Want something to be thankful for? How about a number of things going on this weekend that will get you out of the house and burning off some of that Thanksgiving dinner.
1. Mason Jennings
The holidays are a time for traditions and a new one seems to be shaping up. A year to the day after playing the Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave., N., Fargo, Mason Jennings returns to the space for another post-Thanksgiving show. His most recent disc, the moody, yet compelling "Wild Dark Metal," is already 18 months old, but don't be surprised if the Minneapolis singer-songwriter goes way back to his bright, bouncy debut, which turned 20 this year. Seats for this ID-only show are $25 in advance, $28 the day-of-show. https://jadepresents.com. (866) 300-8300
2. Santa Village
Saturday & Sunday
Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, but it doesn't feel like Christmas until the fat man ho-ho-hos. Get some face time with the big man when Santa Village at Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo, opens up Saturday. From 1 to 7 p.m. this weekend, kids and adults can visit the winter wonderland of light displays, craft magic, model train displays, reindeer and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Village visits are free though donations of canned goods, toys and cash will be spread to local charities. Santa Village will be open on weekends leading up to Christmas.
3. Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Believe
The first big holiday production plays out this Saturday at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave., Fargo. Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Believe employs musicians, aerialists and acrobats to bring the thrill of the season to the stage. Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony will play along, bringing another level of cheer to the show. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m., with tickets from $25 to $85. scheelsarena.com/.