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. 

A number of the season’s fabulous holiday traditions kick off (like Allentown's Lights in the Parkway), joining attractions like Christkindlmarkt, Easton Winter VillageKoziar's Christmas Villageand 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 (and Distilleries!) Offering Up Gourmet To Go Thanksgiving in Lehigh Valley

  • Bolete (1740 Seidersville Rd., Bethlehem) reopens early December but is offering a Bolete Thanksgiving At Home to bring a bit of Bolete to your holiday table this year. While no turkey or main dish is offered, you'll find all the trimmings to give your holiday more time with family and friends and less time in the kitchen. Sides are portioned for 4 to 6 servings. Choose from dinner rolls or buttermilk biscuits; potato puree; mushroom and oyster stuffing; vegan roasted root vegetables; glazed baby beets; brussel sprout and butternut squash hash; spaghetti squash with pistachio pesto, parmesan, and curried cauliflower; creamed kale; cranberry and blood orange chutney; various soups; Bolete's famous butterscotch pudding; assorted cookies; and more. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 online and will be for pickup on Wednesday, November 24 at the Mister Lee's Bethlehem location. View the full menu offerings.

  • Eight Oaks Farm Distillery The folks at Eight Oaks don't just make handcrafted spirits, you can order your entire Thanksgiving dinner from the distillery. Select from different menu packages featuring double smoked ham with whipped potatoes and maple sesame glazed carrots OR oven roasted turkey breast with green beans almondine and more. Add to the festive fun with a growler of their featured pre-mixed cocktail, Autumn Harvest Punch! View the menu options and order here

  • Grille 3501 (3501 Broadway, Allentown) features dinner for two or four, take away style with herb roasted turkey breast & gravy, Pennsylvania Dutch potato filling, roasted brussels sprouts with garlic, mashed butternut squash with sage & browned butter, cranberry sauce, and no bake pumpkin cheesecake. Place orders by Monday, November 22 at 2 p.m.; no contact pick up Wednesday November 24 from 3 - 6 p.m.

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

  • Hamilton Kitchen & Bar (645 W Hamilton St., Allentown) allows you to feast until you are full. Reservations required from 1 - 6 p.m; with an option for pre-order as well. View the Hamilton Family-style menu.

  • Melt (Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley) offering in-person family style Thanksgiving dinner experience from 12 - 7 p.m. 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. 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. 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, tofu steaks, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pecan pie, and carrot 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 with four seatings between 12 - 5 p.m. Choose from turkey with gravy or holiday spoked 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 and Easton Winter Village 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. 

  • Merry and Bright Main Street shopping throughout the Lehigh Valley region.
  • Experience Bethlehem’s Christmas City Village. Visit charming, holiday-themed wooden huts that are filled with unique holiday gift ideas. Christmas City Village is nestled in the beautiful Moravian Historic District. Stroll festively decorated Downtown and visit charming retail shops, gourmet restaurants, and historic Moravian museums. 
  • The Lehigh Valley Mall will be closed for Thanksgiving Day but holiday shopping deals have already started. The mall will resume with its special holiday hours for Black Friday, starting at 6 a.m. View the Lehigh Valley Mall Holiday shopping hours.
  • The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but have extended holiday shopping hours throughout Thanksgiving Week. View the Promenade Events for a list of holiday happenings, stores, and hours.

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