Where to Eat, Shop & Have Fun Locally this Thanksgiving

by | Nov 18, 2022

Thankful in the Andovers

Countdown to Thanksgiving Fun!

The Buzz on Our Local Thanksgiving Shopping Guide, Turkey/Wine Pairing, Thanksgiving Gift Baskets, Andover Knit Varsity Sweater, Gluten-Free BLTA, Friends’Giving, Feater Five Tradition, Free Photo with Santa, Holiday Pop-Up Event & Welcome Santa to Town!

Get Your Local Thanksgiving Guide

Turkey Day is just six days away. But have no fear, if you aren’t prepared.  Because the Ultimate Thanksgiving Shopping & Dining Guide for Andover & North Andover will help you.

Local Thanksgiving Shopping Guide

Ultimate Thanksgiving Shopping Dining Guide for Andover & North Andover

Have Turkey/Wine Pairing Fun

Whether you’re the Thanksgiving Chef or Thanksgiving Guest, you’ll have fun selecting the perfect wine pairing with Samata at Andover’s wine-sense.

Turkey/Wine Pairing Fun at Andover’s wine-sense

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing at Andover's wine-sense

 

Show Gratitude with a Thanksgiving Gift Basket

Thanksgiving Gift Baskets at Andover's Elsie's Pantry

Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry is your source for Great Gift Baskets for any occasion. Owner Linda Conners-McCarthy personally curates the items that go into each basket. And with 80 percent of the items in her specialty food shop being locally made, purchasing an Elsie’s Pantry Thanksgiving Gift Basket supports a lot of local businesses.

Elsie’s Pantry Owner Talks Gift Baskets

 

Snag a Classic Andover Knit Varsity Sweater

The once-a-year shipment of Andover Knit Varsity Sweaters is in now at Andover Collection. And these classic sweaters go quickly. So order yours today while sizes last! And wear it to the Thanksgiving Football Game!

Andover Knit Varsity Sweater

Andover Knit Varsity Sweater

 

Get a Gluten-Free BLTA Pick-Me-Up

Don’t run on empty while running errands this holiday season. Stop into North Andover’s It’s All Good in the Kitchen Gluten-Free Cafe & Bakery for a BLTA — Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich. It’s a great pick-me-up!

Gluten-Free BLTA (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado)

Gluten-Free BLT at North Andover's It's All Good in the Kitchen Gluten-Free Bakery & Cafe

 

Attend Friends’Giving on Thanksgiving Eve

Check out our Local Thanksgiving Shopping Guide, and you’ll have every holiday detail wrapped up by Thanksgiving Eve. Which means you’re free to attend Friends’giving at Palmers Restaurant & Tavern. When the Andover hot spot opens early with Featured Appetizers and Specialty Cocktails. Plus, a Top 40’s DJ, starting at 9pm.

Thanksgiving Eve at Palmer’s Restaurant & Tavern

Thanksgiving Eve at Andover's Palmer's Restaurant & Tavern

 

Join the Feaster Five Tradition

Feaster Five Turns 35

The Feaster Five is celebrating 35 years of Fitness, Family & Fun. And The Andovers Magazine recently published Five from the Five – Runners share what the race means to themstarting on page 32. One of the five is Ian O’Connor, now of Stoneham. Ian has run the race since childhood with an extended group of family & friends. You can read his memory on page 33. And it includes a local-store-flashback to Main Street’s Athletes Corner. Ian, along with his wife Leigh Ann, will introduce the tradition to their baby boy Carter this year!

Carter O’Connor is Pumped for Feaster Five 35

Carter O'Connor is pumped to join the Feaster Five Family Tradition

 

Get a Free Photo with Santa & More!

After your turkey coma wears off, it’s time to get in the spirit of the season. And what better way than to attend Holidays at The Village Studio in North Andover. It’s  a free, family-fun-packed event. With the added benefit of shopping locally handmade goods for Christmas and Hanukkah.

Holidays at The Village Studio

Holiday Event at North Andover's The Village Studio

Handmade Hanukkah Pillows at The Village Studio

Handmade Hanukkah Pillows at The Village Studio

Lynne Kasparian Designs Pottery at The Village Studio

Lynne Kasparian Designs Pottery at The Village Studio

Elements of Fusion Polar Bear Ornament at The Village Studio

Elements of Fusion Polar Bear Ornament at The Village Studio

Holiday Home Decor at The Village Studio

Holiday Decor at The Village Studio

 

Elsie’s Pantry Holiday Pop-Up with Tiffany Gentile

Andover-raised Tiffany Gentile, owner of Unique Treasures, is the local business guest at Elsie’s Pantry Pop-Up this Saturday.  Tiffany created Glitzy’s Gadgets for her mom’s cable TV cooking show — The Glitzy Gourmet. And she will have pieces available at this Saturday’s Pop-Up. Along with her tabletop decor, appetizer sets, and glassware. So stop by Elsie’s Pantry at 90 Main Street in Andover this Saturday between noon and 4pm.

Glitzy’s Gadgets Holiday Serving Set

Glitzy's Gadgets at Elsie's Pantry Pop-Up

 

Welcome Santa 🎅 to Town!

Stay warm and enjoy front row seats at the Andover Santa Parade. Join The Papineau Team at Coldwell Baker Realty Andover for cookies and cocoa when Santa comes to town!

Cookies & Cocoa with The Papineau Team

Cookies & Cocoa with The Papineau Team at Coldwell Banker Realty Andover

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