Admire bright lights and fireworks.
© Beth Gauper
Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth. Tour the retro-cool lighted decorations and enjoy popcorn, roasted marshmallows, cookies and hot chocolate. Everything is free, but bring one or more non-perishable food items (and/or cash) to donate. Through Dec. 26.
Holidazzle in Minneapolis. The free entertainment includes ice-skating, holiday movies and band and choir concerts. There are fireworks at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Dec. 13–16.
An Old World Christmas in Eagle, Wis. At this fun event at Old World Wisconsin, you'll meet Father Christmas, stroll from historic houses to shops, sample ethnic foods and make old-fashioned crafts. Dec. 15–16.
Christkindlmarket in Naperville, Ill. The Chicago Christkindlmarket has a satellite market at the historic Naperville Settlement, with visits from the Christkind, dance performances and a children's lantern parade on Kinder Tag. Dec. 13–24.
For more, see our Events Calendar.