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Thanksgiving in Summit County - What to eat, where to go and what to do.

Written by Kelly King

Breckenridge Restaurants

Many local restaurants are offering holiday spreads in addition to their normal menus. Families looking for a traditional holiday meal or a big Thanksgiving dinner with a twist can celebrate without having to cook! Blue River Bistro is offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal, including garlic and thyme roasted turkey, shallot and gruyere mashed Yukon potatoes, roasted pear and pecan dressing, maple butternut squash hash and fresh cranberry and orange sauce. Reservations recommended. (970) 453-6974 Spencer’s at Beaver Run Resort returns with its annual buffet-style spread. After a long day on the slopes, you can ski to the dinner table and choose between chef-attended pasta and meat-carving stations, snow crab and shrimp, and pie and cake. Adults dine for $42, children for $19. Reservations recommended. (970) 453-8755 At gourmet Hearthstone Restaurant, the Thanksgiving menu includes roast turkey breast, cranberry orange compote, smoked duck and Calvados cornbread stuffing, and maple whipped sweet potatoes. Adults dine for $42, children for $19. Reservations required. (970) 453-1148 Other restaurants with Thanksgiving plates include the Motherloded Tavern (home-style cooking, $10.95), Sevens at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 (gourmet, $35, 5-9 p.m.), Quandary Grille (traditional, $19.99, half-price for children), and Modis (starts at 5 p.m.).

Thanksgiving Dinner Pick-Ups

Lost Cajun, Cajun Fried Turkeys and Turkey Dinners: $55 for just the Turkey (10-12 lbs), $95 for a whole meal including a half gallon of gumbo or other soup, potato salad or close slaw, and bread. 970-547-8330 At City Market in Breckenridge, you can place an order online in the bakery or deli to be picked up at the store.

Local Events

Thanksgiving Day — Frisco Adventure Park Opens The Frisco Adventure Park tubing hill and Nordic center open for the season. Sleigh rides will also be departing from the Frisco Nordic Center and will take you through the Peninsula Recreation Area down scenic trails with spectacular mountain views. Thanksgiving Day — Frisco Turkey Day 5K The first annual Turkey Day 5K is open to all ages and takes place on the Summit County Recpath and town of Frisco side streets. All racers are invited to make a non-perishable food donation at the event, which will benefit the Family and Intercultural Resource Center of Summit County. Black Friday sales at the Outlets in Silverthorne run from 12 a.m.–1 a.m.