If your plans for Thanksgiving Eve are to hit the town, then prepare yourself to leave the house early if you want a good seat at the bars.

All across the SouthCoast, I've witnessed pure normalcy this year when it comes to attendance. The crowds are back in full force and the country is healing. Social gatherings are once again acceptable and most people are no longer afraid to stand shoulder to shoulder.

Ask me what I think about Thanksgiving Eve this year on the SouthCoast and I'll tell you firsthand that it's going to be packed. Bars everywhere have secured their DJs to lasso the night owls and pub crawlers.

In downtown New Bedford alone, you have DJ GP at Play Arcade, DJ Fortes at Rose Alley, me reopening The Vault (that's a whole other story for another time), and DJ Pete Down over at Last Round Bar & Grill. It's a powerhouse of entertainment in the cobblestone district of New Bedford.

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Thanksgiving Eve might not be for everybody, but for those who enjoy letting loose the night before they engorge themselves with turkey and fixings, get ready for a night out for the books. While a majority of people hit the town around 11 p.m., it might be wise to venture out a little earlier this year if you plan on attending the Thanksgiving Eve festivities. This will ensure a spot inside whatever bar, club or venue you plan on attending.

Lastly, keep in mind that it's also a very dangerous time of the year as the roads are littered with drunk drivers. Don't be one of them. Get an Uber or a designated driver and celebrate the holiday responsibly.

See you downtown, my friends, and don't forget your dancing shoes.

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