For some 45 seasons, the longest run in regional theater history, the Guthrie has enacted the uplifting tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cruel misanthrope who would rather see the poor starve to death than suffer their pitiful solicitations for charity. Old Scrooge’s conversion from fanatical miser to devoted humanitarian, courtesy of time-traveling specters, remains one of the most celebrated yuletide stories. That the Guthrie continually showcases inspired creativity from such a well-worn (and oft parodied) source is almost as impressive as the heartwarming potency of the production. This season, audiences can once again anticipate an energetic adaptation, penned by playwright Crispin Whittle for the Guthrie in 2010, brought to life with a dynamic set design. Directed for a third consecutive season by Lauren Keating, the first-rate ensemble will continue to be led by two accomplished actors alternating the role of Ebenezer: Nathaniel Fuller will be featured for most dates, with Charity Jones presenting an alternate take in select performances.
North Country Holidazzle begins weekly this Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1. Get ready to enjoy a little North Country right here in Downtown Mpls. The mpls downtown council is excited to bring Holidazzle to Loring Park. As downtown Mpls’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. In 2019, this tradition is again bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public. You and yours are invited to join in the festivities!
Holidazzle creates a community gathering place and holiday destination for people of all ages to come together and celebrate winter in Downtown Mpls. This year’s Holidazzle features stories highlighting local people, products and places that showcase the food scene, art district, park system, active lifestyle, local entertainers and community groups that make our city and our region unique and special.
Minneapolis-centric vendors provide options for prepared and packaged food, beverages and unique gift and craft items. This year’s programming lineup will include visits from Santa Claus, musical performances from bands and choirs, weekly movies featuring holiday classics, themed days, giveaways, surprise and delight moments and more.
Heat up and grab a beverage in our warming house, then continue your trek testing out some of Minnesota’s finest products. Vikings, moose, and abominable snow men alike are all welcome. Stroll through the festive lights and follow the savory smells as you enjoy your holiday experience in the heart of the city.
Holidazzle will run Thursdays through Sundays from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 22. Hours include 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.
A Yankee Thanksgiving Tour: In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday. Experience what preparations for a Thanksgiving celebration were like 150 years ago. On a 90-minute guided tour, visitors will hike along the wooded trails to the historic Kelley Farm, meet farm animals, and visit the historic house filled with the sights and smells of a harvest celebration. Following the tour, pie and refreshments will be served in the visitor center.
The Oliver Kelley Farm, a National Historic Landmark, was the home of Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the Grange, the first successful national farming organization. The 1860s farmstead, modern visitor center and farm lab showcase the story of farming, food and agriculture—past and present. The farm is located at 15788 Kelley Farm Road, 2.5 miles southeast of Elk River on U.S. Highway 10.
Night Trains Season is a special Holidays tradition at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum and is open every Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm through the last Saturday in February (February 29, 2020).
Santa will be visiting with visitors on December 14th and 21st!
Night Trains Season comes to the model railroad layouts in a magical way, the lights are turned down, the buildings and street lights glow warmly, setting the scene for specially lighted models of vintage passenger trains. The make believe town of Matlin is buried in a blizzard, and throughout the Museum the layouts are adorned with miniature Christmas lights and decorations.
Night Trains takes place at our new home off University Ave in St. Paul, MN.
Join prominent individuals and corporations from Minnesota’s business and philanthropic community who are attacking cancer from every angle at this year’s Minnesota Made Extravaganza. This exciting event will be a fun-filled and unique gala held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Aria Event Center.
Led by the Board of Ambassadors, Minnesota Made Extravaganza raises money to help the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer. This event also celebrates everything that has given the state of Minnesota the nickname the “Bold North.” From the arts and the lakes, to sports and innovation — all will be on display.
This Split Rock Lighthouse annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crewmembers on November 10, 1975. It is also a time to reflect on the memory of all lives lost in Great Lakes shipwrecks.
The lighthouse, fog signal building, and visitor center will be open. Costumed interpreters will greet visitors and provide historic site and shipwreck information. Throughout the afternoon, visitors can view a film about the Edmund Fitzgerald in the visitor center.
At 4:30 pm, the lighthouse will close temporarily while the names of the crewmembers are read to the tolling of a ship’s bell. Following the ceremony, the beacon will be lit, and the tower will be open again to tour.
This is the only opportunity each year when visitors can climb the tower after dark and see the lit beacon.