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November Family Weekend: Thanksgiving Break Ideas
15 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Home

November Family Weekend: Thanksgiving Break Ideas

Things to do in Minneapolis and St Paul this weekend!

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1, 2019 – Thanksgiving Break

The holidays have descended upon the Twin Cities! We’ve highlighted some festive events to get you in the spirit – for more family weekend ideas hop over to our November Family Events Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.

Not the weekend you’re searching for? Go to our Weekend Events Guide page.


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 & Sunday as well. The following is a list of some of our favorite ideas for this long Thanksgiving holiday weekend:

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15 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Home

We love to celebrate holidays, and in our house, Thanksgiving is a favorite.  We enjoy time together with family and good food to eat, but most importantly, we enjoy a no-rush day (we all bring something for the meal, and our host enjoys the meal prep so it’s a win/win for us).

While a relaxed holiday with nothing to do is exactly what we adults like, it’s not always a pleasant experience for everyone.  You know what I’m talking about. It’s not relaxing to hear, “I’m bored,” “When do we eat?” or even “Let me help. Let me help!”  (Which you most certainly can do, it’s the whining that is hard to handle!)

If your family is even a little bit similar to mine, you know that I am not joking.  Knowing that these attitudes are very likely, we simply need to have a plan in our back pocket. So here’s a list to help make Thanksgiving a satisfying holiday for everyone.

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