Thanksgiving is the season for spending time with friends and family. Use these Thanksgiving social media ideas to feature local businesses, things to do, and great spots in your community! Repurpose your content into multiple formats so that you can create more than one social post from each idea.
#1 Create a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving day
Not everyone likes to cook, so let them know who is open for a bite to eat on Thanksgiving. It helps promote local businesses and makes for shareable content.
#2 Compile a list of places to volunteer over Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for giving back. You can encourage people to get involved in your community by featuring the opportunities to volunteer over Thanksgiving on social media.
#3 Be thankful
Share a post about how grateful you are for your wonderful members or for the opportunity to serve your community. It’s honest and heart-warming, and people will respond to it. Be sure to tag the staff member(s) in the post photo.
#4 Create a ‘five things we’re thankful for’ post
Pick 5 great things about your members or your community and share them on social media. It can be an amazing football team, the great fall weather and colors, or something more serious like the strong sense of community in your town. Ask people what they are grateful for to encourage interaction. For example, you can say, “It’s more important now than ever to focus on the things we are grateful for. At the Chamber, we’re grateful for [INSERT ITEMS HERE]. Help spread the positivity and share what you are grateful for in the comments.”
#5 A little help cooking
Share where to get Thanksgiving meal components like pies, catered sides, or even smoked turkeys. Some of your local restaurants will be offering pre-made foods for those that need a little help with their Thanksgiving meals. Be sure to share your post in any online groups for your community.
#6 Things to do when the family is visiting for Thanksgiving
Highlight the top 10 things to do or places to see while family members are in town for Thanksgiving. Once the meal is over, people will want to entertain their family, so provide them a list of the best things to do that are open over the holidays.
#7 Create a story poll
Story polls increase engagement which boost your visibility. Create a quick and fun story poll for your Thanksgiving social media. For example, what will be on your TV on Turkey day? Football or Parade?
#8 Help with the cleanup
All the guests are gone and the Thanksgiving meal is over. Feature your members that offer cleaning services for those that need a little help with the cleanup.
#9 Feature Black Friday deals
Of course, after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday. Your members will have lots of deals going on, so start featuring them in groups on your social media.
#10 A little ‘me’ time
After all the work of putting together a big Thanksgiving meal, people might need a little ‘me’ time. Put together some ideas of how to pamper yourself and share the local businesses that offer these services – nail salons, spas, hair salons, massage therapists, golfing, trails to walk, etc.
Conclusion for Thanksgiving Social Media Ideas for Your Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Organization.
Use these ideas to create content that highlights the places, businesses, people, and things that make your community unique. Through creating engaging, thoughtfully planned social media content, you can encourage people to support local businesses or visit your town.
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