Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Burlington

How are you planning to spend this Thanksgiving weekend? If you’re not headed to the cottage one last time, and are planning to stay here in Burlington, we’ve got some great suggestions to fill your weekend with family fun!

Here’s our top ten!

1. Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm

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If you haven’t experienced Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm yet, this is a great weekend to do it, thanks to a fantastic weather forecast. There’s plenty of farm-yard fun to be had, and lots of delicious treats in the bakery.

2. Pumpkin Trail

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Why not explore Halton’s Pumpkin Trail this Thanksgiving? Enjoy a farm, conservation area or restaurant included on the trail and celebrate the harvest season.

3. Fall Into Nature

All seven of Conservation Halton‘s parks are hosting festival events this weekend and next. Activities include: chairlift rides, self-guided tours, wagon or tractor rides, educational programs, live performances and much more.

4. Hike the Escarpment


Did we already mention the fabulous forecast for the Thanksgiving weekend? A hike on the escarpment is a great way to get some exercise before or after a big dinner. This is the perfect time of the year to get a great view of gorgeous local fall colours.

5. Waterfront Trail

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If you’re feeling a little less ambitious than a hike on the escarpment, how about a leisurely stroll along Burlington’s Waterfront? There’s plenty to see and do as you walk by the lake.

6. Burlington Stampeders ‘Stamp Out Cancer’

The Burlington Stampeders are hosting their annual ‘Stamp Out Cancer’ charity event in support of Joseph Brant Hospital this Sunday at Nelson Stadium. Come cheer on these young football players, who will be dressed in pink to show their support, enter a raffle with some great prizes, and watch the pink balloon release at the start of the peewee and atom games. The action takes place from 9:30am-1pm.

7. Take your family out for ice cream or frozen yogurt

This might be the last warm weekend of the year, so get out and try one of these delicious spots – might be a nice change from all that pumpkin pie!

8. Donate food or clothing to the Compassion Society

While you’re remembering to be thankful for all your blessings, remember that there are those who aren’t so fortunate. Thanksgiving is a great time to make a donation of food, clothing, money or your time to the Compassion Society. This is a fantastic way to support members of our community who need a little extra help.

9. Oktoberfest at Village Cigar Company  (adults only)

This Saturday from 12-5pm, the Village Cigar Company is hosting Oktoberfest, with lots of specials, promos and giveaways. If you want to attend this unique social event, RSVP to

10. Farmers’ Markets

The Centro Garden Farmer’s Market and the Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market are going strong throughout the month of October. This is a great weekend to stock up on pumpkins, squash, apples, carrots and plenty of other delicious harvest produce.

11. Spend time being thankful with the ones you love (We’re just so thankful, we had to choose 11!)

Pretty sure I don’t need to explain this one!


Happy Thanksgiving, Burlington Lifestyle readers!

About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: