5 Things to Do Within 5 Minutes of the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Route

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5 Things to Do Within 5 Minutes of the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Route

The annual Montgomery County, Maryland Thanksgiving Parade returns to Silver Spring on Saturday, November 19, 2022. There are plenty of things to do in the downtown area to extend the fun after the parade concludes at around 1 p.m. Here are five places you can visit within a five minute-walk from the parade route:

1. Have lunch at Copper Canyon Grill

928 Ellsworth Drive

Copper Canyon Grill is an upscale casual dining experience featuring timeless American comfort food that is simple, but deliciously prepared. Chefs prepare full-flavored dishes from scratch using fresh seasonal ingredients. View the menu.

2. Skate at Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

1 Veterans Place

The Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink at Veterans Plaza is a great place for families and adults to have some winter fun. Reservations are required, so be sure to book your time in advance.

3. Find your new favorite read at Loyalty Bookstore

823 Ellsworth Drive

Loyalty Bookstore aims to be the Mid-Atlantic’s neighborhood spot for wonderful books and unique stationery, gifts, and programming. Loyalty’s selection highlights the diverse voices and creatives that make our communities great.

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4. Get the perfect gift for the sweet tooth in your life at Velati’s Caramels

8408B Georgia Avenue

Velati’s Caramels has been making artisan hand-crafted caramels with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients since 1866. Their European sugary-style caramels melt-in-your-mouth, while their traditional American chewy-style caramels are the perfect gift to be shared and enjoyed. We strive to always select organic, fair-trade, sustainable, certified chocolates and ingredients. Indulge in their sweet treats.

5. End the day with a drink at Silver Branch Brewing Company

8401 Colesville Road, #150

Silver Branch Brewing Company, a stop on our Tastemakers Trail, is a production brewery and taproom located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring. They celebrate the beers that arose from centuries of brewers experimenting and refining their recipes and approaches in Belgium, Britain and Ireland, Central Europe, and the Americas. See what’s on tap.

Learn 5 Things to Expect at the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade, and check out more Top Places to Ice Skate in Montgomery County.