It’s time for turkey… Thanksgiving is here!
While you’re getting ready for Thanksgiving, we’re all ready for this gratitude-filled holiday on Thursday and so many things to look forward to in Champaign-Urbana throughout the holiday weekend. Plans still coming together for Thanksgiving? Here’s where to dine out on Thanksgiving in Champaign-Urbana, or walk a turkey trot with your family before the day takes off.
Now if you’re already looking for your weekend plans beyond Thursday, let’s fill you in on what you need to know. First of all, you want to bookmark the official chambanamoms.com gigantic round-up of holiday season fun for local families, covering everything now through the new year.
Beyond that, we’ve put together great holiday-season resources for your family on a variety of topics. Everything from where to hop on the Central Illinois Christmas Light Trail to the many places Santa will park his sleigh, local holiday traditions you’ll want to read over and more, we’ve got you covered.
Shop local this holiday season and stop by Champaign Outdoors
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Head to Champaign Outdoors this holiday season for all of your gift-giving and cold weather needs. Stop by during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to shop local! They will have deals on all your favorite brands like Patagonia, Columbia, The North Face, Smartwool, and Hydro Flask. Be sure to join their e-mail list or follow them on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) to stay up to date on all their holiday specials this season. And don’t forget, you can get amazing deals of up to 80% off at their Rugged Outdoors Outlet, right next door to Champaign Outdoors!
Featured Event Listings
Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery Farm Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 30, 12-4pm
Looking for something fun to do with all of your post Thanksgiving holiday guests? Spend an afternoon making holiday memories at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery! There will be holiday goat selfies, local food snacks, farm store goodies and more. This family-friendly event has no entrance fee. They do suggest a donation of $5 for goat selfie photos. Parking is limited. Visit their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Orpheum Children’s Science Museum Snow Globe
Experience the Snow Globe in the Orpheum Theatre Saturdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14, and 21! Immerse in this fun winter wonderland with sledding, Kris Kringle visits, Jolly Trolley rides, holiday games, and more! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, too.
Ho Ho Holidays – Shopping Local Around Champaign-Urbana
Holiday shopping is upon us! Are you ready? Chambanamoms can help. Shopping locally can be fun and beneficial for all, not to mention you can usually find unique gifts for the loved ones in your life. Make plans now to join us for our 2019 Ho Ho Holidays: Shopping Local Event Dec. 5-8. Follow along on our Facebook event page here.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening this weekend:
Friday, November 29
Saturday, November 30
Sunday, December 1
To Tell You My Story Chapter 3—an evening of real-life stories where Jesus shows up
We all have a story to tell. Stories of hope and victory, grace and freedom, love and justice.
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