Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with fun Black Friday events at the Milwaukee Public Museum and Betty Brinn, welcome the Kooky Cooky House at Discovery World, and more fun!
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
Breakfast with Santa at Watt's: Come dressed up in your holiday attire, and bring the children to tell Santa their heart's desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child. Reservations are required.
Watts Tea Shop, 761 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee. 9 a.m. $25/person. 414-290-5700. wattsteashop.com
Christmas Train: Enjoy a 30-minute train ride from the East Troy Depot to Santa's workshop at the Elegant Farmer.
East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy. 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. $15/adult, $17.50/child ages 0 to 11, $10/member. 262-642-3263. easttroyrr.org
Country Christmas: 5 to 10 p.m. See November 25 listing.
Elephant and Piggie Goodbye Party: Say "goodbye" and "thank you" to the beloved characters Gerald and Piggie as we celebrate all of the laughter and fun of the "Elephant and Piggie" book series by Mo Willems.
Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. 11 a.m. to 12 noon. mpl.org
The German Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. See November 25 listing.
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. See November 25 listing.
Christmas Train: See November 26 listing.
Country Christmas: 5 to 9 p.m. $20/carload. See November 25 listing.
The German Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See November 25 listing.
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. See November 25 listing.