While StreetPass is a neat feature that's always working for us when carrying our 3DS systems around, occasionally Nintendo organises themed weekends to encourage more players to take part. Just as it did in 2015, Nintendo of America is utilising the US Thanksgiving Holiday for an event weekend throughout North America.
What it ultimately means is that from 24th-28th November you should be able to grab some extra hits from Nintendo Zone hotspots, in addition to getting the usual online access. Here's the blurb from Nintendo's Download Update press release.
Celebrate the tastiest holiday of the year (and the four-day weekend that comes with it) with National StreetPass Weekend: Thanksgiving Edition. From Nov. 24 through Nov. 28, you can stop by any of 29,000+ Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America with your Nintendo 3DS family system to get the goods on games with StreetPass features and enjoy network services such as online gameplay with a free automatic-Internet connection.
Of course, for many hitting the shops on the upcoming weekend is an annual tradition, so it's worth keeping a 3DS handy. In any case, not many will have likely finished the most recent additions to the StreetPass minigame line-up, so this could be a decent chance to make some progress. You can check Hotspot locations on this official website.
For those of you in the US celebrating the Holiday, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Nintendo Life.