Time to gobble up some Thanksgiving cheer!  Lucky for us, there’s plenty to do in Central Oregon this week.
Here’s a round-up of holiday events.
Thanksgiving Day
Bend Turkey Trot — Baldy’s Barbecue’s 3rd annual event, with a Fun Run, 5K/10K & 1-mile family-friendly Trotters Walk. 9 am, Skyliner Ranch Road. 541-388-1860.
BGCCO Turkey Trot — 5K/10K race, plus untimed 1.5 mile “trotter’s walk”; proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon. 9 am at Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend. 541-617-2877, ext 12.
I LIKE PIE Run/walk & Pie Baking Contest — 7th annual run/walk, with 2K, 5K, 10K & 10 miles. 9 am, Riverfront Plaza, Bend. Recommended $5 donation & 5 cans of food; proceeds benefit Neighbor Impact. 541-317-3568.
Thanksgiving at the Boathouse — Holiday dinner buffet. Noon, 2 pm & 4 pm, Boathouse Restaurant, the Lodge at Suttle Lake. Adults $35; seniors $30; kids 5-14 $15; under 5 free. 541-595-2628.
Thanksgiving at the Lodge — Buffet features cold station (smoked salmon platter, pear salad, assorted cheeses & more), carving station (prime rib, glazed ham) & hot selections (turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes au gratin & more). 12:30-5 pm at the Lodge Restaurant, Black Butte Ranch. Adults $35.95; kids 6-12 $17.50; under 6 free.541-595-1260.
Brand 33 Thanksgiving Buffet — Cold station (artisanal cheese, tortellini pesto salad, oysters on the half shell & more) & hot station (slow-roasted turkey with bourbon mustard glaze, prime rib, baked ham & more). 11 am-4 pm at Brand 33 Restaurant, Aspen Lakes Golf Course. Adults $35; kids 5-12 $15; under 5 free. 541-549-3663.
Thanksgiving on the River — Featuring a roasted tom turkey with trimmings, brown-sugar baked ham with trimmings or combo plate. Noon-8 pm, Crossings at the Riverhouse, Bend. $21.95-$25.95; kids’ specials starting at $11.95. 541-389-8810.
Broken Top Thanksgiving Buffet — Turkey with all the trimmings, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm at Broken Top Club, Bend. Adults $29.95; kids 7-12 $13.95; 6 & under free. 541-383-8200.
Friday, Nov. 23
Sisters Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony — 5:30 pm at Barclay Park. 541-549-0251.
Redmond Winter Art Walk — Showcase of local art & music. 4-8 pm, various downtown stores. 541-923-5191.
Friday, Nov. 23-Saturday, Nov. 24
Holiday Bazaar — Foods, crafts & holiday fare. Fri from 5-9 p.m & Sat 10 am- 4 pm at Camp Sherman Community Hall. Proceeds benefit the Black Butte School Foundation. 541-595-6306.
Friday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 25
Holiday Crafts Faire — 10 am- 4 pm, St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church, Sisters. 541-549-2053.
Friday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 25
Holiday Open House — Handmade functional pottery on view from 10 am- 5 pm at Canyon Creek Pottery. Drawing for pottery pie plate. Sat: pinch-pot class for kids at 10 a.m. 541-390-2449.
Saturday, Nov. 24
Sisters Turkey Trot 5K-10K Walk/Run —  Inaugural fun run/walk benefitting programs to feed the hungry in Sisters. 11 am, Village Green Park. Free; participants are encouraged to bring a grocery bag filled with non-perishable foodstuffs.
Sisters Christmas Parade & Celebration — 2 pm, Hood Avenue and Chamber grounds. 541-549-0251.
Redmond Starlight Holiday Parade — This year’s theme is “The Island of Misfit Toys.” 5 pm, downtown. 541-923-5191.
Redmond Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony — Santa Claus lights up the holiday tree, with live music. 6 pm, Centennial Park. 541-923-5191.
Friday, Nov. 30
Bend Christmas Tree Lighting – – Santa will parade down Wall Street to Minnesota, where he will then light up Minnesota Ave. Festivities begin at 6 pm; tree lighting at 6:50 (tree at corner of Newport & Wall). 541-788-3628.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Bend Christmas Parade — This year’s theme: “A Picture Perfect Christmas.” Noon, downtown Bend. 541-388-3879.

About the Author
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond.