Drop a little turkey knowledge this Thanksgiving

In a few weeks you’ll be gathered around the table with family and/or friends to feast, watch football in the living room, and scan the TV screen for your favorite float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. But how much do you really know about the Thanksgiving holiday you celebrate every year? Here’s a few tidbits to impress your guests:

  • Americans eat 46 million turkeys every Thanksgiving.
  • Even though the first Thanksgiving was held in 1621, it didn’t become a national holiday until over 200 years later, under President Lincoln.
  • In 1953, Swanson had so much extra turkey leftover from the Thanksgiving holiday that they packaged it into aluminum trays with vegetable sides – and the first TV dinner was born.

Feeling “in the know”? Now you can feel even hipper with this list of upcoming events that your friends at Reunion put together. You probably have family coming into town for the holidays so here are a few awesome ways to entertain your out-of-town visitors.

Drop a little turkey knowledge this Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 14, 6-10pm, Mile High Station

This festival is the year’s most mouth-watering and comfort food celebration in the Rockies! Come and enjoy festive grilled cheese tastings, tomato soups, tasty beer and wine. Over 20 restaurants and beverage companies will be attending this year vying for the best grilled cheese in Denver. The fundraiser benefits Imagination Library of Denver – a free book program for kids 0-5.


Through November 30, Forney Museum of Transportation

Explore the progress of automotive design in America during the decade of radical change – the 1970s. Cars include a 1974 AMC Gremlin, a 1976 AMC Pacer, a 1977 Chevrolet Corvette, and a 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350! Learn more.


November 19 – March 3, Denver Art Museum

This unique exhibit surveys 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of over 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, etc., will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century. Buy tickets.


Saturday, November 3, 9am-4pm, Denver Botanic Gardens

Experience the colorful fun of Day of the Dead with family crafts, costumes, and more. Dia de los Muertos costumes are encouraged! The market (El Mercado) will feature art, jewelry, and T-shirts designs. A free park-n-ride service will be provided from East High School. Learn more.


Saturday, December 1, Rec Center

Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors at Reunion’s Holiday Happenings event complete with kids activities and crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, and visits with Santa!