Buy Nothing Day was created as a way to protest the consumerism of Black Friday. This movement has been joined by the #optoutside movement, which was created by REI, who chooses to close on Black Friday so its customers can go outside instead of shopping. Others have renamed the day Green Friday to encourage socially uplifting activities over consumerism. Whatever you want to call the day after Thanksgiving (November 29th in 2019), we can help you make it a family fun day with Black Friday alternatives. We’ve come up with some ideas for spending the day together that do not require shopping.
Family Fun Twin Cities is counting down to the holiday and the new year with 10 hand-picked events for families in the month of December. More ideas for December family fun:
This rich gingerbread recipe makes soft cut-out cookies that are perfect for the holiday cookie exchange. Kids love to decorate gingerbread “people” and use frosting and other edible bits to personalize their creations. Read More