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Old 11-15-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Default Black Friday Activities (other than shopping)

I need some help.

On the 26th, we have some family coming from out of town just for the day and I am trying to find something to do with them. They will only be here for a couple of hours so that kind of removes the city from the equation.

Does anyone know of any fun, family activities the Friday after Thanksgiving that doesn't include shopping?

I was thinking of things like:

+ Old Christmas movies shown in theaters
+ Holiday concerts
+ etc...

Also, I am looking for activities in Northern NJ (Morris, Sussex, Essex, etc.)
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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For just a few hours how about relaxing at home, eating leftovers and watching old Christmas Movies on the TV via a DVD? Or do they want to actually go somewhere?

I would assume any holiday concerts would be at night.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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For just a few hours how about relaxing at home, eating leftovers and watching old Christmas Movies on the TV via a DVD? Or do they want to actually go somewhere?

I would assume any holiday concerts would be at night.

They want to go somewhere and do something- otherwise I would totally agree with you.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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They want to go somewhere and do something- otherwise I would totally agree with you.
Why not drive around small towns & look at Christmas decorations? Sure, they won't be lit, but they'll be up. Just keep away from malls.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Go to the Newark Museum or Liberty Science Center , LSC always has something fun to see and do this time of year or take a small Ferry Cruise on the Ferry Taxi.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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If the weather is nice, downtown Chester is nice. Technically it includes shopping, but not the black friday mall crazy kind.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Some where North of South Jersey
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I think Black Friday is only really crazy in the morning, then after all good deals are gone so are the people, not all but a lot of them. Besides that basicaly is the kick off of the holiday shopping season so there will be tones of people out.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Here's some stuff to work with ~~~

The Garden State Model Railroad Club in North Haledon begins their show that weekend:
Garden State Model Railway Club, Inc.

The Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum is featuring Moonlight and Magnolias:
Morris Museum - Morristown, New Jersey - Bickford

College Football: Rutgers Vs. Louisville at Rutgers Stadium.

Old Lafayette Village Holiday Singalong and Tree Lighting:
Outlet and Country Shopping in Sussex County New Jersey

Manhattan Comedy Night at the Community Theater in Mo'Town:
Mayo Center for the Performing Arts | Manhattan_Comedy_Night

If the weather is nice, it's not too late to hike or bike.

How about a wine trail?
Garden State Wine Growers Association - News
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