Thanksgiving means family and trips home for the Holidays, but that also means finding ways to entertain. Since Thanksgiving Eve is one if the biggest bar nights of the year for just that reason we decided to help you out.

Here's a list of popular local bands and the venues they will be playing on Thanksgiving Eve.

The Bomb

Nicole's of Camden - 8 p.m.

Squirrel Murphy

Chadwicks American Legion - 8 p.m.

Last Left

Celtic Harp, Utica  - 10 p.m.

The Crazy Fools

Lukin's Brick Oven Pizza, Utica

The River Street Ramblers

Stockdale's Bar & Grill, Oriskany

Simple Props

The Snubbing Post, Rome - 9 p.m.

The Swamp Drivers

Tilly's Clover, Clayville - 7:30 p.m.

Gridley Page

The Gig at Turning Stone Resort Casino - 10 p.m.

Matt Lomeo +1

Nail Creek Pub & Brewery, Utica  - 8 p.m.

Showtime

Dick Smith's Tavern, Utica - 9 p.m.

Karaoke Dance Party

Flick's Tavern, Brookfield - 8 p.m.

Tompkins Drive

Silverado Inn, Herkimer - 10 p.m.

Remember, Mom isn't going to be too happy if you show up to dinner hungover on Thursday, so take it easy, enjoy seeing old friends and as always don't drink and drive.


Oneonta / Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree