Holiday Events in Minneapolis

 

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NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER

NOVEMBER


A Christmas Carol
November 14- December 29
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 in its 39th year – with your whole family. It’s an experience they will treasure for years to come!

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Midwest Home and Holiday Show
Minneapolis Convention Center
The 23rd Annual Midwest Home & Holiday Show is Minnesota’s premiere show for home improvement ideas and gift shopping, all under one roof.

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I Saw Daddy Marry Santa Claus
November 15- January 25
Brave New Workshop
Hot on the heels of BNW's 2012's smash holiday hit, "Fifty Shades of White:  A Minnesota XXXmas," the BNW's 2013 holiday show sets its satirical sights on some of the year's hottest topics, including Minnesota's entry into the gay marriage conversation, as well as our own holiday traditions and social issues.

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A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol
November 22- January 5
New Century Theatre
A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol is the SMASH HIT sequel to the award-winning musical comedy, Don't Hug Me. It features 17 original songs including: "Gramma Cut the Christmas Cheese," "Gunner Fell Into an Ice Hole," "The Wheel is Turnin' but the Hamster is Dead," "I Love You More Than Football" and more.

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Zenon Dance Company
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
One dynamic company – three decades of modern and jazz dance performed with passion, perfection and panache.

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Born Yesterday
November 27- January 5
Guthrie Theater
A Broadway triumph-turned-1950 Academy Award-nominated film Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy about a corrupt businessman trying to get ahead. Harry Brock, a junk-dealer millionaire on the rise, hunkers down in a lavishly decorated hotel room in Washington with his brassy chorus girl girlfriend Billie Dawn in tow.

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Holidazzle
November 29 - December 21
Nicollet Mall
Once again it is time to bundle up, pick up the family, and head to Target Holidazzle! 'Come See the Night in a Whole New Light' at Target Holidazzle with illuminated floats, music, celebrity Grand Marshals, and of course, Santa in his sleigh! Every year since 1992 when the first parade marched down Nicollet Mall, over 300,000 spectators converge on Downtown Minneapolis to celebrate this Holiday tradition.

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Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa
Saturdays, Thanksgiving - Christmas
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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The Manhattan Transfer
Pantages Theatre
The Manhattan Transfer, the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal group known for their tight and precise four-part harmonies, will bring their Christmas show to the Pantages Theatre. For nearly 40 years, the quartet has been known for putting their own spin on the sounds of jazz, R&B, pop, salsa and swing. 

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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
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
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 20-23
State Theatre
This year marks the 49th 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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University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball vs SDSU
December 20
Williams Arena
See the Minnesota Golden Gophers Men’s Basketball team make a run at Big 10 glory with this early season matchup vs South Dakota State University.

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Minneapolis Home and Landscape Expo
December 27-29
Minneapolis Convention Center
Just in time to help Minneapolis residents who have resolved to improve their homes in the New Year, the 2013 Minneapolis Home and Landscape Expo offers exhibits, consultations, demonstrations, and other activities related to design and renovation.

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Minnesota Wild vs New York Islanders
December 29
Xcel Energy Center
Come watch the Minnesota Wild take the ice against the New York Islanders.

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Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions
December 29
Mall of America Field
See Adrian Peterson and the Vikings take on Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions in this NFC North divisional rivalry for the last regular season game of the year.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks
December 30
Target Center
See Kevin love and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks.

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Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues
December 31
Xcel Energy Center
Come watch the Minnesota Wild take the ice against the St. Louis Blues.

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