Thanksgiving 2014 in Washington, DC

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On November 26, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first American thanksgiving celebration. The tradition has its roots in the 1620s, when the country’s early pilgrims recognized the Puritan holiday with a hearty feast, but G... ... read more

Washington, DC Thanksgiving Overview

On November 26, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first American thanksgiving celebration. The tradition has its roots in the 1620s, when the country’s early pilgrims recognized the Puritan holiday with a hearty feast, but G.W. was the first U.S. leader who recognized it as a national holiday.

Today, Thanksgiving has become the centerpiece of fall Americana. Millions of citizens gather with family and friends and load their bellies with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, and all sorts of savory treats while watching football and drinking beer.

Cities across America host a slew of Thanksgiving parties that complement social gatherings like gravy complements mashed potatoes. In 2014, Thanksgiving in Washington, D.C., offers fun turkey bashes at historic pubs like Old Ebbitt Grill. A stone’s throw from the White House, this watering hole offers attendees an opportunity to share a brew and a turkey sandwich with a senator, congressman, or Capitol Hill staffer.

Washington, D.C., also boasts a variety of Thanksgiving events that provide the perfect amount of holiday entertainment. Held at the International Spy Museum, the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bonds Villains exhibit is a cool alternative to watching a Bond movie on the couch. 

Additionally, the capital city is full of beautiful public spaces like The National Mall, where Thanksgiving activities like pick-up football games, strolling in park, and taking in scenic, monument-filled views is the norm.

No matter which way you slice your pumpkin pie, it’s hard to beat Thanksgiving in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the fall sights and sounds of the capital city after polishing off enough apple pie to last until Christmas!

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