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Spending Thanksgiving in Toledo

Spending Turkey Day in Toledo region? We have put together a guide and suggested itinerary to make the most of your time back home for the holiday weekend this year!

Getting into t-town early? Here's what is new and notable at your favorite Toledo attractions:

Toledo Museum of Art
The exhibits at the TMA are always being refocused and rotated so you won't have the same experience twice. Right now there are two temporary exhibits on display that might peak your interest!

State of The Art: Revealing Works From The Conservation Vault
September 24, 2022 - February 5, 2023 | Canaday Gallery
This exhibition opens the “conservation vault” to give visitors a glimpse of works of art that largely have been out of sight in storage for, in some cases, decades.

Matt Wedel: Phenomenal Debris
November 5, 2022 - April 2, 2023 | Levis Gallery and Gallery 29A
Monumental, colorful, and expressive, Matt Wedel’s ceramics are a full celebration of what’s possible with clay.


Imagination Station
This science center is always up to something new, and if you are home for the holiday, it could be a great opportunity to play like a kid again, or bring your young family members along to explore!

Science of Guinness World Records Exhibit
September 30, 2022 - January 16, 2023
Discover the world's great record holders, what it took to cement their names in the history books and potentially become a part of history yourself!


Lights before Christmas
November 18 - December 30, 2022 | The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Always a classic, and worth going back for more and more. The Lights Before Christmas at the zoo don't disappoint and they come up with new and creative ways to showcase their thousands of lights every year.

Photo courtesy of The Toledo Zoo

Thanksgiving Eve
It's no secret that Thanksgiving Eve can be a fun time as you catch up with old friends and prepare for a day of hardy food! So, if you are going out, here are some new places in town and some old favorites too.

419 Ale Trail
Tasting your way through the 419 Ale Trail is the best way to experience Northwest Ohio’s vibrant craft beverage scene! This year there are some new breweries you won't want to miss.

Quenched and Tempered
1210 Jackson St, Toledo, OH
This downtown Toledo taproom featuring a beer garden was founded by a group of tradesman turned brewers who are passionate about quality craftsmanship over trending styles.

Great Black Swamp Brewing Company
2250 Tedrow Rd, Toledo, OH
The second oldest brewery in the area has a new home in south Toledo. Featuring 22 taps, wine, liquor, brewery and tavern with one of the largest patios in town.

Oncore Brewing
14241 Airport Hwy Suite# 1, Swanton, OH
Brewer-owned brewery that creates unique beers and ciders for those in all walks of life to enjoy in an inviting atmosphere with occasional live music.

Bars and Restaurants

The Alleyway - New
28 N Erie St, Toledo, OH

Ye Olde Durty Bird
2 S St Clair St, Toledo, OH

Bronze Boar
20 S Huron St, Toledo, OH 

The Attic on Adams
1701 Adams St, Toledo, OH

Ottawa Tavern 
1815 Adams St, Toledo, OH

Thanksgiving Day
Get together with family and enjoy the day the way you do it best!  

Dave's Turkey Chase
Downtown Toledo
The annual Dave’s Turkey Chase 5K is the ideal Thanksgiving day family fun run/walk. The event also includes a one mile walk, a kids run and a virtual option — all to benefit Cherry Street Mission Ministries.

Maumee Bay Lodge
1750 State Park Road #2, Oregon, OH 
Don't want family time to be taken up with working in the kitchen this holiday? Maumee Bay State Park and Lodge are hosting a thanksgiving meal for you to enjoy! 

Need a sweet treat to bring to dinner? Pre-order your treats or pie from Schmucker's, Doughbox Bakery or Jera's Heavenly Sweet!

Photo courtesy of Schmucker's

Black Friday

Local Coffee Shops 
Fuel up for the day at one of our many wonderful local coffee shops. Check their social media for special hours.

Shop Local on Toledo's Holiday Shopping Trail
Shopping for that perfect gift? Toledo invites you discover unique ideas and great finds among our local boutiques, malls, specialty shops and more. Make your plans today to shop the Toledo area!

Photo courtesy of Sunshine Studios