Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Guide

Every year it seems like Thanksgiving is ignored more and more. The gears seem to do a sudden change from Halloween to Christmas on November 1. I’ve pulled together a list of Ann Arbor Thanksgiving events for kids & families leading up to Thanksgiving in the Ann Arbor area. Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving Camps

With school closed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, there are a couple of camps available. I’d like to highlight the Gratitude Camp by our sponsor, Peachy Fitness.

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Thanksgiving Events

This year’s list is pretty sparse, so if you know of events that I missed, please let me know. I’d love to find more events.

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What’s Open on Thanksgiving

Are you wondering what’s open for family activities or last minute grocery (or other necessities)? Check out our list of Thanksgiving Day Closures, Openings, and Special Hours.

Thanksgiving Events & What's Open or Closed


Thanksgiving Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick breakfast idea, these turkey cinnamon rolls were a big hit at our house.

Cinnamon Roll Turkey

Family Activities

Earlier this week, I shared some family fun activities for Thanksgiving or other gatherings. We love our Word Draw game and I am planning to bring it with us today. I also shared some Fill in the Blank Stories (my version of Mad Libs). 


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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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