As the weather cools and Christmas looms, Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday season with a big dinner, great sales and football. It's best to plan ahead to navigate the weekend right with the 2012 Detroit Thanksgiving Guide.
Still here after all these years, America's Thanksgiving Parade has several unique features. It also has several partner activities and satellite events, including the Turkey Trot, Hob Nobble Gobble and A Day in Paradeland.History
If you think about football on Thanksgiving Day, the Detroit Lions naturally come to mind. They've hosted a game on Thanksgiving Day since 1934 -- with varying levels of success. On Thanksgiving Day in 2012, Ford Field in downtown Detroit hosts the Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans at 12:30 PM
A lot of Thanksgiving and/or Christmas shows and events dot the Metro Detroit Area in November and December, including concerts, tree-lighting ceremonies and parties.
Several restaurants in the Metro Detroit area are open for Thanksgiving. While most offer a Thanksgiving buffet, many have a special menu for the holiday.
Turkey to go is easier than ever. There are several options throughout the Metro-Detroit area for a take-out Thanksgiving dinner, from prepared feasts to a la carte turkeys or hams.
For better or worse, more and more stores are choosing to open on Thanksgiving Day. Of course, the stores that do make it worth their customer's while by offering sales that rival those on Black Friday.
The day after Thanksgiving is a paid holiday for many, so where better to "spend" it than a Detroit store or mall offering exceptional deals. Information and tips help prepare you for the biggest shopping day of the year.
Taking in a holiday block buster is a great way to entertain your out-of-town guests over the Thanksgiving weekend.