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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 11/25

November 25, 2019

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.

Happy Thanksgiving Week! On top of Turkey Day, there’s quite a bit happening in our area worth checking out!

Things to do this week in Champaign County

Monday, November 25

Get your holiday card shot with a gorgeous festive backdrop at the Virginia Theater!

Tuesday, November 26

Find a way to work in a trip to Giertz Gallery, which is now hosting a ceramics invitational in their vibrant space!

Wednesday, November 27

Cheer on the Illini Volleyball team at their final home game of the regular season!

Thursday, November 28

Turkey Trot the morning away before feasting at the Urbana Parks’ 52nd Annual Turkey Trot!

Friday, November 29

Game plan for Small Business Saturday, or go local for Black Friday, with our Shop Local Guide!

Saturday, November 30

Catch the Parade of Lights in downtown Champaign!

Sunday, December 1

Feeling a bit stuffed from Thanksgiving food? Work an appetite back up with a walk at Crystal Lake!

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


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