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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Ellensburg 11/28 12/1

From eating homemade food to enjoying the last days of fall, there are plenty of things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Ellensburg. Join in on the full day of local gatherings that comprise Hometown Holidays, check off everyone on your shopping list with unique gifts from local downtown shops, or head outdoors to enjoy our natural surroundings.


Continue Your Thanksgiving Feasting All Weekend Long


What is Thanksgiving weekend without eating a lot of food? Hit up the restaurants around Ellensburg to keep your festive foodie weekend going. Your stomach will thank you later! From savory soups and pizzas piled high with toppings to blissful burgers and delectable desserts, your weekend is sure to be one great taste after another when you're in Ellensburg. After all, calories don't count during Thanksgiving celebrations!

Explore our list of delicious restaurants here to inspire your flavorful weekend in Ellensburg.


Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early On Plaid Friday - 11/29


Avoid the chaos of Black Friday and join local Ellensburg businesses in celebrating Plaid Friday as you kick off your holiday shopping this year. Plaid Friday is celebrated nationwide on the Friday after Thanksgiving in lieu of Black Friday and is designed to encourage shoppers to support small, local businesses. Wear as much or as little plaid as you own to enjoy early morning discounts at participating stores. Many of Ellensburg's downtown merchants will be thrilled to see you in their shops donning your favorite plaid attire.

Learn more about Plaid Friday here.

Opt Outside


After enjoying a few delicious meals, why not get a head start on your New Year's resolutions? It's always a nice break to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors during the holidays, and this weekend will be a great time to walk around one of Ellensburg's many scenic parks before the winter brings in the harsh cold. Kids may enjoy jumping about on a playground or outdoor games like tag, while parents can take in the last of the fall foliage. Or, if you're feeling extra adventurous, consider setting off on a family hike or bike ride. Ellensburg has an abundance of trails fit for every skill level and is an excellent location for cycling. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists has recognized Ellensburg as a formal Bicycle Friendly Community!

Regardless of what you choose to do, this weekend will be a great opportunity to get outdoors together.


Get in The Christmas Spirit at Hometown Holidays - 11/29


There is no place like Ellensburg for the holidays. Join us for a jolly good day of festive activities at Hometown Holidays this Friday, November 29. The celebrations include Plaid Friday, a cookie scavenger hunt, and Moments to Remember, which consists of the Teddy Bear's First Christmas play, dancers in the State Farm windows, tree lightings, and Streets of Bethlehem! Ring in the holidays as you enjoy the variety of exciting activities and entertainment, all while making precious memories together as a family.

Learn more about Hometown Holidays here.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at a Wine Tasting


Indulge in fine wines and delicious charcuterie when you visit Ellensburg's tasting rooms this weekend! Wine enthusiasts will be overjoyed with the selection of wonderful wine bars and tasting rooms located around town. Plus, Thanksgiving is a time to gather and spend time with loved ones, and there's no better way to do so than by enjoying a wine tasting together. Hours of conversation are in store when family or friends gather together over wine, so sit back, relax and enjoy each other's company while you sip on the fantastic wine that Ellensburg has to offer.




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