The holiday spirit is booming this weekend with plenty of tree lightings\u00a0and festivals happening all across the state. Here are 25+ things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Connecticut: Guests can take photos with Santa, meet his reindeer and spend some time in Santa\u2019s workshop at the 14th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival through Dec. 24, according to its website. The Beach Boys, known for classic songs like "Surfin\u2019 U.S.A." and "Good Vibrations," will be performing at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday. More information about 'Tis the Season with The Beach Boys here. Small businesses throughout the state will be having special deals on Saturday to encourage shoppers to buy local. There will also be several pop-up holiday stores like Hartford Saengerbund\u2019s Christkindlmarkt and Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show open this weekend. Check out our guide for "Small Business Saturday" here. The Maritime Aquarium is running a special 13-minute version of "The Polar Express," filled with sensory special effects like scents, bubbles and mist through Jan. 2.\u00a0 Find out more about "The Polar Express 4D Experience" here. Drag queens will be impersonating celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Whitney Houston and Britney Spears all weekend at the 168 York Street Cafe. More information about the Diva Royale Drag Queen Show here. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico will be bringing Salsa music to the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday. More information about El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico here.\u00a0 The Wood Memorial Library will be featuring displays of gingerbread replicas of historic homes through\u00a0Dec. 18. More information about the 12th Annual Gingerbread House Festival: Land of Sweets here. The New Canaan Nature Center is letting guests take a guided tour of one of its trails and get a behind-the-scenes look at its animal care facilities on Saturday. More information about the New Canaan Nature Center\u2019s Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle here. The Truck Bar and Square Peg Pizzeria are hosting a free pizza-making class for children on Saturday at 66 Killingworth Road.\u00a0 More information about the free kids pizza making class here. The North Haven Fair Grounds will be hosting a holiday-themed event with face painting, craft vendors and storytime on Nov. 26. More information about the Winterfest on the North Haven Fair Grounds here. Norwalk will be having its annual Christmas tree lighting, which includes a visit from Santa, at the American Legion on Nov. 27, according to Allevents.\u00a0 Escapology will be hosting a Thanksgiving-themed escape room, featuring hidden steampunk turkeys, all weekend.\u00a0\u00a0 More information about Turkey Hunt in Escapology here. Magic of Lights, a one-mile drive of holiday lights, will feature lights in the shapes of prehistoric dinosaurs, according to its Facebook page. It runs through Jan. 1 at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. NBC's Saturday Night Live Band member Christine Ohlman will be performing alongside her band, Rebel Montez, at the Kate on Saturday. More information about Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez.\u00a0 The Bridgeport Islanders will be facing off against the Springfield Thunderbirds and celebrating the 50th anniversary of New York Islanders with giveaways on Sunday at the Total Mortage Arena. More information about the Bridgeport Islanders vs. Springfield Thunderbirds here. This event at the Branford Town Center on Nov. 26 features a parade and tree lighting, according to its Facebook event page.\u00a0 Santa will be showing up at the Holiday Carnival at Olde Mistick Village on Dec. 3\u00a0and setting up a gift store aimed at children, according to Olde Mistick Village's website. Santa will be offering meet-and-greets at Lake Compounce through\u00a0Dec. 23, according to its website. The park will also be filled with lights to celebrate the holidays until Dec. 31. Guests can decorate their own holiday-themed mason jar at the Newtown Community Center through Dec. 14. More information about the Mason Jar Holiday Decorating Contest here. This tree lighting at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is part of the 37th annual \u201cHoliday on Main Street\u201d celebration. The tree lighting on Nov. 25 will feature popcorn, hot pretzels and free wagon rides, according to its website. The Beardsley Zoo will be illuminated with glowing animal animatronics until Nov. 27.\u00a0 More information about the Glow Wild Lantern Festival here. The ride on the Essex Steam Train takes guests on a journey up to the "North Pole," where they will watch a live musical performance and can meet characters from Christmas legends including elves, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Guests aboard the train are invited to wear their favorite pajamas.\u00a0 The train runs through Dec. 18 (Wednesday through Sunday) and Dec. 21 through Dec. 23 (Wednesday through Friday). Guests can wander through the light-filled Connecticut Convention Center through\u00a0Jan. 1, according to its website. More information about Glow Gardens here. Fantasy of Lights is organized by Goodwill of Southern New England and runs through Dec. 31 at 240 Lighthouse Road, according to its Facebook page. The event supports Goodwill's mission to aid employment and recreational activities for people with disabilities and other challenges. Visitors can take a ride through a holiday-themed tunnel while listening to Christmas carols through Dec. 30 at the Connecticut Trolley Museum, according to its website. The Machine will be bringing the sounds of Pink Floyd on Saturday to the Palace Theater in Waterbury.\u00a0 More information about The Machine here. The state is filled with farms and sanctuaries where visitors can interact with llamas and alpacas.\u00a0 More information about where to find llamas and alpacas here. The Nutmeg State has many kid-friendly activities, including those at amusement parks, nature centers and libraries. Check out our guide on family-friendly activities throughout the state. Grace Farms is letting visitors experiment with new materials and art-making techniques every Saturday until Nov 30. More information about the Open Arts Studio for Families here.\u00a0 Many parks and trails across the state are open, giving Nutmeggers over 2,000 miles to explore. Check out our guide to the state's picturesque landscapes here.