Hike off turkey or visit a market.
© Beth Gauper
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.
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. 24–25.
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. 24–25.
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