Just in time for the holidays, check out these entertainment, dining and Thanksgiving-themed events in Ann Arbor this month.
By Taylor Morris
Holiday Wine Preview
3723 Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Ann Arbor
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Zingerman’s Creamery will host a holiday wine tasting event. The event will feature some of Zingerman’s favorite wines to pair with that special dinner. If you RSVP before the event, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free small cheese board, designed by Zingerman’s cheesemongers. Guests will also receive a discount on any bottles of wine they order during the preview. Walk-in registration is also welcome. For more information, visit here.
Earthwork Music Collective Tour
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
The Earthwork Music Collective is on tour and will be in Ann Arbor this November. A handful of musical artists from the group will perform and share their unique stories about their talents. For information and ticket prices, visit earthworkmusic.com.
100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor
Briarwood Mall will host a private photo opportunity for children with special needs and their families. On Nov. 18, children will be able to visit and have their photo taken with Santa. To register, visit eventbrite.com.
Thanksgiving Centerpieces at The Standard Bistro
The Standard Bistro & Larder
5827 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
Alice’s Table, an organization based in Boston that brings women together to learn new skills will host an event in Ann Arbor on Nov. 20. The event will feature a three-course French meal at The Standard Bistro, followed by a DIY flower arranging class. Bring home your own crafted centerpiece for the holidays. For more information click here.
2018 Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
337 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Before you plan on eating all that delicious Thanksgiving food, start the holiday off right by participating in the 13th annual Ann Arbor Turkey Trot with the family. The Tot Trot 1K starts are 8:15 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Costumes for the run are encouraged, as there will be a contest. The event includes age group awards, photos with Turkey Tom and Santa, and hot chocolate and cookies at the finish line. To register, click here.
A Manor Christmas
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor
Concordia Guild is hosting A Manor Christmas Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. The family-friendly event will feature a variety of Christmas-themed vendors, as well as tours of Earhart Manor, a European Village market and greenhouse that will be decorated for Christmas by professional decorators. There will also be a tree-lighting parade and live entertainment. All proceeds from the event will go to the Concordia Guild Scholarship Fund. In the past, over 4,500 guests voted A Manor Christmas the second most popular place to be in Ann Arbor during that weekend. For tickets, visit cuaa.edu.
Midnight Madness in the Kerrytown District
4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
407 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor
Get in the holiday spirit during a night filled with shopping and dining at the Midnight Madness event in the Kerrytown District. Locally-owned stores will be open late or until midnight for holiday shoppers. The event features live music and Santa strolling the neighborhood. In addition to Midnight Madness, the 10th annual Kindlefest will also take place 4-6 p.m. in the farmers market. Artisans and farmers will sell their goods for the holidays. There will also be fire pits, s’mores, a heated tent, beer, spiced mulled wine and food available for purchase. For more information click here.