Arbor Annie’s Thanksgiving Weekend Picks November 24-26, 2017

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed their day with family and friends.

Arbor Annie's Thanksgiving Picks - November 24-26

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

After Thanksgiving today, the weekend is a bit light on events since so many people are traveling. But, holiday events really start to take over once Thanksgiving ends. From crazy shopping days – Black Friday and Small Business Saturday – to the start of the holiday season with Tree Lightings and Santa events.

I know for our family, we are going to be working on decorating for Christmas starting tomorrow. We already have the outside ready to turn on, and are just waiting for Friday to “Flip the Switch”. Stay tuned next week for our Holiday Shopping Guides and more Holiday Event Roundups.

Friday Picks

  • 11:30am Warner Bros Cartoons at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Balloon Critters at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Family Mew-vie Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 7:00pm Sing Along White Christmas at Michigan Theater

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    Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:00am Popsicle Stick Flashlight at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 11:00am-4:00pm Santa Train at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm ARMS: Arms Race at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:30pm Dive-In Movie: Smurfs 3 at Mack Pool
  • Sunday Picks

  • 11:30am-4:00pm Santa Visits Dixboro at Dixboro General Store
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Santa Train at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station
  • 12:55pm Howl's Moving Castle - Dubbed at Rave Motion Pictures
  • 12:55pm Howl's Moving Castle - Dubbed at Emagine Saline
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm Elf - Holiday Classic Film Series at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm Flashback Cinema: Home Alone at Quality 16
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Make a Fairy Doll! at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Annual Tree Lighting Festival at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 7:00pm Flashback Cinema: Home Alone at Quality 16
  • Movies

    You can always take a break with a movie. There are several great movies in the theaters and some special holiday movies. Coco opened this weekend. We didn’t make it to the screening, so I don’t have a review but have heard great things.

    Disney•Pixar's Coco

    Progression Image 3 of 3: Final Frame..ASPIRING MUSICIAN — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like the celebrated Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). But when he strums his idol’s guitar, he sets off a mysterious chain of events. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, “Coco” opens in theaters Nov. 22, 2017.

    Last night we saw Justice League. It was better than we were expecting based on initial poor reviews – also check out our parental guidance.

    Copyright: © 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ TM & © DC Comics
    Caption: (L-R) BEN AFFLECK as Batman, GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman, RAY FISHER as Cyborg, EZRA MILLER as The Flash and JASON MOMOA as Aquaman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “JUSTICE LEAGUE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    Also in theaters is Wonder (based on the book) and The StarThor: Ragnarok continues in theaters – be sure to check out our review and parental guidance before heading to the theater. 

    Thor Ragnarok: Thor and Loki

    Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..L to R: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017

    Holiday Movie screenings will be abundant in local theaters over the next few weeks. This weekend starts off with Michigan Theater’s annual White Christmas Sing Along on Friday night.

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    11/27/2017
    7:00pm
    Howl's Moving Castle - Subtitled
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    11/27/2017
    7:00pm
    Howl's Moving Castle - Subtitled
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/28/2017
    11:00am-12:00pm
    LSNC Giving Tuesday Pop-Up
    at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/28/2017
    4:30pm-6:30pm
    LSNC Giving Tuesday Pop-Up
    at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/28/2017
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Pay What You Can
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    11/28/2017
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Kids Robotics Lab: Robot Rescue Challenge with Brain Monkeys
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/28/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Tree Lighting Ceremony
    at KeyBank, Saline Michigan
    💙
    11/29/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Touch!
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    11/29/2017
    2:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: Home Alone
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    11/29/2017
    7:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: Home Alone
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    11/29/2017
    7:00pm
    Howl's Moving Castle - Dubbed
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    11/30/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Storytime
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/30/2017
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    Crafternoon - Faeries, Gnomes, & Goblin Homes
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Mi
    💙🆓
    11/30/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Soda Tab Flower
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    11/30/2017
    7:30pm
    Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story
    at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm

    A Manor Christmas


    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Disclosure: Concordia University has sponsored this event listing. Concordia University Ann Arbor invites you to attend the inaugural A Manor Christmas. Tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for the season, a European-style Christmas market, and festive entertainment will make for a truly memorable and very merry weekend.  This is...Read More
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    12/01/2017
    4:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/01/2017
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets and Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    9th Annual KindleFest & Midnight Madness
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    12/01/2017
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    Chelsea Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
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    12/01/2017
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/01/2017
    6:30pm-10:00pm

    Holiday Nights


    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
    Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Read our past reviews: 2016 Holiday Nights 2015 Holiday Nights Families may also...Read More
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    12/01/2017
    6:30pm
    Manchester Christmas Parade
    at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    7:00pm-11:59pm
    Festival of Trees
    at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    7:00pm-11:59pm
    Midnight Madness
    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    12/01/2017
    7:30pm
    Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story
    at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
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    12/01/2017
    7:30pm
    The World Without a Panto Claus
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, November 24, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    11/24/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    11/24/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/24/2017
    9:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    11/24/2017
    9:00am-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/24/2017
    10:00am-3:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    11/24/2017
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/24/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/24/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/24/2017
    11:30am
    Warner Bros Cartoons
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    11/24/2017
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/24/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/24/2017
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Balloon Critters
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/24/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    11/24/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/24/2017
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba - Tweens & Teens
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    11/24/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    11/24/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    11/24/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/24/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/24/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/24/2017
    7:00pm
    Sing Along White Christmas
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    11/24/2017
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    11/25/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    11/25/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    🆓
    11/25/2017
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    11/25/2017
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/25/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Popsicle Stick Flashlight
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/25/2017
    10:30am-11:00am
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/25/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    11/25/2017
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Santa Train
    at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
    🆓
    11/25/2017
    11:00am
    Storytime
    at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/25/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    ARMS: Arms Race
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/25/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/25/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/25/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    11/25/2017
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/25/2017
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/25/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    11/25/2017
    4:00pm-8:30pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    🎟
    11/25/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    11/25/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    11/25/2017
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/25/2017
    7:30pm
    Dive-In Movie: Smurfs 3
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, November 26, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    11/26/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    11/26/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    💙🆓
    11/26/2017
    11:30am-4:00pm
    Santa Visits Dixboro
    at Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    11/26/2017
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Santa Train
    at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
    💙
    11/26/2017
    12:55pm
    Howl's Moving Castle - Dubbed
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    11/26/2017
    12:55pm
    Howl's Moving Castle - Dubbed
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    🆓
    11/26/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Actor/Writer Jon Glaser Discusses Comedy and His Career
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/26/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/26/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/26/2017
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/26/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/26/2017
    1:30pm
    Elf - Holiday Classic Film Series
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    11/26/2017
    2:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: Home Alone
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    11/26/2017
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make a Fairy Doll!
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    11/26/2017
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/26/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    11/26/2017
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/26/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    11/26/2017
    5:00pm-6:00pm
    Annual Tree Lighting Festival
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    11/26/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    11/26/2017
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/26/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    💙
    11/26/2017
    7:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: Home Alone
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI

     

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