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What is There to Do in Michigan in November? Thanksgiving, Parades, Fall Color Getaways

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What is There to Do in Michigan in November?

There are so many things to do in Michigan in November, from holiday activities like Thanksgiving parades and Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies to hiking and biking in Michigan state parks and beyond.

We’re lucky, too, because the strange combination of cold-warm; wet-dry weather has affected the fall folliage, resulted in some of the best Michigan fall color we’ve seen in years!

We’ve got an excellent guide to things to do, organized by location. It’s part of our monthly Michigan event calendars that lists things to do in Michigan near you, so you can get out and enjoy our beautiful state.

November is a busy month, and it tends to fly by as we prepare for the holiday season. Here are some quick links to things to do in Michigan in November!

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Michigan in November: Holiday and Thanksgiving Parades

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade)

Michigan Holiday Parades

Michigan Christmas tree Lightings

Things to Do to Prepare for the Holidays in Michigan in November

Visiting a Michigan winter market to buy fresh winter vegetables, meats and other treats from a farmer’s market is one way to make your Thanksgiving dinner ever better! Some peoeple like to start decorating for the holidays right after Thanksgiving, so you might want to visit a local tree farm and chop your own tree down.

Michigan Farmers Markets

Michigan Christmas Tree Farms

Michigan Tree Lightings  

Michigan Holiday Parades

Visit a Michigan Hallmark Movie Christmas Town

Michigan christmas markets

Fun Things to Do in November in Michigan

Many Michigan Christmas and holiday markets start in November. Use our Guide to the 20 Top Holiday Markets in Michigan and start making your plans now.

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What Are Some Things to in Michigan in November with Kids

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights

Polar Express Train Rides

Michigan Zoos and Aquariums

Michigan Indoor Waterparks

Frankenmuth Christmas guide

Looking for the Best Places to Order a Michigan Thanksgiving Dinner?

We put together a complete guide to all of the best places to dine in, carry out or deliver your Michigan Thanksgiving Dinner.

Frankenmuth Thanksgiving Dinners

Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA – Marshall Michigan

Michigan thanksgiving getaways

Places to Visit Michigan in November


Pond Hill Farm

Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Holland MI

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