4 Things to Do This Holiday Weekend Besides Shop

By: Michael Fossbakk | November 25, 2016

Black Friday is here, which means it’s officially the holiday shopping season. You’ve probably scoured all the deals and know exactly which ones you want to take advantage of. But, what about those of us who couldn’t give a flying Silverado about Black Friday and all of the headache that goes along with it?

To those people, we say, you’re in good company. The deals may be enticing, but getting up at the crack of dawn to battle your way through traffic, lines of people and possibly not even get what you hoped for, to some, sounds like a recipe for disaster. If you’re on that side of the Black Friday fence, read on for our suggestions for alternatives to Black Friday, as well as the rest of the holiday weekend.

Sleep In

This is, like, the number one benefit to skipping Black Friday shopping deals. If you celebrated Thanksgiving the day before, you’re probably still in a food coma anyway. So, go ahead, sleep in, no one is going to judge you. At least, we won’t.

Host a Friendsgiving Event

Let’s be honest, you probably have a mountain of leftovers in the fridge and so do your friends. Get everyone together and go to town on all of the food you know you’re just going to snack on all day anyway. If you’re looking for ideas for locally-inspired dishes, check out our previous article.

Catch a Movie

This one is a bit of a toss up. Thanksgiving weekend can be a popular time to go to the movies with friends and family, so depending on how you feel about crowds at the movie theater, this might not be the right activity for you. On the other hand, Thanksgiving is also a popular time for new movie releases. A quick search on the internet is all you need to plan your family theater outing. One place to catch dinner and movie is The Maple Theater, which has its own kitchen, in Bloomfield.

Get a Head Start on Holiday Decorations

Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to trade in the turkey statues and autumn leaves for pine needle wreaths and dancing snowmen. While many folks wait until December to bust out the holiday decorations, we think taking advantage of your time off from work and school is a great idea, especially if you want to impress the neighbors. Once you’ve finished decorating, but want to add a few locally-made items, check out Small Business Saturday in metro Detroit.

We hope this will give you a few ideas for things to do during the holiday weekend other than shopping. For more events to catch in the D, head over to our events page.