Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend in the West End

The magical glow of the holiday season brings out the best in downtown Dallas – from the food, lights around the city, the crisp winter air, and some of the best and unique food that can only been found in the historic West End – your Thanksgiving weekend can be booked all within blocks.

Where will you start? With so many great things to do in downtown Dallas and the West End year-round, starting the holidays with Thanksgiving here really make it special. The West End features some of the best dining, shops, and attractions, making it the premiere place to have Thanksgiving, if you are a native Texan or simply visiting.

The Dining Experience in Downtown Dallas

unspecified2Dallas is known as one of the leading food cities in America, but did you know that some of the restaurants that make downtown Dallas a leading city are located all within a few blocks from each other? The historic West End district features exquisite steakhouses, unique southern kitchens, classic Mexican and family-friendly Cajun and seafood. Tired of eating the traditional turkey and pies? Maybe you and your party are looking to try a new restaurant and find fun things to do in downtown Dallas? The West End is the spot for Thanksgiving, providing everything you need right outside your door.

  • A speciality menu has been prepared by one of the West End members for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving meal: Y.O. Steakhouse has hand-crafted one of the finest dining experiences in downtown Dallas for your Thanksgiving meal. From Venison Tamale, Smoked Sweet Corn Bisque, a traditional Thanksgiving feast selection or Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops with pumpkin risotto, the Thanksgiving menu at Y.O. Steakhouse comes with an added Texas flair that Chef Tony is known for.

Activities For The Whole Family in the West End

West End Historic District Events in Dallas TXEvery Thanksgiving holiday brings a breath of fresh air into downtown Dallas, it gives the city the chance to experience fine dining and enjoy their family coming in as they explore all Dallas has to offer. With so much to do and see, there should be some time set aside for activities that the whole family will love while celebrating Thanksgiving.


  • 49th Annual Dallas Turkey Trot: The YMCA Turkey Trot is a tradition that draws people from all over the country each year, hosting a 5K run/walk and an 8MI run/walk. Even if you’re not a runner or walker, there are fun activities for the whole family (and pets!) to enjoy!
  • Kylde Warren Park: Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend in Dallas at the park in the heart of downtown Dallas. Games and activities abound in this outdoor relaxation haven in the middle of the city, and Thanksgiving weekend is no exception. This option will allow for some flexibility in scheduling and provide a well-earned break from the family and an honest breath of fresh air for free.

Well-Spent Holidays Begin in the West End

Planning for Thanksgiving can be daunting, but knowing that downtown Dallas is host to unique dining and shopping during the holiday season in the historic West End district helps. Plan to have your Thanksgiving celebration as you see all what makes Dallas (and Texas) unique. It all starts here!


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