Thanksgiving in Lake Country

Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Lake Country? Do you travel for the holiday? Do you spend the day with family or friends? Do you spend the turkey day giving back to those in need? There are so many ways to celebrate a reason to give back and be thankful for what we have. Plus, new traditions are always welcome!

If you celebrate locally to Waukesha County, enjoy the round up we found to take a bit of stress out of your holiday.

Preparing your Family for Thanksgiving

Waukesha Library is having a Thanksgiving themed storytime on November 26.

3 Thanksgiving activities to teach your children gratitude.

11 + 1 reader recommended place/idea/event to give back with your kids in our HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER GUIDE 

5 Fall/Thanksgiving books to read with your children.

Where to find a Turkey/Thanksgiving Meal/Pie

  • Stone Bank Farm Market
    •  Order a local, loved, organically fed and free to roam turkey HERE.
  • Good Harvest Market Waukesha
    • Turkeys available for purchase – raw or smoked (limited availability).
    • Can order prepared sides for you to heat up at home
  • Sendiks – with 5 locations in Waukesha County
    • View Thanksgiving Menu HERE
    • Order your whole Thanksgiving meal HERE
    • Order 48 hours in advance
  • Sentry Delafield
    • View Thanksgiving Menu HERE
    • Order your whole Thanksgiving meal HERE 
    • Order in advance
    • Lake Country mom, Jamie L. relayed that she has used Sentry in Delafield for years to cater her family’s Thanksgiving meal, and it has been slick and easy to schedule and delicious to eat!
  • Seven Seas Hartland
    • Order your whole Thanksgiving meal HERE
  • Boondocks BBQ and Brew Stone Bank
    • Smoked turkeys – order ahead, pick up Thanksgiving Day 
    • Details HERE
  • Saz’s Catering
    • View Thanksgiving meal here 
    • Order your whole Thanksgiving meal here
  • Dickey’s Barbeque Pit Pewaukee
    • View and Order Thanksgiving meal HERE.
  • Goddess and the Baker Brookfield
    • View Menu and order yummy pies HERE.
  • Baker Meister in Okauchee
    • View and order desserts HERE

Okauchee

Hartland

Pewaukee

Brookfield

  • Fleming Steakhouse
  • Coopers’s Hawk Winery
  • Mitchell’s Fish Market

Eat too much?

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Get out those cardboard boxes and create!

Find an indoor play place!

What to watch on TV on Thanksgiving

If your family has a tradition of watching television on Thanksgiving, make note of these highlights:

  • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be on NBC. The parade starts at 9:00 am in NYC (8:00 am CST) and goes until noon (11:00 am CST).
  • If football is your jam, find these games:
    • Chicago Bears v. Detroit Lions at 11:30 am
    • Buffalo Bills v. Dallas Cowboys at 3:30 pm
    • New Orleans Saints v. Atlanta Falcons at 7:20 pm 
  • Holiday movies will be on, too! Check our guide here.

What's Open and Closed on THanksgiving

  • Kwik Trip Convenience stores
  • The Post Office
  • Costco
  • Sam’s Club
  • Libraries
  • Brookfield Square Mall
  • The Corners of Brookfield
    • Sendik’s and Silverspot Movie theater will be open with select holiday hours
  • The Delafield Brewhaus 

Related Thanksgiving Weekend Things to Do

Holiday Fun Guide Country Christmas Ingleside Hotel Pewaukee Waukesha

Where to find Holiday Fun in Waukesha County

Brought to us by the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, featuring Country Christmas.

Are we missing local Thanksgiving fun?

Let us know and we will add it!