Thanksgiving Day Roundup

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers! I am Thankful for you & your support of this site throughout the year. I am putting together a quick roundup for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Roundup

What’s Open

Are you wondering what’s open today? Your best bet its to assume places are closed (libraries, museums, indoor play locations, stores, etc).

Maybe you forgot a last minute ingredient, are looking for a family activity, or maybe your meal was a flop and you need to find an alternate dinner. Here is some information on who is open:

  • Grocery Stores
    • Meijer – 24 hours for Thanksgiving
    • Busch’s Closes at 6p
    • Plum Market Closes at 6p
    • Krogers Closes at 5p
    • Lucky’s Market Closes at 4p
    • Trader Joe’s – Closed All Day
  • Movie Theaters are Open
  • Parks
    • Outdoor Parks are open including the outdoor portion of Leslie Science & Nature Center. If the morning rain ends and it dries off, a walk can be a fun way to burn off the holiday calories
    • MetroParks have free vehicle admission today.
  • Restaurants
    • Check with each restaurant. Many offer Thanksgiving Specials

What I’m not including are the stores that are opening for holiday shopping tonight. 


Online Deals

Disclosure: Links below are affiliate links. Ann Arbor with Kids receives a percentage of each sale which helps to support the website.

For Thanksgiving, I am going to skip the stores that are opening this evening for Black Friday shopping. I’ve already been shopping at and already scored a deal on LEGO Jurassic World for Wii U and am debating Disney Infinity 3.0.

Other Amazon Deals:


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). I’m bringing both to Thanksgiving today.

Family Thanksgiving Fun and Leftover Pie Recipes - Fill in the Blank Story

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

Cinnamon Roll Turkey





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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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