Holiday Events in Minneapolis

 

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NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER

NOVEMBER


A Christmas Carol
November, December
Guthrie Theater
With this fresh adaptation, Scrooge’s story of redemption remains as powerful and uplifting as it ever was. Don’t miss your chance to share this perennial holiday favorite – now celebrating 40 years! – with your whole family. It’s an experience they will treasure for years to come!

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Winter Wonderland: A Nordic Christmas
Mid-November to January 
From Christmas elves, kick-sled races, gingerbread house-making, to the ASI Christmas Rooms and Julmarknad, ASI's signature holiday market. Discover the magical tradition of Christmas at the Castle, as the American Swedish Institute transforms it's city-block campus into a winter wonderland. 

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Twerking

Twerking Round the Christmas Tree
Mid-November to December
Brave New Workshop
The Brave New Workshop's Holiday Show will stick out it's tongue at tradition with a hilarious take on the delights and dilemmas of the holiday season.

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A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol
November 28- January 4
New Century Theatre
A hilarious Minnesota spoof of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol- It's Dont Hug Me Christmas Carol. 

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Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
Cowles Center for Performing Arts- December
Families will treasure Lightwire Theater's "A Very Electric Christmas," set to timeless holiday classics including Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky, and Mariah Carey.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
November 11-January 4
Children's Theater
Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave- and who oh who will save Christmas? CTC's Technicolor, maxed-out musical brings alive the songs, the story, and the Seuss in megadoses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. The holidays are never brighter, bigger or badder than wehne the Grinch is in town. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain- and cheer for a beloved holiday tradition.

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Holidazzle Village and Minneapolis Christmas Market
Begins the Friday after Thanksgiving, and ends Christmas Eve
Nicollet Mall and Peavey Plaza
Holidazzle Village, located on Nicollet Mall from 12th Street to 10th Street, is free to the public and will give a fresh feel to the Holidazzle experience. The Holidazzle Village will include a variety of entertainment opportunities and festivities for all ages to enjoy throughout the season. Minneapolis Christmas Market, located at Peavey Plaza on the corner of 11th Street and Nicollet Mall, is an authentic German-style Christmas Market featuring an Old World setting and will be the cornerstone of the Holidazzle Village experience.

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Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa
Saturdays
Hilton Minneapolis
Enjoy Breakfast with Santa each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9am – 12noon at Hilton Minneapolis. Join Santa and his Hilton Helpers for a full breakfast buffet, fun children activities and photos with Santa. 

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DECEMBER


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Orpheum Theatre
Celebrate this Christmas with Moscow Ballet’s world famous production of the Great Russian Nutcracker! Bring the whole family for the quintessential Holiday experience. Forty star-studded Russian artists perform Olympian feats in the Holiday classic seen by millions. 

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Christmas with the Celts Holiday Show 
December 20th 
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Fans of Celtic music won't want to miss a special holiday performance when the Christmas with the Celts tour comes to the Mystic Showroom at 8pm Saturday, December 20th. 

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The Phantom of the Opera
December 13- January 5
Orpheum Theatre
Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will make its premiere in Minneapolis as part of a brand new US National Tour. 

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The Santaland Diaries
December 13-23
The Cowles Center
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary Season, Frank Theatre's production of The Santaland Diaries has been described by the Washington Post as "unforgettable, an autobiographical confession of a penniless, gay, would-be soap opera writer named Crumpet working as an elf at Macy's mega-department store on Herald Square in New York.

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Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy
December 19-23
The State Theatre
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy performances in the Twin Cities, one step from the remarkable landmark of its golden half-century. 

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Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest Winners
December 6th
Mill City Museum
Get inspired for holiday baking when the finalists in the Star Tribune's annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest bake their winning recipes in the Mill City Museum Baking Lab. Visitors can drop in and meet the finalists as they bake their award-winning cookies, learn more about the history of the recipes, and get insider tips on baking. Visitors will also be able to sample each of the winning cookies. 

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University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball 
Williams Arena

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Navidad en Cuba: Christmas in Havana Cathedral
December 14th
Orchestra Hall 
Orchestra Hall is magically transformed into Havana Cathedral for this Christmas concert with a rich Latin flavor. In a first-ever collaboration, the Orchestra will be joined by Twin Cities own Rose Ensemble, specialists in vocal music from around the world. 

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Holiday Gallery Shop
Textile Center 
November 1st through December 27th
Featuring fabulous fiber art from local to international artists including wearables, accessories, home decor and seasonal gifts in a wide variety of techniques. 

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Minnesota Wild vs New York Islanders
Xcel Energy Center


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Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears  
TCF Bank Stadium
December 28th 12pm

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks
Target Center

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Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues
Xcel Energy Center

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