Turkey trots and Thanksgiving parades in Dallas and Ft. Worth 2017

Fall is a special time in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region, and Thanksgiving is the holiday that gives the season it's magical luster.

Thanksgiving is a time for the family to come together and celebrate each other, mainly be eating all you can eat at the Thanksgiving table and cheer on the Dallas Cowboys. If you’re looking for more to do with the family for Thanksgiving, then check out the best turkey trots and Thanksgiving parades that will commence throughout the season in the Metroplex.

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
Nov. 23 @ 9 am
Dallas City Hall -- 1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 954-0500

If you want to get your family in shape before the turkey dinner is served, then take your family to this famous trot. For the past 50 years, the Dallas YMCA has hosted its annual turkey trot to promote wellness within the community. You can either do the eight-mile run, which will certainly challenge your stamina, or the more moderate 5K run and walk, which is more kid-friendly and will be perfect for those who can’t do the eight-mile run. This fun run will certainly be fun for the entire family.

Fort Worth Turkey Trot
Nov. 23 (Check Website for Exact Time)
Westside YMCA -- 201 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 244-4544

In the Fort Worth side of the Metroplex, this race will bring much fun to those who want to stay in shape. The Fort Worth Turkey Trot put on by the YMCA, will have numerous levels of runs and walks that will fit any stamina group. Whether you’re an intense runner or want to do a light walk, you calorie-burning needs will be met at the Fort Worth Turkey Trot.

2017 XTO Energy Parade of Lights
Nov. 19 @ 6 pm
Starts at Weatherford and Houston Sts within Sundance Square., Fort Worth, TX
(817) 336-2787

If you’re looking for something that will brighten up your Thanksgiving before the turkey is done, bring your lawn chairs to this downtown Fort Worth parade. Thanksgiving and Christmas come alive at the XTO Energy Parade of Lights, which will bring joy to the city through colorful floats and a huge dose of hometown pride. This is one parade you don’t want to miss.

North Texas Turkey Trot
Nov. 23 @ 8 am (Race Start)
5500 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034
No Phone Number

Get ready to get your family in tip-top shape for Thanksgiving dinner. Before the spread is served, families in the northern Metroplex can make their way to Frisco to run in the North Texas Turkey Trot. Though the Dallas Turkey Trot is the area’s (and the country’s) largest trot, the fun run in Frisco is right on its tails, and it will be impossible not to have fun at this awesome trot. If you need to pick up your packet, head to the Frisco Academy Sports + Outdoors store (4000 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75035 (214) 436-5920).