My favorite cue that the holiday shopping season is officially on is the lighting of the tree by Macy’s Lenox Square. This year marks the 65th Annual Great Tree Lighting event, set to take place on Thanksgiving, November 22, beginning at 6:15 p.m. with performances by Trace Adkins, a fireworks finale and more. Not only is this a magic-filled and free event for the family, but a reminder to start creating your shopping lists. Macys.com has already compiled its holiday gift guide, filled with options at under $25, $50 and $100 price points, as well as the Top 10 Gifts and deals in multiple categories, such as a Keurig coffee maker for $180 (regularly $260). Deals subject to change. Shop online or make your list by visiting Macys.com.
A bicycle ride isn’t just for summer. Commute to work – rain or shine – with a stylish Basil water-repellent bag designed to keep your books, groceries and shopping items dry. Basil is giving away multiple bike bags which make cute, unique holiday gifts. Enter to win one by signing up for the JessicaShops.com newsletter. Visit JessicaShops.com and Basil.nl.
An Entertainment.com savings membership provides savings online and from your phone such as “buy one, get one” deals and “up to 50% off” coupons – it also has exclusive deals and new features. I used the “Deals Near Me” feature and grabbed $15 off of a $75 purchase at The Gap. Save $5 on membership for a limited time at Entertainment.com.
The Thanksgiving House Party at High Hampton Inn has become the North Carolina country club’s most popular event. Every day there is a variety of activities for parents and kids and for a limited time all of the activities are included in the room price, which starts at $400 per night for two guests during the holiday. This includes events and fees for golf, tennis, boating and children’s activities.