Thanksgiving in Texarkana, Arkansas

Thanksgiving is a time for gathering and bonding with family and friends. No matter how chaotic this time of year may be, there are plenty of great ways to celebrate the holidays in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Whether you’re passing through on the way home or hosting a Texarkana-style Thanksgiving, here are a few of the best ways to enjoy Thanksgiving week in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Find a cozy spot to hang out with family and friends.

We understand wanting to cozy up with a warm drink as the weather gets colder, and downtown Texarkana has two of the coolest spots to do just that. Located across from the Stateline Post Office and Federal Courthouse, The Rabbit Hole has delicious coffee, pastries, and more in a cozy setting. Enjoy your treats at a table by the window or grab a seat on one of the couches or in a comfy chair. If you make your way toward Front Street, you’ll find Alley Cats Coffee Bar across from The Gallery at 1894. The renovated train car has great vibes and a variety of coffees and teas to help you stay warm.

Take the Thanksgiving football game to a park.

Whether playing football is a Thanksgiving tradition for your group or just something you’ve seen in movies, visiting one of Texarkana’s parks is a great way to be active and work off some of the calories from lunch or dinner (if you’re worried about that). If you’re looking for a different way to host a Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving meal, break out your picnic blankets and head to Bobby Ferguson Park or Jefferson Park. You can even bring your dog along for a trip to the PetSafe JefFURson Dog Park. Find more parks to enjoy in Texarkana here.

Grab a meal at an iconic Texarkana restaurant.

If you’re tired of eating Thanksgiving leftovers, there are plenty of great restaurants that will be open during Thanksgiving week. Head to Fat Jack’s Oyster and Sports Bar to grab a delicious burger and hear live music from Journey of a Lifetime: The Music of Journey, which is performing the day after Thanksgiving. In downtown, you can treat your loved ones to some delicious Mexican food at Zapata’s or try out the Night Before Thanksgiving meal at Hopkins Icehouse. As an iconic Texarkana restaurant, Pop’s Place is worth the trip for anyone craving steak, shrimp, fish, crab legs, and more.

No matter how you choose to spend your holiday week in Texarkana, Arkansas, we hope you make memories and have fun with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving from Our Texarkana!