Thanksgiving Day rundown
9 a.m.: Runners leave the starting line at Hertel Avenue, heading south on Delaware Avenue, in the 118th annual YMCA Turkey Trot. The route goes through Niagara Square before circling back to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.9 a.m.: If you'd rather get your exercise indoors, Thruway Lanes, 1550 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, will be open for bowling until 11 p.m. Others, like Lancaster Lanes, 4913 Transit Road, open at 6 p.m.
On the tube:
Back home, there's a feast of special television to see while the turkey cooks, and after the meal, too.
8 a.m.: SyFY kicks off a day with James Bond, from Connery to Craig, starting with "Dr. No."
9 a.m.: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marches across NBC and CBS, and it will be replayed at 2 p.m. on NBC.10 a.m.: The TNT "Castle" marathon begins.
11:30 a.m.: "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II" play in rotation, from now to early Friday, on AMC12:30 p.m.: NFL: The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions face off in the annual holiday game at Ford Field in Detroit. Fox4:30 p.m.: NFL: The Dallas Cowboys host the Oakland Raiders. CBS8 p.m.: "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" celebrates its 40th aniversary, ABC8:30 p.m.: More Peanuts, with "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," ABC
NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, NBC9:30 p.m.: The costume-conscious singer fits right in on "Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," ABC
On the big screen:
Area theaters will be showing the first wave of new films for the season, including:
"Frozen," an animated treat for the kids; "The Book Thief," a family drama set in Nazi Germany; "Black Nativity," a modern-day musical that finds the true meaning of Christmas; "Philomena," with the great Judi Dench as a woman searching for her long-lost son; and the action film "Homefront" from Sylvester Stallone.
Away from the table:
Some retailers are open all day, with some, like Kmart, starting holiday sales at 6 a.m.
For regular needs, the Lexington Coop is open to 2 p.m., Tops Markets are open until 4, and Wegmans and Premier Wine & Spirits are open until 5. CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens are also open.
And for shoppers:
For those just can't wait, many major stores will be open at 8 p.m., if not earlier, including Bon-Ton, Dick's Sporting Goods, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Sears.
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