The Secret: The Game, Difford and Tilbrook, And the Nutcracker

Everyone at the Bell Tower wishes you and your family the Happiest of Thanksgivings!

The week of November 25th will bring Thanksgiving to Ann Arbor. If you are visiting you can enjoy the rivalry of the Michigan vs. Ohio State football game, a reunion of Difford and Tilbrook, or go and see The Nutcracker Suite.

No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking).

If you need directions or have any questions you can always feel free to ask anyone on our staff.

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University of Michigan Football

Jim Harbaugh will coach his first game against The Ohio State University on Saturday November 28th. This will be the 112th edition of “The Game” (The first meeting of the two schools dates back to 1897 and was made an annual competition starting in 1918).

Difford and Tilbrook

For the first time in 20 years, the primary songwriter and the primary singer for the band Squeeze will reunite as a duo for their “At Odds Couple” tour coming to The Ark in Ann Arbor on November 29th starting at 7:30.

Squeeze split over personal differences between Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook in 1982 and has reunions in 1985 and again in 2007 (but did not tour). Difford and Tilbrook performed and recorded as a duo in the 80’s but have not reunited as a duo since.

The Nutcracker Suite

The Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre is presenting the Christmas Classic the Nutcracker Suite at The University of Michigan’s Power Center between November 27th – 29th. Over 100 local dancers will perform including many who have performed in the show since they were kids.

The show will start at 7 p.m. on November 27th and 28th and at 1 p.m. on the 28th and 29th.

Sports Options for U of M Parents and Fans

Good luck to all Michigan Athletes, family, fans, and friends! Go Blue!  

Women’s Volleyball will play Illinois on November 27th at Cliff Keen Arena starting at 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball will play Hartford at Crisler Center November 27th starting at 7:00 p.m.

Men’s Ice Hockey will play Dartmouth at Yost Ice Arena on November 27th starting at 7:35 p.m. and Dartmouth again on November 28th at Yost Ice Arena starting at 7:35 p.m.

Women’s Basketball will play Oral Roberts at the Crisler Center November 29th starting at 2:00 p.m.

Looking For Laughs

This weekend The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase has a special engagement as Heywood Banks returns for his annual Thanksgiving shows. Mr Banks is well known for his comedy and his comic songs which have even been performed on American Idol. Mr Banks is also the MC for the Ann Arbor Folk Festival.

The Bell Tower Hotel Staff is Here For You

The Bell Tower Hotel offers the best accommodations in Ann Arbor with the best proximity to downtown and the University of Michigan Campus.

Please let us help you with planning, logistics, or whatever you need to have the best possible time while you are staying with us!  

The Bell Tower prides themselves on providing you with the best service and resort-like feel you will find in anywhere in Ann Arbor.

When you want the best lodging in Ann Abor Michigan, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you – if you have any questions, or want to make a reservation, feel free to contact us at any time at (734) 769-3010 or at


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