Detroit, November 26-29
Thanksgiving football lands on Detroit in full force this weekend, starting with the traditional battle between a hapless Lions team against another team – this year it's the Eagles – which need the win to stay on track for the playoffs. The gem of the weekend happens in Ann Arbor Saturday, Nov. 28 when Michigan takes on Ohio State at the Big House in a game that will shape the College Football Playoff. A short drive north to East Lansing, Michigan State takes on Penn State in the regular season finale for both Big Ten teams. In between all that football madness you can catch the perennially strong Detroit Red Wings, winners of 11 Stanley Cups, at home against the Edmonton Oilers. Come for the experience (and the growing food scene), and hope for a hat trick and some octopi thrown on the ice.