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Day After Thanksgiving Fun For the Whole Family

October 22, 2019- Day After Thanksgiving: Loathing over all the loads of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole you ate the day before, arguing about politics with family, thinking about how much you need a nap, and Black Friday Shopping! Even though we all love all of the above, sometimes we want to get away from all the madness. Here’s a few great events to entertain the whole family that day after Thanksgiving!

Day After Thanksgiving Activities at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum 


Walk off all of those Thanksgiving dinner carbs by visiting the McKinley Monument and walking up the 108 steps to the top! Explore the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum with family fun and activities for all ages! Enjoy hands on activities in the Discover World, including animal friends at the Ecology Island, capture your shadow in Fascination Station, and interact with Alice the Allosaurus! Kids (or kids at heart!) will enjoy simulated fossil digs, experience the power of electricity, and discover the properties of light and magnetism! Learn about the history of Stark County and learn American history from President McKinley himself! Take a step back in time into the Street of Shops and view the gorgeous decorated trees in each shop. Gaze at the stars in the Planetarium, included with admission! Complete your visit with some holiday shopping in their Museum Shoppe. 


The Museum is open 9AM until 4PM, with the Planetarium show beginning at 1PM. Admission is $10 per adult, $9 for seniors, and $8 for kids 3-18.  


FREE Kids Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame 


Spend your Black Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, avoiding the lines for holiday shopping to enjoy the fun festivities with your family! Not only do you get to experience excellence, for every adult admission purchased at $26, 4 kids (12 and under) will be entered for free! All kids will receive an NFL grab bag while supplies last and make sure you are on your best behavior because SANTA will be there! There will be a holiday coloring contest, prizes, games, and inflatable fun! 


The Museum is open for the event from 8AM until 2PM. Admission is $26 for an adult and up to 4 kids (ages 12 and under). Bringing more than 4 children? Additional kids (12 years and under) are $19. Additonal adults not bringing children will be regular admission of $26. Kids ages 13-18 who want to receive a goodie bag, admission is $26. No other coupons or discounts will be applied. A $10 parking fee will be charged per vehicle. There will be NO parking at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, except for guests with accessability needs. All parking will be at McKinley High School, please set your GPS to 1700 Blake Avenue, Canton, OH 44708. Complimentary shuttles will bring you to the front door of the Hall of Fame. 


Christmas at Beech Creek Gardens


Beech Creek Botanical Gardens, home of the fabulous butterfly gardens, has fun for the family all year! Join us for our Festival of Trees and Gardens of Lights, Special Grinch Visits, Storybook Trail, Snowflake Theater and more! Our Plant Science Center transforms into Candyland for the holiday season, and is full of fun and educational exhibits about candy and plants. Enjoy sweet treats and have fun watching the Candyland Train! Take part in special events and workshops for children and adults. Celebrate the winter season in a fun and unique way by bringing the whole family to Christmas at Beech Creek Gardens!


Open 5PM until 9PM and admission is only $7 per person. Children 2 year and younger are FREE.


Holiday Movie Special “A Christmas Story” at the Canton Palace Theatre 


Nothing says ring in the holiday season, like going to the Canton Palace Theatre with your family to watch a holiday classic! You will be laughing with the kids and bringing back memories watching the Christmas classic “A Christmas Story”, where Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s! Tickets are available at the door for $6 with the movie starting at 7:30PM.

Allison Rowe

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Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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