Thanksgiving at Home

More than ever, the saying, “no place like home for the holidays,” will ring true. A compromise for your Thanksgiving plans does not mean compromising for your favorite holiday traditions. For Thanksgiving weekend, we have your plans covered. Celebrate at the Pittsboro Christmas Tree Lighting then reserve a table at a local eatery or bring the taste of the season, and all the seasonings, home! 

Pittsboro Holly Days:

It may seem like everything else is on pause, but Santa’s work is most definitely not! The Pittsboro Business Association will be hosting their sixth annual Holly Days celebration beginning on Sunday, November 22. With an array of socially distanced events, including the kickoff Christmas Tree Lighting, this series is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! The tree lighting on November 22 will feature Santa in a life-sized snow globe visiting with guests from a car-rider line from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., the tree lighting will be available via livestream! 

The Pittsboro Business Association is now accepting applications for performers to be featured during the livestream. 20 spots are available for family, friends, businesses, churches and other organizations to perform during two to three-minute spots. Now is your time to shine, alongside the tree that is!

Thanksgiving at The Root Cellar:

The team at The Root Cellar is getting ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner to you and your loved ones from the comfort of your home. Scratch-made recipes, from main dishes, to side dishes, to desserts, are available for to-go purchase orders beginning on November 13. All orders must be placed by 2 p.m. on November 22 and orders will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Chapel Hill or Pittsboro. 

Using the Thanksgiving Order Guide, choose from hors d’oeuvres like chorizo and cheddar sausage balls, baked brie in filo or classic deviled eggs. For the main course, will you be having an oven-roasted turkey breast, cranberry red wine-braised brisket, herb-roasted side salmon with a lemon cream sauce or butternut squash lasagna? Some of their classic side dishes include sweet potato casserole, cornbread sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Is anyone else hungry? 

We can’t possibly forget about dessert, as stuffed as you may be at that point! Will it be pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, bread pudding or key lime pie? To top it all off, The Root Cellar’s Wine Essentials six-pack contains all the liquid deliciousness you need for dinner and the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend. 

Make it simple and choose the Thanksgiving Meal for Four, which includes one entree, three side dishes with a choice of gravy or cranberry orange relish and a mini pumpkin or apple pie for $150. Get shopping

Thanksgiving at Fearrington House Restaurant:

Hurry! There are only a few spots left for an afternoon Thanksgiving dinner reservation at Fearrington House Restaurant. For $135 per person, reserve your spot for a scrumptious meal in a most scenic location. 

For the first course, indulge in a local cheese tart with pumpkin jam, marinated shrimp with sunchoke and ginger cake or celery root soup flavored with chicken and truffle quince. The second course of braised short rib with parsnip and applewood smoked bacon, seared scallops with smoked ricotta or brown butter parisian gnocchi is next. It’s the main act to follow! Choose from a sorghum glazed roasted turkey, turkey and mushroom pie with mustard duck fat roasted potatoes, three cheese mac & cheese with a brioche crust or roasted brussel sprouts with dates and hazelnuts for the main course. 

And finally, we have arrived at dessert! It’s either a delectable souffle, a selection of artisanal cheeses or a maple and cream cheese mousse. You simply cannot go wrong with this decision. 

Allow these Chatham County offerings to take some of the stress away from your holiday season. Instead of spending your week in the kitchen, spend it with the ones you love.