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Black Friday & American Thanksgiving SALE!

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This week is one of the biggest weekends of the year for our neighbours south of the border: Black Friday and American Thanksgiving! We are celebrating with a little American-themed sale of our own, find out more below! 

Canada and America both celebrate Thanksgiving, but at different times of year: Canada’s was back in early October. Check out this post on Canadian Thanksgiving to learn more about the differences.

Like in Canada, Thanksgiving is an important family holiday in America. Many people come together to share a feast and enjoy time with their families. However unlike Canada, America’s Thanksgiving is tied with another huge event: Black Friday.

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in the USA. It’s called Black Friday because, on this day, many businesses go from the “red” (having spent more than they earned to this point in the year) to the “black” (having earned a profit). It started with stores offering massive sales to clear out stock before the big Christmas shopping rush. Now, it’s become a post-Thanksgiving meal tradition that draws out millions of bargain-hungry shoppers, who will sometimes camp out overnight to be first in line for “door-crashing” sales at their favourite stores.

While Friday is the biggest day for sales, the bargains will often continue over the weekend, and now many businesses offer sales online especially on “Cyber Monday,” so you can participate from anywhere.

If you want to participate in the festivities in person, we have a special tour going to Seattle this weekend: The Seattle Ultimate Tour. Unlike the regular Seattle Sightseeing Tour, on the Seattle Ultimate Tour you can enjoy two full days south of the border. Stop at the Seattle Outlet Mall on the way down to shop amazing discounts at many high-end brands, experience Seattle nightlife and spend the night at the heart of Seattle Centre, and enjoy the full next day to enjoy activities such as the Seattle Space Needle, shop your way around downtown, and explore the sights in and around Seattle.

For this weekend’s tour only, we have an extra special promotion in honour of Black Friday: we have a discount on Seattle Space Needle tickets!!! Use the code “BLKFRI” when you book on our website to get $30 off a Space Needle ticket to use on your tour. There is a limited supply of tickets so book today to avoid disappointment!

Happy Black Friday, and Happy American Thanksgiving! (…Can we talk about Christmas yet?)