We usually go down for Thanksgiving every year. It's awesome! Some kids still get in the water, brrrrrr. I don't know how it is south of the bridge, but Thanksgiving week seems to be pretty popular from Nags Head north. It's just my wife and I and we always make a basic meal. I make a huge pan of homemade stuffing, a roasted chicken, garlic mashed potatoes or sometimes just roasted dutch creamers, and store bought Parker House rolls. We get jarred gravy and canned cranberry sauce to save time. It's a nice, peaceful time and the cooler days are great for walks.