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 weekend.


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 and now you can watch from the comfort of your couch. Check out our favorite family traditions and find new ways to make the day extra special.


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. 26)
  • Detroit – Cadillac Lodge and Monroe Street Midway
  • Rochester – Big Bright Light Show
  • Plymouth – Walk of Trees Santa Parade (Friday, Nov. 25)


Great Lakes Crossing

Shopping trip (over 185 retailers), Santa visits, Staycation vibes, find it all in one place – Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. 


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