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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

(612) 338-0627
Time: 
Varies

LOYCE HOULTON’S NUTCRACKER FANTASY

Once again, imaginative minds everywhere are flocking to Minnesota’s outlandish holiday favorite. Experience the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton danced by MDT company, guest artists, and children of the MDT school, with the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky in the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra led by Philip Brunelle. Continuing its tradition of enchanting audiences, Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy remains one of Minnesota’s most treasured holiday events.
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Dates: 
11/19/2017
11/24/2017
11/25/2017

Location:

1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN, 55343
United States

Phone:

(952) 979-1111
Time: 
varies

Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST Jr.

Join us this holiday season for a “tale as old as time!”
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Dates: 
12/02/2017

Location:

752 Grand Avenue Suite 1
Saint Paul, MN, 55105
United States

Phone:

651-699-0029
Time: 
see website for event times

Grand Meander

Grand Meander is a St. Paul tradition that captures the charm of historic Grand Avenue and the cozy communal spirit of the holidays! Pick out your Christmas tree, have breakfast with Santa, hear carolers meander from store to store, and hop on a classic trolley and ride the 20-block length of Grand Avenue.
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Dates: 
11/24/2017
11/25/2017
11/26/2017
Time: 
Thursdays from 5 pm – 9 pm, Fridays from 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturdays from 11 am – 10 pm and Sundays from 11 am – 7 pm Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location:

Loring Park
1382 Willow St
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

(612) 376-SNOW

Holidazzle

Get ready to enjoy a little North Country right here in Downtown Mpls. The Mpls Downtown Council and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are excited to partner together and bring Holidazzle to Loring Park. As downtown Mpls’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. In 2017, this tradition is again bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public.
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Dates: 
12/09/2017

Location:

2600 Park Ave
Minnestota, MN, 55407
United States

Phone:

(612) 871-4907
Time: 
11 am and 1 pm

Lucia Celebration Concerts

Celebrate the light during the long winter - attend one of two special Swedish concerts, set in Larson Hall, featuring the youthful voices of the ASI Lucia Choir!
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Dates: 
11/20/2017
11/27/2017
12/04/2017

Organization:

Wild Rumpus Books

Location:

2720 43rd St W
Minneapolis, MN, 55410
United States

Phone:

612-920-5005
Time: 
10:30 AM

Tail Time!

Stories for the wee . . . every Monday at 10:30 AM . . . guaranteed NOT to put you to sleep! Babies through preschoolers welcome! (oh, parents too).
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Dates: 
11/25/2017
12/02/2017
12/09/2017
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Location:

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

651-259-3000

Christmas Saturdays for Families

Make a Victorian cornucopia in the parlor, then go room to room collecting special items to put inside of it as you explore three floors of the mansion during the holidays. Staff will be stationed throughout the house for questions.
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Dates: 
12/02/2017
12/03/2017

Organization:

Eidem Homestead Farm

Location:

4345 101st Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443
United States

Phone:

763-493-4604
Time: 
1 pm - 4 pm

A Norwegian Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season on the farm with old-fashioned festivities and Norwegian traditions! Sing along with Christmas carolers, make an ornament or craft to take home, enjoy Christmas goodies fresh from the wood stove, try your skill on the kick sled, and visit with St. Nick.
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Dates: 
11/19/2017
11/21/2017
11/22/2017

Organization:

Guthrie Theater

Location:

18 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55414
United States

Phone:

(612) 377-2224
Time: 
varies-see website

A Christmas Carol at Guthrie Theater

A Twin Cities holiday tradition!
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Dates: 
12/09/2017
12/10/2017
Time: 
1 pm - 2:30 pm or 2:30 pm - 4 pm

Location:

Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN, 55330
United States

Phone:

763-441-6896

Christmas on the Farm Tour

Experience the preparations for a simple holiday celebration like Oliver Kelley and his family had. On this 90 minute-guided tour, visitors will walk to the historic Kelley Farm to meet farm animals and explore the historic house.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Organization:

Fitzgerald Theater

Location:

10 East Exchange Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55101
United States

Phone:

(651) 290-1200
Time: 
7:30pm

A Christmas Celebration with The Steeles

Their bold, heartfelt, melodic sounds have been experienced throughout the United States and around the world including Paris, London, Barcelona, Italy, Moscow, Brazil, and Scotland. The Steeles have also contributed to several soundtracks including the documentary Hoopdreams, and films; Graffiti Bridge, Blank Man, Corrina. Corrina and most recently, The Meantime on UpTV. The siblings continue to perform in world class productions including the 150th Anniversary celebration of the renowned Mayo Clinic in 2014.
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Dates: 
11/30/2017
12/01/2017
12/02/2017

Organization:

Union Depot

Location:

214 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN, 55101
United States

Phone:

651-202-2700
Time: 
varies, see website for details

North Pole Express

Children and trains go together during the Holiday Season like colorful lights, brightly iced cookies, festively wrapped gifts, family and friends. Please join the nonprofit Friends of the 261 annual journey on the North Pole Express.
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Dates: 
11/30/2017
12/01/2017
12/02/2017

Organization:

Bethel University

Location:

3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN, 55112
United States

Phone:

651.638.6400
Time: 
7:30 pm with an additional performance on Saturday, December 2 at 2 pm

61st Festival of Christmas: Love Has Come!

We cordially invite you to join us for the 61st Bethel University Festival of Christmas: Love Has Come! Nearly 300 of Bethel's talented student musicians usher in the Christmas season through Scripture and joyful song in this cherished holiday event.
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Dates: 
11/19/2017
11/21/2017
11/22/2017

Location:

2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

612.874.0400
Time: 
varies

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? CTC’s all-time audience favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.
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Dates: 
12/01/2017

Organization:

Union Depot

Location:

214 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN, 55101
United States

Phone:

651-202-2700
Time: 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Join us for the fourth annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at Union Depot. The evening will include music and entertainment. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
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Dates: 
11/19/2017
Time: 
10am-4pm

Location:

Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
United States

Minneapolis Craft'za

For this year's Craft'za we are returning to the Grain Belt Bottling House, which is a heated and fully indoor space in beautiful Northeast Minneapolis. Artists are selected by jury to guarantee only the finest quality crafts for your holiday shopping.
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Dates: 
12/02/2017
Time: 
3 pm and 7 pm

Location:

Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

612.455.9500

The Great Russian Nutcracker

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets. A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city!
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Dates: 
11/23/2017
Time: 
7:30 am - 10K or 8 am - 6K

Location:

Upper Landing Park
180 Shepard Rd.
Saint Paul, MN, 55012
United States

Phone:

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Turkey Trot St. Paul

Trot before you Gobble! Get out on Thanksgiving morning and burn some calories in anticipation for a day of eating!
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Dates: 
11/21/2017
11/22/2017
11/23/2017

Organization:

Ordway Theater

Location:

345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 224-4222
Time: 
varies

The Illusionists presents ADAM TRENT

Direct from Broadway, ADAM TRENT, the break out star of the world’s best-selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle.
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Dates: 
12/01/2017
12/02/2017
12/03/2017

Location:

1250 East Wayzata Boulevard
Wayzata, MN, 55391
United States

Phone:

(952) 855-9147
Time: 
Varies

Beauty and the Beast

Blue Water Theatre Company is very pleased to announce that we are bringing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to the stage this December.
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Dates: 
12/01/2017
Time: 
7 pm

Location:

Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

612.455.9500

Shopkins Live! Shop it Up!

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions.
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Dates: 
11/24/2017

Location:

209 South Vine Street
Waconia, MN, 55387
United States

Phone:

952-442-5812
Time: 
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Waconia's Old Fashioned Tree Lighting in City Square Park

Join us in City Square Park for cocoa, warm fires and caroling as we light the park up for the holidays! Bring a new, unopened toy for the Waconia Toy Drive to put in the back of the Grinch's sleigh... you won't want to miss him and his reindeer llamas as they come to City Square Park at 6:30....Visit with Santa and his Elf too!
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Dates: 
11/21/2017
11/22/2017
Time: 
7:30 pm

Location:

State Theatre
805 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
United States

Phone:

612.455.9500

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music.
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Dates: 
11/26/2017

Organization:

South St. Paul

Location:

125 Third Ave. N.
South St. Paul, MN, 55075
United States

Phone:

651-554-3200
Time: 
4:30 pm - 6 pm

South St. Paul Annual Tree Lighting

Plans are under way for the Annual Tree Lighting Event in South St. Paul. Join Mayor Francis, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and Santa’s elves for an evening of caroling, community and fun!
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