Thanksgiving in Gaithersburg and Support for those Needing Our Help


Thanksgiving Festivities in Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg, Maryland is a vibrant and diverse community that celebrates Thanksgiving in a variety of ways. From traditional Thanksgiving dinners to unique and creative events, there is something for everyone in Gaithersburg to enjoy during this special time of year.

For those who want to experience a traditional Thanksgiving celebration, there are many options available in Gaithersburg. Several local restaurants offer Thanksgiving dinner buffets and prix-fixe menus, featuring all the classic Thanksgiving dishes, such as turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

For a truly unique and memorable Thanksgiving experience, consider attending one of the many Thanksgiving-themed events happening in Gaithersburg. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Cooking at Kingbird: Thanksgiving: This hands-on cooking class will teach you how to make a delicious and traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
  • MOOD4EVA Thanksgiving Eve Celebration: Dance the night away at this high-energy Thanksgiving Eve party.
  • Rewind: Thanksgiving Edition: Take a trip down memory lane at this 80s and 90s Thanksgiving Eve party.
  • Poplar Spring's Thanksgiving WITH the Turkeys: Get up close and personal with real-life turkeys at this family-friendly event.
  • Thanksgiving Eve Club Hopping: Hop from club to club and enjoy the best of Thanksgiving Eve nightlife.

Thanksgiving is a time for giving back, and there are many opportunities to volunteer in Gaithersburg during the holiday season. Here are a few ways you can help others:

  • Help serve Thanksgiving dinner at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter.
  • Volunteer to deliver Thanksgiving meals to seniors and shut-ins.
  • Donate food or clothing to a local charity.

Additional Thanksgiving Activities

In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving festivities, there are many other things to see and do in Gaithersburg during the holiday season. Here are a few ideas:

  • Visit one of the many local Christmas tree farms.
  • Take a ride on the Gaithersburg Trolley.
  • Go ice skating at the Rockville Ice Rink.
  • Enjoy a winter wonderland at the Enchanted Forest at Bohrer Park.

Here are some additional tips for planning your Thanksgiving celebration in Gaithersburg:

  • Make reservations early for Thanksgiving dinner at restaurants.
  • Purchase your Thanksgiving groceries early to avoid the crowds.
  • Plan your transportation to and from Thanksgiving events.
  • Allow extra time for travel, as traffic can be heavier during the holiday season.
  • Most importantly, relax and enjoy the time spent with family and friends.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving in Gaithersburg but think about your blessing try to share with others around the world. 

Here are some ways people can give to Darfur, Ukraine, Israel and Palestine during this Thanksgiving time to give thanks and share our blessings:


  • Donate to organizations that are providing humanitarian aid to people in Darfur, such as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), or the Save the Children Fund.
  • Raise awareness about the conflict in Darfur by sharing information with friends, family, and on social media.
  • Advocate for peace and justice in Darfur by contacting elected officials and urging them to support policies that will end the violence and bring about a lasting peace.


  • Donate to organizations that are providing humanitarian aid to people in Ukraine, such as the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), or the International Medical Corps.
  • Welcome Ukrainian refugees into your community and offer them support and assistance.
  • Learn more about the conflict in Ukraine and how you can help by reading news articles, watching documentaries, or attending informational events.


  • Donate to organizations that are working to promote peace and coexistence in Israel, such as the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, the Abraham Fund Initiatives, or the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.
  • Support organizations that are providing humanitarian aid to people in need in Israel, such as Magen David Adom, the Israeli Red Cross, or the Joint Distribution Committee.
  • Learn more about Israeli culture and history by visiting museums, attending cultural events, or reading books and articles.
  • Palestine:
    • Donate to organizations that are providing humanitarian aid to people in Palestine, such as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, or Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).
    • Support organizations that are working to promote peace and justice in Palestine, such as the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law, or the American Friends Service Committee.
    • Learn more about the conflict in Palestine and how you can help by reading news articles, watching documentaries, or attending informational events.

    For all countries, here are some additional organizations that you can donate to:

    • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
    • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    • Save the Children
    • CARE
    • World Food Programme (WFP)
    • International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    It is important to note that there are many other organizations working to address humanitarian crises around the world. When choosing an organization to donate to, it is important to research the organization and make sure that it is reputable and that your donation will be used effectively.
    Thank you for your generosity.

Additional ways to give

  • Volunteer your time or skills to help organizations that are working to make the world a better place.
  • Donate blood or plasma to help save lives.
  • Mentor a child or youth.
  • Support local businesses in your community.
  • Be kind and compassionate to others.

Every act of generosity, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in the world. By giving back to others during this Thanksgiving time, we can express our gratitude for our blessings and help to create a more just and compassionate world.

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