Get ready for a big serving of old-fashioned fun, cultural traditions and special holiday events at Twin Cities-area museums and historic sites!
I love shopping; but I can do without the crowds. Last year, I compiled this list of fun alternatives to shopping on Black Friday. This year, I’m adding some fun ideas for Saturday as well. If I’m going to be honest, a good part of MY Thanksgiving weekend will be spent binge-watching the new Gilmore Girls mini-series, but I can’t ignore my kids all weekend. The following is a list of some of our favorite ideas for this long (and potentially beautiful) weekend:
1. Visit a state park FREE on Black Friday
Like last year, State Parks are free on Black Friday. Free days are rare and it is not something we do often. We tend toward the more urban adventures. Go HERE for an interactive map of State Parks both near and far.
Many other local parks are always free and you can find a growing list of them in our directory by choosing Parks from the Category drop-down menu. We have almost doubled our park listings to 277 since last year, and we are doing our best to include the information families will find most useful. Read More
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at SteppingStone Theatre is one of those Christmas items that is on my checklist every year. Unfortunately, it tends to get pushed aside for other things because I know I can always catch it next year. Not this year!
SteppingStone has announced that after 2016, this beloved classic is getting sent to the vault. We don’t know when we’ll see it again. If, like me, it’s been on your checklist, this is the year to act. If you don’t know about, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, let me give you a quick history.