Thanksgiving week in North County already promises to be filled with lots of great things to do with visiting family and friends. Here are a few highlights and ideas.

2015 Oceanside Turkey TrotGet Moving at a Turkey Trot in Encinitas or Oceanside

Test your trotting abilities at the annual Encinitas Turkey Trot & Food Drive starting at 7 a.m. under the Encinitas sign on Highway 101.  Choose the 5K or 10K run and help raise money for the North County Chapter of the San Diego Food Bank.

The famous O’side Turkey Trot gives individuals and groups a chance to run either 5K or 10K for local non-profits. Starts at 6 a.m. and runs until 10:30 a.m. Includes a costume contest, digital photos and medals for registered participants.

Try Oceanside's New Speakeasy

In olden days speakeasies were secret spots where a select few could enjoy libation in a quiet, hidden setting. The newly opened 101 Proof is a modern, yet very authentic version here in our very own North County. Just like historic speakeasies, you need a password to enter, which you can access on their Instagram page every Thursday. Reservations are needed, and with a maximum crowd of just 40 the sooner you reserve, the better. If you decide to try it out, let us know what you think!

Support Small Local Businesses

Small business Saturday (the 1st Saturday after Thanksgiving) is bound to be a cornucopia of bargains this year in North County. Shop in Carlsbad Village, Downtown Encinitas, Oceanside, or any of our fantastic local businesses and show your support for the small businesses that make North County so extraordinary!

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Theater

From December 1 through the 18th, the Broadway Vista is putting on “A Nice Family Christmas.” Tickets are just $23.50.

The Welk Resorts San Diego Theater is putting on the holiday show, “Plaid Tidings” from November 25th through December 31st.  Tickets start at $57.00

The best traditions are often the oldest traditions. Take the kids to see "A Christmas Carol" at the Avo Playhouse from December 2 – 4, or December 9 -11. Tickets are $29 for all seats.

Looking for something unique this holiday season? Why not see "A Very Electric Christmas" at The Moonlight? Get your tickets early because this is a one day show on December 3rd.

The Carlsbad Theater is showing Warren Miller's 67th Annual Ski Film: "Here, There, and Everywhere" on November 26th. Choose from the 1:00, 4:00 or 7:00 viewing.

Thanksgiving isn’t all about the food in North County. Here, we love to get together with family, friends and neighbors and enjoy the best of what life in North County has to offer. What are some of your favorite activities during Thanksgiving week? Please let us know in the comments section below!

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