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Smart Black Friday Alternatives to the Mall SELECT YOUR OWN TREE Local Organic Christmas Trees! Justamere Tree Farm in Worthington, MA, has cut your own and pre-cut Christmas trees available Friday, Saturday, & Sunday after Thanksgiving, and weekends in December. Come by the farm between the hours of 9am-4pm to select your very own locally grown Christmas Tree. Their gift shop, in the post and beam barn, will feature their very own… Read More

To some, Black Friday is a day to get out and shop, but it can also be a day of fun and learning for the whole family. Sienna Wildfield, Founder of HilltownFamilies.org, gave us some family-friendly Black Friday alternative ideas.

10 Smart Black Friday Alternatives to the Mall

10 Smart Black Friday Alternatives to the Mall Friday, November 27th, 2015 In Deerfield from 9:30am-4:30pm Opt-out of Black Friday chaos, and instead let Historic Deerfield be your destination for handmade, heartfelt giving in preparation for the holiday season. On the Day of Giving, every museum visitor will have the opportunity to handcraft a special gift using simple or natural materials. Historic trade demonstrations of paper marbling and redware pottery-making will provide… Read More

Looking for an alternative to a trip to the mall on Black Friday? Here we feature 15 alternatives in western Massachusetts that families can do together that are educational or an alternative to commercial buying…

Looking for an alternative to a trip to the mall on Black Friday? Here we feature 10 alternatives in western Massachusetts that families can do together that are educational or an alternative to commercial buying…

November 29th is Plaid Friday, a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big store “Black Friday,” and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays… Small and independent retailers return a total of 51.1% of revenue to their local economy, and some businesses are giving back just a little bit more in different ways…

From Silver Mines to Labyrinths. Fiddler on the Roof to The Tempest. Laura Ingalls Wilder to Citizen King… These are just a few of the learning highlights we’re featuring this week, including opportunities to get outside and take the family snowshoeing! Get out into your community and learn while you play! And be sure to check our list of supporting book titles to supplement the learning on the different topics highlighted each… Read More

Balloon Parade to Puppets. Family Volunteering to Shopping Local. Wild Turkeys to Kitchen Science… These are just a few of the learning highlights we’re featuring this week, including fun things to do on Black Friday other than going to the mall! Get out into your community and learn while you play! And be sure to check our list of supporting book titles to supplement the learning on the different topics highlighted each… Read More

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