Thanksgiving is not only a perfect time to spend with friends and family, but also a time to give to the less fortunate in the community. These Thanksgiving events offer a variety of options for celebrating and giving back this holiday season.

Volunteer with Pine Street Inn

444 Harrison Avenue

Pine Street Inn partners with homeless individuals to help them move from the streets and shelter to a home and assists formerly homeless individuals in retaining housing. They also provide job training, veteran, and recovery services, and, through year-round volunteer support, tirelessly advocate for collaborative solutions to end homelessness.

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

November 29-December 30
539 Washington Street

Boston Ballet brings the holiday classic to the stage again this year at Boston’s famed Opera House. The magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes comes to life, set to the iconic score by Tchaikovsky. This annual tradition is the perfect way to make holiday memories with family and friends.

Franklin Park Coalition 6th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Thursday, November 22 | Race Start 9:00 am

Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse | One Circuit Drive

Boston Bruins v. Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday, November 23 | 7:30 p.m.

TD Garden