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 are about to kick off (like Allentown's Lights in the Parkway, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, and Easton Winter Village), joining attractions like Koziar's Christmas Village and Winter Light Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo.
Check out the top things to do in Lehigh Valley during Thanksgiving week. 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 Serving Dine-In or To-Go Thanksgiving in Lehigh Valley
Blue Grillhouse (4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem) is serving up delicious holiday specials, along with their usual full dinner menu. Choose from chef features like shrimp and butternut squash bisque, pan seared scallops, filet Wellington, fresh herb and honey brined turkey, cowboy bone-in ribeye, and lobster tail. Be sure to top off your meal with a pumpkin martini or maple bacon old fashioned. Thanksgiving holiday features at Blue.
*Blue Mountain Resort (1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton) is offering Thanksgiving dinner to go for four to six people. Treat your family and friends to traditional holiday favorites like turkey, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, as well as a Dutch apple pie and pumpkin roll for dessert. Orders must be places no later than November 11 and picked up on Wednesday, November 23 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. View the menu options and how to order here.
Chop House at Wind Creek's (77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem) Thanksgiving menu features appetizers such as warm goat cheese tart, pork belly, and squash bisque, followed by entree options of oven roasted turkey breast, Australian wagyu filet, and whole poached Maine lobster. We can't forget about dessert - choose from pumpkin delight or a warm apple cider doughnut. View the Chop House Thanksgiving Menu.
The Club at Twin Lakes (3625 Shankweiler Rd, Allentown) is offering a mouthwatering Thanksgiving menu for dine-in or to-go. Enjoy dinner on-site from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a carving station featuring a Jaindl turkey and ham, and choose from sides such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, creamed corn, corn bread, mixed greens, pasta salad, and more. Choose to take dinner home with you by ordering their to-go option online. View the full menu options, make a reservation, or place an order here.
*Eight Oaks Farm Distillery (7189 PA-309, New Tripoli) 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.
Melt (2880 Center Valley Pkwy-Suite 624, Center Valley) is offering in-person family style Thanksgiving dinner 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.
*Pocono Organics (1015 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond) Chef Lindsay McClain and team want to cook your Thanksgiving meal this year! Choose from bundle or individual options that include turkey, mushroom brioche stuffing, potato mash, green bean casserole, candied yams, corn bread muffins, pumpkin cheesecake, and more. All pre-orders must be made by November 19 online and then picked up at the Market on Wednesday, November 23 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. View the menu offerings and details here.
The View at Morgan Hill (100 Clubhouse Rd., Easton) is hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year with two seating options between 1 - 6 p.m. Choose from turkey with gravy or holiday smoked ham for your entree. Choose sides from smashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sweet corn, farfalle pasta, and more, along with a choice of a dessert. See The View at Morgan Hill Thanksgiving details.
*To-Go Meals Only
Kick Off Holiday Shopping Throughout Thanksgiving Week 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 (closed Thanksgiving Day) all weekend long. 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 mary@DiscoverLehighValley.com and let us know the details.