No matter what’s going on in the world around us, there’s always lots to be grateful for. This year, as you prepare to celebrate the fourth Thursday in November (or Thanksgiving, as we like to call it), give some thought to spending this special holiday with your friends at a Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort! From potluck turkey dinners to football parties, campfires and family movies, there’s lots of fun to be had and memories to be made.
In Robert, Louisiana, Nov. 26-31 is full of celebration – Thanksgiving, Christmas and the park’s Anniversary Party Finale! Holiday activities start Wednesday, including the annual Golf Cart Poker Run Grand Prix Invitational. Their 37th annual Potluck Thanksgiving is set for Thursday, and Santa Claus will visit good little boys and girls on Saturday night. (Parents, bring a gift for Santa’s sack with your child’s name, age and cabin or site number.) After Santa heads back to the North Pole, it’s time to put Yogi Bear™, Boo Boo™ and Cindy Bear™ into hibernation until next March.
Columbia, South Carolina, has long celebrated the venerated football rivalry between the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers. After a hearty Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday (guests bring dessert to share; the park provides the rest), it’s time to watch the big game on the big screen. Don’t forget to wear your team colors and get ready to cheer. There’s also plenty of fun to be had with crafts, hay rides, the jumping pillow, family movies, campfires, marshmallow roasts, and much more.
Down in Texas, you’ll find Canyon Lake’s 8th annual Turkey Day – a park-wide potluck dinner. The park provides the turkeys; guests bring two sides. Santa makes his first visit of the season, and don’t forget canned food to donate to the local food bank, or diapers for New Braunfels’ Options for Women. In Fredericksburg, TX, enjoy a potluck, games, crafts, family movies, a wine tasting, family Wii games, and and bonfire story-telling with Yogi Bear™.
Check with your favorite park to see if they have a Thanksgiving event planned, and no matter how you choose to celebrate, remember that the entire Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort family is thankful for YOU!v