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Hike off turkey or visit a market.

A family hiking in a park.

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Old World Christmas markets in Chicago, Naperville, Minneapolis, Excelsior, Monroe and Oconomowoc. Soak up the holiday atmosphere and buy cool gifts at these open-air markets. Nov. 24-26.

Free admission to every state park in Minnesota and Michigan. On Black Friday, hike off Thanksgiving dinner at all 75 Minnesota parks and all 103 Michigan parks. Nov. 24.

Holiday Homecoming in St. Charles, Ill. There's Lighting of the Lights and music Friday and free horse-drawn sleigh rides, movies and Santa visits Saturday, with the Electric Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2425.

Holly Days in Egg Harbor, Wis. This Door County village offers horse-drawn wagon rides, a children's elf hunt and mistle dough contest and caroling. Nov. 2425.

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Last updated on November 20, 2017