Thanksgiving Trends for Millennials

Millennials, the group of Americans that follow Generation X and are born in typically the 1980s and 90s love Thanksgiving, but the way they celebrate it is a little different than how it was traditionally celebrated by their parents and grandparents.

Here is how they love to celebrate the big feast:

63% of millennials will attend two or more Thanksgiving events this year, they’re nearly twice as likely to celebrate Thanksgiving meals with friends (37%) as compared to older cooks (21%), also 54% of millennials are planning to host or attend their own Friendsgiving – inviting friends and their friends for a fantastic celebration.  Fine food, great friends and at a vacation rental. You say?

As the the host, millennials tend to think things like readying the home can be a bit stressful, so is encouraging groups of friends to consider booking a cool property to make it more of a fun “staycation” where you can split the costs and make it different. They could gather in a great villa, apartment, vacation rental, boat house, igloo, tree house, pretty much anything with a kitchen, has it. With 21 million bookable rooms worldwide, making the website the No. 1 destination for awesome, unique places to stay. Within the last year alone, 285 million guests – the population of the UK, Germany, France and Italy combined – have stayed in these accommodations and everything is instantly bookable.
For those looking to get away from the traditional Thanksgiving setting, the famous Orchid House in Miami is an option. This is where acclaimed Chef Lindsay Autry, Bravo’s Top Chef alumna recently prepared delectable yet simple Thanksgiving dishes that anyone can cook in their kitchen.  Recipes and photos of her tasty concoctions can be found via this link:

Great to see that the next generation of Americans is still putting a priority on being thankful and Thanksgiving as a holiday. It is also good to see that they are starting their own traditions and gathering with family and friends.

Rick Limpert

Rick Limpert is an award winning Atlanta-based freelance writer, columnist, host of The Tech of Sports Podcast and best-selling author. He has covered sports, technology and events all over the world. His works have been featured on Yahoo Sports, Yahoo News,, and in Sports Illustrated.

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