Traditionally, Thanksgiving means sitting down with your family around the dinner table and enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. But it doesn’t have to! NYC has a wide variety of family-friendly Thanksgiving dinner alternatives. Have a fancy Thanksgiving tea party at The Plaza, enjoy a stress-free and kid-friendly restaurant experience, or even let the kids save you the trouble and make the Thanksgiving treats themselves. Click through for 8 alternative ways to observe and celebrate Thanksgiving!

Clue on a Loop with Videology Bar

Videology knows what Thanksgiving is all about: pumpkin pie and murder. Join the bar and cinema for a viewing of the 1985 classic Clue, for a memorable alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

There will be pumpkin pie for the kids, brandy for the adults, and the Clue board game set up on every table so you can play a game while you watch. Please keep in mind that although the film is rated PG, there are some suggestive and violent scenes so we recommend it for older kids. Children are welcome before 8 p.m. — but as the event begins at 6 p.m., you'll be able to catch an entire showing of the movie together.

Nov. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Videology Bar and Cinema
308 Bedford Ave.
(718) 782-3468

Photo: Videology Bar and Cinema via Yelp.


Do you have a favorite alternative Thanksgiving celebration? Tell us about it in the comments! 

— Yuliya Geikhman