5 things you probably should be doing in Milwaukee this Thanksgiving weekend, including a new holiday light show at American Family Field

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Treat your friends and family to the first Magic of Lights at American Family Field, which runs nightly from Nov. 24 through Jan. 2.
Treat your friends and family to the first Magic of Lights at American Family Field, which runs nightly from Nov. 24 through Jan. 2.

1. 'Magic of Lights' at American Family Field

More than a mile of lights will brighten the parking lots around American Family Field in "Magic of Lights," a drive-thru light show with a slew of holiday-themed displays. The drive-thru experience, which begins Nov. 24 and runs through Jan. 2, is open 5 to 10 p.m. daily outside the Brewers ballpark. Tickets, available only online, per car are $25, $32 or $38, depending on the dates you're visiting (this weekend, it's $32). Info: magicoflights.com/events/milwaukee.

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2. Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market at State Fair Park

Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market will include larger-than-life animals.
Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market will include larger-than-life animals.

Billed as Milwaukee's largest indoor Christmas festival, the Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market camps out starting Nov. 27 in Wisconsin State Fair Park's Exposition Center, for a run through Jan. 2. The light show includes a light tunnel, a 50-foot tree and more. The holiday market will include items from local businesses, along with live entertainment, food, drink and more. Tickets are $19.99 for adults and $14.99 for seniors, students and kids ages 4 to 17 (kids 3 and younger get in free) on weekdays, and $22.99 for adults on weekends. The festival encourages masks and social distancing, but masks are not required. Info: noelmke.com.

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3. Kapco Metal Stamping's Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland

Kapco Metal Stamping's Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland returns for a second year.
Kapco Metal Stamping's Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland returns for a second year.

The Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland, a drive-thru holiday experience at one of Kapco Metal Stamping's facilities in Grafton, returns for a second year, with three light tunnels, millions of lights and more. It opens Nov. 26 at 1150 Cheyenne Ave., and runs most days through Dec. 30. There's also a Christmas market, a Christmas village, an ice-skating rink and more. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Proceeds go to buying new toys for children in need; guests are also encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys to donate. Admission is $20 per vehicle on weekdays and $25 per vehicle on weekends, with a VIP pass that gets you to the front of the line going for $50. Info (including tickets): kids2kidstoydrive.com.

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4. Milwaukee Symphony and 'Return of the Jedi'

The Milwaukee Symphony will perform live to screenings of "Star Wars" Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" Nov. 26-28.
The Milwaukee Symphony will perform live to screenings of "Star Wars" Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" Nov. 26-28.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra provides the music and the Force provides the rest when the Star Wars saga "Return of the Jedi" screens with the symphony playing John Williams' score in the new Bradley Symphony Center, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. The program is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26-27 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required for admission. Info, including ticket prices: mso.org/concerts/star-wars-jedi.

5. Rummage-O-Rama

Just in time for the first official shopping weekend of the holiday season, Rummage-O-Rama is in business Nov. 27-28 at the Waukesha County Exposition Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. The long-running flea market is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28. Admission is $4. Face masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. Info: Wisconsin Rummage-O-Rama Facebook page.

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Contact Chris Foran at chris.foran@jrn.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cforan12.

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