Best Medieval Times deal ever | Thanksgiving weekend activities | Ice Skating | Thrashers special | Holiday Guide

Medieval Times: $20, plus a huge Halfoffdepot sale

I’ve looked for far too long for a deal like this one. Medieval Times, the themed-restaurant in Duluth featuring a two-hour show and a four-course meal, is only $20 through As always, quantities are limited and I can guarantee these won’t stay around for much longer. That discount is $32.95 off the regular price, a whopping 62 percent discount. That is far better than the regular promotions you’ll see for the restaurant.

Halfoffdepot is promising eye-popping Black Friday deals, so be sure to check there for great bargains this holiday on restaurants and attractions around town. The items will sell for 50 to 90 percent off

Ice Skating…by the pound

Ice Skating isn’t something we Southerners do very often, but when the holiday season strikes, it’s not unusual to find us on the ice. It’s usually at a tiny rink where our clumsiness isn’t as pronounced. At any rate, it’s not limited to the outdoor rink at Centennial Olympic Park. My colleague, Jamie Gumbrecht from Inside Access, points out that the IceForum at Town Center in Kennesaw has Thanksgiving ice skating. Admission is 1 cent per pound you weigh, or $4, from 7-10 p.m.

The Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree

Sure, Atlantic Station got the jump on tree lighting this year, kicking off the festivities on Nov. 21. Still, it doesn’t top an Atlanta tradition, the lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree. It’s free of course, and starts at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.

Thanksgiving Weekend Activities

So, you’ve eaten all the turkey your belly can hold and the football games are not holding your interest. No worries. There is plenty to do this weekend in metro Atlanta, from sporting events — there happens to be a pretty big football game in town featuring Georgia Tech and Georgia — to music, a free art stroll and countless other activities. While they aren’t all free, enough of them are to afford you a good time. Want to check out the happenings. Click on Jamie’s Inside Access blog. She has you covered from Thanksgiving through Sunday night with an impressive lineup of events.

Thrashers/Hawks specials

The Thrashers have a buy one, get one free offer. Buy a ticket to any game in December of January, and get a ticket to any other December of January game free. You have to make your purchase between Nov. 27-30, though. For the Hawks, buy a ticket to any select home games, and get a $10 ticket to any home game in December in January. The applicable games are Dec. 29 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Jan. 8 and Jan. 29 games against the rival Boston Celtics. You do have to purchase your tickets from Nov. 27-Nov. 30.

Gift certificate deals

There are some amazing restaurant gift certificate deals out there if you’d like to treat someone special. Jennifer over at Atlanta on the Cheap has done a great job compiling some of the very best around town. If you like to give gift cards, you should definitely check out her post today.

Holiday Guide

Speaking of holidays, the Holiday Guide is loaded with wonderful gift ideas, tips on everything from tree lighting to turkey carving, as well as ways to save money during the holidays. It’s a must-visit Web site for anyone shopping, entertaining or simply enjoying the holiday season, from now through the New Year.

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Not Impressed

November 27th, 2009
9:12 am

Overall, the Half Off Depot sale is a big yawner and disappointment. I was really excited about the announcement for their Black Friday sale, but now that I see what’s on extra discount? Not impressed at all. Their focus has seemed to move away from restaurants to “aesthetic spa” junk, and I’m fairly wary of any plastic surgery/spa-type place that needs to offer discounts.

Also, the certificates on Half Off Depot have more restrictions in some cases than they list. Meskerem and Southern Sweets won’t take more than one certificate at a time, but it ’s not noted on the site.

It’s also annoying to be charged a delivery fee for certificates that won’t arrive for two weeks. More and more local restaurant discount sites are popping up and offering free shipping and faster service, so come on and catch up Half Off Depot!