Thanksgiving Weekend To-Do's in the Fox Cities

Shop, trot, and laugh this Thanksgiving weekend in the Fox Cities.


The Fox Cities have the ideal blend of brand name stores and local shops to put the perfect personal touch on a gift for each person on your list this holiday season.

Support Local 9$20

This holiday season Appleton Downtown Inc. is encouraging the support of local businesses through Support Local 9$20. Pledge to spend at least $20 at nine different Downtown Appleton businesses. Click here to take the pledge, and learn more about downtown Appleton businesses at the button below.

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Small Business Saturday

While you're supporting your favorite Downtown Neenah business, take a "shelfie" of you and your purchase. After you've taken your "shelfie," post it to Future Neenah's Facebook page for a chance to win a Future Neenah gift card.

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Fox River Mall Exterior Christmas

Fox River Mall

Black Friday is still on at the Fox River Mall, so get ready to find some of the best deals in the area. Stores like Bath & Body Works, H&M, Macy's, and Scheels are eagerly awaiting to assist you on the hunt for a great deal. The mall will be open 7am-9pm on Friday. The Fox River Mall has applied a few restrictions to capacity to adhere to public health suggestions.

Click the link below for the most up-to-date information for a seamless shopping experience.

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Get Active

There isn't a better way to prepare for your Thanksgiving Meal than burning a few extra calories in the morning.

Turkey Trot: Home Edition

Turkey Trot 2020: Home Edition

The Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition allows participants to partake in either a 5-mile run or a 2-mile walk beginning from your home or destination of choice, and is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to include your favorite cuddly companion!

This event is perfect for anyone who wants to kick off Thanksgiving Day with a bit of exercise and a lot of fun!

Attendees will enjoy a full package of goodies including a high-quality long-sleeved shirt, coupon for a free 8” pumpkin pie, signature face buff, and more! There will be no packet pickup this year as packages will be mailed directly to participants.

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If you aren't looking to get your sweat on and you already have your holiday shopping completed, there is still plenty to do in the Fox Cities.

Art is Her at the Trout Museum of Art

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. Throughout 2020 and 2021, Art is Her celebrates women artists and explores the relevance of equal rights in art today. Click the button below to learn more.

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Open Mic Night at Skyline Comedy Club

Every Wednesday night at Skyline Comedy Club has Open Mic Night. This is where dreams are made. This night has everything from professional comedians working out new material to comics getting on stage for the very first time. The best part is, it's free, and it is happy hour all night! Stop in the night before Thanksgiving for some laughs before the holiday. Click the button below to learn more.

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Hearthstone Victorian Christmas

Hearthstone invites you to enter the world of the March family as they celebrate Christmas. Each of Hearthstone’s rooms features a tree and decorations that bring the themes of the much-loved novel to life: love of family, love of country, and rallying together to make it through tough times. These scenes will be on display for the entire Christmas season, beginning Saturday, November 28. Live performers will be also be singing classic Christmas carols. Click the button below to reserve a ticketed time to tour the historic home and its Christmas display.

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