School’s out, family’s in—7 things to do during Thanksgiving break

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Let’s talk Thanksgiving break plans. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

There’s lots going on this weekend in Huntsville (and we’ve got your covered there), but what about next week? Maybe you’ve got kids out of school all week, or you’ve got relatives coming from out of town. Either way, you’re probably wondering, “What should we do?”

We’ve got you covered. These 7 activities are sure to please the whole family this Thanksgiving break.

1. Pour a candle

holtz candle
All the cozy smells over here. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

We are definitely in candle season at this point. Making your own candle is a fun activity (speaking from personal experience!). The process of picking your scent, pouring your candle and lighting it at home is a memorable experience.

  • Head over to Holtz Leather Co. in Huntsville or Madison to experience their candle bar at both locations. Find all the details here.
  • Embrace Candles in Lowe Mill has a candle workshop where you can pour your own candle. Book a time and find out more here.

2. Go for a hike

blevin's gap
There are views for days in Huntsville. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Looking to get outdoors? It’s looking like the weather will be favorable for hiking next week. It’ll be chilly, with highs mostly in the 40s and 50s, but mostly sunny. Here’s where to go.

3. Go bakery-hopping

letoile pastries
I’ll take five. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

It’s no secret that we’ve got some amazing bakeries here in Huntsville. Go around trying new things at these bakeries, and you can thank us later.

4. Take a creative class

the vessel
The Vessel in Stovehouse has all sorts of classes going on. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Exercise your creative muscle this Thanksgiving break with some classes at local painting and pottery studios. Who knows, you might just find a new hobby!

BONUS: We interviewed The Vessel owners Ashlyn and Jordyn to find out more about the story behind their new studio. Here’s what we found out!

5. Experience all things ice

Huntsville Havoc
Huntsville Havoc games are loads of fun. Make sure to get there in time to watch the pre-game show. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Do you prefer to watch people on ice or be on the ice yourself? You’ve got options this Thanksgiving.

  • The Huntsville Havoc is taking on Birmingham and Evansville at the Propst Arena on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Find the schedule and get tickets on their website.
  • Itching to get on the ice yourself? Here’s 3 places in Huntsville where you can do just that (including a brand-new option this season!

6. Go shopping

Let’s shop local this season! (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

It’s that time of year—holiday shopping has begun! Whether you need gifts, some new outfits or fresh decor, we’ve got you covered.

7. Check out what’s new in Huntsville

Have you tried Huntsville’s newest Italian joint? (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Thanksgiving break is the perfect opportunity to go check out the new spots you may have missed. There’s lots to explore, including new restaurants and coffee shops!

That’s a wrap! Let us know what you’re doing this Thanksgiving break on social media by tagging us @hvilleblast or using our hashtag #hvilleblast.

Sarah Gronberg
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