Looking to ditch the kitchen and spend some quality time with family this Thanksgiving? Let us do the cooking! Many Estes Park restaurants are offering bountiful Thanksgiving meals this holiday. During your free-from-cooking-time, enjoy shopping in the unique boutiques in Downtown Estes Park, take a Thanksgiving hike in Rocky Mountain National Park or grab a cup of coffee from a local coffee shop and just soak in the views.

Start off your day and make room for dinner by running in the YMCA of the Rockies Turkey Trot 5K! On Thanksgiving morning, lace up your running shoes and head to the start line to get a bit of exercise in this family fun run. The free run is open to the public, free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the YMCA Day Camp. Registration starts 7am, Race begins at 8 am.

The Estes Park Resort
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet & Kids Only Buffet
11am - 5pm, Thursday Nov. 26th
Adults: $36 (Age 14+), Kids (2 - 13) pay their age 
Call for Reservations, 970-577-6400
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YMCA of the Rockies
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
11 am - 2:30 pm, Thursday Nov. 26th
Adults: $35, Kids (6 - 12) $15, (6 and under) Free
Reservations Required, 970-586-3341 x1378
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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
11am - 5pm, Thursday Nov. 26th
Adults: $35, Kids (6 - 11) $17.50, (5 and under) Free
Reservations Required, 970-586-6066
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Cascades Restaurant at The Stanley Hotel
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
11am - 4pm, Thursday, Nov. 26th
$70 adults, Kids (Ages 5-12) $26 ( 5 and under ) Free 
Reservations Required: 970-577-4001
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Nicky's Restaurant
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
12pm - 4pm, Thursday, Nov. 26th
Adults $29.99, Kids (12 and under) Half Adult Price 
Reservations Required, (970-586-5376)
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The Other Side Restaurant
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
11am - 7pm, Thursday, Nov. 26th
Adults: $34.99, Call for children pricing 
Reservations Highly Recommended, (970) 586-2171
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Set the table or take home a pie from the Estes Park Pie Shop & Bakery. This Thanksgiving, order one pie at regular price and receive $3 off one of their famous Pumpkin Pies. 

Don't miss the great events Thanksgiving weekend, including the Catch the Glow Parade & Celebration on Friday, November 27th. Festivities begin Friday afternoon with Santa, carolers and holiday festivities, then at 5:30pm, the Catch the Glow Parade begins with twinkling holiday floats making their way down Elkhorn Ave in Downtown Estes Park. Stick around to visit Santa's Workshop at the Estes Park Events Complex on Saturday November 28th and start your holiday shopping in the unique shops & boutiques among the beautiful holiday lights on Elkhorn Ave.