What’s happening this weekend? There is plenty of family fun to be had around Baltimore.
For our modern Thanksgiving, we eat stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. But back at that first Thanksgiving meal, the items on the menu were a little different. On this educational hike, learn what foods were probably on the table. Must preregister online. Eden Mill Nature Center, 3 p.m. Free. edenmill.org
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM BALTIMORE’S CHILD!
BAZAART Holiday Art Market
The free holiday art market at the American Visionary Art Museum can put anyone in a jolly mood. Come see hundreds of unique artwork by various creators and crafters. Bazaart shoppers also are welcome to tour the entire Jim Rouse Visionary Center for free. American Visionary Art Museum, noon-6 p.m. Free. avam.org
Festival of Trees
A three-day event at the Maryland State Fairground for the whole family to enjoy. See more than 800 holiday trees, live entertainment, Santa and more. This event is to help support the children at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $16 adults, $7 kids, festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org
Thanksgiving Break Activities
Stop by for an extra day of creativity and inspiration with drop-in activities for budding artists. Try out new materials and create a masterpiece to take home. The Walters Art Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. thewalters.org
Miracle on 34th Street
One of Baltimore’s biggest holiday events kicks off at the end of the month. Stroll down Hampden’s famous 34th Street to ooh and aah at elaborate Christmas light displays, featuring giant snow globes, train sets and singing angels. Some residents may even let you peek inside. 34th Street in Hampden, Nov. 30-Dec. 25, 6-11 p.m. Free. christmasstreet.com
Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour
The Disney heartthrobs are back and better than ever. You’d be a sucker not to treat your teen to this once-in-a-lifetime show. Royal Farms Arena, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $36. royalfarmsarena.com
Animal Caretakers Drop-Off Program
Got an aspiring veterinarian in the family? Sign your animal lover up for this hands-on class, where experts will teach them how to take care of Irvine’s resident critters. Irvine Nature Center, 10 a.m.-noon. $15 members, $25 nonmembers. explorenature.org
Festive Families Walk
Symphony of Lights becomes a walk-through experience tonight. Enjoy a 1-mile stroll through the amazing light displays with holiday music and photo ops with Santa. Merriweather Post at Symphony Woods, 5:30-8 p.m. $12, free for ages 3 and under. merriweatherlights.com
And a few to start next week …
Zines with Tweens
Middle schoolers have a lot to express. Give yours the creative outlet they need by taking them to this workshop, where they’ll make their very own comic or zine. Recommended for ages 9 to 12. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org
Leftover Thanksgiving Wraps
Turn Thursday’s dinner into tomorrow’s lunch. This fun workshop will teach you how to make a wrap out of your leftover turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Forest Park Branch, 5-6 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org
Gather after school to play board and other games. Registration required. Baltimore County Public Library, Reisterstown Branch, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. bcpl.info
Want to see some other events? Check out our calendar of holiday happenings. We also have a list of great places to holiday shop.