Thanksgiving in Ithaca
What's open during Thanksgiving in Ithaca?
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, with festivities lasting all week! This year it is more important than ever to support our local businesses. Need to grocery shop? Head to a farmers' market. Holiday shopping? Browse shops on the Downtown Ithaca Commons. It doesn't have to be a special Saturday for you to Shop Small. Prioritize small businesses, support local.
Join the Trumansburg Farmer’s Market for their second Thanksgiving Market! Prepare for a grocery shopping trip from the local farmers. Shop meats, produce, cheese, baked goods, holidays gifts and so much more. Don’t forget a bottle or two of local cider to pop at this holiday feast! What delights will you find in the whimsical village of Trumansburg?
Monday November 22, Noon to 3PM
Join us downtown for the annual outdoor Thanksgiving Market! Located in Press Bay Alley, Press Bay Court, and this year, expanded to the parking lot on the corner of Green St and S Geneva St. You can find all the ingredients for a locally-minded diner or the perfect gift for you host. Come with a plan or come with an open mind, you never know what you might find.
Tuesday, November 23, 2 to 6PM
Restaurant Hours for Thanksgiving
Enjoy the convenience of dining out for Thanksgiving. The Hotel Ithaca is offering 5 different courses at a family-friendly price to indulge! Make a reservation for one of their four beginning times throughout the day. You can even take advantage of their special Thanksgiving Day room rates in the downtown hotel. Adults are $29.95 per person, kids 6-12 are $12.95 per person, and kids under 5 are free.
Plated dinner at 11:30AM to 6:00PM. Reservations are required, call 607-272-1000.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, 12/24 and 12/25 and Mondays; open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner as well as Sunday brunch! In addition to their elevated, new American full dinner menu available in their spacious dining areas -- check out the curbside pick-up family-style menu to feed your group. Families will also be happy to see this restaurant offers ample space with comfortable wheelchair accessible parking, dining, and restrooms.
Call or pre-order online.
Offering indoor, outdoor, and now many take out options, you can feed your loved ones in a delicious and economical way. Explore Gola’s Dinner, Curbside Take Out, and Party Prix Fixe menus. Giving back through their Grab and Go Trays, Gola has created an economically priced, family-style meal that supports the community that has always supported them.
Call or pre-order online.
Shop Small Weekend
In a community that flourishes with their skilled artisans, passionate makers, creative producers, and small business owners, it’s important that the community supports them back. Whether you’re shopping for a holiday gift, looking to treat yourself, or just looking to window shop, head to one of our many locally focused areas. Browse the open-air pedestrian mall of the Downtown Ithaca Commons. Walk cozy Main Street in the Village of Trumansburg. Spend some time at the Ithaca Farmers Market, exploring the numerous artisan booths. You can find unique and quality items in Ithaca.
Shop small this weekend.
Downtown Visitor Center Open
The Downtown Visitor Center in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture will be open Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Thursday 11/25 and Friday 11/26). Stop in for Ithaca is Gorges merchandise or to say hello and ask our team for recommendations.
NEW! Make a purchase downtown and our helpful visitor experience team with gift wrap it for you for free beginning November 29th.
Holiday Events in Ithaca
Begin a new tradition in Ithaca this season. Along with outdoor markets, you’ll find live performances to the make the holiday season feel special. See the Ithaca Events calendar online for a full list of what’s happening.
Looking Forward to December
Holiday cheer continues through the winter. Check out these December festivities:
- Winter Lights & Bites in Downtown Ithaca, December 3-11
- Gallery Night Ithaca, December 3
- Wreath Making, December 3-4
- 25th Trumansburg Winterfest, December 4
- Santa’s arrival in Downtown Ithaca, December 11
...with more coming!