Woodloch: A Family-First Alternative to Thanksgiving in NYC

Every Thanksgiving, 44 million Americans travel via car, plane, train, or bus to be with their family. So, it should come as no surprise that Thanksgiving is the busiest holiday of the year for most. A growing trend in the travel industry is a destination Thanksgiving gathering where mom and dad can gleefully ditch their aprons, oven mitts, and turkey baster. With 20.3 million people in the New York metropolitan area, Thanksgiving break should serve as a time to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate with your kids. Instead, parents often labor inside cramped kitchens only to watch their kids scamper off after dinner to surf the web on their smartphones. We do things a bit differently here at Woodloch Resort, a family-centric respite that is happy to serve as your alternative to Thanksgiving in NYC.

A Family-Focused Alternative to Thanksgiving in NYC

The holidays are a special time of year for most families as well as for Woodloch’s family of over 1,200 employees. Our family-owned and operated resort has been hosting well-deserved Thanksgiving getaways from NYC for over six decades. This year, say “sayonara” to messy kitchens, hectic Black Friday shopping, and spiritless holiday games by choosing a unique, family-first alternative to a timeworn Thanksgiving in NYC tradition. Your family will be blown away by our entire staff’s commitment to excellence. After experiencing Woodloch’s annual Thanksgiving extravaganza, you’ll return home uplifted, rejuvenated, and ready once again for the real world.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

In late November, guests can partake in over 30 homegrown Thanksgiving activities for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. If you take a peek at last year’s festivities, you’ll quickly notice that there isn’t enough time in the day to try everything! Yes, planning another Thanksgiving in NYC is easy peasy if it’s become your family’s go-to, but perhaps this is the year that you think outside of the box. We recommend starting your Thanksgiving countdown by browsing through some of the most festive family-friendly things to do in the Poconos, including these ten on-site activities:

  1. Thanksgiving in NYCThe “Walnut Hunt”
  2. Gobble gobble: Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts
  3. The Festival of Lights’ debut
  4. Seasonally-inspired bakery wars
  5. Greet a giant turkey during the “Turkey Trot”
  6. Petting zoo and pony rides
  7. Turkey Day Jackpot Bingo
  8. Watch all of the NFL action in the Keystone Room
  9. Trapshooting, archery, and go-carting
  10. The feast

The All-Important Thanksgiving Feast—Family Style

We’d be remiss if we didn’t cover arguably the most enjoyable aspect of Thanksgiving: the feast. Believe it or not, a lot of New Yorkers search for “Thanksgiving catering” to avoid the preparation, cooking, and cleaning. That’s going to cost a fortune. Let our talented culinary team treat you and your family to one-of-a-kind, family-style Thanksgiving dinner. While our menu evolves each year, you can expect the essentials: perfectly roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, and some of the yummiest pie in the Pocono Mountains.

If you’re aiming to discover an alternative to Thanksgiving in NYC this year, please give us a call today at 1-800-966-3562. Or feel free to browse through our extensive packages.