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Centuries after the first Thanksgiving for the rain that ended a drought in the United States, families from all over the country still gather every year to celebrate this holiday. With this celebration comes traditional dishes that add to the overall excitement of the celebration. Have you been the host for the past years? This year, you can also make this celebration fun and exciting without the seasonal cooking and baking.

Orange County is known for its many Thanksgiving-related activities. Restaurants and cafes here host meals for families. You too can celebrate Thanksgiving in Laguna Niguel with family and friends minus the hassle of all the kitchen affairs. Know where to go on Thanksgiving 2018.

The Original Patsy’s Irish Pub of Laguna Niguel

Address: 28971 Golden Lantern #108, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, USA

Contact Number: +1 949-249-2604


Operating Hours

Open Daily: 11:00AM – 1:30AM


Saturday & Sundays: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Happy Hour

Daily: 4:30PM – 6:30PM

Kitchen Hours

Daily: 11:00AM – 10:00PM

Patsy’s is known for its awesome people, good food and reasonable drink prices. This place has also been a venue for friends to enjoy playing pool and darts! This Thanksgiving season, this casual Irish watering hole in Laguna Niguel welcomes families and friends. On Thursday, this place opens at 7pm. Locally crafted beers that are vegan-friendly are still available. At 9 pm, Patsy’s Karaoke night begins. Bring your loved ones and gather for a sumptuous dinner crafted by one of the best restaurants in the city. For more information, contact Patsy’s through the phone or website provided.

Mollies Country Kitchen

Address: 27932 La Paz Rd, Ste M, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Contact Number: (949) 643-9174

Operating Hours

Monday- Saturday: 6:00 am – 8:30 pm

Sunday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mollies Country Kitchen have been offering Turkey Dinner Special for the past years. Celebrate with your loved ones in this lovely restaurant in Laguna Niguel. Feel at home while falling in love with their classic dishes and sweets on this day of gratefulness and family bonding.


Address: 32431 Street of the Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel.

Contact Number: 949-248-1912


Operating Hours

Sunday- Thursday: 4pm –10:30pm

Friday- Saturday: 4pm– 11:30pm

Happy Hour

Monday- Thursday: 4 pm-7pm


Saturday- Sunday: 10:30-2:00


Tuesday – Friday: 11:30-2:30

Hendrix offers a three-course meal on Thanksgiving. It goes with entree choices of turkey, prime rib or salmon, and a selection of dessert. Your little ones are also welcome to enjoy their special kids’ menu. Dine in within 1 pm- 8 pm on Thanksgiving day and enjoy a lovely meal to remember. Fees include $65 for adults and $19 for children 12 and under. For more information and reservation details, feel free to call Hendrix or visit their official website.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – Dana Point

Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point

Contact Number: +1 949-240-2000


Operating Hours

Thursday, Nov 22, 2018: 12 pm – 4 pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel welcomes families and friends that want to celebrate Thanksgiving while benefiting a local charity. Join its ‘Thanks-for-Giving-Buffet,’ and enjoy a lovely feast for only $129 per person. The buffet will feature traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Enjoy the ocean views as you joyfully give thanks with your loved ones.

Fun things to do on Thanksgiving 2018

Now that you’re done filling up your tummies with lovely dishes, continue to celebrate Thanksgiving in Laguna Niguel with these fun activities for every member of your family:

Family Game Night

Throw in those traditional board games like Pictionary and Scattergories or choose from the hot new games like the just-for-adults Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples. Snuggle with the whole crew for some good laughs while having friendly competitions.

Family Football Game

If your clan wishes to be more animated during your games, then pick your teams and start a friendly football game. The whole family can enjoy a lovely November afternoon competing for a coveted Thanksgiving Championship Trophy. Let the games begin and see which family members can score their way through this family bonding tradition.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

As Thanksgiving is about forging tighter bonds among family members, having an outdoor scavenger hunt might be a good idea. Assemble your family members into teams or pairs. Organize a scavenger hunt either throughout the neighborhood or just in the backyard. You can offer prizes like special treats or small gift cards. Inspire a friendly competition that can help your family craft that tight-knit relationship over Thanksgiving 2018.

Set up the Christmas Tree

Trivia: Some countries like the Philippines start celebrating the holiday season as early as September, the first BER month of the year. It proves that it’s never too early to set up that Christmas tree and welcome one of the most awaited seasons every year. Turn on that festive music and delegate the decorating tasks. Have fun as the kids and kids at heart in your family welcome the Yuletide season on Thanksgiving. Serving some hot cocoa will be a perfect idea too!

Ready yourself for another beautiful experience as you celebrate Thanksgiving in Laguna Niguel with family and friends.

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