community. But what other things to do on Thanksgiving can you partake in? Enjoy the long holiday weekend with a variety of events and these things to do on Thanksgiving in L.A.—from turkey trots to illuminated garden walks to parades.

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Things to do on Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

  • Art
  • Film and video
  • Miracle Mile

“Hayao Miyazaki”—which is open on Thanksgiving—features over 300 storyboards, concept images and backgrounds, many of them on display outside of Studio Ghibli’s Tokyo headquarters for the first time. It pulls from the director’s 11 feature films, with a particularly strong tilt toward My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away as well as his lush, enchanted forest settings. Find out more in our full preview of the exhibit.

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