1. Black Friday Shopping
Why you should go: We’re always pumped for Black Friday here at Funcoast. It’s not just a day of sales; it’s like another holiday for spending time with your family. We’ve got lots of black Friday sales tips and info on our Black Friday Funcoast page. Check it out now, and keep checking back for more info. If you text the word FRIDAY to 41948 you’ll also get exclusive text messages for local sales. Plus, we’ll have photographers out and about taking pictures, so make sure to keep an eye out for them.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 23
WHERE: Pretty much every store ever
COST: Lots of standing in line
INFO: Funcoast Black Friday Page
2. Sandusky Christmas Lighting Ceremony
Why you should go: Once Thanksgiving is over it’s officially time to get ready for Christmas, and what’s one of the best parts of the Holidays? Well the lights of course! The Sandusky Christmas Lighting Ceremony is going to be a great time with Santa making an appearance to light the tree in the fountain at Schade-Mylander Plaza and then will make his way to Washington Park to say hello to the kids and enjoy the lights there. Also, find a list of other local lighting ceremony locations and times HERE.
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23
WHERE: Schade-Mylander Plaza and Washington Park, Downtown Sandusky
INFO: Sandusky Christmas lighting ceremony story or Tree Lighting Ceremony Roundup
3. Jive Turkey Jamboree
Why you should go: Head out to the Underground and spend your Thanksgiving Eve in style with Ball and Chain, Charmaine Evonne and Ebin's Flow! Ball and Chain, one of Ohio's best Janis Joplin tribute bands, will be rocking The Underground stage along with Charmaine Evonne from Pennsylvania and local Jam masters Ebin's Flow.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21
WHERE: The Underground, 224 E. Water Street, Sandusky
COST: Pre-sale: $5/Ticket; Day of show: $8/21 yrs & up $11/Under 21 yrs
INFO: The Facebook event or www.undergroundsandusky.com
4. Rock the Mall Midnight Ball
Why you should go: While the stores in the Sandusky Mall won’t be opening until midnight, the mall doors will open at 11 p.m. on Thursday for a Black Friday pre-shopping party. There will be goody bag giveaways in the Sears Concourse at 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., a DJ playing music until 4 a.m., prize giveaways and more. There will also be a Funcoast photographer at the mall, so make sure to keep an eye out for her and have her take your picture.
WHEN: 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22
WHERE: Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd., Sandusky
5. Drunksgiving Eve
Why you should go: The Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. We’re not really sure why, maybe it’s the fact that you’re home seeing people you haven’t talked to in a while, or maybe it’s the prospect of spending the entirety of the next day with your family. Either way, it’s a night when the bars will be packed with people having a great time, and no one will look and you funny for throwing them back in the middle of the week. So head out to your local bars and start pre-gaming for the Thanksgiving game really early. If you’re planning on heading to the bars in downtown Sandusky be sure to keep an eye out for our Funcoast photographer so you can get your photo taken.
WHEN: Wednesday evening, Nov. 21
WHERE: Bars everywhere
COST: However many drinks you buy and fair for a cab