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Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! | Children’s Theatre Company

Children's Theatre Company 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis

Back by popular demand following its sold-out run! In this CTC holiday favorite, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, The Grinch plots the greatest heist imaginable—stealing the very thing the joyful Whos love the most! Until, that is, the combination of kindness and community produces not only a change in...

$15 – $92

Santa Visits & Holiday Hayrides | Minnetonka Orchard

Minnetonka Orchards 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista

Join us on the farm as we host Santa Claus weekends during the holiday season. This magical experience includes a holiday hayride to Santa’s barn decked with festive decor and a digital copy of your picture with Santa to cherish. Make this your new family tradition and create special memories...

$35 – $65

Cookies & Crafts w/ Santa | Woodbury, MN

Woodbury Central Park 8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury

Santa will be taking a break from making toys! Join him and his helpers to decorate cookies, make a fun holiday craft and take a picture. Bring your own camera and a great big smile for Santa! Saturday, Dec. 2Recommend for ages 2 and up with an adult Central Park...

Holiday On Main | Lakeville, MN

Downtown Lakeville 20810 Holyoke Avenue, LAKEVILLE

Welcome in the holidays in historic downtown Lakeville. The public is invited to celebrate the holidays at the annual Holiday On Main event held the first Saturday in December annually from 9 AM to 2 PM. Downtown Lakeville shops will have specials and promotions all day as you complete holiday...

Bagels & Birds | River Bend Nature Center

River Bend Nature Center 1000 Rustad Road, Faribault

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am Cost: FREE!, All ages Come and enjoy free coffee and bagel and watch for birds at Windows on the Wild. Bagels provided by The Inn at Shattuck.

Field & Festival Holiday Market | Minneapolis, MN

Wagners Garden Center 6024 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis

Our popular holiday markets are BACK! Join us at Wagner's Garden Center this holiday season for our food and maker market series! Field and Festival is a bustling hub of local farmers, foodies, and makers hosted at Wagner's Garden Center, a family-run business started in Minneapolis more than 100 years...

Event Series The Santa Experience | Minneapolis, MN

The Santa Experience | Minneapolis, MN

The Hitching Company 925 N. 5th Street, Minneapolis

Join Santa at The Hitching Company for our Annual Santa Experience. Create wonderful memories with Santa in his sleigh, and make sure to have your camera so Santa’s Elves can capture the magic for you. After visiting with Santa, enjoy a festive horse-drawn wagonette ride. Holiday treats and a special...

$21.95

Holiday Boutique | Chanhassen Recreation Center

Chanhassen Recreation Center 2310 Coulter Boulevard, Chanhassen

Browse a variety of commercial and handcrafted arts and crafts, jewelry, collectibles, food items, home décor, toys, and trinkets for everyone to enjoy. If you're looking for a unique gift for that special someone on your gift list this holiday season, this is the place to find it. Admission is...

Free First Saturday | Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis

Join the Walker Art Center on the first Saturday of the month to explore the galleries, make art, and get creative with your family! Check the calendar for more details about each month’s programming. Plus, their popular family activities continue online! Enjoy new performances, art-making activities, kids’ films, and interactive workshops...

Free First Saturday: Play Day | Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis

From ping-pong to paper gliders, many artists in the exhibition Multiple Realities used play and humor to make change. Tap into your own creativity and sense of humor with activities connecting to the pointedly playful artwork on view. Free First Saturday features free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month....

Free

Santa’s Train Shop | Minnesota Transportation Museum

Minnesota Transportation Museum 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E. Saint Paul, MN, 55130, Saint Paul

During the first three full weekends in December, we host our annual Santa’s Train Shop at Jackson Street Roundhouse & Museum. Come on out for activities all day long! Learn about railroad history while enjoying a festive holiday atmosphere. Train Rides included with admission. Rides are 10 to 15 minutes...

Event Series Holiday Craft Fair | Roseville City Hall

Holiday Craft Fair | Roseville City Hall

Roseville City Hall 2660 Civic Center Dr., Roseville

The Harriet Alexander Nature Center presents the annual Holiday Craft Fair at Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive, with all vendor fees going to support the nature center. The sale features quality, hand-crafted items, exhibited and sold by more than 50 local crafters and artists. Merchandise includes pottery, beadwork, jewelry,...

Summit Avenue Artisan Festival | Saint Paul, MN

St. Paul’s UCC on Summit 900 Summit Ave, St. Paul

The Summit Avenue Artisan Festival is an annual winter market, a St. Paul Grand Meander event. It draws in hundreds of people, looking to experience holiday festivities as well as purchase gifts. We will deck the halls with local artisans, carolers, good cheer and joy! More information on the schedule...

Event Series Holidays on Nicollet | Minneapolis, MN

Holidays on Nicollet | Minneapolis, MN

747 Nicollet Mall 747 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Minneapolis Craft Market joins the Holidays on Nicollet festivities to host a retail pop-up experience on the Southwest street-level corner of the IDS Center (formerly Hubert White Menswear) with a curated selection of local artists and makers this holiday season. Holidays on Nicollet will feature a weeks-long downtown experience from...

Julmarknad Handcraft Market & Festival | Minneapolis, MN

American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

The sights and sounds of the Scandinavian marketplace come to ASI for 3 days during the first weekend in December at one of the region’s largest handcraft markets and festivals. Shop handmade goods from 60 regional artists. Browse exceptional items from ASI’s own Jul Shop, alongside distinctive artisan glass, clothing,...

Grand Meander | Saint Paul, MN

Grand Avenue 1041 Grand Avenue, #535, Saint Paul

Shop local and meander along Grand Avenue while enjoying holiday treats and entertainment. Special visits from Santa and great deals to complete your holiday gift list.

Event Series Nordic Julemarket | Minneapolis, MN

Nordic Julemarket | Minneapolis, MN

Utepils Brewing Company 225 Thomas Ave N, Minneapolis

Nordic Julemarket is a unique holiday market with a cultural inspiration taking root in the Christmas traditions of the five Nordic Countries. With Scandinavian-inspired shopping, traditional folk music, dancing, and other festivities, Nordic Julemarket encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to attend. As always, Nordic Julemarket is a FREE...

Free
Event Series A Christmas Carol | The Guthrie Theater

A Christmas Carol | The Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theatre 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. In Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, the three spirits show Scrooge happy memories from his past, difficult realities from the...

$24 – $134

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet! | Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre 910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

The beloved family tradition is back: Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life...

Hometown Holiday | Chaska, MN

Historic Downtown Chaska 300 N Chestnut St, Chaska

Carriage rides, Santa, Snacks, Tree Lighting, and more in Historic Downtown Chaska!

Hometown Holiday | Downtown Chaska, MN

Historic Downtown Chaska 300 N Chestnut St, Chaska

Horse drawn carriage rides, santa, music and more plus lighting the tree at 5!

Holiday Fest | Downtown Shakopee, MN

Downtown Shakopee 1st Ave East, Shakopee

Holiday Fest is an open streets celebration to kick-off the holiday season! This fun-for-the-whole-family event will feature a vendor market, pictures with Santa, a walk-through parade, tree lighting, and fireworks!

Deck The Halls | Buffalo, MN

Buffalo MN 205 Central Ave, Buffalo

3:00-5:00 PM: Bring the family for a visit with Santa, carolers, hop on a horse-drawn wagon ride, visit live reindeer, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and more. Santa arrives at 3:00—be sure you’re there! Tree Lighting: Don’t miss the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 5:00 PM! Toys for Tots &...

Holiday Lights at the Hilde | Plymouth, MN

Hilde Performance Center 3500 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth

Holiday/winter lights will be on display along the grounds of the Hilde Performance Center through the snowy season for the community to walk around and enjoy.

Night Train Season | Twin City Model Railroad Museum

Twin City Model Railroad Museum 668 Transfer Road #8, St. Paul

Every Saturday from November 4th, 2023 to February 24, 2024. The event runs from 3:00 pm to 7 pm, tickets will be sold for 2 hour time blocks. $15 per guest, children 4 and under are  free. Tickets can be purchased in advance here. Advanced tickets recommended for nights in December...

Event Series Twinkle Party | Downtown Stillwater, MN

Twinkle Party | Downtown Stillwater, MN

Downtown Stillwater Water Street, Stillwater

Friday, December 1 This weekend lights the way to the Holidays! Stillwater's Mainstreet and side streets feature a vast array of shops & restaurants of all flavors. 6:30-8:30 PM - Enjoy holiday lights, sights & the sounds of Victorian Carolers strolling down mainstreet Stillwater. Saturday, December 2 - Twinkle Party & City of...

Tree Lighting Ceremony | Chanhassen, MN

City Center Park 7700 Market Blvd,, Chanhassen

An annual holiday event with tree lighting followed by refreshments, live reindeer, gingerbread house displays, and Santa Claus.

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet! | Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre 910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

The beloved family tradition is back: Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life...

Winter SKOLstice Tree Lighting Ceremony | Viking Lakes

Viking Lakes 2685 Vikings Circle, Eagan

Join us at Winter Skolstice for the first-ever Winter SKOLstice Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Mauer GMC! There will be free hot chocolate from 5-7, carolers, 14+ vendors in our winter market, great food and drinks in our Warming Haus, and more! Help us establish a tradition in our celebration...

Union Depot Tree Lighting & Movie Night | Saint Paul, MN

Union Depot 214 4th Street East, St Paul

Join Union Depot for the exciting annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration & Movie Night on Saturday, December 2! Schedule of Events: 5:00 PM: St. Paul Winter Carnival 2024 Button Reveal 5:30 PM - Holiday performance by The Mistletones 7:00 PM - Tree lighting ceremony 7:30 PM - Movie night featuring...

Winter Lights | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

Stroll through the Arboretum gardens decked out in Winter Lights. Enjoy fresh air as you explore outdoor light displays, highlighting flowers, trees and the beauty of nature, on the one-mile, self-guided walking route. New for 2023 will be a color-changing tunnel, a Winter Village on Scarecrow Hill and a field...

Magic of Lights at Viking Lakes | Eagan, MN

Viking Lakes 2685 Vikings Circle, Eagan

Making its Twin Cities debut at Viking Lakes this Holiday season, Magic of Lights features over 2 million dazzling holiday lights. Guests will enjoy Magic of Lights’™ classic holiday favorites including Winter Wonderland, the 12 days of Christmas, Toyland, festive Elves, and Reindeer Road from the comfort of their vehicles....

Vinternatt | Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line 2330 W 42nd St, Minneapolis

Celebrate the serenity and beauty of a Minnesota winter night. Our historic streetcar is decorated inside and out with lights and seasonal greens, and hundreds of luminaries light the right-of-way. Cozy up to the fire and toast  a marshmallow. Boy Scouts will offer hot drinks, s’mores kits, and hot dogs...

$6

Tree Lighting Ceremony | Anoka, MN

Anoka, MN Mainstreet 1922 1st Ave. S, Anoka

Join us on the River Plaza, City Hall for a Hometown Holiday.   Food, photo ops, music, horse-drawn trolley rides during the event.  The lighting of the tree at 7:00 pm.

Event Series A Christmas Carol | The Guthrie Theater

A Christmas Carol | The Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theatre 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. In Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, the three spirits show Scrooge happy memories from his past, difficult realities from the...

$24 – $134