Like for most destinations and families, Turkey Day in Lehigh Valley is cause for celebration, since it marks the official start of the holidays in the Lehigh Valley region. This year just may have a little different light to it.

A number of the season’s fabulous holiday traditions kick off, joining attractions like ChristkindlmarktKoziar's Christmas Village, and Winter Light Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo that launched earlier in the season.

Check out the top things to do in Lehigh Valley during the week of Thanksgiving. We've rounded up a list of Lehigh Valley restaurants that will be open on turkey day, whether in-person or for take-out, as well as retail shops welcoming in-store shopping.

Restaurants Offering Up Gourmet To Go Thanksgiving in Lehigh Valley

  • Apollo Grill (85 W. Broad St., Bethlehem) has your pre-order Thanksgiving baked goods. Choose from a whole apple pie, 1/2 dozen salted caramel pumpkin cupcakes with caramel cream cheese icing, or 1 dozen white chocolate chip cranberry cookies. All orders must be made by Wednesday, November 18 and picked up from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Pre-order by calling (610) 865-9600.

  • Grille 3501 (3501 Broadway, Allentown) features dinner for two or four, take away style with herb roasted turkey breast & gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, stuffing with sage, apples & sausage, brown butter honey roasted carrots, green beans with caramelized onions & peppers, mixed greens salad with balsamic, cranberry sauce, and no bake pumpkin cheesecake. Don’t forget to add on to-go batched cocktails: Gingered Apple Cider, Autumn Sangria, or Pomegranate Margarita. Place orders by Monday, November 23 at 2 p.m.; no contact pick up Wednesday November 25 from 3 - 6 p.m.

  • Roasted Bethlehem (22 West Fourth St., Bethlehem) kicks it up a notch with Thanksgiving offerings to go. Choose from herb roasted turkey and gravy or cranberry glazed tofurkey. Pair your entree with a choice of three sides from roasted yams and beets with goat cheese and roasted walnuts (also available in vegan options), mashed potatoes, roasted corn, green bean casserole, stuffing, carrot souffle with toasted pecans. Finish off your meal with a choice of pumpkin roll or vegan pumpkin roll slice. Not interested in Thanksgiving dinner, but would still like to eat - enjoy a ½ tray of mac and cheese! Orders must be placed by November 19 by 2 p.m. by calling the restaurant or emailing Pickup will be available November 25 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Sayre Mansion (250 Wyandotte St, Bethlehem) You can order a Thanksgiving Brunch to-go from Catering by Karen Hunter at this historic inn. Brunch quiche options include: Loraine with Bacon and Swiss, Spinach with Provolone, WIld Mushroom with Smoked Mozzarella, Butternut Squash Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese, Ham Broccoli and Cheddar, and Sausage and Ricotta. Add on a 10" pie or a cheesecake. Menu details can be found here. Orders must be prepaid and placed no later than November 23. 

  • Vault 634 (634 Hamilton St., Allentown) is offering both a 4-serving and 10-12-serving meal kits that you can simply heat & serve whenever you are ready for your Thanksgiving menu. Each meal kit includes freshly brined and seasoned, free-range turkey with herbs and spices, and detailed cooking instructions - pan included! Sides include an autumn salad, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy, cranberry and orange compote, dinner rolls and butter, and a full-size pumpkin pie with whipped cream. You can also choose to complete your meal with appetizers, additional sides, and desserts. Orders must be placed by November 19 for pick up on Wednesday, November 25. Find Vault 634 Thanksgiving menu details.

Restaurants Serving Dine-In & To Go Thanksgiving in Lehigh Valley

  • Bear Creek Mountain Resort (101 Doe Mountain Ln., Macungie) is offering a Thanksgiving family feast at The Grille, whether you want to dine-in or call dibs on the recliner in your own home. Call 610-641-7149 to make your reservations; view Bear Creek dining specials for additional details.

  • blue grillhouse (4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem) is serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon - 7 p.m. in both their dining room and event center with reservations in advance. You can browse their full dinner menu, which will include holiday specials all day. blue can also celebrate with you at home with a pre-order Thanksgiving meal complete with all the fixins. Pre-ordered dinners include a herb roasted turkey, salad, gravy, orange cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, garlic french bread, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Pumpkin martini's or specialty holiday cocktails also offered to go. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 at 5 p.m. and pick-ups will be on Wednesday, November 25 from 12 - 7 p.m. View blue grillhouse pre-order Thanksgiving 2020 details.

  • Hamilton Kitchen & Bar (645 W Hamilton St., Allentown) allows you to choose from three socially distant seating options, 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. View the Hamilton Family-style menu; reservations and pre-orders required.

  • Melt (Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley) offering 4-serving packages or a socially distanced in-person experience. In-person style dinner includes: turkey noodle soup, salad, roasted turkey, brown sugar honey ham, gravy, cranberry sauce, pasta and meatballs, mashed potatoes, Italian sausage and garlic bread stuffing, green beans, chocolate cheesecake, and pumpkin bread pudding. Takeout meals are to be placed no later than Monday, November 23 at 5 p.m. and picked up no later than Wednesday, November 25 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The takeout package includes: salad, roasted turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, french bread, and pumpkin pie and whipped cream. View Thanksgiving meals at Melt.

  • Prime Steakhouse (325 Stoke Park Rd., Bethlehem) Thanksgiving menus include both the traditional turkey feast and prime rib feast, along with some special selections. To-go options both serve 6-8 people. See Prime Steak House Thanksgiving details.

  • The Shelby (707 Krocks Rd., Hamilton Crossings, Allentown) is serving up holiday favorites along with their usual full menu. Holiday favorites include fall bisque, crispy turkey wings, lemon & thyme roasted turkey with gravy, ham cured pork tenderloin, tofurkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted beets, and pumpkin layer cake. See the Thanksgiving menu and details for The Shelby.

  • The View at Morgan Hill (100 Clubhouse Rd., Easton) is hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or you can place an order for takeout. Choose from turkey with gravy, slow roasted prime rib, broiled Boston cod, or mustard-rum ham for your entree. Choose two sides from mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and buttered corn, along with a choice of one dessert - apple pie, pumpkin pie, or rice pudding. See The View at Morgan Hill Thanksgiving details.

Kick Off Holiday Shopping on Thanksgiving Day in Lehigh Valley 

In addition to the comfort and ease of online shopping this season, area retailers are committed to keeping you safe while shopping holiday deals in-person. Holiday markets like Christkindlmarkt offer you the chance to grab locally made artisan gifts directly from the source. A full gift guide of makers and retailers will be released soon. 

Are you open on Thanksgiving Day and want to be added to our list? Simply email and let us know the details.