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Champaign-Urbana Weekend Planner – Happy Thanksgiving

Families can choose from a variety of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana

Since you may already be baking cakes, making pasta, and (hopefully) thawing your turkey by the time you cook tomorrow, we’ve got a lot of good information for you ahead of the long weekend. Looking for things to do in Champaign-Urbana this week … you’ll find 25+ ideas in this Thanksgiving break post. Don’t have any plans for Thanksgiving Day dinner? We also have a list of places to eat. Are you looking for an activity to do right at home this weekend? Create a vacation bucket list – CU-specific ideas can be found here!

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins this weekend. Scroll down to find out how to become part of a communal menorah lighting right here in Champaign-Urbana and find out all about celebrating Hanukkah in Champaign-Urbana here.

Whatever you choose, this weekend in Champaign-Urbana you will find holiday-themed events and activities to suit your needs. We sincerely hope that you have a wonderful long weekend ahead of you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sign up today for Home for the Holidays, our daily email for all Champaign-Urbana holidays, which runs for four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. You will NOT receive this daily email automatically unless you sign up here, so take a moment now. thanks the Urbana Park District for presenting the planner for this weekend

Urbana Park District is looking to recruit water staff. Further information on available positions can be found here.

A couple of events to check out this weekend

Are you looking for something for your family? You are in the right place! Our events calendar summarizes family-friendly events in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area. We know you are busy and looking for value for money. That is why it is important to us to offer free and inexpensive events that you can attend spontaneously. Please note that events are subject to change without notice.

Find the full calendar of events on by clicking here now.

Friday, November 26th, 2021

Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Featured Event – Live Chat with Lighthouse Autism Center: Autism 101

Join us for a chat with Lighthouse Autism Center (opening in Champaign-Urbana this winter) on November 30th, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will discuss what autism is, the signs of autism at different ages (missed milestones ) and what steps a family should take if they suspect their child has autism. Learn the importance of recognizing the signs of autism at a young age and seeking early intervention and support.

Lighthouse Autism Center is the largest provider in the state of Indiana and is expanding into Illinois. The newest center location will open in Champaign, IL in January 2022. You can find more information on the Facebook event page here.

Andrew White Dentistry

Andrew White Dentistry has a practice of friendly, compassionate, and kind dentists. They work hard to make sure you and your family have good dental appointments. Your new office is too accessible and has a separate nursery where the kids can relax until it’s their turn. Their employees take pride in their cleanings, fillings, crowns, dental implants and cosmetic restorations.

Location: 1112 Broadmoor Dr., Champaign

For more informations: Website, facebook or call (217) 359-5050

Click here for everything about the winter holidays in and around Champaign-Urbana

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