Thanksgiving will be over soon, and there’s still plenty of fun to be had over Thanksgiving break. Here are some fun ideas for Friday. Do you have other family friendly plans for Friday? Share them in the comments!

Head over to Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for a half-priced admission day. Can’t make it during the day? Visit the Stone Zoo’s Zoolights evening event. (Zoolights is full priced.)

Diana Albrecht, Kathryn Boren and Lauren Herfindahl ©LizaVollPhotography-9768Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker opens Friday, November 28th. Grab tickets and start a new family tradition. Also, be sure to follow Family Friendly Boston on facebook to be the first to hear about our Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway next week!

If you can bring yourself to think about next summer already (I know!), there are some great deals tomorrow through Monday online for discounted tickets to Storyland. Tickets are as low at $19.99. Storyland opening day is May 23, 2015.

How about an impromptu staycation? Starting at 7am on Black Friday (November 28), Hotel Tonight (an app based travel service) will be featuring $7 rooms in destinations across the US including the Boston area for stays on Friday night. There will also be deals in the US starting at just $70 through Cyber Monday. Most of the hotel deals will be right near major malls and outlets – perfect for grabbing a quick power nap between marathon shopping sessions. Act fast though, these deals will go FAST! (Never used Hotel Tonight? Download the app NOW and receive a $25 credit for your first stay using the promo code: kimworld.)

There’s no better deal than free. Be sure to check out and enter to win Family Friendly Boston’s 4 ticket giveaway to Opening Night of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Shubert Theater in Boston.