It then evaluated those dimensions using 20 relevant metrics, each of which was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for a Thanksgiving celebration.
When all the numbers were tallied, Atlanta finished on top with a score of 72.26. The Peach City ranked No. 1 for Thanksgiving celebrations and traditions, including taking the top spots for events per capita and holiday decoration shops per capita.
Atlantans are also grateful people, finishing No. 2 in the giving thanks dimension.
- 8th: Share of delayed flights near Thanksgiving holiday
- 20th: Affordability
- 21st: Volunteer opportunities per capita
- 22nd: Weather forecast
- 38th: Cost of Thanksgiving dinner
- 86th: Safety and accessibility
The South is apparently the place to be for Thanksgiving, claiming eight of the top 10 places. No. 2 overall was Orlando, followed by Las Vegas; Raleigh, North Carolina; Gilbert, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; Plano, Texas; Durham, North Carolina; Irving, Texas; and Miami, in that order.
- Average person’s spending over the five-day Thanksgiving period: $301
- Length of time the average American male would need to spend on the treadmill to burn the 4,500 calories consumed at the average Thanksgiving meal: 9 hours and 27 minutes
- Estimated amount Americans spend on Thanksgiving turkeys each year, with 46 million turkeys killed for the holiday: $835 million
- Amount of property loss caused by residential building fires each Thanksgiving: $26 million
- Share of people celebrating Thanksgiving who try to avoid having to talk politics at the dinner table: 66%