This weekend celebrates the holiday season with Stamford's Thanksgiving parade and with the opening of many holiday lights throughout the state. Here are 25+ things to do this weekend in Connecticut: Giant balloons will float through Stamford Downtown on Sunday. More information about the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular here. Nickelback, known for songs like "How You Remind Me" and "Savin' Me," will be coming to the Foxwoods Resort Casino on Sunday. More information about Nickelback here. The Stamford Town Center will turn into a 20,000-square-foot interactive holiday event featuring reindeer, lights and more until Dec. 24. More information about Holiday Wish \u2013 Follow the Magic here. This brewfest on Saturday\u00a0at the College Street Music Hall features beer tastings, food vendors and music by local artists.\u00a0 More information about the Elm City Brew Festival here. \u00a0 The Rockville Public Library is letting guests play some old-fashioned board games on Saturday. More information about Family Game Day here. Musicians like Rusty Mullet, Bug Seance Evelyn Gray and SPACE CAMP will be performing at Cafe9 on Sunday to celebrate the trans community. More information about T4T: East Rock House Trans Music Fest here. The Railroad Museum of New England and Naugatuck Railroad is teaming up with the United States Marine Corps in order to gather toys for children in need on Saturday.\u00a0 More information about Toys for Tots Train here.\u00a0 The Wilton Historical Society Museum will be breaking down the origins of Thanksgiving traditions and letting them craft their own turkeys with pinecones on Saturday.\u00a0 More information about the Pinecone Thanksgiving Turkeys here. The Bridgeport Islanders will be playing at the Total Mortgage Arena against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday and the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins on Saturday.\u00a0Saturday's game will feature beer from local breweries.\u00a0 More information about Bridgeport Islanders' "Hockey & Hops" here. 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. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will be hosting an event showcasing how art can inspire activism on Saturday.\u00a0 More information about Encounters: Art, Activism, and AIDS here. Guests can view short live-action and animated films from over 20 countries at Greenwood Features on Saturday. More information about the Short Short Story Film Festival here. WWE stars like Drew McIntyre and Liv Morgan will be wrestling at the XL Center on Friday. More information about WWE Friday Night Smackdown here. The 28th Annual Fantasy of Lights brings colorful lights to Lighthouse Point Park from Nov. 18 until Dec. 31.\u00a0 More information about the 28th Annual Fantasy of Lights. This beerfest at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday has tastings of more than 150 beers, ciders, seltzers and specialty cocktails.\u00a0 More information about Foxwoods Resort Casino's annual Beerfest. Guitarist Eric Gales, known for songs like "I Want My Crown" and "You Don't Know the Blues," will be performing at the Fairfield Theatre Company on Friday. More information about Eric Gales here.\u00a0 This festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Christmas trees, vendors and raffles all weekend at The Summit at Danbury. More information about the Festival of Trees\u00a0 here.\u00a0 Joan Osborne, known for hits like "One of Us" and "Shake Your Hips," will be performing at the Sacred Heart Community Theatre on Saturday.\u00a0 More information about Joan Osborne here.\u00a0 The Doo Wop Project will be bringing the sounds of Jersey Boys and Motown to the Sacred Heart University Community Theater on Friday. More information about The Doo Wop Project here. The Beardsley Zoo will be illuminated with glowing animal animatronics until Nov. 27.\u00a0 More information about the Glow Wild Lantern Festival here. Connecticut is covered with outdoor skate parks, some of which are inside the state's parks and beaches. More information about the skate parks in the state here. \u00a0 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. 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. 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 A life adaptation of the popular board is playing at the Warner Theatre until Nov. 20.\u00a0 More information about Clue: On Stage! here. St. Maurice Church will be turned into a store filled with goods like Raggedy Ann dolls, homemade apple pies and pickles on Saturday.\u00a0 More about the "Sleigh Bells Ring" Christmas Fair here.