The nation’s capital comes alive for the holidays, and it all starts with Thanksgiving! It’s not just about getting stuffed and watching football. The entire district welcomes the holiday season with family activities and Thanksgiving events. This year celebrate together with family and friends aboard a City Cruises yacht and take some time to focus on what is meaningful as you sail on the Potomac River for an unforgettable experience in Washington, DC!

Things to do in Washington, DC- Thanksgiving 2023

Need a break from cooking and cleaning? You have options! Free up your time by taking the work out of preparing a Thanksgiving meal. There are plenty of seasonal activities to keep you busy in the Washington, DC, area, and allowing yourself to have some free time to enjoy them may be your best decision yet. Take the ones you love on a City Cruises dining cruise this year and get out of the kitchen and onto the Potomac River with incredible views of Washington, DC’s, iconic landmarks while our attentive crew indulges you with culinary delights, lively entertainment, and refreshing cocktails so that you can come together for an unexpected and enjoyable Thanksgiving treat!

Imagine the hours that you will save without having to plan and shop for holiday meal items, and not having to wash dishes! You may be surprised that the district has plenty of things to do outside the home that you have never had the opportunity to enjoy before. There are holiday markets and farmer’s markets, museums, and turkey trots which benefit local charities. You may even have a little extra volunteer time, which is a meaningful way to slow down and reflect. Allow yourself to be pampered this holiday to free up some time to do what matters to you most.

There’s Always Room for Seconds Aboard a Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise in Washington, DC

To fully appreciate our Capital city, get out on the Potomac River (the second largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay) and see it from another perspective – on the water with the Washington DC Thanksgiving Premier Dinner Cruise. Onboard you will enjoy a celebratory 3-course plated dinner with all the delicious trimmings freshly prepared by our chef, all while soaking in the beautiful and calming waters surrounding you. Gather around the table with your nearest and dearest to savor Beet and Baby Arugula Salad, Seafood Chowder, Pan-Roasted Cod, Braised Beef Short Ribs, and the true star of the show-Traditional Turkey with all the sides you know and love that bring back all the feels. A delectable and seasonal dessert station awaits you to satisfy your sweet tooth with Assorted Cakes, Brownies, and Fresh Fruit. Gather in our climate-controlled cozy interiors with the companionship of your loved ones and take in the most breathtaking views of the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Now is your chance to get dressed up and let someone else worry while you take advantage of the fresh air, cool breezes, and music for a festive celebration.

Christmas dinner with friends

Gather for the Thanksgiving Feast with City Cruises

The weather in Washington, DC, can get chilly in the evenings, but most days have mild temperatures that make it perfect for a day out on the Potomac River. Take advantage of the fresh air and blue skies and set sail on a Washington DC Thanksgiving Afternoon Lunch Cruise for an unforgettable meal and panoramic views of our nation’s capital skyline. Our team will happily take care of all the details for you, leaving you to spend time with friends and family. Our professional chef will prepare Salads, Oven-Roasted Whitefish, and Hand-Carved Turkey accompanied by Seasonal Vegetables, Traditional Thanksgiving Fare, and scrumptious desserts so you can stuff yourself silly buffet style. Snap a family photo with the stunning autumn scenery as your backdrop. Enjoy a glass of wine or a creative cocktail while not having to worry about who’s on clean-up duty. Take the opportunity to check out onboard activities and games or get on the dance floor with live entertainment to work up an appetite for another trip around the buffet table.

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Book Your Washington, DC Thanksgiving Dining Cruise Today!

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude and spending time with loved ones before the holiday rush. Treat yourself to a new experience of celebrating with family and friends on the calming waters of the Potomac River, and make plans to make this a new annual tradition for Thanksgiving in Washington, DC . Cheers to the start of the holiday season with City Cruises!

City Experiences Dinner Cruise overlooking Washington Monument