Nov. 21 is Gingerbread Cookie Day, celebrating the traditional spicy/sweet treat. According to Swedish folk tradition, gingerbread man cookies hold magical powers for making wishes come true. (What do we wish for? More cookies!) Here’s another fun cookie fact: The world’s largest gingerbread man cookie was created by the IKEA staff in Oslo, Norway, in 2009. In true IKEA fashion, the cookie no doubt came unassembled.
The Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., is hosting “Planet or Plastic?” The exhibit “shines a spotlight on the fragility of the natural environment due to the global plastic waste crisis.” The show runs through Jan. 14. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed holidays). Admission is free. For more information, go to KenoshaPublicMuseum.org.
The “Faith in the Fight” exhibit is on display at the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave. The exhibit tells the story of how religion, the interpretation of the Bible and the break up of the church in the southern states helped influence the start of the Civil War. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
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Head to Union Park Tavern this evening, 4520 Eighth Ave., for trivia at 7 p.m. and karaoke, starting tonight at 9. We hear you do a great rendition of “Purple Rain.”
All aboard! Kenosha’s Downtown electric streetcars are running seven days a week, offering wonderful lakefront (and fall color) views. The streetcars run 11:05 a.m. to 6:35 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:35 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fare is $1 for ages 13 and older and 50 cents for kids ages 5-12 (free for kids age 4 and younger). An all-day pass is $3.50.
The “Annual Winter Juried Show” is open at the Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third Ave. The exhibition will be on view through Jan. 7. More than 150 pieces of art, from more than 125 artists, are on display. The arts center is also showcasing vintage nutcrackers. The Anderson Arts Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, go to kempercenter.com. Also at Anderson: A Christmas Raffle will run through Dec. 3.
The 14th annual Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights is open through Jan. 1 at Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, 8425 Highway 38 in Caledonia. (Note: closed on Nov. 23-24 and Dec. 25.) Families can explore the 1.6-mile drive-through light display, featuring more than 2 million twinkling lights daily. The displays include two, 200-foot-long drive-through light tunnels. For more details and to purchase tickets, go to wichristmascarnival.com.