Black Friday Family Fun

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The days following Thanksgiving are more than just shopping and finding great deals. Family fun activities to enjoy the great outdoors, and community celebrations to get in the holiday spirit are abundant this time of year. Here are a few of our favorites in the communities we serve. Start a new tradition this year by ditching the mall and spending some true quality time with your family and friends!

Brighton/Howell

This city is no longer just an agricultural-only area. This far western suburban destination offers quaint downtown shopping and independent eateries! The metro is easy to access making travel to state parks and wildlife attractions a breeze! Some of our favorites are Kensington Metro Park, Island Lake State Recreation Area, and Brighton State Recreation Area. Burn off the extra carbs from Thanksgiving by enjoying the beautiful brisk weather during a hike with your family!

Novi/Northville

Welcome the Christmas season by taking the kiddos (furry friends included) to get their picture taken with Santa! This family activity is fun for all ages at the Annual Light Up the Night where there will also be tree lighting, seasonal entertainment, marshmallow roasting, light refreshments, and a craft show!

Canton

If you insist on shopping the day after Thanksgiving opt for going all out in NYC! Canton Leisure Services offer deluxe motor transportation to a full day of shopping in New York most popular shopping districts including: Garment District, Leather District, Chinatown, New Jersey Outlet Mall (No Sales Tax!) Gifts, Games and Prizes! The trip is $115.

Ann Arbor

Enjoy a family Christmas celebration at Michigan Theater this Black Friday! The two-film presentation is kid-friendly and will kick off at 11:30AM with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all the Looney Tunes gang. At 7:00PM The White Christmas Sing-Along Celebration will begin with caroling along with the Theater’s historic Barton Organ, followed at 7:30 by the 1954 Irving Berlin musical starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen!

Waterford

On December 1st celebrate the Christmas season with a variety of activities including: crafts, a Christmas sing-along with The Pontiac-Waterford Big Chief Chorus, performance by the Waterford Mott Jazz Band, an opportunity to write a soldier a letter, photo with Santa Claus and your chance to see a reindeer up close!

Grosse Pointe

Enjoy an education tour of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House anytime this December! Specifically themed for Christmas the tour will be sure to make your holiday merry and bright!!

Detroit

Shop for farm-fresh food and art while enjoying music at the Saturday Market at Eastern Market! This is an authentic Detroit experience and a true food-lover paradise!

Dundee

Gather in the heart of Dundee for Small Business Saturday! The Downtown Development Authority will be holding an Shop Small retail event downtown, the heart of Dundee, and throughout the village. You will receive a stamp for each purchase you make at participating businesses. Passports with 3 or more stamps will be entered to win fantastic prizes donated by our businesses.