Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and feasting. While most of us can agree that homemade pumpkin pie is delicious, not everyone wants to spend the holiday slaving over a hot stove. If you’re in Wilmington, NC or Wrightsville Beach this holiday season and don’t feel called to the kitchen, never fear. There are plenty of local and delicious ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast without stepping foot into the kitchen.

Blockade Runner Thanksgiving Feast 

Celebrate Thanksgiving all weekend long by booking the Blockade Runner’s Thanksgiving and Flotilla package. Your long holiday weekend will start with the Blockade Runner’s incredible Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, featuring all the fixings. On Saturday night, you won’t want to be anywhere but the Blockade Runner to watch the famous Holiday Flotilla parade. You can either book a harbor front room to watch the parade and fireworks right from the warmth and comfort of your own room or, if you prefer the great outdoors, bundle up and walk over and watch the parade from the shore. It’s a great way to spend a long weekend with your nearest and dearest!

Front Street Brewery 

Also known as the original brewery that started at all, this mainstay of downtown Wilmington is always open on Thanksgiving Day. For just $7.99, you can enjoy a simple but tasty plate of turkey and dressing. Since you’re already at the brewery, it only seems right to wash it down with a cold, fresh, local beer. If you’re looking for a relaxing and laidback place to enjoy your holiday dinner, then this is the place for you.

Sweet & Savory Café 

This local favorite is open every holiday season to make sure you have a place the whole family can enjoy together. They are currently accepting reservations for their 2015 Thanksgiving Dinner, so if you want to reserve a table, now is the time! The feast will be served between 11 AM and 7 PM, and the price is $25.99 for adults, $15.99 for children ages 4-11, and free for guests under 4. All meals are served family style and include traditional favorites such as turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and plenty of pies for dessert.

Whole Foods Market 

Sometimes you don’t feel like cooking, but you don’t want to go out, either. For the best of both worlds, the answer is Wilmington’s own Whole Foods Market. Order a Thanksgiving dinner online and pick your feast up on Thanksgiving Day. They offer plenty of options for different diets, so whether you’re looking for an organic, free-range turkey, a vegan main dish, or gluten free stuffing, no one at your table will go hungry.

We hope this post has given you some ideas for a fun and memorable Thanksgiving celebration in Wilmington, NC! Whether you live in southeastern North Carolina or are planning a trip here for the holidays, there’s plenty to see, do, and eat. For more ideas on how to spend your time in Wilmington and beyond, be sure to like on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. In the meantime, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!