FREE Activities for Kids During Thanksgiving Break

With Thanksgiving Break happening next week, I thought it would be fun to see what activities are going on in Middle Georgia for Kids.  Now, this is not a complete list – you can see the Christmas Trees at the Museum of Arts and Sciences or jump at Monkey Joe’s – but I wanted to make a list of FREE activities!  So, I hope you find something that your kids and you will enjoy.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday 11/19  (3:00 – 5:00)

Letters to Santa at CFA on Bloomfield Road

  • Bring your mini believers by our location to write a letter to Mr. Jolly himself about how good they have been and what they wish for this holiday season. We will have a special magical mailbox that will deliver the letters straight to the North Pole just in time for Christmas. They can also enjoy making ornaments that will be donated to The Methodist Home here in Macon.

Monday 11/21 (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Planes and Trains Exhibit at the Museum of Aviation

  • The Eagle Building Rotunda is the site of large operating layouts and other railroad-related exhibits. Additional trains switching at modeled industrial sites.
  • The club has a large N-scale layout which features a 1950’s drive in theater.
  • There is also an O-scale Lionel layout where railroad cars experience “hot box” fires, a Christmas Village (on 30 scale), a Thomas the Tank Engine layout on Sodor Island, a modern train on the World’s Greatest Hobby layout, and a large G-scale floor display.
  • The Museum “Planes and Trains” display will have exhibits from the Southeastern Railroad Museum, Operation Lifesaver, and others.

Tuesday 11/22 (10:00 – 6:30)

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

  • Join us Tuesday, November 22nd for a free showing of Finding Dory in our theater! Admission to the museum is FREE on this day, and popcorn and drinks will be for sale. Seating is first come first served!
  • Showtimes:
    10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 6:30 PM

Wednesday 11/23 (10:30; 11:15)

Story Time at the Centerville Library

  • The library will be hosting special Thanksgiving Story Times.
    • Lapsit and Toddlers – 10:30
    • Pre-K and Primary – 11:15
    • Siblings welcome.

Friday 11/25  (Open to Close)

Bass Pro Shops Santa Wonderland

  • Bass  Pro Shops will have pictures with Santa (5:00 – 7:00), Crafts (5:00 – 8:00), and of course all the fun arcade games (all day).  They also have new activities this year – The Big Dig and a Lincoln Log Building Area.

Saturday 11/26 (11:00am)

Story Time at Barnes & Noble

  • Join us for a Story Time featuring the Moana and the Ocean picture book based on the upcoming Disney Animation Studios’ film Moana. In this engaging picture book Moana’s unique relationship with the Ocean is playfully interacted with stylized artwork.