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Toddler Tuesdays: Nick Jr. Holiday Party - Mall of America

Discover your tradition with your favorite Nick Jr. Characters! Celebrate the holiday season with Dora, Diego + Boots on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 10 – 10:30 + 11 – 11:30 a.m. + SpongeBob + Patrick from 10:30 – 11 a.m. + 11:30 a.m. – Noon. Make the season bright with all your friends at Toddler Tuesdays! Grab a treat and enjoy some of your favorite holiday episodes!
Dates: 
12/17/2019
10 AM – 12 PM
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Organization:

Mall of America

Location:

60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN, 55425
United States

Phone:

952.883.8800

Paws and Claus - Northtown Mall

Take your pet to Northtown for a dose of holiday cuteness at Paws and Claus! Take a paw-sitively adorable photo with your furry friend and Santa. We will also be having a pet festive-wear contest with the winner receiving a fun prize! Santa will be located in Burlington Court and there will be a potty and water station available inside.
Dates: 
12/11/2019
12/13/2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Organization:

Northtown Mall

Location:

398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN, 55434
United States

Phone:

(763) 786-9705

Holidazzle 2019

Plan your trip to Holidazzle today or just show up and enjoy the fun! Visit Santa Claus, see our Holidazzle fireworks displays, and daily entertainment!
Dates: 
12/12/2019
12/13/2019
12/14/2019
Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Fridays from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Organization:

Holidazzle

Location:

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

Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy - Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Minnesota Dance Theatre’s beloved holiday tradition returns to the State Theatre with Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Loyce Houlton’s imaginative choreography, and the thrilling dancers of the MDT company and school this December 2019! Featuring the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra conducted by Philip Brunelle, this spectacular dream fantasy creates magical memories for generations to share.
Dates: 
12/13/2019
12/14/2019
12/15/2019
varies
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Location:

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

Phone:

(612) 338-0627

Nutcracker Festivi-Tea - Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Enhance the magic of Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy with a sparkling Festivi-Tea!
Dates: 
12/15/2019
1 PM – 5:45 PM
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Location:

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

Phone:

(612) 338-0627

Winter Solstice Celebration - American Swedish Institute

Mark the shortest day and longest night of the year at the American Swedish Institute with our annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2019! Since pagan days, solstice has traditionally meant the "year as reborn," with ancient (and modern) Scandinavians fusing it into the longer “Jul” or Yule season. ASI celebrates this powerful seasonal juncture with fun, festivity, and performance.
Dates: 
12/20/2019
6 PM – 10 PM
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Location:

2600 Park Ave
Minnestota, MN, 55407
United States

Phone:

(612) 871-4907

2019 Holiday Bake Sale at Union Depot

Union Depot’s 7th Annual Holiday Bake Sale will host the top Twin Cities bakeries for a day of cookie, candy and holiday shopping on Saturday, December 14 from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Waiting Room at Union Event activities include: baking and cooking demonstrations by top local chefs, musical performances, tabletop décor ideas and more! Refreshments and concessions will also be available for purchase.
Dates: 
12/14/2019
10 AM – 5 PM
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Organization:

Union Depot

Location:

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

Phone:

651-202-2700

Breakfast with the Elves - Mall of America

Join us under Backyardigans Swing-Along for Breakfast with the Elves on December 14, 2019! CRAVE catering will provide mini quiches straight from the elves’ oven, build your own snowman pancakes and of course reindeer's favorite fruit salad. Enjoy a storytime with Mrs. Claus, unique photo ops with Santa's elves and more. Complete with festive music, snow and holiday light show.
Dates: 
12/14/2019
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
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Organization:

Mall of America

Location:

60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN, 55425
United States

Phone:

952.883.8800

Santa's Train Shop - 2019 - Minnesota Transportation Museum

They say that "seeing is believing" so why not see for yourself? Santa is on his way to the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, Minnesota! Come on down to be a part of a magical holiday celebration with fun for the ENTIRE family! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Jackson Street on Saturdays and Sundays for the first 3 full weekends in December. Music, activities, food, train rides, and more! We are open from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22.
Dates: 
12/14/2019
12/15/2019
12/21/2019
10 AM - 4 PM
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Location:

193 Pennsylvania Ave E
Saint Paul , MN, 55130
United States

Phone:

(715) 755-3570

A Christmas Carol at Guthrie Theater

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. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale continues to be a perennial favorite and holiday tradition that invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the merriment of the season with their family and loved ones.
Dates: 
12/10/2019
12/11/2019
12/12/2019
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Organization:

Guthrie Theater

Location:

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

Phone:

(612) 377-2224