(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Twin Cities - 2020 | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Twin Cities - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is the Twin Cities' online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Nov - Dec 2020 Virtual North Pole Express - Union Depot, St. Paul
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Visits with Santa - Northtown Mall
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Santa Claus - Maplewood Mall
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Visits with Santa - Northtown Mall
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 It's Santa Photo Time - Southdale Center 
Nov 27-29, Dec 5-6, 2020 Pictures with Santa - Jan's Christmas Trees
Airing Nov 27, Dec 3,10,17, 2020 Holidazzle - Virtual Event
Dec 5 - 20, 2020 Saturdays & Sundays  Santa's Train Shop 2020- Minnesota Transportation Museum

 

Old-Time Christmas

Now - Dec 24, 2020  Virtual European Christmas Market - Union Depot

Nov 28, 2020

Virtual Julglädje (Christmas Joy) Concert - American Swedish Institute

 

Light Displays

Nov 19 - Jan 3, 2021

Glow Holiday Festival - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Nov 20 - Jan 3, 2021 Christmas in Color - Valleyfair
Nov 21 - Dec 27, 2020 2020 Drive-Thru Bentleville Tour of Lights Duluth

Nov 26 - Jan 3, 2021 

Sever's Holiday Lights - Shakopee
Nov 25, 2020 Winter Lighting Ceremony - Live Stream Event
Starting Nov 27, 2020 Holidazzle Virtually - Virtual Event
Nov 27-29, 2020 36th Annual Taylors Falls Lighting Festival - Taylors Falls
Nov 19, Dec 17, 2020 Small Business Saturday, Tree Lighting Ceremony & Winter Market - 50th & France

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 27, 2020 The Hip Hop Nutcracker - Orway Theater Virtual Event
Nov 27, 2020 A (Virtual) Christmas with the Griswolds - Orway Theater Virtual Event
Nov 28, 2020  A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with the Griswolds - Hennepin Theatre Trust Virtual Event

Streaming Dec 19, 2020

Dickens’ Holiday Classic - Guthrie Theater Virtual Event
Streaming Dec 19, 2020 The Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream- Virtual Event 
Dec 19 - 21, 2020 Celtic Holiday Hooley - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 27, 2020 VIRTUAL Lucia Celebration Concert - American Swedish Institute
Nov 27-29, 2020 A Three Tenors Christmas - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Nov 28, 2020 Sounds from Home - The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Live Stream
Nov 28, 2020 Julglädje – Christmas Joy Virtual Family Performance - American Swedish Institute
Dec 2-6, 9-13, 2020 Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Dec 4, 2020 Virtual Festival of Christmas - Bethel University
Dec 15, 2020 Christmas… With a Whole Lot of Soul - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Dec 16 -18, 2020  A Kat Perkins Christmas – Christmas Unwrapped - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Dec 11-20, 2020 Christmas with Cantus: Lessons and Carols for Our Time - Orway Theater Virtual Event
Dec 18, 2020  A Virtually Celtic Christmas - Orway Theater Virtual Event
Dec 22-23, 2020   Christmas From the Heart - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Dec 16 - 31, 2020 An Andy & Bing Christmas - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Dec 18, 2020 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Live Stream
 Dec 18, 2020 A Midwinter Gathering with Kevin Kling - Minnesota Orchestra Live Stream

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Nov 27, 2020  Jan's Christmas Tree Farm - Clear Lake
Open Nov 21, 2020 Krueger's Christmas Trees - Lake Elmo
Open Nov 14, 2020 Hansen Tree Farm - Ramsey
Nov 27-29, 25, Dec 5,6, 2020 Cut Your Own Christmas Trees - Santa Visits at Rum River & Hampton Hills (Trees through Dec 17) 
Nov 27 - Dec 13, 2020 Blackwoods Tree Farm - Stillwater
Open Nov 27, 2020 B & J Evergreen - Princeton
Open Nov 21, 2020 Pinestead Tree Farms - Isanti
Open Nov 21, 2020 Goldenman's Christmas Trees - Zimmerman

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 14 - Dec 20, 2020   Julmarknad On-Site Weekends & Anytime Online Shopping - American Swedish Institute
Nov 27, 2020 Virtual Holiday Craft Fair - Roseville City Hall
Nov 28, 2020 Rosemount Christmas Craft & Gift Show - Rosemount Community Center
Dec 3 - 13, 2020  42nd Annual Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar – Online for 2020 - Landmark Center
Dec 12, 2020 Brooklyn Park Holiday Market - Community Activity Center

  

Miscellaneous

Dec 12, 2020 Reindeer Run  - Lake Harriet

 


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