Detroiters have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Here’s how we celebrate a tradition-filled Thanksgiving in The D.

Work Up an Appetite

More than 20,000 runners – thousands dressed in costumes – brave cool morning temperatures to race through the streets of downtown at the annual Turkey Trot, the nation’s largest Thanksgiving morning run. It’s a fun way to rev up your metabolism before sitting down to your holiday meal.

I Love a Parade

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van is one of the largest and most spectacular parades in the United States – a tradition that dates back to 1924. Watch colorful balloons, floats and marching bands parade down Woodward Avenue starting at 8:50 a.m. View the live broadcast from home on WDIV Local 4.


Football Traditions

Detroit Lions football and Thanksgiving go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. The Lions take on the Chicago Bears at Ford Field, with a 12:30 p.m. kick off. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.