Enjoy your Thanksgiving week with a day at the zoo, learning about family cooking at Betty Brinn, and lots more!

21 Monday

Thanksgiving Pajama Story Time: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a craft and listen to stories about family, food and love.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee. 6 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

22 Tuesday

American Indian Legends with Hawk, Owl, Vulture & Eagle: Celebrate Native American Heritage Day as Schlitz Audubon presents the First People's storytelling tradition highlighting birds of prey.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 6 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

24 Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving!

Free Zoo Admission: Milwaukee County residents receive free admission on Thanksgiving Day.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. milwaukeezoo.org

Milwaukee Turkey Trot: Join in the fun of this 5K, 8K and a Kids' Dash. Proceeds go to Hunger Task Force.

Veterans Park, 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee. 9 a.m. milwaukeeturkeytrot.com

A Pfister Thanksgiving Bountiful Brunch: Casual, yet elegant, the hotel's bountiful brunch produces ample holiday cheer, from appetizers and entrees, to side dishes and desserts -- plus all the traditional trimmings!

The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $60/Adults, $20/Children ages 3-12, Free/Children 2 and under. thepfisterhotel.com

25 Friday

Black Friday Fun: Stroll through the decorated Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village exhibits, make your own 19th-century toy, decorate a streetcar postcard and create your very own ornament.

Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with regular admission price. mpm.edu

Country Christmas: Admission to Wisconsin's largest drive through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem.

Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. 5 to 10 p.m. $20/carload. thecountrychristmas.com

The German Christmas Market: Experience an Old World German Christmas with music, food, vendors, and more, including a visit from Santa.

Downtown Oconomowoc, Main Street and Wisconsin Avenue. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. germanchristmasmarket.org

Holiday Kitchen: Join us the day after Thanksgiving for a special event to celebrate cooking together, healthy eating and the importance of family meal time. Lots of crafty projects, fun programs and delicious food samples!

Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with admission. bbcmkids.org

Kooky Cooky House: Originally located at Capitol Court, the Kooky Cooky House exemplified Christmas for thousands of Milwaukee kids in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Enjoy the memories or create new ones for you and your family this holiday season!

Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. Runs throughout the holiday season. Included with general admission. discoveryworld.org

Pfister Annual Tree Lighting Event: Complimentary holiday treats, music, hot cocoa, eggnog and bubbly. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving on a fire truck to greet guests and pose for photos. Children can take part in decorating a giant-sized gingerbread hotel.

The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 5 to 6:30 p.m. thepfisterhotel.com

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and returns to First Stage this holiday season.

Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $12-$37.50 firststage.org

World's Greatest Cookie Sale: Featuring home-made holiday cookies and baked goods in every variety imaginable from over 25 participating non-profit organizations. All proceeds benefit the specific non-profit groups you purchase from. Also featuring holiday music performances, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, magic shows and cupcake decorating.

Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. 12 to 4 p.m. Free admission. thecountrychristmas.com

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