Thanksgiving is a time to reset and recharge with family. It also starts the countdown to Christmas…and the end of a very long year. Here are some fun family activities to do before the turkey dinner and all throughout the LONG weekend afterwards.

Take Part in A Turkey Day Tradition

Start your day with America’s Thanksgiving Parade! The march down Woodward will air on WDIV, as it does every year – take the trip downtown to watch it live or cozy up in front of the couch.

Kid Approved Activities

If you’re not ready for Christmas festivities, here are some fun activities your kids will love.

Outdoor Fun

Bundle up and have fun outside.

Shop Local + Have Fun Downtown

Get your shopping list together and look local this holiday season. You can make errand running more fun for you and the kids when you visit one of these festive local downtowns. 

  • Birmingham – Free carriage rides and Santa Walk (Saturday, Nov. 25)
  • Detroit – Cadillac Lodge and Monroe Street Midway
  • Rochester – Big Bright Light Show
  • Plymouth – Walk of Trees & Santa Parade (Friday, Nov. 24)

Tis The Season

When the turkey is done, Christmas time as begun! Don’t waste a minute of the most magical time of the year and start celebrating.

Photo credit: Bedrock – Monroe Street Midway