Thanksgiving Day Options in Roselle, IL

Thanksgiving in Roselle, IL

Autumn has arrived in Roselle, Illinois, and that means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Prepping for the big holiday can be daunting, but here at Friendly Ford, we have some suggestions for how keep your sanity during this hectic season.

Take the family out

If you lack the space for entertaining but still want to gather with loved ones, Wildfire Restaurant has a solution for you. Stop in from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Thanksgiving Day and enjoy a full family-style spread, including spit-roasted turkey with all the fixings — even gluten-free options.

Gather loved ones at home

If you have the space but lack the time or the cooking know-how, Catering Sensation has options to fit your needs. Turkey, ham, and sides are prepared fresh here every day, including Thanksgiving. You can either stop by to pick up your food or schedule a delivery by or before 1:30 p.m.

Give back

If you’re just looking to give back this Thanksgiving, consider helping out with WACO’s 23rd annual food drive. It runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 16, with opportunities to volunteer on Nov. 17 to sort out donations. Another way to give back is by participating in Roselle’s fifth annual Turkey Tango Trot 5K. This race will be held Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m., with all proceeds kept in the community. It’s a great way to contribute locally — and to work up an appetite for the big meal.

Check Out These Thanksgiving Events in Chicago This Year

Here at Friendly Ford, we are so thankful to be just a short drive away from the amazing city of Chicago – the perfect place to be this Thanksgiving season. Whether you are looking for a place to practice your favorite tradition or something new, there is no shortage of Thanksgiving events in Chicago this year:


  • Thanksgiving Parade – This one is a no-brainer; if you can manage to wake up in time and get a good spot, you will treasure an in-person viewing of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Turkey Day Run – All donations for this Turkey Day Run, which includes multiple races, go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
  • ZooLights – It’s no secret to Chicagoans that the Lincoln Park Zoo is perhaps the best free zoo in the country, and that’s certainly the case during the winter season, when the zoo is dressed up in holiday lights.
  • Mac & Cheese Fest – Lastly, you may not consider macaroni and cheese to be a Thanksgiving staple, but after you attend this delicious, cheesy festival, you are sure to change your mind.

Be sure to drive safely this holiday season, and if you would like to take your next family road trip in a brand new car, visit us anytime at Friendly Ford.