Many of metro Detroit’s much-loved family and independent toy stores will celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Hosted by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, this annual day of fun aims to introduce families to the joys – and hometown economic boost – of shopping at local toy stores and supporting local businesses.
Here are some of the participating stores Metro Parent found around town this year that are offering deals, special activities or are listed participants. Be sure to call the stores for full details.
- Address: Lower level of Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main St., Frankenmuth
- Phone: 989-652-9941
- Hours: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Find special Toy Store Day pricing, games and new product demonstrations. Spend $25 and get entered to win a prize.
- Address: 5 N. Washington St., Oxford
- Phone: 248-572-4828
- Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Plan on having a great time at this shop on Saturday because they’ve got all kinds of fun planned. There are free drop-in crafts, toy raffles and giveaways, punch and cookies and visits from the Mascot Monkey, too.
- Address: Westgate Shopping Center, 2465 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-997-0707
- Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Catch special appearances by Princess Poppy and Peppa the Pig; plus crafts, giveaways and more.
- Address: 200 W. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale
- Phone: 248-629-6306
- Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Swing by to get deals on great naturally-made baby equipment and more.
- Address: 925 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth
- Phone: 989-652-0071
- Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Find giveaways, including a wheel of prizes, new toy demos, face painting and surprise guests.
- Address: 3947 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley
- Phone: 248-543-3115
- Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Special activities for Neighborhood Toy Store Day are running at select times throughout the day. Come by to play games and make crafts, see toy and game demos – and even win some prizes!
- Address: 109 W. Grand River Ave., Howell
- Phone: 517-518-8152
- Address: 208 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills
- Phone: 248-266-6861
- Address: 119 S. Main St., Royal Oak
- Phone: 248-268-1412
- Address: Orchard Mall, 6389 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
- Phone: 248-562-7524
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
This local toy store chain is celebrating at all locations. Stop by the one nearest you to participate in cool hands-on activities and some celebratory deals.
This post was originally published in 2011 and is updated regularly.