Lindsay Lohan is being released from rehab so she can spend Thanksgiving Day with her father.

The troubled 24-year actress is being allowed out of the Betty Ford Centre for around 15 hours so she can spend the holiday today (25.1.10) with dad Michael.

According to gossip website TMZ, the 'Machete' star will drive to her home in Los Angeles from the sober living facility she is staying at in Palm Springs to have a meal with Michael and a group of friends.

She has to be back at the facility later this evening.

The Thanksgiving meal is the latest proof that Lindsay and her dad are working hard to repair their strained relationship.

The pair and the Hollywood starlet's mother Dina recently underwent family therapy sessions at the Clinic, and Michael insisted it was a very "cleansing" experience.

The showbiz patriarch - who has had a strained relationship with his actress daughter and ex-wife since their acrimonious divorce - said: "Look it was cleansing and it was productive. I don't want to talk about Lindsay. But let me say that Dina had great parents and I had great parents and unfortunately we both lost our fathers. God rest his soul.

"But we are both striving to be on the same page and be good parents to Lindsay. Like we used to be - we just want to put things back in order."

Lindsay has been ordered by a Los Angeles court to stay in rehab until January 3 2011 after she tested positive for cocaine during a random drug test in September.