Costa Mesa, CA – Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we can already smell what is in store this holiday weekend! Many of us have the honor of hosting events from our own homes here in gorgeous Southern California. We know it can be a stressful time of the year with guests and entertainment weighing in on our, already, busy schedules - but it doesn’t have to be! Thanksgiving weekend seems to be a tradition that most everyone enjoys, and who wouldn’t? Between the food, football, events, and loved ones, you are sure to stay busy and stuffed all weekend. We took a look at events from across the southland to help our guests and their own guests keep up on local activities you don’t want to miss! Thank you for being a part of the Ayres family and Happy Thanksgiving! Make & Take Home Thanksgiving Dinner at Surfas Culinary District Want a delicious Thanksgiving dinner without making a huge mess in your own kitchen? Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa will be hosting a Make & Take Home event on Wednesday, November 26th from 4:30pm-8:00pm. With an experienced Chef Instructor leading, guests will prepare three side dishes and one dessert (4-6 servings of each dish) which will then be taken home to enjoy on the big day! Surfas will also provide each guest with packaging and baking tips to guide each guest to a stress-free meal with their loved ones! Dishes include green bean and mushroom casserole, sausage stuffing with apple and cheddar, blood orange cranberry relish, and pumpkin cream pie with gingersnap crust. This class is open to those 18 and over at any culinary skill level. Pricing and more information may be found here. TAPS Thanksgiving Buffet at The Promenade in Corona Passing on the cooking and prep this year? Not a problem, Taps will be serving up a bountiful Thanksgiving buffet that is sure to please even the most picky holiday tummy. Join Taps at The Promenade at Dos Lagos/Taps Fish House & Brewery on Thursday, November 27th for a feast to remember! With an array of choices like fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail, traditional turkey, honey glazed ham, prime rib and all of your favorite traditional sides, guests need look no further to get stuffed! Taps will also allow guests to pre-order a three course Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Servings will feed four and are only available in multiples of four. For more information on TAPS Thanksgiving Buffet, visit their website. Wobble Walk at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park After all the food, walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on a slow-paced, 2 mile hike over the steep and beautiful terrain at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park! The Wobble Walk will be held on Friday, November 28th from 9am-11:30am. The event is free and open for all ages - keep in mind that the hike is a gain of 400ft in elevation. So come out, walk off the turkey, and help support Laguna Coast Wilderness Park! All donations are accepted and will allow the folks at Laguna Canyon Foundation to preserve, protect, enhance, and promote the gorgeous South Coast Wilderness region. Parking is just $3 for the day and you can register at their online registrar.