Living Outside of Ordinary: 11/19

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 11/19

In the past month, how many days can you truly remember? On average, a few days, 4 or 5 if you’re lucky, stand out from the daily routines we all experience. That’s why Visit Champaign County is launching our new “Living Outside of Ordinary” Campaign aimed at residents and visitors as a means to encourage everyone to discover new places throughout the greater Champaign County area.


Each week, we’ll give you one thing to do each day, something Outside of Ordinary, to make sure you have a way to make each day memorable. We’ll be busy brainstorming over the next year to make sure you have ways to break out of the routine and immerse yourself in the amazing things happening right in your backyard. Some will be events, but others may be something as simple as getting outdoors, meeting a friend for a drink, or checking out a new store or restaurant. The goal is simple: when you’re Living Outside of Ordinary, you’re making memories, so we can all cherish each and every day.


This campaign has been all about seizing a moment, even if it’s brief, and remembering the Outside of Ordinary moments of your day to make each day memorable. Thanksgiving is a holiday that emobides all of those same values, so this week, we have suggestions that contribute to a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in Champaign County, as well as ways to support your community while you enjoy family time or just a little deviation from the normal routine.


Monday, November 19– Pickup some fresh bread from Great Harvest Bread Co. for your stuffing recipe!


Tuesday, November 20 – Head to Dr. G’s Board Games to pick up something to play on Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 21 – Cooking before Thanksgiving? No thanks! Grab some pizza from Papa Del’s and save your energy for Turkey Day!


Thursday, November 22 – Strut your stuff at the Turkey Trot, but most importantly, spend Thanksgiving in whichever way means the most to YOU.


Friday, November 23 – Catch the premiere of Season of Light, a festive show at the Staerkel Planetarium.  


Saturday, November 24 – Get out and shop Small Business Saturday in the morning, and head to the Parade of Lights in the evening!


Sunday, November 25 – Alto Vineyards has a to-go wine sale, and live music, so wind down with a relaxing glass of wine and some great tunes!

For more tips on what to do, check our events calendar and request a copy of our Visitors Guide today!


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