It’s finally here- Thanksgiving weekend. Ahead of us we have four days of rest and relaxation kicked off with a delicious Thanksgiving feast. For many, myself included, this weekend will involve travel and the warm embrace of family.

I can hardly wait. It’s the same every time we get together. Everyone eats too much. We watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and cheer on our football team. The kids romp around the house like a herd of stampeding cattle in a shopping mall. Someone (usually me) gets political and sets off a fight. At least one young family member shows up adorned in some controversial fashion statement intended to pronounce themselves as an independent adult … and perhaps to aggravate the older generation. At least two people fall asleep on the couch and start snoring. We hear all the stories we’ve heard a thousand times before and a few new ones as well. It’s chaotic, wonderful, aggravating and delightful and I can’t wait.

Whether you are spending your holiday weekend with family, friends or winging it on your own, there are plenty of fun things to do and see around Whatcom County. Here is a short list of ideas to get you started. For the full holiday happenings, be sure to check out our events calendar.

Things to do this weekend in Bellingham:

However you choose to spend your weekend be sure to take some time to reflect on your many blessings and savor everything you are most grateful for.

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